Alan Moore's 'From Hell' Fully Restored and In Color for the First Time!
Oct 12, 2020
Welcome to Whitechapel... as you’ve never seen it before. With the newly available From Hell: Master Edition hardcover graphic novel, readers can experience the award-winning bestseller From Hell in an astonishing new light, carefully renovated and newly colored by Eddie Campbell himself.
What is this landmark graphic novel about? Five unsolved murders. Two of the greatest creators in the history of comics: Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell. One sprawling conspiracy, one metropolis on the brink of the twentieth century, and one bloody-minded Ripper ushering London into the modern age of terror. Readers will meet history’s most notorious serial killer, as well as the vast and vibrant communities of Victorian London, in a masterpiece often ranked among the greatest graphic novels of all time.
“This year marks 20 years of the complete From Hell, since it came out in one volume, and my publishers were talking to me about what we could do to make the anniversary special. And I suggested, 'Why don’t I color it?' That turned out to be a two-year job, coloring it,” says Campbell. “But the real thing that I wanted to do was fix some of the problems -- you know, in a 600-page book, there’s bound to be passages where your attention is flagged.”
To mark the release of From Hell: Master Edition, Campbell sat down with his webcam to walk through the process of revisiting the magnum opus that he and Alan Moore spent more than a decade creating. Far beyond merely "coloring in between the lines," this captivating 24-minute video includes thoughtful discussion of his goals, strategies, challenges, and creative solutions, along with many before-and-after demonstrations. Click here to hear Campbell discuss his Master Edition process.
As a limited time offer, a special From Hell: Master Edition with Signed Bookplate will be available for direct order via IDW’s dedicated web store for the New York Comic Con x MCM Comic Con Metaverse virtual convention. Sold exclusively during the show’s running time of October 8th through 11th, this rarity -- signed by Eddie Campbell -- is available while supplies last at nycc.idwpublishing.com.
Moore and Campbell’s exhaustive investigation of the Whitechapel murders has been a critical favorite and award winner for decades. A New York Times bestseller, From Hell has won five Eisner Awards, the Angoulême International Comics Festival’s Prix de la Critique, the Harvey and Ignatz Awards for Best Graphic Novel, and the International Horror Guild Award. A selection of quotes from critics include.
From Hell: Master Edition is now available via booksellers and comic book specialty retailers. Visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.