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Adapted for the first time from the novel by Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn is a tale for any age about the wonders of magic, the power of love, and the tragedy of loss. The unicorn, alone in her enchanted wood, discovers that she may be the last of her kind. Reluctant at first, she sets out on a journey to find her fellow unicorns, even if it means facing the terrifyinAdapted for the first time from the novel by Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn is a tale for any age about the wonders of magic, the power of love, and the tragedy of loss. The unicorn, alone in her enchanted wood, discovers that she may be the last of her kind. Reluctant at first, she sets out on a journey to find her fellow unicorns, even if it means facing the terrifying anger of the Red Bull and malignant evil of the king who wields his power. Adapted by Peter B. Gillis and illustrated by Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon....

Title : The Last Unicorn
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ISBN : 9781631401275
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 168 Pages
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The Last Unicorn Reviews

  • Patrick
    2019-06-18 11:35

    If you've been following me on social media for any amount of time, you probably know that the Last Unicorn is my favorite book. You also probably know that I'm a bit of a curmudgeon. So I went into reading this graphic novel with an unfair amount of skepticism. I wasn't just expecting to be irritated by a less-than-true adaptation of my favorite book. I was planning on it. I was pre-irritated.Much to my surprise, I liked it. The art and the paneling were both complex and lovely. It's very true to the story. The depiction of the characters was just about perfect. The pacing and the story were intact. Was it perfect? No. But I think it's about as close as you could ever hope to get. In fact, I'd go so far as to say it's the best book-to-comic adaptation I've ever read. I'd be delighted if an adaptation of my book turned out this well.

  • Trish
    2019-06-27 15:49

    I'm in love!Ever since I was a child I was a fan of the story of the last unicorn and regularly watched the movie. A few years later, I read the book (though in the German translation). I've decided to do a re-read (of the English original this time) with my group this month and when looking for a nice paperback edition, I found this graphic novel.The story is that of the book / movie (it's a mix of both versions - yes they vary slightly): a unicorn lives in a lilac forest and finds out that there are no others like it anymore. It goes looking for them, thus encountering a number of people while wandering the country (usually they are of the bad type, full of greed, malice and intrigue). However, finally, it also meets a failed but kind wizard, a compassionate woman, an evil king and his idealistic son, as well as a true demon- and discovers what happened to the other unicorns.Although I'm sure most people know this classic fantasy story, I will not say any more, just in case.Instead, let me tell you how utterly gorgeous this graphic novel version is! Just to showcase:The colours are alive on the pages, every setting has its unique colour palette, the art itself is as fantastic as the story and very recognizable/distinct.As much as I love the story itself, I'm glad I found this version that is actually even prettier than the art of the movie.

  • madamereadsalot
    2019-06-24 12:54

    The illustrations are beautiful works of art and the story mostly keeps close to the movie. Now, I haven't read the book yet, so I can't judge how close it is to the original Story, but for a graphicnovel I think they did a good Job! Of course some of the scenes were cut short, but if again, you see it more as a little treasure for fans of The Last Unicorn to have, it certainly will do the job to make you marvel over the illustrations! What I felt a little disappointed in, was that especially in the beginning Schmendrick for example seemed kinda beautified. For him it evens out a little later, but it felt like the artist first had to practise his looks. Some like the Harpye or Mommy Fortuna were on point, but some other characters like the old man in the beginning who wanted to capture the unicorn were pictured as quite friendly looking in the graphicnovel, while in the movie they had outstanding Features that made them seem mean. I think all those feautures for Schmendrick and the rest, were kind of missing. I liked them in the movie, it made them look interesting and original!But still altogether a nice little Addition to my graphicnovel shelf! ❤️

  • Kalin
    2019-06-26 09:55

    Breathtaking.No words to waste. Just gaze and gaze and gaze ... until the magic wells up inside you too, and springs forth ....P.S. Oh ... and more beautiful than the movie. I loved the movie (to the point of deciding to translate the book into Bulgarian, and later having a host of wonders happen to my life), but this soars to another level.

  • Montzalee Wittmann
    2019-07-05 09:34

    The Last Unicorn (The Last Unicorn #1-6) by Peter B. Gillis (Adaptor), Peter S. Beagle, Renae De Liz (illustrator), Ray Dillon (illustrator) is a wonderful graphic adaptation of the novel. Gorgeous illustrations, easy to read fonts, followed story well, touching story, thought provoking, and I just loved it! A nice change from a normal novel. I got this book from the library.

  • Kate
    2019-07-10 15:37

    "The Last Unicorn" was one of my favorite movies from my childhood, and a few years ago I got around to reading The Last Unicorn. When I saw that a graphic novel version had been published, I of course had to read it.The story does not differ from the book or movie, but the illustrations alone are worth it. The style is similar to that of the movie, but care was taken to make each image beautifully rendered, and the way several scenes could be placed on a page while not chopping it up into little comic book blocks was artful. The entire book was so ethereal. Fans of the book/movie will enjoy rereading the story with the gorgeous art, and newcomers will have a wonderful introduction to a wonderful story.

  • Kitkat
    2019-06-25 12:47

    I loved the art in this book and it made me smile. I liked the characters and I liked the plot. I'm happy I read it.

  • Algernon
    2019-06-21 13:53

    Did I really need to check the graphic novel after reading the book and watching the movie?YES! I'm really glad I did, because this adaptation has gorgeous graphics and follows the storyline very well. The author was directly involved in the transcription, and one of the bonuses of the graphic novel is an extensive interview with Peter S Beagle about his start in the literary world and the genesis of the story, the difficult re-writes and the unexpected jump in popularity, the enduring succes of succesive reprints and the numerous adaptations.I will not repeat the plot or analyze the characters, most readers are probably familiar with the story - it works well for both youngsters and old-timers like me. If you are not, I would suggest getting acquainted with it soon.

  • Sadie | sadie_reads_them_all
    2019-07-02 08:58

    Such an amazing addition to all my treasured memories of the movie. The animated film, The Last Unicorn was the first movie I saw in the theater. I remember falling head over heels in love with the unicorn and then bawling my eyes out over the intense face off with the ominous Red Bull. This graphic novel captured everything I love about the story. I loved it. Too bad I checked it out from the library because I need to own it and will most likely buy it soon so I can leaf through it at random. Stunning artistry and full of nostalgia.

  • Connie
    2019-07-07 12:36

    I had to buy this graphic novel version of The Last Unicorn for my daughter for her birthday. She is a big fan of the illustrators. This story adaptation meticulously follows the original plot and even retains some of its poetic feel. It is, however, truncated to the point that I felt it missed a lot of the subtle philosophical nuances that I love about the original. The artwork is, of course, exceptional!

  • Sissy Lu {Book Savvy Reviews}
    2019-07-03 07:42

    Classic tale!This is probably one of my favorite childhood stories that isn’t quite a happily ever after in the typical Disney way. I would have to say it’s a close tie between The Princess Bride and The Last Unicorn as to what my favorite childhood film was. The Last Unicorn is has a bittersweet ending that is for sure and it’s composed of various characters. Quirky ones, comedic relief, pure evil, neutral, supporting roles and heroes. What more do you need? Oh, I know… UNICORNS.Amalthea is such a strong character to me, she’s gentle, pure and kind, but when her kind is in danger she takes matters into her own hooves and sets off to find them if they are even still alive. Along the way, she gets into hairy situations and meets friends as well as enemies.Schmendrick is amongst the quirky individuals and he is one of the supporting roles, he’s a clumsy wizard who has magic that scarcely works or at least in the way he wants it to. When the wicked Mama Fortuna captures the unicorn and places her in a cage, it is Schmendrick who saves the day!I really really could talk about all of the characters involved in this story, there is so much growth, development, and feelings that are part of this beautiful classic tale.I love love love this story, it just never gets old and now as an adult I can really appreciate it.

  • Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
    2019-07-08 15:59

    As a child, I greatly adored horses and, even more, their mythological counterparts, pegasi and unicorns. It should come as no surprise then that one of my favorite movies as a child was The Last Unicorn. It is very much one of those kid's movies that you either watched as a child and will thus adore forever, but, if watched for the first time in adulthood, definitely comes off as incredibly creepy. I can totally see why others don't like it, but it will forever hold a dear place in my heart.For the most part, this graphic novel version of the story covers the same ground as the film. The look of the characters very clearly was inspired by the film version as well. The small additions to the plot in some places, and the subtractions (like the tree that freaked people out the most in the movie), made me even more curious to read the original novel. That is definitely a thing I need to do someday.The graphic novel is definitely pretty and oh so colorful. However, its brevity means that a few things have to be cut. Much of the trimming took place in the latter half of the tale, making it rather confusing and, did I not know the story, I likely would have been confused by much of the time spent in King Haggard's castle.

  • Books, Vertigo and Tea (Danielle)
    2019-07-18 08:42

    So there is a bit of history with The Last Unicorn and myself. Aside from the fact that the unicorn is most certainly my spirit animal, I go way back with this story. My deep fondness and connection with Beagle’s timeless story was originally established as a result of the animated film that was first released in 1982 and directed by Arthur Rankin, Jr.and Jules Bass (who happen to be associated with many of my animated favorites). The now somewhat outdated but no less nostalgic music score by America and timeless animated continue to solicit feelings of excitement and love with each viewing. Yes, I own this and will actually be revisiting this evening since completing this graphic novel. Finish this review and check out a trailer from 1982 here!

  • Scott
    2019-07-04 13:02

    Conflicted feelings here. Peter B. Gillis' graphic novel adaptation of Peter S. Beagle's classic fantasy novel turns out to be, in my opinion, a very abstracted and broken narrative that is hard to follow, especially if you know nothing of the novel. I have indeed read the novel, and very much liked it, so I feel a bit let down that I didn't enjoy this as well. Characterization was flimsy, and don't even get me started on the Red Bull. What is the Red Bull? Why is the Red Bull? I wasn't looking for an explicit answer to what the Red Bull stood for, as in Beagle's book it is indeed open for interpretation, but here it seems to be quite hastily thrown into the narrative and may be confusing for one with no prior reading of Beagle's book. However, the artwork by Renae De Liz is outstanding, and really carried my interest in turning pages. Overall, I'd say to be sure to read Beagle's book first and simply skip this, unless you are an avid fan or just want to look at the very pretty pages.

  • eva
    2019-07-06 08:53

    it pains me to give this a "meh" review because i've loved the book & cartoon since i was a kid, and i'm sure the adaptor & artist put a lot of heart into this. the art is very pretty, but not really to my taste - maybe a bit *too* pretty (certainly molly should have looked older, and schmendrick less cute). the bigger problem for me was that the layout & pacing just didn't jive. it read like a storyboard for a cartoon, not a comic book. i don't think the dialogue or plot would have made sense to me if i didn't already know them by heart. but ya know, it's cool - i probably came to it with too many expectations. based on all the good reviews, i'm glad it's introducing new people to a wonderful story.

  • Christina (GoodGirlKills)
    2019-07-04 12:37

    Such a beautiful graphic novel. Amazing artwork and a great story. One of my favorites!

  • Marie the Librarian
    2019-07-06 08:42

    Omg!!! This was stunning!!!! I loved it!!! The art

  • Aja: The Narcoleptic Ninja
    2019-07-02 11:36

    I realized that I never actually got around to reviewing this... I really enjoyed this. The visuals were gorgeous, the story was beautiful, and I read the whole thing in one sitting because I just couldn't put it down. That being said, the reason I knocked it for 1 star was because I feel like I missed some of the narrative that I would have gotten from a novel. Still a great story overall though.

  • Megan (ReadingRover)
    2019-07-14 11:53

    This graphic novel was everything I had hoped it would be. The story is the same beautiful story that we all know and love by Peter S. Beagle. I used to watch the movie obsessively as a child loving every moment of it. I would lose myself in the fantasy of it all. For years when asked what my favorite animal was I'd reply that it was a unicorn and when they would tell me that unicorns weren't real I'd adamantly disagree. Reading this graphic novel brought me right back to that time. The artwork was unbelievably gorgeous. I hummed along with the butterfly's song. The unicorn was just as sleek and elegant as she was in the movie. I could imagine her melodic voice when reading the hazy pink text boxes that were for her words alone. Her quiet grace made her beauty all the more striking. The illustrations enhanced this by almost making her glow upon the page. Mommy Fortuna and the harpy were as creepy as ever. I could almost hear the Harpy's cries. Schmendrick was constantly babbling trying to talk his way out of trouble. He stumbled through his magic tricks with a false air of confidence and a sense of humor. You could feel the cold loneliness of King Haggard's dark looming castle. Then there was the Red Bull. He radiated heat and anger. He was glowing orange and red and his body crackled with flames.I don't think this book could have been done any better. It was a beautiful work of art. I would recommend this graphic novel to anyone who loves the book or movie The Last Unicorn.

  • Jessica
    2019-06-26 12:40

    Perfection is the only word to describe this comic. It is the most wonderful adaptation I could ever have hoped for for a book as magical as The Last Unicorn. It captures the spirit and essence of the novel; all the important parts are in there, along with all its magic and emotions, its love and tragedy. Of course there were characters and scenes that have to be left out, but that doesn't take one bit away from this comic.The art is absolutely stunning. It is one of the most beautiful things I have ever had the pleasure of seeing; it does justice and more to the original novel and, with all do respect to the ones who love the movie adaptation, the art of the comic is ten million times more superb than the silly animation of the movie.The comic is so perfectly done and so deeply moving that I have to confess that a couple of pages (maybe even more than that) brought tears to my eyes. This book was one of those things that actually made me feel grateful for the opportunity of even holding it in my hands and have a peek at its wonders...So, thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  • AudryT
    2019-07-12 15:54

    This is a graphic novel edition of THE LAST UNICORN. My generation grew up loving the animated version of this, and the original novel by Peter S. Beagle. All versions are amazing. The graphic novel is just about everything you could want it to be. Gorgeous, with a touch of the otherwordly in its art. I had issues with a handful of spots where the adaptation was not clear about what was going on -- readers who have not known this story in another format could become confused at times because of the vagueness of some of the text. Aside from that, my only other quibble was with the interviews at the back of the book being crammed into tiny print to save on page count. Many of us readers do not have the young eyes we used to, and we would have appreciated being able to read that interview without straining our eyeballs. All in all, a lovely edition, well worth spoiling yourself with or giving as a gift to the next generation, so that THE LAST UNICORN will live, generation after generation, in the hearts of humankind.

  • Angela
    2019-07-10 14:41

    Since I was a little girl I have loved Peter S. Beagle's story The Last Unicorn. I've been a huge fan of both the book and the movie. So when I saw this comic on NetGalley my heart jumped and I just had to request it. Simply put, the comic book is brilliant. The artwork only adds to the beauty of this haunting tale. This graphic novel only added to my love of this wonderful story. Honestly? I don't know what more I can say. If you are a lover of comic books, unicorns, or just enjoy a great story, I recommend you pick up this comic up and give it a chance. Tears, laughter, and heart-pounding will occur.

  • Lexi
    2019-07-12 11:55

    Beautiful. I loved every page of this story. It was dark and gritty, fantastical and romantic, gorgeously illustrated and full of rich characters. My only minor (and I mean minor) issue was that, having not read the full novel, I got a bit confused at certain plot points, but not enough to dampen my overall experience of this graphic novel. Might have to get my hands on the full novel - I loved it that much.

  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    2019-06-21 11:03

    This was a great dose of nostalgia. While the artwork was GORGEOUS and it was great to relive this story in a quick and easy way, I just don't think this story is suited to the graphic novel format. I haven't read the original book (I've only seen the movie) so maybe that's just how the story is, but the graphic novel made it feel too chopped up for me.

  • Aldi
    2019-07-02 10:59

    Love it! The Last Unicorn is one of my favourite books, and although the graphic novel version seemed pretty much verbatim based off the movie script, the art was simply gorgeous and really added a new dimension.

  • Travis
    2019-06-29 11:35

    3.5 - 4.The story itself is kind of confusing, maybe because I didn't read the book? I probably will never read the book. Whatevs. The artwork is some of the best I've seen. For realsies. Also, this was much darker than I expected. No problem with that, just sayin...

  • Lizzy
    2019-06-21 07:35

    Such a beautifully written story and the illustrations are very well done.

  • Stella Star
    2019-06-26 12:52

    I love the novel, I love the movie and now I love the graphic novel! Great adaption! Beautyful artwork! But I think it is better to read the novel first.

  • Kaje Harper
    2019-07-11 08:41

    One of my very favorite YA fantasies - funny, sad, tense, sweet, poignant. Just lovely. On my all-time top-ten-for-young-adults list.

  • Heather Pagano
    2019-06-28 14:58

    It took me awhile to warm up to these characters, but once they cohered into a group on a mission, I felt very involved. I went into this fantasy classic with great expectations, and while I certainly wasn't disappointed, the gentle parody tone wasn't what I'd anticipated. My Kindle edition had a follow-up novella (Two Hearts) and an extensive interview with Beagle. The first half of that interview, discussing how Beagle got his start in a literary career, was fascinating.