Writer: Harvey Kurtzman, Charles Dickens, Josh O'Neill, Shannon Wheeler | Cover Artist: Harvey Kurtzman, Gideon Kendall | Page Artist: Harvey Kurtzman, Gideon Kendall
Genre: Literary Graphic Novel | Publication Date: November 2024 (Advanced Solicit) | Format: 6.75" wide X 01.25" long, color, softcover
Page Count: 136 Pages | Rating: 13 and up | On Sale Date: 11/06/2024 |
Price: $19.99
"For fans of great comics, Christmas has come early.. . . Mouth-watering for students and admirers of the craft of cartooning. . . . The finished product is holiday magic, and one page, in particular, catches the eye. It's brilliantly laid out, and made all the more notable because Kurtzman didn't actually do the layout for it, it's a Kendall original that pays tribute to Kurtzman by being so clever that you'd think the legend had created it himself. --NEW YORK MAGAZINE/VULTURE

"A holiday treat." -SYFY Wire

"It's the chance to see Kurtzman's earliest plans for A Christmas Carol finally come to life." -io9

"To me (and many others) Harvey was like a Pied Piper. He would whistle and we would follow him anywhere. Even the rewarding life at Mad that I've had these past sixty years would never have come about

if it weren't for its creator, Harvey. -Al Jaffee, Mad Magazine

"As a stylist, as an illustrator, as an innovator of layout, as a storyteller, he made everything that came before inadequate-and everything after transformative." -Anthony Bourdain on Harvey Kurtzman

"Kurtzman was a God!" -Terry Gilliam

"Almost all-American satire today follows a formula that Harvey Kurtzman thought up. -Richard Corlis, Time Magazine
ABLAZE and Comixology Originals are proud to present Harvey Kurtzman's Marley's Ghost. Enjoy this Eisner Award Winning version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol in graphic novel form, in print for the first time!

Marley's Ghost is the posthumous completion of legendary creator Harvey Kurtzman's adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens' novel-A Christmas Carol. Kurztman's ambitious concept for Marley's Ghost began in the 1950s-as an early "graphic novel"-but was never realized. Now, over 70 years later, writers Josh O'Neill and Shannon Wheeler expand upon Kurtzman's extensive adaptation notes while illustrator Gideon Kendall's outstanding artwork utilizes Kurtzman's breakdowns and stylistic choices to make this long-lost vision a reality!

As a bonus, the book also includes a behind-the-scenes backmatter section and the original Charles Dickens prose story!

Harvey Kurtzman (1924-1993) was the creator of MAD, Playboy's Little Annie Fanny and TRUMP, and Help Magazine. He is considered one of the most influential creators in the history of sequential art with the industry's Harvey Awards named in his honor.

Gideon Kendall is an illustrator and animation designer whose clients include Disney, Cartoon Network, and The New York Times.

Josh O'Neill is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning writer and editor of Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream.

Shannon Wheeler is the Eisner Award-winning creator of the comic Too Much Coffee Man and a contributor to The New Yorker.

Eisner Award WINNER - Best Digital Comic of 2018!