The Hobbit (comic book)
|Author||J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Dixon|
Art: David T. Wenzel
|Publisher||Eclipse Comics, HarperCollins, Del Rey|
|Pages||133 (revised edition)|
The Hobbit is a 1989 three issue comic book series, published by Eclipse Comics. In January 1990, they were bound as one in a trade paperback, and a revised edition was published in 2006. To coincide with the upcoming The Hobbit movies, a new edition, with six new pages of artwork, was published on 12 September 2012.
The story was adapted from the original by Chuck Dixon, and illustrated by David T. Wenzel.
The three published issues were called Book One, Book Two and Book Three (only so on the book's spine; nothing is seen on the front cover). The issues are numbered continuously: part one comprises pages 1 to 44 (up until the riddle-game), part two pages 45 to 88 (up until the rafts of the Lake-men), and part three pages 89 to 133.
From the Publisher
The Hobbit is the story of Bilbo Baggins, a quiet and contented Hobbit whose life is turned upside down when he joins the wizard Gandalf and thirteen dwarves on their quest to reclaim stolen treasure.
It is a journey fraught with danger - and in the end Bilbo alone must face the guardian of the treasure, the most dreaded dragon in all Middle-earth...
J.R.R. Tolkien's enchanting prelude to The Lord of the Rings is one of the best-loved books of all time. Carefully abridged and beautifully painted, David Wenzel's graphic novel has become a best-selling classic in its own right.
With more than 30 pages of new artwork and improvements by the artist, this new revised edition has been newly rescanned from the original paintings to produce the most authentic version ever published, to delight Hobbit fans old and new.
In preparation for the December 2012 release of The Hobbit movie, this new edition of the full-color graphic novel adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved story includes 6 new pages! First published more than sixty years ago, J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit has become one of the best-loved books of all time. The enchanted prelude to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit is the story of Bilbo Baggins, a quiet and contented hobbit whose life is turned upside down when he joins the wizard Gandalf and thirteen dwarves on their quest to reclaim stolen treasure. It is a journey fraught with danger - and in the end it is Bilbo Baggins alone who must face the guardian of this treasure, the most dreaded dragon in all Middle-Earth.
|Illustrators of The Hobbit|
|Internal art||J.R.R. Tolkien (1937-present) · Eric Fraser (The Folio Society: 1979, 1992-present) · Michael Hague (1984-1992) · David T. Wenzel (graphic novel: 1989-present) · Alan Lee (1997-present) · David Wyatt (1998-2001, 2012-2013) · John Howe (pop-up: 1999) · Jemima Catlin (2013-present)|
|Cover art only||J.R.R. Tolkien (1937-present) · Pauline Baynes (1961) · Roger Garland (1987-1989) · John Howe (1991-present) · Ted Nasmith (1989-1991) · Barbara Remington (1965 US)|