"When a naïve group of English settlers journeys through the untamed wilderness of 18th-century America, they quickly become victims of a hostile enemy attack. Their only hope of rescue lies with Hawkeye, an expert woodsman, and Uncas and Chingachgook, the last survivors of the Mohican tribe."--P.  of cover.
The story is told in comic strip style and covers most of the bases. One thing that constantly bothers me about many of the modern retellings of this tale is that Hawkeye and Cora are written as the romance while in the original is was Cora and Uncas who were drawn to each other. I was pleased that this version stuck to the original story. James Fenimore Cooper was a product of his time and even though he explained that the attraction between this Indian and the daughter of a British Colonel was because Cora’s mother had black blood in her background, he still killed these young people so that the romance did not have a change to continue.
I thought this graphic novel by Tom Ratliff did an admirable job of showcasing Cooper’s best-known novel, and helps to explain why the images of Hawkeye, Uncas and Chingachgook have become part of American folklore.