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I was surprised to discover that this graphic novel hasn't been posted yet. Published in 2001 and with a (ever-increasingly unlikely) movie coming up, "Artemis Fowl" is an interesting mix of fantasy (fairies?), sci-fi (timestops and biobombs?), and action (a couple of good fight scenes) genres with a sardonic writing style. It's one of my favorite book and graphic novel series, so..

(absolute newb to both posting and HTML, please be gentle!)

Meet 12-year-old Artemis Fowl, a rather immoral Irish heir to billions of dollars and a criminal empire. Too bad his dad, whose last trip to pre-communist Russia was interrupted by a Mafia attack, is now missing. With no father and a slightly unhinged mother (more on her later), it's up to Artemis to regain billionaire status and find his father. How is he going to do that, you ask?

With a search on the internet, of course. His search reveals several arcane topics...

But the People's (fairie's) Book is written in Gnommish and isn't useful to humans...

One Internet ad amd several dead-ends finally yield a lead in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Artemis and his bodyguard, only known as "Butler," follow their lead to a sprite who gets rather chatty after getting some whisky from the pair. When Artemis asks for the Book, the sprite threatens him with death (always the best way). ;) Artemis is totally nonplussed.

Butler photographs each page of the Book, then injects the sprite as promised. Always 2 steps ahead, Artemis includes an amnesiac in the 2nd injection so the sprite can't talk, then leaves for Fowl Manor in Ireland to translate the Book and check up on his mother. Angeline Fowl is diagnosed with "nervous tension" after her husband's disappearance, and steadily getting worse. Meanwhile, Artemis' software isn't up to the challenge of translating the Book.

Sitting on the staircase in the manor, Artemis realized that Gnommish is similar to ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. Several pages and sleepless days later, it's time to concoct a dastardly plan to...kidnap a leprechaun?

It's Artemis Fowl. Don't question it. :) Butler's little 16-year-old sister and maid to Mrs. Fowl, Juliet, is being introduced to the plan...

poor Butler was afraid Juliet would laugh at him...but who is this unlucky fairy who will be kidnapped by our antihero? Fairy characters to come in the next post!

(Total scans posted will be about 35.55 pages out of 112)

Suggested Tags: char: Artemis Fowl, char: Butler, creator:Eoin Colfer, publisher: Hyperion Press, title: Artemis Fowl

Date: 2010-01-05 09:54 pm (UTC)
kamino_neko: Kamino Neko's default icon... (Uuuh)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
Cut's borked - it closes just after the first image, not the rest.

Date: 2010-01-05 09:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dimwit90.livejournal.com
Wow I remember reading this back in like 7th grade, good times

I might pick this up just for the trip down memory lane

Date: 2010-01-05 10:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dorksidefiker
I just got my grubby hands on the second graphic novel. If only I had a scanner...

Date: 2010-01-05 11:07 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] hyperactivator
I knew this would be cool. How cool remains to be seen.

Date: 2010-01-05 11:40 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] nevermore999
I had such a crush on Artemis Fowl when I was 12. <3

Date: 2010-01-05 11:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] foxhack
You know, every time I stumble upon copies of this book at the local flea markets, I can only think of a walking duck.

Good to know it's not like I thought it'd be.

Date: 2010-01-05 11:57 pm (UTC)
foxhack: (Default)
From: [personal profile] foxhack
And um, unless something changed, you're not supposed to have screening on by default...

Date: 2010-01-06 12:16 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silverzeo
Can you post some pages from the Redwall GN, I want to see how they made Cluny look.

That's the art?

Date: 2010-01-06 01:02 am (UTC)
jazzypom: (IM2 Tony Stark)
From: [personal profile] jazzypom
Fowl isn't what I imagined him to be at all :/

Date: 2010-01-06 02:12 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thosefew
It makes me wonder how Bruce Wayne would have developed if Martha Wayne had survived the attack but lost her mind.

Date: 2010-01-06 02:13 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cyberghostface
I love this series. I remember when it first came out, the publishers tried touting it as the next Harry Potter when the two are really different series.

It's hard for me to say which I like better, but I have to say that I've grown to love the characters in AF more--in particular Artemis and Holly--over the ones in HP.

Date: 2010-01-06 04:31 am (UTC)
pepperspray101: Cass Cain is searching for an answer (cass cain)
From: [personal profile] pepperspray101
I love Artemis Fowl...what a friggin cool name too. It's funny, when Damian first showed up and was shown to be smarter than he should be, and people complained, I kept thinking...naw man! He's like Artemis Fowl! Except more violent and Batman's son! So we can thank Arty for making me more forgiving of Damian. XD Heh heh, I love this graphic novel too. I could've sworn I bought it, but maybe I just intended to but forgot.

Date: 2010-01-06 09:46 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] chasesstarlight
Oy, is that supposed to be Holly reflected in Artemis' goggles? Why did she get racelifted? -_-
Other than that, looks fun- I had no idea this had been adapted, to be honest ^^;

Date: 2010-01-07 03:24 am (UTC)
ashez2ashes: Blue Beetle (Default)
From: [personal profile] ashez2ashes
Ah, Artemis Fowl... it's too bad that last book was such a disapointment after the awesome twists at the end of The Lost Colony. I don't know why the author just threw away that plot twists in the last bok, it had so much potential....


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