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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Inglourious Basterds in Comic Book Form.

Posted by Erik Henriksen on Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 11:26 AM

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  • Art by R. M. Guera.

I can't really recommend you read it—due, in no small part, to the incredibly clunky Flash interface you're forced to use in order to do so—but Playboy has a scene from Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds rendered as a comic, with art by R.M. Guera. It's right here.

We'll have a review of Basterds when it opens next week (the short version: I loved most of it, but was also disappointed by a few chunks of it), but if you can't wait until then to see the film, you'll probably be tempted to head over to Playboy to get a sneak peek at one of Basterds' best scenes. But if you can resist, I'd urge you to hold off—this comic doesn't do anything that the movie doesn't do better, and mostly, it just makes me sad that there's not an actual comic about the Basterds' exploits, 'cause if done right, that could be one hell of a book.

(Also, related: If you've just got an itch to read some movie tie-in comic, try Paul Pope's fantastic Star Trek comic at Wired. Unlike the Basterds one, this Trek mini-prequel adds something new to the story—and, as befits anything by Pope, it's gorgeous to look at. You'll still have to wrestle with an awkward Flash reader, though.)

Via The Beat.

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