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Jan 7th, 2011, 8:00 am
The Lord of the Rings by JRR. Tolkien & LR. Bermejo.
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Overview: When thinking about Tolkien Comics everyone who collects Tolkien books immediatly thinks about the very common and very known hobbit sequal (first edited as three parts, now mostly available as one book). But long before the first appearance of the hobbit comics there were the Lord of the rings comics. These "The Lord of the Rings" comic albums were drawn based on the Ralph Bakshi movie, as is mentioned inside the Dutch version of the comic albums. It is though vey difficult to find any information on the when and how these comics got published.

Genre: All Ages, Adventures, Graphic Novel, Fantasy.

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The Lord of the Rings by JRR. Tolkien
    Published in 1979-1981,
    Author by J.R.R. Tolkien,
    Arts by Luis Rojo Bermejo

      The first comics were probably released in Italy in 1979, 1980 and 1981, around the time of Ralph Bakshi's animated movie version of The Lord of the Rings, and it shows.. They were also published at least in Spain, Finland, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Sweden, and most probably in many more places (but never outside Europe). Most of them, even when not in the Italian language, were printed in Italy, and published by a local publisher.

      In the United States these comics didn't get published, due to a copyright problem. They actually never got published into English at all.
      But still are the only official comics based on The Lord of the Rings that are licensed by Tolkien Enterprises, based in California.

      The artist, Luis Bermejo, who drew these comics was of spanish origin. is in a similar style to the movie, the plot follows the movie more closely than the book, and it ends at the same point - halfway through the story!. He is also responsibale for the fantastic covers.

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The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook (2005)
    Alan Lee author, arts, pencils, writer
    Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2005. 192 pages

      Alan Lee, the Oscar-winning conceptual designer for the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, discusses his approach to depicting Tolkien’s imaginary world. The book presents more than 150 of Lee’s celebrated illustrations to show how his imagery for both the illustrated Lord of the Rings and the films progressed from concept to finished art. In addition, the book contains 20 full-color plates and numerous examples of the conceptual art produced for Peter Jackson’s film adaptation.

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The Lord of the Films: The Unofficial Guide to Tolkien's Middle-Earth on the Big Screen (2009)
    J W Braun author, writer, pencils
    Published by ECW Press, 2009. 236 pages.

      First popularized in Tolkien’s classic and bestselling series, The Lord of The Rings has garnered millions of fans around the world. The stunning film trilogy by Peter Jackson was groundbreaking, beautiful, and, as expected, hugely successful. The Lord of the Films is a unique scene-by-scene guide to all of the Lord of the Rings movies, with lots of games, puzzles, and interviews with the filmmakers tossed in. In this book, each scene in each movie is tackled on four different fronts: a closer look at the plot and the action, a look behind the scenes, a reveal of mistakes that slipped through, and audiences’ reactions. In addition to the famous live-action trilogy, other related films (such as the animated adaptations) are covered as well. As an added bonus, the author reveals details about the prequel films currently in production and due out in theatres in 2011 and 2012, as well as a foreword by Cliff Broadway, a staff member of TheOneRing.net a member of the inner circle of those who worked on the films. After reading this book, fans will feel like they’re watching The Lord of the Rings for the first time all over again!


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The Lord of the Rings Film Artbooks: The Art of The Fellowship of the Ring (2002)
    Gary Russell author, pencils, writer
    Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2002. 192 pages.

      Alan Lee, the beloved illustrator of many of Houghton Mifflin’s Tolkien editions, and a talented team of other artists, including the renowned Tolkien illustrator John Howe, have spent more than three years creating the sets, props, creatures, and locations that truly bring Tolkien’s Middle-earth to life. Hobbiton, Rivendell, and Minas Tirith are no longer designations on the map. Literally hundreds of designers and craftspeople have been painstakingly adding authentic cultural details to each of more than 48,000 separate objects shown in The Fellowship of the Ring, from armor to props to architecture. All this and more is shown in Gary Russell’s lavishly illustrated book. Russell spent time on the set in New Zealand, conducting interviews with director Peter Jackson, special effects guru Richard Taylor, art directors Paul Lasainne, Dan Hennah, and Chris Hennah, costumer Ngila Dickson, and Alan Lee and John Howe. Featuring everything from pencil sketches to the finished objects, his book gives detailed descriptions of why and how this groundbreaking film looks as exciting as it does. The millions of fans dazzled by the results will find here everything they want to know about the genesis and evolution of the movie’s incredible look.


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The Lord of the Rings Film Artbooks: The Art of The Two Towers (2003)
    Gary Russell author, pencils, writer
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      A companion to The Art of The Fellowship of the Ring, this authoritative and insightful book is packed with more than five hundred full-color images — many exclusive to this volume — and shows the development of the imagery in The Two Towers from concept drawings to wide-screen glory. With illuminating captions telling the story of the images in the words of the artists and designers responsible for the look of the film, including the renowned artists Alan Lee and John Howe, and contributions from Peter Jackson, Richard Taylor, Grant Major, Ngila Dickson, Paul Lasaine, and others, this book is a must for all fans of The Lord of the Rings.
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The Lord of the Rings Film Artbooks: The Art of The Return of the King (2004)
    Gary Russell author, pencils, writer
    Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004. 224 pages.

      With Peter Jackson's Acadamy Award-winning epic motion picture trilogy drawing to a spectacular and triumphant close, Gary Russell's detailed research takes us back into the world of Middle-earth, to relive all the visual drama and excitement of The Return of the King.

      The Art of The Return of the King illustrates the creative development of the film from sketch to special effect and features 600 images, most appearing nowhere else. This fully authorized book includes pencil sketches by Alan Lee and John Howe, costume designes by Ngila Dickson, magnificent full-color paintings by Jeremy Bennett, and prop designs, concepts, sculptures and digital artwork from Weta Workshop and Weta Digital. From Minas Tirith to Mount Doom, from the Army of the Dead to Shelob the monstrous spider, all the spectacular landscapes, characters and creatures are covered in stunning detail, including concepts that did not make it into the final film.

      To accompany this wealth of imagery, detailed and informative commentaries appear by all the featured artists and designers, together with a special afterword by Peter Jackson. Their personal thoughts and explanations offer unique and fascinating insight into how The Return of the King was brought to life. An artistic journey begun in 1997 reaches its glorious conclusion within these pages, giving the reader a unique chance to witness the creative process that led to one of the most spectacular movies of all time.

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The Lord of the Rings Film Artbooks: The Art of The Lord of the Rings (2004)
    Gary Russell author, pencils, writer
    Published by Mariner Books, 2004. 224 pages.

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