Shackleton: Antarctic Odyssey #1

Shackleton: Antarctic Odyssey #1

Writer: Nick Bertozzi Artist: Nick Bertozzi Publisher: First Second Release Date: July 2, 2014 Cover Price: $16.99 Critic Reviews: 2
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Ernest Shackleton was one of the last great Antarctic explorers, and he led one of the most ambitious Antarctic expeditions ever undertaken. This is his story, and the story of the dozens of men who threw in their lot with him - many of whom nearly died in the unimaginably harsh conditions of the journey. It's an astonishing feat - and was unprecedented at the time - that all the men in the expedition survived.

Shackleton's expedition marked the end of a period of romantic exploration of the Arctic and the Antarctic, and this is as much a book about the encroaching modern world as it is about travel. But Nick Bertozzi has documented this remarkable journey with such wit and fiendish attention to detail that it's impossible not to get caught up in the drama of the voyage. Shackleton is a phenomenal accompaniment to Bertozzi's earlier graphic novel about great explorers, Lewis & Clark.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jul 11, 2014

    By Bertozzi's own admission he doesn't cover the entire story of the Shackleton Expedition because then the story would be massive. And really I only mention that for those that might expect 100% historical accuracy. He does however tell a complete and rewarding version of the story that is heavy on the facts and very entertaining. Read Full Review

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    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Jun 30, 2014

    All together, "Shackleton: Antarctic Odyssey" is an enjoyable way to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the expedition. It's a great exploration of how courage manifests in practical, problem-solving ways as well as fierce ones. Read Full Review

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