Jul 12, 2023 Spotlight
Internationally renowned publisher Humanoids announced today a brand new graphic novel adaptation of MARK TWAIN’S THE MAN THAT CORRUPTED HADLEYBURG, by the great American novelist Mark Twain, writer and illustrator Wander Antunes, and translated by Benjamin Croze, skillfully adapting the famous short story by Twain originally published in Harper’s Monthly in 1899. Available in stores November 2023.
Welcome to Hadleyburg, a small American town that calls itself the “Most Honest in America.”
One day, a stranger arrives, telling the townsfolk he wants to reward the person who helped him when he was down on his luck.
He presents one of the townsfolk with a bag and a letter that explains its contents - $40,000 to the stranger’s mysterious benefactor, if only they can prove themselves by reciting the words that turned his life around!
But the stranger has ulterior motives. Having once been wronged by the people of Hadleyburg, he has returned to put their “honesty” to the test. Will the people of the town give in to their greed? Will their virtue stand?
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. He was praised as the "greatest humorist the United States has produced", and William Faulkner called him "the father of American literature.”
Brazilian comics creator Wander Antunes devoted himself to comics, his true passion, after a long career in advertising and film. He has won several international prizes, including awards from Chambéry International Comics Festival and the Moulins BD Festival.
MARK TWAIN’S THE MAN THAT CORRUPTED HADLEYBURG will be available in bookstores (bookshop.org) and comic shops (comicshoplocator.com) everywhere in November 2023. Digital copies can be purchased from comiXology and other digital platforms.