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Preview — 300 by Frank Miller
The army of Persia - a force so vast it shakes the earth with its march - is poised to crush Greece, an island of reason and freedom in a sea of mysticism and tyranny
Standing between Greece and this tidal wave of destruction is a tiny detachment of but three hundred warriors.
But these warriors are more than men… they are SPARTANS.
300 is a story of war and defiance as only
And yet Frank Miller would have us believe they're better than the cultured Athenians (who're habit ...more
some of the complaints i've seen about this is that it ...more
Os valores a cultivar são a honra e a glória. Não existem outras opções. A Lei Espartana tem que cumprida, deve ser cumprida como se de fado divino se tratasse: um espartano nunca recua, um espartano nunca desiste, um espartano só luta pela vitória ou pela morte gloriosa. Não é opção, não é democracia ateniense, não é disso que se trata: isto é Esparta.
Much like The Fountainhead, if you saw the movie, you don't really need to read the book. The only difference between movie and book i ...more
Rendered beautifully, but not really appropriate for those tenderhooks.
I am not easily persuaded to "waste" my time with comic books as I have been so taught. But there is much to distinguish between it being a time waster, and a glut feast for the mind's eye. It is not going to be made stronger by flipping billboards.
Processing billboards as art might take some practic ...more
Okay, so I may have a penance for comics. A well-told story paired with bold artwork is undeniably one of the greatest expressions of art, in my opinion.
300 tells the story of 300 Spartan soldiers as they defend their land from invading Persians. It is a retelling of the battle of Thermopylae.
There's only one major character here, King Leonidas, although I guess you could count his entire Spartan army as one collective character (I did).
In literary terms, this would be co ...more
Ad ogni modo. Non che a farlo anni fa sarebbe cambiato, perché la fama di 300 è esplosa con l'uscita del film e da allora tutti ne parlano e dicono la loro.
Dunque ne parlo anch'io. Leggendo 300 ho sempre faticato a scollarmi di dosso la spocchia dello storico, pronto a scrutare e criticare ogni infinitesimale inesattezza storica. Frank Miller ci va molto, molto vicino, ma della vicenda della guerra persiana e ...more
This story is dark and devastating, with just enough sarcastic humor to make it bearable. The artwork is incredible. In fact, I just happened to go to an art exhibit with tons of Greek urns and sculpture from The British Museum, and I'd say these pictures could be on an amphora. Simple, striking, minimal,and yet there is minute attention to detail.
King Leonidas and his doomed troop of Spartan warriors will haunt me for a very long time. (It do ...more
I loved this book. It was a fun, gorgeous experience and for the right person, could be the perfect introduction into comics.
You have the story, based at its core on the real Battle of Thermopylea, turned up to 11 with epic stories of childhood initiation, "political maneuvering", and battle that include some embellishment and tweaking of the facts.
However, this book isn't about facts, its about how a group of people stood tog ...more
That being said, there is little character development. Miller is his usual offensive self here, with ster ...more
This is an artful tale about the Battle of Thermopylai in 480 BCE. 300 Spartans and a few hundred thousand other Greeks faced hundreds of thousands of Persians. After some particularly legendary resistance, the Spartans finally fell. The Persians proceeded to invade Greece, but the bodycount in Persian side in this particular fight gave the Greeks a pretty good idea that they can totally be ...more
300 is a really nice book. This book is about a movie that is made about Spartans. The Spartans is a powerful army with a really powerful leader fighting for Greece. Another reason this book is really good is because its not a chapter book its a comic. Most of the people love to read comics. Therefore, this is why I think 300 is a nice comic and recommend you to read it.
The Spartans has a really strong leader. Their leader is called Sparta and he isn't afraid of anything. When ...more
I am not really a graphic-novel fanatic but I do appreciate great artwork. This book here is really good. Very well crafted Visual art. All the locations and characters are perfectly drawn. The dialogues are very well written too.
Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the ...more