In a local bookstore yesterday I was surprised to see Anthem: The Graphic Novel, as Id heard nothing about such a project being in the works. Although the original, owing to an oopsie on Peikoffs part, is in the public domain (in the u.s. at least), this appears to be an estate-authorised version.
I have to say I dont think much of it. The interior artwork is sketchy and unfinished-looking; worse, its in a style reminiscent of Saturday-morning cartoons and Sunday-school Bible comics, and thus radically fails to capture the vision and gravitas of Rands text. The artist, Joe Staton, has illustrated comics ranging from Green Lantern to Scooby-Doo; unfortunately, it is the latter approach that dominates here. Its disconcerting to read, say, the description of the heroine as looking like a blade of iron whose eyes were dark and without kindness, and then see her depicted as a bubbly elf maiden. And while adaptation obviously requires condensation, the originals memorable opening line is an odd choice to cut out. (Though under the circumstances its perhaps understandable, as the line might ring a little too true.)