I’ve never read the original War of the Worlds. The only H. G. Wells I’ve read was The Time Machine and I hated that book. True, that was in high school, and I have matured some since then. Last week, Boing Boing pointed me towards this site, which is making an abridged comic version of WoW freely available on the web. They are only putting up a portion each week. I am now eagerly awaiting week 3.