AN ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF THE FANTASY CLASSIC WITH SIX NEW PAGES OF ILLUSTRATIONS
First published in the United States more than seventy-five years ago, J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit "is one of the best-loved books of all time. Now a blockbuster film by Peter Jackson, Academy Award winning director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, "The Hobbit" was also adapted into a fully painted graphic novel, a classic in its own right, presented here in a new expanded edition.
When Thorin Oakenshield and his band of dwarves embark upon a dangerous quest to reclaim stolen treasure from the evil dragon Smaug, Gandalf the wizard suggests an unlikely accomplice: Bilbo Baggins, a quiet and contented hobbit. Along the way, the company faces trolls, goblins, giant spiders, and worse. But in the end it is Bilbo alone who must face the most dreaded dragon in all Middle-earth and a destiny that waits in the dark caverns beneath the Misty Mountains, where a twisted creature known as Gollum jealously guards a precious magic ring.
About the Author
J. R. R. Tolkien (1892 1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of "The Hobbit", "The Lord of the Rings", and other tales of Middle-earth, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but even as he studied these classics he was creating a set of his own. His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
Chuck Dixon is a comic book writer best known for his long runs on several Batman titles in the 1990 s for DC Comics. Throughout his prolific career, Dixon has written for" Evangeline" (Comico Comics), "The Savage Sword of Conan, The Punisher War Journal" (Marvel Comics), "Robin, Nightwing, Detective Comics" (DC Comics), and "Simpsons Comics" (Bongo Comics). Dixon worked closely with Robert Jordan on the graphic adaptation of "New Spring" and with Jordan s estate on The "Eye of the World" graphic novel.
David Wenzel has illustrated Middle Earth: The World of Tolkien Illustrated, The Kingdom of the Dwarfs, and created the Hidden Kingdom line of greeting cards. He lives in Durham, CT.