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Beowulf
by Santiago Garcia and David Rubin


Overview - BEOWULF HC SANTIAGO GARCIA and DAVID RUBIN unite to bring forward the myth of Beowulf, which has endured for a thousand years and inspired an
epic poem of the same name, became a foundational piece of English literature, and inspired generations of authors, from Tolkien to a good
number of Hollywood screenwriters.
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Overview
BEOWULF HC SANTIAGO GARCIA and DAVID RUBIN unite to bring forward the myth of Beowulf, which has endured for a thousand years and inspired an
epic poem of the same name, became a foundational piece of English literature, and inspired generations of authors, from Tolkien to a good
number of Hollywood screenwriters.
BEOWULF tells of the tale of a Scandinavian hero in lands that would become what is now Denmark and Sweden: A monster, Grendel, has
arrived in the kingdom of the Danes, devouring its men and women for 12 years until Beowulf arrives to save them.
GARCIA and RUBIN faithfully follow the original story for a new version that is neither revisionist nor postmodern, but captures the tone and
important details of the poem, translating its potent, epic resonance and melancholy into a contemporary comic that isn't standard swords and
sorcery or heroic fantasy fare, but rather an ancient story with a modern perspective that remains respectful of the source material.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781534301207
  • ISBN-10: 1534301208
  • Publisher: Image Comics
  • Publish Date: January 2017
  • Page Count: 200
  • Reading Level: Ages 16-UP
  • Dimensions: 12.4 x 8.9 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.09 pounds


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Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2017-02-06
  • Reviewer: Staff

This is a dramatic, visceral reinvention of the familiar tale of King Hrothgars violent night visitor, Grendel, and arriving hero, Beowulf. Garcias script is fast-paced and spare. Rubins illustrations capture the harshness of the warriors life, constantly gritty with snow, dirt, and blood. His visual pacing is richly varied, utilizing wide, gloomy cinematic panels and tense, fragmented action sequences. Grendels vision as he stalks into the hall is portrayed by a series of x-ray panels that render the sleeping warriors as muscle and veins, waiting to be reduced to meat. Especially effective are the full-page spreads overlaid with scatterings of small framed moments: the crunch of boots on stone, the tightening of a belt, drops of sweat forming on the warriors brow. Garcia (The Neighbor) and Rubin (The Rise of Aurora West) have set themselves an epic task, but they live up to it with a vibrant, visually stunning adaptation that shows why this story has stayed alive for over 1,000 years. (Jan.)

 
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