Age of Bronze Volume 2: Sacrifice Before there were superheroes, there were epic heroes. And writer-artist Eric Shanower continues his homage to the classics with a lucid, meticulously researched retelling of… Age of Bronze Volume 2: Sacrifice Before there were superheroes, there were epic heroes. And writer-artist Eric Shanower continues his homage to the classics with a lucid, meticulously researched retelling of… Nonfiction
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Age of Bronze Volume 2: Sacrifice

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Details Writer: Eric Shanower; Genre: Nonfiction

Before there were superheroes, there were epic heroes. And writer-artist Eric Shanower continues his homage to the classics with a lucid, meticulously researched retelling of the sexual, familial, and divine entanglement that is the Trojan War. In this 224-page collection (second of a projected nine), the abducted Helen arrives at her new home with lover Paris, while her countrymen regroup after the brash Achilles valiantly leads them in an attack on -- oops! -- Mysia instead of Troy (well, it was a foggy day...). As erudite as it is entertaining, Shanower's Herculean task is executed with the grace of the gods.

Originally posted Jun 18, 2004 Published in issue #770 Jun 18, 2004 Order article reprints
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