For this weeks Comic Book/Graphic Novel Highlight, we have come across the endearing story of The Three Musketeers in graphic novel form. Adapted by Bruce Buchanan, from the author Alexandre Dumas and illustrated by Amit Tayal, this gem has been released by Campfire Graphic Novels.
Young D’Artagnan has only one ambition, to be a King’s Musketeer some day. With this dream he arrives in Paris. Monsieur de Treville, however, makes him a member of the King’s Guards, and promises that if he proves his worth he can become a Musketeer one day.
Meanwhile D’Artagnan befriends Athos, Porthos and Aramis, three Musketeers, and also falls in love with the beautiful Constance Bonacieux. She is Queen Anne of France’s linen maid.
Queen Anne of France presents her diamond studs to the Duke of Buckingham, her secret lover. The King, Louise XIII, suddenly announces a ball where he wants the Queen to wear his gift, the diamonds studs. Madame Constance then seeks D’Artagnan’s help in getting the diamonds back to the Queen.
With the wicked Cardinal and his men chasing him, will D’Artagnan be able to save the Queen’s honour? Will he fulfill his dream of becoming a Musketeer?
104 pages of the gorgeously illustrated tale should please everyone of all ages.