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Authors: Cam Kennedy and Alan Grant, adapted from the story by Robert Louis Stevenson
This adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Kidnapped, a dramatic and epic adventure story about a 17-year-old desperate to secure his inheritance, culminating in a chase from the islands in the west of Scotland to Edinburgh, brings together two creative giants from the world of the graphic novel, as the absolute ‘dream team’ – artist Cam Kennedy, and scriptwriter Alan Grant.
Cam Kennedy is known internationally for his portrayals of Judge Dredd and Rogue Trooper, Daredevil and Punisher, Spectre, Lobo, Batman, Star Wars: Dark Empire and Star Wars: Dark Empire 2 – the two series that relaunched the Star Wars franchise in comics.
Alan Grant’s work includes Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, Robo-Hunter and Ace Trucking Co., Doomlord, Joe Soap Private Eye, Computer Warrior, The Outsiders, plus Nightbreed and The Last American, Detective Comics, Shadow of the Bat, Lobo, L.E.G.I.O.N ’89, Legends of the Dark Knight, and The Demon.
Kidnapped is set in 1751, during the time of the Jacobite rebellion – a tumultuous and tragic period in Scottish history. When David Balfour sets out to find his uncle, he never dreamed his path would lead tosuch exploits – that he would discover that a fortune was rightfully his – that he would narrowly escape being murdered – that he would be kidnapped, but saved from a life of slavery – and thrown from one escapade to another in the company of the fugitive masterful swordsman Alan Breck Stewart.
They meet on the brig Covenant just before they are shipwrecked off the coast of Scotland. After witnessing the murder of Colin Campbell (the notorious ‘Red Fox’) David makes a dramatic and extraordinary flight for Colin Campbell (the notorious ‘Red Fox’) David makes a dramatic and extraordinary flight for his life across Scotland before he can claim his rightful inheritance.
Trimmed Page Size: 259 x 171 mm. Hardback. 64 pages. Weight: 500g Date of publication: Published and available