The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship

The Adventures of John Blake Mystery of the Ghost Ship David Fickling has secured world rights for both his eponymous imprint at and the Graphix imprint for Philip Pullman s first original graphic novel illustrated by Fred Fordham The Adventures of Joh

  • Title: The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship
  • Author: Philip Pullman Fred Fordham
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Hardcover
  • David Fickling has secured world rights, for both his eponymous imprint at and the Graphix imprint, for Philip Pullman s first original graphic novel, illustrated by Fred Fordham The Adventures of John Blake Mystery of the Ghost Ship is currently being serialized in The Phoenix, a weekly children s publication available in the U.K The comics will be collectedDavid Fickling has secured world rights, for both his eponymous imprint at and the Graphix imprint, for Philip Pullman s first original graphic novel, illustrated by Fred Fordham The Adventures of John Blake Mystery of the Ghost Ship is currently being serialized in The Phoenix, a weekly children s publication available in the U.K The comics will be collected into the full color graphic novel, to be published simultaneously in June 2017 in the U.K U.S and Canada.

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    In 1946, acclaimed author Philip Pullman was born in Norwich, England, into a Protestant family Although his beloved grandfather was an Anglican priest, Pullman became an atheist in his teenage years He graduated from Exeter College in Oxford with a degree in English, and spent 23 years as a teacher while working on publishing 13 books and numerous short stories Pullman has received many awards for his literature, including the prestigious Carnegie Medal for exceptional children s literature in 1996, and the Carnegie of Carnegies in 2006 He is most famous for his His Dark Materials trilogy, a series of young adult fantasy novels which feature freethought themes The novels cast organized religion as the series villain Pullman told The New York Times in 2000 When you look at what C.S Lewis is saying, his message is so anti life, so cruel, so unjust The view that the Narnia books have for the material world is one of almost undisguised contempt At one point, the old professor says, It s all in Plato meaning that the physical world we see around us is the crude, shabby, imperfect, second rate copy of something much better I want to emphasize the simple physical truth of things, the absolute primacy of the material life, rather than the spiritual or the afterlife He argues for a republic of heaven here on Earth.In 2007, the first novel of the His Dark Materials trilogy was adopted into the motion picture The Golden Compass by New Line Cinema Many churches and Christian organizations, including the Catholic League, called for a boycott of the film due to the books atheist themes While the film was successful in Europe and moderately received in the United States, the other two books in the trilogy were not be adapted into film, possibly due to pressure from the Catholic Church When questioned about the anti church views in His Dark Materials, Pullman explains in an interview for Third Way UK It comes from history It comes from the record of the Inquisition, persecuting heretics and torturing Jews and all that sort of stuff and it comes from the other side, too, from the Protestants burning the Catholics It comes from the insensate pursuit of innocent and crazy old women, and from the Puritans in America burning and hanging the witches and it comes not only from the Christian church but also from the Taliban Every single religion that has a monotheistic god ends up by persecuting other people and killing them because they don t accept him Wherever you look in history, you find that It s still going on Feb 2002 Pullman has received many threats by ardent believers over his choice of subject matter.More ffrf news day dayitems itenpedia wiki Philip_Prandomhouse features p.on Philip Pullman db name nm1099514

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  • The big Pullman event of the year is The Book of Dust; this is his first graphic novel, and what looks like the first in a series, for middle grades. The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship was serialized in The Phoenix, a weekly children's publication available in the U.K. and is now collected in this volume. I have read at this point two graphic novels that I like very much more based on Pullman’s His Dark Materials series. This story is a time travel sea adventure that invol [...]


  • I'm going to say 'James Bond does Time-Travel' and I think that would both unfairly dumb down Pullman's graphic novel but also give a fair overview of some of the tropes used. I did enjoy this romp which involves a boat, the Mary Alice, free outside the boundaries of time yet unable to control the course it takes. Meanwhile, in our time, a Steve Jobs type evil-villain mastermind has been hearing of John Blake's boat and wishes to access to the singular device which is allowing Blake and his crew [...]


  • Interessant concept dit verhaal. Leuk ook dat dit in graphic novel versie is. Dan zie je wel de verschillen in de tijden, zonder dat je veel tijd kwijt bent met het beschrijven er van. Het lezen ging erg snel dus ook, en dat is eigenlijk wel jammer. Best een verhaal waar ik langer over zou kunnen en willen doen, dus had het in 'gewone' boekvorm misschien ook wel leuk gevonden. Een leuke kruising tussen een modern actie/spionageverhaal en een historisch verhaal. Unieke combinatie, door dat tijdre [...]


  • An unfortunate misstep. The writing rarely rises above expositional. The dialogue is stilted and feels largely inauthentic; the characters never rise above two-dimensional. The art is mediocre; there's a passage where John Blake nearly gets hit a car crossing the street -- in one frame it looks like he's crossing a bike path, only to have it widen suddenly int he next frame to become a road wide enough for a speeding car. The whole thing is poorly executed, and a major let down.


  • I could not resist buying this one when I saw it was going to be published. I adore Philip Pullman so much. I have only read His Dark Materials by him so far, though. But hoping to read lots more of him soon. I enjoyed this graphic novel a lot, but I also didn't love it, which makes me a bit sad. Aw.But I do have a lot of reasons for why I didn't fully love this one. First going to talk about what I liked about it. It's short, so it's easy and fast to read. I loved all the illustrations; so gorg [...]


  • This is Philip Pullman’s first graphic novel and what a way to start! It is the story of the Mary Alice, a ship that is caught traveling through time. Her crew is from all over the world and from all parts of time. But they are in danger as one of the most powerful men in the modern day is searching for them because the boy on board the Mary Alice, John Blake, knows his secret and could ruin him. When an Australian girl falls off of her family’s boat, she is rescued by John and taken aboard [...]


  • Um. Okay. Weird. I picked this up because I love Pullman's His Dark Materials. Well, this comic is pretty similar in the sense that he relies A LOT on quantum mechanics and woo-woo science.But there's a catch. It's time-travel. And we all know how I feel about that. Sure, it can be done, and sometimes I DO like it, but I'm the kind of person who, uh, *thinks* about time travel and that always leaves my brain hurting from all the paradoxes and shit. That's the thing with time-travel, it's almost [...]


  • ~ paid 99cents, review copyTHE ADVENTURES OF JOHN BLAKE is a lot of fun. This graphic novel harkens back to the good old-fashioned adventure stories of yesteryear. There are mysteries to solve, and scifi elements. Protagonists that are smart and know their stuff, but who are at the whims of fate for the moment. And, of course, there are bad guys.~The artwork by Fred Fordham is wonderful. Just perfect for this story which features clearly good and clearly bad guys. The features of the characters [...]


  • Reseña completa en elmarcapaginasbooks.c Un barco es divisado por marineros en el medio del océano, no es un barco cualquiera, sale de entre medio de una espesa niebla y algunos aseguran que pueden ver el fantasma de un niño con los ojos rojos. Este hecho comienza a suceder en todos los mares y océanos del mundo, en diferente día y horaria, lo que comienza a llamar la atención de varias personas, algunas por curiosidad, otras para identificarlos y llevarlos a la justicia y algunos otros po [...]


  • Holy. Moly. If you miss the action-packed, scenery-laden, time-traveling pirate-adjacent girl-powered mystery adventure Philip Pullman of The Golden Compass, you are in for a TREAT. The Mary Alice is a ghost ship that travels under a pall of dense fog. It has been sighted all over the world for centuries. Governments, scholars, and powerful men are obsessed with finding her. But why? And when a young Australian girl is swept overboard on a trip with her parents, WHO picks her up but the crew of [...]


  • I'm stuck between 4 and 5 stars, but it's Philip Pullman, so he gets all the stars. I had heard mixed reviews of my favorite author's first foray into graphic novels, so I put off reading it to postpone the heartbreak. Thank goodness I was wrong.Is this The Golden Compass? No. Is this a semi-fantastical adventure story with overreaching technology, fight scenes, time-traveling ships, clever young protagonists, and a whole pile of mysteries? You better believe it. I really hope this is a series!


  • This is Pullman’s first graphic novel and it has great potential. There were some places I had to go back and read to make sure I was following the story correctly. With Pullman’s skills I know the next one will be good. The premise of the story is very appealing.


  • This was a fun comic but I had some trouble making sense of it. I also would have loved to see more about the time-traveling part of the story, it was rather short.



  • A brilliant story featuring a ghost ship, time traveling and a James Bond like agent and a crazed billionaire all come together in this fast paced adventure.


  • 4/5Hermosas ilustraciones para esta novela grafica, aparte de una trama original y divertida. Buenos personajes y atrapa muchisimo. Reseña completa: thesnowbook/20


  • Segunda novela gráfica que leo y realmente cada vez me gusta mas este tipo de lectura. Nos embarcamos en una historia llena de aventura y acción, un protagonista buscando encontrar su camino y devolverle "la vida" a las personas que viajan con él en ese barco lleno historia. Es un novela que se lee super rápido y que te tiene atrapado desde el primer momento. Tiene un final que te deja con ganas de mas, de saber paso con Serena, si van a reencontrarse con John y si van a embarcarse en una nu [...]


  • Is it wrong of me to want Pullman to write a companion novel version of this story? The plot is intriguing and there are some great lines in here, but mostly the speech bubbles made me long for his rich prose. I'm eager to try it with my middle school graphic novel fans. Their mileage is sure to differ.For those who like the time-traveling ship, I'd recommend The Girl from Everywhere and The Ship Beyond Time.


  • This story has definite boy appeal in the graphic novel format. I would recommend for middle school and up. There are a few sweat words and gun violence in the plot.


  • The book I read was The Adventures of John Blake. The story is about a young boy who gets caught in the blast of his father's time travel experiment along with the schooner The Mary Alice. John, the captain, and the first mate are stuck on The Mary Alice stuck traveling through time and they pick up different crew members from across time. Then while in the waters of the coast of Fiji in the present day they pick up Serena, a girl Johns age, who was knocked off her boat during a storm. Meanwhile [...]


  • Pullman, Philip The Adventures of John Blake, 160 pgs. Illustrated by Fred Fordham GRAPHIC NOVEL , 2017. $19.99 Content: Language: PG-13 (23 swears); Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG-13. Serena is on an trip at sea with her family when a big storm blows her off the ship. Serena is rescued by a schooner named the Mary Alice and quickly realizes that the crew is from a different time. There are others looking for the Mary Alice, especially the mogul, Mr. Dahlberg who is trying to protect one of hi [...]


  • When an experiment goes awry, John Blake is trapped on the Mary Alice, a ship that seems to sail through time into different decades. John and the other sailors, all from various different years, are searching for a way back home. When Serena Henderson, a girl living in modern times, is washed overboard from her father's boat, John saves her and then helps her return to her family. Along the way, the ship and its crew face the Dahlberg Corporation whose leader is clearly power hungry and willing [...]


  • This was OK? The character designs are stiff; they are sort of like Sims characters in the way that they move and hold themselves, and I found that immediately off-putting. There's also just a lot going on, and I think this comic could do with like, editing one piece out and giving the rest of the plot room to breathe. I would just about get into the whole James Bond-ish thing Roger was doing when suddenly I was supposed to care about this reporter, but then her character development sort of wen [...]


  • Serena, a young teenage girl, is swept off her family’s boat during a storm and rescued by a mysterious teenage boy named John Blake. When she comes to, she learns she is aboard a time-traveling schooner named the Mary Alice and that the ship’s crew is being pursued by a maniacal billionaire who can be destroyed by secrets known only to John Blake, and unwittingly being pursued by the British Royal Navy and several descendants of the crew. Pullman jumps from one scene to another quickly as h [...]


  • This was just not my kind of book. That being said, it was interesting and pretty fast paced. It's about the Mary Alice, a ship that can travel through places and times, and one of their crew members John Blake. The crew members are people from all points in history. The story takes place in present day when a big tech guy is trying to kill John Blake because he has evidence that he stole the idea for the smart phone type gadget that he created. In present day, there are ancestors of the people [...]


  • With a brilliantly spooky and atmospheric opening as a modern cargo-ship has a strange encounter with a mysterious ghost-ship, this becomes a rousing sci-fi thriller as forces converge in the hunt for the vanishing ship. A young girl is lost overboard, rescued by John Blake and taken on board the time-skipping vessel, cast temporally adrift after an experiment goes wrong, doomed to sail the seas like the Flying Dutchman A tech-genius billionaire wants the ship destroyed for nefarious reasons of [...]


  • This book was pure perfection. I literally got to the end and just sighed's perfect. It's super addictive, though, so you'll probably devour it in a sitting. Though I could only get my hands on it for a few minutes at a time, I was so engaged that I didn't notice someone standing right in front of me. The story is just incredible, with action, adventure, high-tech gadgets, time travel, and pirates. It's fun and exciting, the art is nice, and the characters are developed a bit, though I hope for [...]


  • This graphic novel was originally a series in The Phoenix.The ship "Mary Alice" is a ghost ship and can travel through time - although the crew cannot control when and where they go. One crew member is John Blake, a young boy who rescues a girl, Serena, when she is swept off her family's yacht during a storm. In Serena's time, there is an evil corporation desperately seeking the ship to use it for their own nefarious plans. Lots of action and adventure, and full color graphics make this an appea [...]


  • Having recently come around to graphic novels I was pretty pumped when I saw that the writer of the great "Golden Compass" series had written one. The unfortunate thing is I think had he stuck with his usual medium and just written this story as a novel it would have actually been pretty solid, instead it ended up being everything I hate about graphic novels. Too many holes and unexplained parts, it felt jumpy and the character development was greatly lacking. I guess good for him for trying som [...]


  • I normally hate the term "all ages" to describe a book but Pullman's latest graphic novel is truly a book that can be enjoyed by kids and adults. It's a sophisticated time travel/technology/privacy/ corporate greed story with an action packed plot and fantastic full colour artwork by Fred Fordham. My only criticism is that with the plethora of interesting characters plucked from various points in time, the reader doesn't really get to know them on a meaningful level. Even the main characters fee [...]


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