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Sunday, April 20, 2008

300 by Frank Miller (Hardcover)

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Frank Miller: Story and Art
Lynn Varley: Colors
Cover Price: $30.00
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

300 is the story of three hundred Spartans sworn to defend Sparta against the threat of the massive army of Persia lead by Xerxes the self proclaimed God king. Xerxes goal is to expand his kingdom beyond the borders of Greece and forcing the inhabitants to serve under him as their God and king.

The artwork and colors are beautiful and brutal at the same time. Battle scenes are filled with chaos and a style that only Frank Miller could bring to a comic. The hardcover edition of this book is oversized and worth every inch if you are looking to buy a copy of this book.

300 Spartans set out to stop an army so large that it shakes the earth under its feet, 300 Spartans who move and fight as one entity, 300 Spartans for all of Greece.

I enjoyed this book a great deal. I've wanted to read it for several years and the hype did not ruin it for me. I had already seen the movie (the day it came out) and for once I find that the movie actually made this book even better. The scenes of the movie are directly from Frank Miller's artwork as was done in Sin City but the movie added even more to the story that alloewed for more understanding of what was going on back in Sparta.

I highly recommend this book and the movie as a special after reading treat.

- Kevin P. Johnson

Copyright © 2008 Kevin P. Johnson

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