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300 by Frank Miller characters Ú 107 Ë ❄ [KINDLE] ✽ 300 By Frank Miller ➝ – Dcmdirect.co.uk An emperor amasses an army of hundreds of thousands drawn from two continents to invade a third continent and conuer a tiny divided nation Only a few hundred warriors stand against them Yet the tiny n An emperor amasses an armAn emperor amasses an army of hundreds of thousands drawn from two continents to invade a third continent and conuer a tiny divided nation Only a few hundred warriors stand against them Yet the tiny nation is saved It sounds like the plot of a preposterous fantasy novel It is historical fact In BC King Xerxes of Persia raised forces in Asia and Africa and invaded Greece with an army so huge that it drank rivers dry Then they entered the mountain pass of Thermopylae and encountered determined soldiers from Sparta Writer artist Frank Miller and colorist Lynn Varley retell the battle of Thermopylae in the exciting and moving graphic novel They focus on King Leonidas the young foot soldier Stelios and the storyteller Dilios to highlight the Spartans awe inspiring toughness and valor Miller and Varley s art is terrific as always the combat scenes are especially powerful And Miller s writing is his best in years Read it Do not however read expecting a strictly accurate histo.

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Ry The Phocians did not scatter as Miller describes His Spartans are mildly homophobic which is goofy in such a gay society Miller doesn t say how many Greeks remained for the climactic battle you d think Spartans and maybe a dozen others when there were between and Greeks Herodotus s Histories does not identify the traitor Ephialtes as ugly and hunchbacked or even as Spartan establishes a believable connection between Ephialtes s affliction and behavior but his monstrous appearance King Xerxes s effeminacy and the Persians inexplicable pierced GenX African looks make for an eyebrow raising choice of villain imagery Nonetheless is a brilliant dramatization For the full story of the failed invasion read Herodotus s Histories or for a concise graphic novel retelling Larry Gonick s great Cartoon History of the Universe Volumes From the Big Bang to Alexander the Great For a lighthearted look at post invasion Athens and a very young Alexander the Great check out William Mess.

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300 by Frank MillNer Loebs and Sam Kieth s witty and gorgeous graphic novels Epicurus the Sage Vol I and Vol II Cynthia WardDie Heerscharen Persiens eine Streitmacht so gewaltig dass die Erde unter ihren Schritten erzittert stehen bereit Griechenland zu vernichten eine Insel der Vernunft und der Freiheit inmitten eines Ozeans aus alter Mystik und TyranneiZwischen Griechenland und dieser Flutwelle der Zerstrung steht nur eine kleine Truppe von gerade einmal KriegernDoch diese Krieger sind mehr als nur einfache Mnner Es sind SPARTANER Die gefeierte Neuinterpretation der Schlacht bei den Thermopylen gilt als eine der besten Arbeiten der Comiclegende Frank Miller SIN CITY und wurde mit drei EISNER Awards ausgezeichnet lieferte Regie Neuling Zach Snyder die kongeniale visuelle Umsetzung des Comic Stoffs und katapultierte sich mit dem stilprgenden Fantasy Schlachtgemlde in die A Liga Hollywoods setzte er nach und adaptierte die als unverfilmbar gehandelte Graphic Novel WATCHMEN von Alan Moore.