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One of the true cornerstones of Western literature comes to the Marvel Illustrated line The ancient world is embroiled in a mighty clash of armies: Greek vs. Trojan. Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world, has betrayed her husband - the Greek, Menelaus - and fled to Troy with Trojan prince, Paris. The Greeks have sailed to Troy to bring her back - and crush all thatOne of the true cornerstones of Western literature comes to the Marvel Illustrated line The ancient world is embroiled in a mighty clash of armies: Greek vs. Trojan. Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world, has betrayed her husband - the Greek, Menelaus - and fled to Troy with Trojan prince, Paris. The Greeks have sailed to Troy to bring her back - and crush all that stand in their way This is the first chapter in the saga that virtually defines the word epic. It is a tale of gods and men, heroism and betrayal. From the lips of Homer to the pages of Marvel Illustrated Collects Marvel Illustrated: The Iliad #1-8....

Title : The Iliad
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ISBN : 9780785123835
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 192 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Iliad Reviews

  • Christina Pilkington
    2018-10-27 00:36

    A nice way to introduce younger readers to The Illiad, although I would have liked the artwork and panels to be less busy and more clear. At times it was hard to understand what was going on, but I'd still recommend especially for reluctant readers who could use visual aids to help them keep track of what is going on in the story.

  • Laura
    2018-10-23 01:40

    I am a terrible graphic novel reader. I have trouble keeping track of characters when they are visually depicted. I kept wishing the illustrator would have assigned a different color to each side of the warring forces but I realize that is likely not accurate to the history. I just could not keep track of who was fighting for who, and even worse was trying to keep track of which god was on whose side. I was hoping to read this as an introduction to the Iliad that might pique my interest to read the true thing. Nope. Just more confused than ever.

  • Biblio Curious
    2018-11-04 00:43

    Too many muscle bound warriors!! I can't keep it straight who's who!!!

  • Dave
    2018-11-20 01:36

    outstanding artwork

  • Quentin Wallace
    2018-11-04 05:31

    I have to say a was disappointed with this one. I realize there are different translations of the Iliad, but this one seemed to leave a lot out. Some of it is probably me as it's been decades since I read the novel and have forgotten parts of it.I remembered the Greek Gods being involved, but in this case they were everywhere and involved in everything. Also, the female characters were glossed over and never focused on. For that matter, other than the battle itself, most of it seemed rushed. I think this much have just been very hard to translate in comic form, as it seemed overwritten and slow paced. The ending was abrupt was well. Overall it was okay, but considering how wordy it was I probably could have passed.

  • Mary
    2018-10-22 06:41

    I thought this was a good graphic adaptation of the Iliad & appreciated the fact that this version (unlike Age of Bronze) includes the gods in the action. The art is beautiful & it stays quite faithful to Homer's epic. However, it did irritate me that this version seemed almost to erase the female characters from the tale. Helen's motives remain utterly unclear. The seeress Cassandra and Priam's queen Hecuba are never even depicted, nor is Chryseis, the priest's daughter whose return to her father sparks the conflict between Achilles and Agamemnon. And the backstory should have included Agamemnon's wife (and Helen's sister) Clytemnestra, and the sacrifice of her daughter Iphigenia. The only woman character who jumped out in this version was Briseis, whose grief for Patroclus seemed very sincere.

  • Lars Guthrie
    2018-11-10 00:58

    While I believe this lavishly-colored graphic version of the epic is faithful in language and plot, I have a couple of quibbles. The first is the design. The pages bleed into the fold, so some captions placed at the far right or left of pages are hard to read, especially since the print is small. The second is the disconcerting feeling I got from seeing warriors like Achilles, Ajax and Agamemnon in superhero guise. It seemed anachronistic. I would love to see a graphic version done in the style of Willy Pogany, who illustrated Padraic Colum's wonderful 'The Children's Homer' by emulating the pictures on Greek vases. I'm still glad I read this, and it actually filled in some gaps from my reads of the story in children's literature. Perhaps someday I will get as ambitious as my youngest brother and read the original.

  • Mark Dickson
    2018-10-30 03:59

    I won't attempt a witty prolix exegesis regarding translations, structural analysis, or character development. The Illiad has many different things for different kinds of readers. However, this condensation of the epic poem hits just about all the major dramatic highlights and is a one night read instead of the long-term commitment of the complex but rewarding classical masterpiece. You get the broad arc of the original, not it's reading experience. But that's fine. More people will get a taste of the achievement of the poem from this than starting and giving up on the original. But you should read the original too, this is only a taste after all.

  • Kevin K
    2018-11-14 05:40

    Art: B-. Wish it had been Neal Adams or Barry Windsor Smith!Writing: Follows the story faithfully.A great way to enjoy the Iliad, for the first time or for review.Looking forward to reading the Marvel version of the Odyssey...(Edit: Checked out the Marvel Illustrated Odyssey, and the art was not up to par—lazy and lacking detail. Going to try The Odyssey.)

  • Nathan
    2018-11-04 02:43

    Graphic novel version of Iliad, very enjoyable but lacking in the beauties of well-constructed verse (as you'd expect from a novel). I feel like I'm learning more about the story than when I chewed through a verse translation, and for that I'm grateful.

  • Hugo
    2018-10-27 01:50

    Una adaptación bastante buena, con un arte mejor, llevado mas por la línea argumental que por los detalles estéticos de la prosa, pero aun así, hay momentos que transmiten toda la carga épica del poema.

  • Angeles Broullón
    2018-11-19 05:38

    Impresionante adaptación gráfica de La Iliada de Homero.Muy literal, lo que puede ralentizar el desarrollo de la trama pero da una gran fidelidad respecto al texto original. Muy recomendable.

  • Ricky Yang
    2018-10-30 03:51

    i thought the book was ok because in the beginning it was lame and boring because there wasnt much action but arguments until a bit later in the middle of the story or book but

  • Kathy Wooton
    2018-11-03 00:36

    Read this in children's picture book form… a GREAT story!

  • Angeles Broullón
    2018-11-05 23:52

    Impresionante adaptación gráfica de La Iliada de Homero.Muy literal, lo que puede ralentizar el desarrollo de la trama pero da una gran fidelidad respecto al texto original. Muy recomendable.

  • Patricia
    2018-11-12 00:51

    Buena forma de empezar con esto. Incultura total

  • DOC
    2018-11-11 05:50

    I thought this was a very good adaptation. The art is wonderful. And, of course, they story is great.

  • Matthew
    2018-10-24 05:38

    Fairly well done condensing of Homer's epic. It is a shame that this was not printed in standard TPB format as the art is rather crushed.

  • Hugh
    2018-11-01 02:54

    Very well done book for young readers or anyone who wants an abriviated version of the Iliad. Nice artwork and a pretty thorough story.