Guards! Guards!: The Graphic Novel

By Stephen Briggs

Rating: 4 stars

This isn’t a review of Guards Guards per se, a book that I’ve read a few times and am fond of, but of the graphic novel. The art here by Graham Higgins is nice, very different from the Josh Kirby stuff that I grew up with, but fitting for the grimy world of Ankh-Morpork and its inhabitants. The only problem is the same problem that afflicts all adaptations of Terry Pratchett: namely that so much of the humour comes from the narrative, the description and the footnotes, much of which is lost here, leaving only the bare dialogue, and the lovely art, to cover it.

However, as I say, this is an affliction of all Pratchett adaptations, and this graphic novel is as good as you can get, Stephen Briggs knowing his job (he also adapted several of the books for the theatre) and Higgins providing some lovely art.

Book details

ISBN: 9780575070714
Publisher: Gollancz
Year of publication: 2000

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