Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Classic Comics - Arabian Nights - No. 8

Here's the entire version of the Classic Comics Arabian Nights that someone has uploaded on scribd.

I find the story fascinating in terms of its portrayal, or lack really, of Scheherezade. In this retelling of the frame story of the Nights Shahriar is just killing brides for no reason and just appears to be crazy for no reason: "so cruelly fanatic" is the only one given.

He sees Scheherezade and marries her but she comes up with a plan to tell her father stories (not her sister) in earshot of the Shahriar.

Here's the comic, which includes, of course, Ali Baba, Sinbad and Aladdin (click 'full screen' to read it better):

Arabian Nights (Classics Illustrated)

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