This adaptation by celebrated graphic novelist Kyle Baker and writer Peter David presents the tragedy and romance of Rostand’s 17th century romance story. Cyrano de Bergerac yearns to confess his love to his cousin Roxanne; he is a talented poet and musician who should have no trouble doing so. Yet his large nose has convinced him that no woman would ever be interested in him. When Cyrano finds that Roxanne is enamored with the handsome Christian de Neuvillette, he offers to use his poetic prowess to help Christian win Roxanne’s heart. As the three’s lives intertwine throughout the years, Rostand spins a tale of romance and heartbreak that is wonderfully captured by Peter David and Kyle Baker.
Acclaimed cartoonist Kyle Baker has won eight Eisner Awards and five Harvey awards for his impressive body of comics work. Recently he created Nat Turner for Abrams, and has published over thirteen graphic novels. Baker currently produces the comic book series Special Forces (Image Comics) and is a writer and artist on the Disney Channel’s Phineas and Ferb. Kyle also adapted and illustrated Classics Illustrated #3 “Through the Looking-Glass”.
Peter David is a Star Trek fan favorite, having authored over 20 novels of tie-ins to numerous Star Trek Series. Comics writing