Beowulf #1
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Beowulf #1

Writer: Santiago Garcia Artist: David Rubin Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 11, 2017 Cover Price: $29.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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SANTIAGO GARCÍA and DAVID RUBÍN unite to bring forward the myth of Beowulf, which has endured for a thousand years and inspired an epic poem of the same name, become a foundational piece of English literature, and inspired generations of authors, from Tolkien to Hollywood screenwriters.
BEOWULF tells of the tale of a Scandinavian hero in lands that would become what is now Denmark and Sweden: A monster, Grendel, has arrived in the kingdom of the Danes, devouring its men and women for 12 years until Beowulf arrives to save them.
GARCÍA and RUBÍN faithfully follow the original story for a new version that is neither more

  • 10
    The Pop Break - Alisha Weinberger Jan 19, 2017

    Readers who want to delve more into iconic, classical literature but are detoured by the scale of print, should turn to Garcas and Rubns Beowulf. Avoid awkwardly CGI early-2000s film adaptations. Beowulf is not just an exploration of English literature but of comic books too, and will beckon revisiting over the years. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Andrew McGlinn Dec 21, 2016

    I could go on and on about just how good a reading and visual experience Beowulf is. I should think it's obvious from what I've said just how much I enjoyed the title. Not only enjoyed it, but I am genuinely excited to review it. Don't be like me; don't pre-judge this as simply a resurgence of an old tale. Take the time to look at it in your book or comic store, because if you do I'll guarantee you'll want to buy it " and you should. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Apr 19, 2019

    This is a book that belongs on everyone's library. The script is strong and the art is powerful. I can't think of a better adaptation that is on the shelves. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Patrick Hellen Jan 11, 2017

    If you've never read Beowulf, because the thought of an ancient poem in Old English wasn't calling your name, this might be the reason to try again. The source material is perfect, and this treats it with the reverence it deserves. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pastrami Nation - Art Macias Jan 22, 2017

    This is an amazing retelling of the timeless poem for our time. A definite must have for your bookshelf. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Forrest Hollingsworth Sep 17, 2018

    Wholly unique and metal as hell, this take on Beowulf is endearing, strange, and compelling but sometimes unbalanced. If monsters, men on suicide missions, and the emotional fallout is your thing, you have to give this book a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Adam Frey Dec 29, 2016

    At $30, Garcia and Rubin's Beowulf isn't cheap, but you do get a solid take on one of the seminal works of English literature. Consider this adaption for the reader who needs a break from the usual capes-and-tights comics and wants to try a new take on some classic literature. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Meylikhov Dec 15, 2016

    Nothing new, but still something to behold Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Comicsverse - Brandon Guerrero Dec 14, 2016

    One can tell how much of Garca and Rubn's passion is put into this narrative. It is as though they filled the pages with their own blood. I'm honestly not sure if another visual translation of Beowulf can come as close to bringing this tale to life as theirs has. It's dark, gross, and messy just like we'd want it to be. It builds a quintessential end to the saga that is Beowulf's heroics. One can hope that they'll continue to produce more epic and true works like they did with BEOWULF. Read Full Review

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