This classic tale is a favorite of comics fans. Not only is it the inspiration for The Incredible Hulk, but Alan Moore, writer/creator of the best-selling Watchmen graphic novel, used Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in his original graphic novel series, The League of Extraordinary Gentleman, thus making this Classics Illustrated version of the original novel sort of an “origin” story for the monstrous Mr. Hyde. Likewise, Classics Illustrated #2, which featured fellow LOEG member The Invisible Man, will also appeal to fans of Mr. Moore’s Victorian Age super-hero team. Of course, this adaptation by Batman and Grendel artist J.K. Snyder is true to the spirit of the original Robert Louis Stevenson novel, and stands by itself as a fantastic thrilling adventure.
John K. Snyder III began his career as an artist for DC Comics and Eclipse Comics on multiple titles. He first reached national acclaim with his illustrations of “The Prowler” and Matt Wagner’s “Grendel” series. He is perhaps best known for his work on the DC series “Suicide Squad,” though many fans consider his work on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde to be his best to date. He is currently at work on a 3-part Batman miniseries for DC comics.