MAD Magazine creator Harvey Kurtzman once planned to adapt Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol into a graphic novel, but the project never came together — until now. Using Kurtzman’s original pages, thumbnails and notes, comiXology and the Kurtzman Estate teamed up to finish the project more than 50 years after Kurtzman first started on it, with the help of artist Gideon Kendall and writers Josh O’Neill and Shannon Wheeler.
Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost is now available on comiXology as part of the comiXology Originals line, for the introductory price of $2.99 — or you can read it for free if you’re a comiXology Unlimited or Kindle Unlimited subscriber.
“With Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost, families everywhere can enjoy this retelling of a holiday favorite, while comic aficionados will marvel at this now completed Kurtzman work.”said Chip Mosher, comiXology’s Head of Content & Senior Director of Communications. “Marley’s Ghost is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between some of the greatest creative talents of any time. Once you dive in, you’ll be hit by the tour-de-force storytelling of Josh O’Neill and Shannon Wheeler, along with Gideon Kendall’s finishes on Kurtzman’s roughs that delivers Dickens’s A Christmas Carol for audiences today.”
Announced last year, comiXology Originals are the digital comics platform’s line of exclusives, created in conjunction (so far) with various comic companies like BOOM!, Valiant and Marvel.
Check out a preview of Marley’s Ghost below.