Macbeth. The ELT Graphic Novel


As I was ordering easy readers for our English section at the bookstore, I was unsure whether I wanted to have graphic novels as well. The representative of Helbling Languages, which distributes the readers in Austria, kindly offered me a sample copy. This does in no way affect my opinion of this book.


At the moment Helbling Languages has stocked four different graphic novels, all of them for levels B1/B2. I was torn between ‘Frankenstein’ and ‘Macbeth’ but in the end I settled for the story with the witches and daggers.

Synopsis: King Duncan would have a united Scotland but it has been divided for centuries. In order to have peace, he sends his armies to subdue those clans who would not pledge their loyalty to him. Amongst the noblemen leading Duncan’s army, is Macbeth, Thane of Glamis. Three witches predict that Macbeth will be made Thane of Cawdor, then king. This promise slowly drives the power-hungry yet loyal Macbeth insane.

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The Weeping Angels of Mons [Doctor Who. Tenth Doctor Vol. 2]


Collects Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #6-10


Synopsis: The Doctor takes his newest companion, Gabby Gonzalez to Paradise. Or at least he wanted to before the TARDIS decides to take a little detour and spits them out on the muddy battlefield that is World War I.  As if the trenches of the Western Front weren’t dangerous enough already, they discover that it’s not just humans that are taking lives. With the TARDIS lost during a bombardment the Doctor and Gabby face the Weeping Angels with a classic tactic: running.

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Revolutions of Terror [Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Vol. 1]


Collects Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #1-5


Synopsis: The Doctor is back on planet Earth which means an invading alien life-form cannot be too far behind. After he was forced to leave Donna behind, the Doctor has been travelling alone. Fate and parasitic entities push wannabe artist Gabriella Gonzalez and the Doctor together. It is up to them to save the World.

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Witch & Wizard


Bei meinem Südtirol-Aufenthalt letztes Wochenende bin ich mal mein altes Bücherregal gründlich durchgegangen, um zu sehen, ob ich alte Bücher habe, die man eventuell der Bücherei oder Oxfam schenken könnte. Wie ich aber so bin, habe ich es gerade mal über zwei Regalbretter geschafft, als mir die Manga-Reihe Witch & Wizard in die Hände gefallen ist, die ich das letzte Mal vor vielleicht einem Jahr gelesen habe. Tja, sagen wir so, ich habe alle Bände nochmals verschlungen und mein Regal ist so übervoll wie zuvor.

Inhalt: Mitten in der Nacht stürmen Spezialeinsatzkräfte der sogenannten Neuen Ordnung, das Haus der Familie Allgood. Whitman und Wisteria Allgood werden inhaftiert unter der Anklage, Hexe und Hexer zu sein, ein Verbrechen, das in der Neuen Ordnung mit dem Tod bestraft wird.

Magischer Kampf für die Freiheit!

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