Preview Of DC Vertigo's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo… And A Comparison With The Dupuis Version

On Free Comic Book Day on May the 5th, DC Vertigo will be giving away a preview of their adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, adapted by Denise Mina, Leonardo Manco and Andrea Mutti.

But it is already being given away free on ComiXology.

It's not the only comic book adaptation on the way, there's another from Dupuis, by Sylvain Runberg And José Homs. Which means we get to compare the opening of the two. The DC Vertigo version…

Preview Of DC Vertigo's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo… And A Comparison With The Dupuis VersionPreview Of DC Vertigo's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo… And A Comparison With The Dupuis Version

Preview Of DC Vertigo's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo… And A Comparison With The Dupuis Version Preview Of DC Vertigo's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo… And A Comparison With The Dupuis Version

And the Dupuis opening page.Preview Of DC Vertigo's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo… And A Comparison With The Dupuis VersionDC Vertigo's version seems to go slower, and more literal, Dupuis' version sums up much of their DC action in a few impactful images, hitting us with the wall of framed pressed flowers, and the flower that has arrived in the post in contrast, from the beginning. The DC version reflects the characters and the dialogue of the book more, the wall of flowers creeping up on you as a surprise. Opening the parcel, in a rather viceral fashion, is seen in detail here, where in the Dupuis version, it has already happened and we begin with the aftermath.

And while DC's version of Lisbeth Alamander is hard edged, and an attempt at photo realism for many of the characters…

Preview Of DC Vertigo's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo… And A Comparison With The Dupuis Version

 

Dupuis chooses a more cartoony, caricatured approach, while still keeping their characters embedded in the real world.Preview Of DC Vertigo's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo… And A Comparison With The Dupuis Version The question is… which do you prefer?

For legality, here are the flowers in the TV and movie versions for comparison…

Preview Of DC Vertigo's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo… And A Comparison With The Dupuis VersionPreview Of DC Vertigo's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo… And A Comparison With The Dupuis Version

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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