Trailer for Image Comics’ “Beowulf” adaptation released

Trailer for Image Comics’ “Beowulf” adaptation released

We’ve all read Beowulf, or we’re at least familiar with the story.  One of the oldest epics written in the English language (or at least a language that would evolve into modern English), Beowulf follows the titular hero as he battles the monstrous Grendel and the creature’s mother, only to be felled by a dragon later in life.  I mean, if you’re going to go, “death by dragon” is pretty rock and roll.

The epic poem is a fixture in high school and college literature curriculum, having seen many translations and adaptations over the years.  Image Comics have announced a release date for their own graphic novel adaptation of the material, as translated by Santiago Garciá and David Rubin.  The trade paperback releases this fall, and Image have released a trailer to accompany their announcement.

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BEOWULF TRADE PAPERBACK TRAILER REVEALED
PORTLAND, OR, 06/11/2018 — The trade paperback edition of Image Comics’ English translation of Santiago García (The Ladies-in-Waiting) and David Rubín’s (RUMBLE, Ether) Eisner-nominated BEOWULF hits stores this September.

García and Rubín’s graphic novel breathes new life into the epic tale of BEOWULF, the myth that has endured for a thousand years and influenced generations of authors and filmmakers. In it, the monster Grendel has arrived in the kingdom of the Danes, devouring its men and women for over a decade—until the hero Beowulf arrives to save them. Now in paperback for the first time, this English translation of Santiago García and David Rubín’s faithful depiction of the classic story brings a modern perspective to the potent, epic resonance of the source material.

 Beowulf will hit comic shops on September 19 and other retailers on September 25.  Check out the trailer below.

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