The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Chafed by the -sivilized- restrictions of his foster home, and weary of his drunkard father's brutality, 14 year-old Huck Finn fakes his own death and sets off on a raft down the Mississippi River. He is soon joined by Jim, an escaped slave. Together, they experience a series of rollicking adventures that have amused readers, young and old, for over a century. The fugitives become close friends as they weather storms together aboard the raft and spend idyllic days swimming, frying catfish suppers, and enjoying their independence. Their peaceful existence ends abruptly, however, with the appearance of the King and the Duke, an incorrigible pair of con artists who take over the raft. After many difficulties, Huck and Jim escape their tormentors, and with the help of an imaginative rescue by Huck's old friend Tom Sawyer, Jim gains his freedom. Manga Classics breathes new life into this American Classic with a faithful adaptation of Mark Twain's masterpiece. Chafed by the -sivilized- restrictions of his foster home, and weary of his drunkard father's brutality, 14 year-old Huck Finn fakes his own death and sets off on a raft down the Mississippi River. He is soon joined by Jim, an escaped slave. Together, they experience a series of rollicking adventures that have amused readers, young and old, for over a century. The fugitives become close friends as they weather storms together aboard the raft and spend idyllic days swimming, frying catfish suppers, and enjoying their independence. Their peaceful existence ends abruptly, however, with the appearance of the King and the Duke, an incorrigible pair of con artists who take over the raft. After many difficulties, Huck and Jim escape their tormentors, and with the help of an imaginative rescue by Huck's old friend Tom Sawyer, Jim gains his freedom. Manga Classics breathes new life into this American Classic with a faithful adaptation of Mark Twain's masterpiece.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Details

TitleThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseSep 1st, 2017
PublisherUdon Entertainment
ISBN-139781772940169
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Classics, Adventure

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Review

  • Liz (Quirky Cat)
    January 1, 1970
    Review to follow.
  • Sesana
    January 1, 1970
    I have tried several times to like Huckleberry Finn, in every form, including the original novel. This was my last attempt, and it was no more successful than any of the others. I at least got all the way through the story this time. The art is fine, though I'm perplexed by Huck being the only character to have improbable manga hair. I also found it very interesting that the adaptation team chose to leave the racial slurs intact from the original, yet cut out every mention of Huck smoking. They I have tried several times to like Huckleberry Finn, in every form, including the original novel. This was my last attempt, and it was no more successful than any of the others. I at least got all the way through the story this time. The art is fine, though I'm perplexed by Huck being the only character to have improbable manga hair. I also found it very interesting that the adaptation team chose to leave the racial slurs intact from the original, yet cut out every mention of Huck smoking. They were concerned about influencing young readers to smoke, but the slurs are apparently not a bad influence? It seemed very strange to me to cut out one, but not the other.
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  • Joana Bookneeders
    January 1, 1970
    * Received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions are, as always, my own.*3.5 starsI was really excited for this book since I've never read the original classic but I've always wanted. I can't say this is one of my favorite manga classics. But it's a pretty good one nonetheless. It talks about racism, feuding families, abuse, alcoholism, friendship, etc. It's quite a full novel and a * Received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions are, as always, my own.*3.5 starsI was really excited for this book since I've never read the original classic but I've always wanted. I can't say this is one of my favorite manga classics. But it's a pretty good one nonetheless. It talks about racism, feuding families, abuse, alcoholism, friendship, etc. It's quite a full novel and an interesting one. Some parts are more interesting than others but all of them talk about important matters.I really liked the story for how fun yet heartbreaking it is. The best part for me was the humor. Now, I don't know how humouristic is the original one, but if it is something like this, I will definitely enjoy it. I loved all the adventures and how ridiculous some moments were. There are all types of persons in this book, but my favorite was Jim! Some characters really made me mad although they were ridiculous... But Jim is such a precious character! I really liked Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, especially together! They are just so spirited and strong boys always trying to do the right thing. But what is the right thing?That's what a lot of the book is about. It has a lot of racism and Huckleberry Finn didn't know what he should do. Should he help Jim or not? Black people were supposed to be slaves and not friends. So the right thing would be to enslave them, or in case of a runaway, take them to their owner. And so, he decided to do the wrong thing and free him. It was really interesting seeing him trying to see what is the right thing to do and what he actually did. The adventures were quite funny and interesting and the art only made everything better. Things happen quite quickly so I definitely want to read the original classic. But it was overall a very expressive, fun and important novel about racism - in a lovely format if you enjoy manga!
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  • Audrey Adamson
    January 1, 1970
    Manga Classics is a great way to get through the classics in a manner that is more visually friendly. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has some issues that made me not enjoy it as much as others in the series.As usual, the art is lovely and the story is mainly condenses in away that is easy to understand and focuses on the main points the author was trying to convey. So it does well making the story accessible to a reader who might not want to sit down with the full novel.The problems arise wi Manga Classics is a great way to get through the classics in a manner that is more visually friendly. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has some issues that made me not enjoy it as much as others in the series.As usual, the art is lovely and the story is mainly condenses in away that is easy to understand and focuses on the main points the author was trying to convey. So it does well making the story accessible to a reader who might not want to sit down with the full novel.The problems arise with the text itself. I was excited to see that they didn't change that can change the author's intent (Twain's work is a critique of the social norms, not an encouragement). But the text finds itself finding itself back into modern language a times which makes the points made often moot. But what really upset me was that even though they weren't afraid to use outdated terminally because that's how it was written, they did decide to censor Huck's smoking as not to promote a bad habit. So the author and illustrator decided what they wanted to censor and what they didn't. There was no freedom of the works as they claimed. This left a bad taste in my mouth.I received an ARC from NetGalley for review; all opinions are my own.
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  • Evelyn
    January 1, 1970
    * Received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*This manga is based on the classic The adventures of Huckleberry Finn. I’ve never read the original story, so I was quite excited to start reading this manga. In the beginning of this book ‘Huck’ lives with a widow, who tries to raise him. After a while his father comes back to town, and isn’t happy with the way he is being raised. So his father kidnaps his son, ‘Huck’ doesn’t like this, so he acts like he is * Received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*This manga is based on the classic The adventures of Huckleberry Finn. I’ve never read the original story, so I was quite excited to start reading this manga. In the beginning of this book ‘Huck’ lives with a widow, who tries to raise him. After a while his father comes back to town, and isn’t happy with the way he is being raised. So his father kidnaps his son, ‘Huck’ doesn’t like this, so he acts like he is being murdered. This story tells the adventures he gets himself into after this.I thought it would be a really original way to read the story, and it definitely was. Unfortunately, it wasn’t as good as I expected beforehand. It started great, with the introducing of the main characters. But at a certain point the story became really confusing, I didn’t get where they were or how they got there, and then when I found at what was happening I enjoyed the story, but shortly after a new adventure would begin and I again needed to start find out where they were. Also, some of the characters really looked alike so it was hard to remember who was who.I did really enjoy the artwork in this manga.
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  • Bernadett
    January 1, 1970
    i got my copy from netgalley the time when the n-word wasnt a slur but how they called them african people…. do not get offended. the book in itself ( i mean the original classic too ) pretty damn racist and sexist but hey, its how it is. the art is very simplistic and it is best recommended for middle grade children to read. its adventurous and fun to read anyone who liked black butler (Kuroshitsuji ) will most likely find this as a fun read even if they arent into classics. for those who like i got my copy from netgalley the time when the n-word wasnt a slur but how they called them african people…. do not get offended. the book in itself ( i mean the original classic too ) pretty damn racist and sexist but hey, its how it is. the art is very simplistic and it is best recommended for middle grade children to read. its adventurous and fun to read anyone who liked black butler (Kuroshitsuji ) will most likely find this as a fun read even if they arent into classics. for those who like this the same serializations Tom Sawyer is a nice complementary piece to read along. i gave it 3/5 stars.
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  • Taylor Wilson
    January 1, 1970
    I was excited about reading this book because I've never read the original classic so this was basically a new story for me. This book cover many topics, racism, friendship, abuse, etc. While some parts of the story were more interesting than others, all in all the book is good. The story is both heartbreaking and funny. The graphics are easy to follow even though there are several types of dialect throughout the book. As with most manga books, the artfully crafted graphics make the story easier I was excited about reading this book because I've never read the original classic so this was basically a new story for me. This book cover many topics, racism, friendship, abuse, etc. While some parts of the story were more interesting than others, all in all the book is good. The story is both heartbreaking and funny. The graphics are easy to follow even though there are several types of dialect throughout the book. As with most manga books, the artfully crafted graphics make the story easier to understand and imagine. With a story like this, the pictures only made the story more interesting. I look forward to reading more manga classics by Crystal Chan.
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  • Kelly Tse
    January 1, 1970
    I love that this manga (Japanese comic) took a classic and was able to put a storytelling spin on it. It's definitely different and unique, and I think that fans of classics (because they have more than just Huckleberry Finn!) will definitely appreciate this line of classic retellings in comic book format.Note: An e-ARC was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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  • Andréa
    January 1, 1970
    Note: I received a digital review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.
  • Matthew Barnes
    January 1, 1970
    Review coming soon
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