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Beowulf: Monster Slayer (A British Legend) (Graphic Universe) Paperback – September, 2008
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About the Author
Ron Randall has drawn comics for every major comic publisher in the United States, including Marvel, DC, Image, and Dark Horse. His titles for Graphic Myths and Legends include Thor & Loki: In the Land of Giants, Beowulf: Monster Slayer, Guan Yu: Blood Brothers to the End, and Amaterasu: Return of the Sun. He has also worked on super hero comics such as Justice League and Spiderman; science fiction titles such as Star Wars and Star Trek; fantasy adventure titles such as DragonLance and Warlord; suspense and horror titles including SwampThing, Predator, and Venom; and his own creation, Trekker. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
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Top Customer Reviews
I've ordered some others in this series and hope they will be as good!
The illustrations are really well done, and the detail is apparantly based on genuine artifacts and weapons from the period in which Beowulf is set. Very educational, in that I spent a lot of time answering my boy's questions on everything - the ships, the swords and shield and armor, the way the hall of Heorot was built, who the people were, where they lived, you name it ....).
Recommend this highly, both for it's own sake as a great graphic novel version of the story, and as a version suitable for younger children. Necessarily, there is a bit of blood and the odd body part (you can't skip over ripping Grendels' arm off or hewing off the head of Grendel's mother or Beowulf being killed by the Dragon at the end without missing the key parts of the story after all) but that's usually not a problem for young boys! But overall, the gore isn't too graphic if that worries you.
Next, we're on to Gilgamesh the King (The Gilgamesh Trilogy) and ancient Sumer.
This is a great graphic novel, and a good one for introducing young readers to legends from around the world. As for me, I definitely liked it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great for kids, parents and artists. Nice to see classic literature presented to new audiences. I love love to see more like this.Published 15 days ago by Steven Delaney
It was action packed all around with mild violence I love it. I wood really recommend this book to people whoa don't want to read novels but graphic novels.Published on March 24, 2014 by Stanley O. Smith Jr.
My Special Education11th grade class loved reading this before reading Beowulf. An excellent addition to the reading. Good graphics and storyline.Published on October 15, 2013 by Karen