Age Of Bronze Vol. 2: Sacrifice

September 13, 2004 | Trades


Age Of Bronze Vol. 2: Sacrifice
Eric Shanower
Image Comics
$29.95 US (hardcover)
*** 1/2 (out of five)

Retelling classic or historical tales in illustrated form is one of the hallmarks of comics, but it has rarely been done with the grace and elegance of Age Of Bronze.
Writer/artist Eric Shanower’s interpretation of the events of the Trojan War don’t have Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom or Eric Bana, but they do feature engaging contemporary dialogue and accurate archaeological depictions of life in this era that make it extremely accessible.
Even as Helen and Paris settle into life in Troy, the Achaeans, led by High King Agamemnon plot to retrieve Helen and to punish the Trojans for taking her. But the cost of preparations for war may prove to be costly for the high king.
For anyone interested in this fascinating piece of history, who has neither the time nor the inclination to read Homer’s Iliad, the Age Of Bronze is a fine modern alternative.

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