Friday, November 21, 2014

The First Martian War!

It's difficult to overstate how important this particular volume of The War of the Worlds by H.G.Wells is to me. How I came to have a copy, along with a similar volume of Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles, is unknown to me, though doubtless my Mom and Dad bought them. But suffice it to say they were game changers.

In a world where books were not necessarily cherished, but in which my own love of books was not squelched, I found these volumes to be immense treasures. I have bought sundry versions of The War of the Worlds over the decades, but none of them mean as much to me as does this very first one.

A later edition of the book feature the same images in different tones, more subdued.

More to come.

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  1. Hi Rip,

    Coincidental timing with this and your League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Book 2 review below, so wondered if you're aware that the current iteration of Marvel's Invaders looks poised to do a War of the Worlds homage next week.

    Preview pages here:

    Writer James Robinson is, of course, the man behind the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen movie script (as James Paul Robinson, if memory serves).


    1. I had not idea. Thanks for the heads up and the link. I love Phantom Eagle, and this looks like a pretty good appearance.

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