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Trojan War (Marvel Illustrated)

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Based on the Epic Cycle and other ancient sources. This is the tale not told in The Iliad and The Odyssey of Zeus' plans with Themis, the god of justice, to bring about the Trojan War to kill off an excess of mankind. This is a fascinating exploration of the very roots of the most famous conflict in antiquity. Brought to you by the lauded team of Roy Thomas and Miguel Sepu ...more
Hardcover, 120 pages
Published December 16th 2009 by Marvel
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Teresa
Jun 07, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a part of the Marvel Illustrated line of graphic novels. It is an interesting visual way to learn the story of the Trojan War. It features the cause of the war, Helen of Troy, as well as the rise and fall of Achilles. Odysseus is also a participant in the Trojan War, and you get to see some of the events and things that happen before the events of Homer's The Odyssey. The involvement of the Gods and Goddesses is portrayed well and gives a good feel for their involvement in war affairs as ...more
Malapata
El cómic se limita a ilustrar las fuentes clásicas. Esto tiene su parte positiva y su parte negativa (que a mi entender es la que sale ganando).

Por el lado positivo tenemos la fiabilidad. No se inventa nada ni se añaden cosas de cosecha propia. Por lo tanto los puristas de los clásicos no tendrán mucho que arguir en contra. Pero claro, ¿qué purista de los clásicos iba a leer esto?

Llegamos entonces a la parte negativa. Si no tienes interés en las obras clásicas el cómic es bastante aburrido (e in
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Lizzie
To be fair, I've only read issues 2 and 3 of this book, so I suppose I'm not sure. I was pleased with it in the beginning, thinking that it was nice to get some flesh to the scenes starting off the war, and I'm particularly familiar with Agamemnon's involvement so I liked to see that dramatized. But then, suddenly, nine years of the war went by. Oh! Well that was easy! Goodbye, war! I did not realize that you were all going to fit inside this 5-issue series! And mainly into two issues of it!

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Hugh
Jun 15, 2010 rated it liked it
Here's the deal...the Iliad doesn't tell the whole story so this book fills in some gaps.

There are three Marvel Graphic novels, The Trojan War, The Iliad, and The Odyssey.

Buy "The Trojan War" first and read up to the part about Palamedes...that covers the kidnapping of Helen and the first NINE years of the war.

Next buy "The Iliad" which begins in the nineth year of the war and ends with the death of Hector.

Now return to "The Trojan War" and read it until the end which covers the sack of Troy.

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Hugo
Jan 14, 2013 rated it liked it
Hubiera estado interesante que lo hicieran alrededor de la novela grafica de la Ilíada, pero fue más diseñado para su venta por separado. Explican de manera rápida lo sucedido en Troya en la Ilíada, sin profundizar, pero cuentan desde los orígenes de la guerra de Troya, la manzana de la discordia, la reunión de los argivos, la muerte de Aquiles, así como varias tragedias como Filoctetes, Ayax, y partes de la Orestiada y la Eneida. Es un buen libro, creo que fue hecho un poco más a la carrera que ...more
Angeles Broullón
Mar 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Completa los vacíos en la historia de The Iliad, recopilando la serie de 5 números en un único volumen. Muestra el inicio de la guerra con la manzana dorada de Eris, el sacrificio de Ifigenia, la caída de Aquiles, la toma de Troya con el mítico caballo y el fin de la guerra.

Una buena forma de recopilar la historia completa de la guerra de la mano del mismo equipo creativo.
Matthew
This volume does a nice job of filling in some of the gaps from The Iliad. As an added bonus, Marvel got the same artist for this volume that did their Iliad graphic novel.
Cerys
May 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sure, it has some gaps, but I really enjoyed it and thought the artwork and style was beautiful.
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Roy Thomas is a comic book writer and editor, and Stan Lee's first successor as editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics. He is possibly best known for introducing the pulp magazine hero Conan the Barbarian to American comics, with a series that added to the storyline of Robert E. Howard's character and helped launch a sword and sorcery trend in comics. Thomas is also known for his championing of Golden A ...more

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