I received this version of the recently-popular Fitzgerald story a month earlier than expected, and promptly devoured it the same evening.
DeFlilippis and Weir do a fine job of adapting the short story into the graphic novel format, though I must admit I'm a bit of a novice to the genre. The strange story flows quickly and effortlessly through its one hundred nineteen pages, communicating the quirks, humor, and critique of aging intended by Fitzgerald.
The real gem here is the amazing illustration work by Kevin Cornell. The pages present three hundred seventy illustrations, each of which relays a wonderful image of the characters, the setting, and the time. It's really quite an amazing body of work.
I get the feeling that this adaptation, debuting four months before the release of a Hollywood movie adaptation staring Brad Pitt, has a distinctly different interpretation of the origins and the omega of Benjamin than will its Hollywood companion, which makes this an even more worthwhile read.