SelfMadeHero, an imprint at ABRAMS, has released The Man Who Laughs. Writer David Hine and artist Mark Stafford teamed up for this graphic novel adaptation of Victor Hugo’s L’Homme qui rit.
The original book was first published in France back in 1869. Follow this link to access a free digital copy of Hugo’s novel (English language edition).
Since its publication, Hugo’s story has been well regarded within the comics community. It has sparked other graphic novel adaptations and also served as the inspiration for Batman’s infamous nemesis, The Joker.