The GeeksversePREVIEW | Age of Bronze, Vol. 3B: Betrayal, Part Two (Image Comics)

PREVIEW | Age of Bronze, Vol. 3B: Betrayal, Part Two (Image Comics)
Published on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 by
[UPDATED: Volume now available in trade paperback] The “Betrayal” storyline of Eric Shanower’s long-running, Eisner Award-winning retelling of the legend of the Trojan War gets collected in this compilation of Age of Bronze #28-33.
  • Bet2_cvrStory & art: Eric Shanower
  • Format: 176 pages, full color, hardcover and and trade paperback
  • List price: $28.99 (hardcover)/$18.99 (trade paperback)
  • Sale date: 02 October 2013
  • Press release description: As the Greek and Trojan armies clash, the action begins immediately where the previous volume left off. It’s the first battle in a war that will last for ten long years. Achilles fights Hektor with sword and spear while from high on the walls of Troy Helen watches warriors fall dying into the dust. Inside the city of Troy elaborate schemes of royal intrigue play out. Pandarus manipulates his niece Cressida into becoming the lover of the Trojan prince Troilus. But when the Greeks take Cressida prisoner Pandarus’s plan blows up in their faces. The players scramble for safety, but not all of them can find it.One of the fascinating aspects of Age of Bronze: Betrayal Part Two is how graphic novelist Eric Shanower adapts earlier tellings of the Trojan War into his story. Betrayal Part Two includes Shanower’s version of a William Shakespeare play. Shanower explains, “Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida from 1602 is considered one of his problem plays. The scene when Cressida meets the Greek leaders and they take turns kissing her is powerful, but many productions make Cressida a willing participant. I couldn’t see her doing that, so I found a way to stay true to Shakespeare and true to the characters at the same time.”

Preview gallery (click images to view in larger size)

NOTE: Images are taken from previews of earlier editions of the material

From Age of Bronze #28
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