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We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. Now this line is humorous in the poem because Beowulf is at his most amusing when he is arrogant and dismissive, but Hinds pairs this with a hilarious image.

The title should be at least 4 characters long. He wanted to make use of some of the great stories from history, believing that they could be adapted for bewoulf comic book world. The Tale of Liril. The Hinds version, though, has enlivened the story for me and does make me want to reread the original. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Ratings and Reviews 0 1 star ratings 0 reviews. Hinds’s angular perspectives and unusual color palettes dark, ruddy colors, deep burgundy blood, and not a ray of sunshine in sight lend the book an almost overwhelming sense of menace.

Gareth Hinds’ Beowulf

He takes some liberties with Beowulf himself, aging him properly and casting his face in tragic light but it isn’t enough. We see only a silhouette creep into the hall of Heorot before Grendel grabs a soldier by the neck, bites his head off, and drinks the beowuulf as it gushes from the wound.

With Hinds behind the wheel, the action is visceral, the laughs are genuinely funny, and the world of Anglo-Saxon England is, well, exciting.


Description This exhilarating graphic-novel edition of an ancient classic honors the spirit of the original as it attracts modern readers ages 10 and up. In the first seventy lines alone we are introduced to numerous characters with names like Scyld Scefing, Beow who, mind you, is not BeowulfHealfdane, and Heorogar.

I would have liked to see that meaningfulness of engagement in this comic retelling, but it was woefully absent. I hadn’t read this since 9th grade. Beware the momma bear.

Gareth Hinds’ Beowulf

Open Preview See a Problem? Dec 27, Cathleen rated it really liked it Shelves: Sep 17, Micahb rated it really liked it.

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A beautiful peace of literature if I have ever seen one. It’s no wonder the country is a mess. May 09, Tom Ward rated it it was ok.

Gareth Hinds’s Beowulf

The colors lent emotion and tone to bowulf story. While this particular adaptation has not been subject to extensive bekwulf, it is shocking to me that this has been entirely overlooked.

Mar 17, David rated it it was ok. The artwork in the third book is much better, and the dragon is well done. Once again I downloaded this on Comixology following a tip from A. The book then moves to the style that relates most of the story: I feel like I should start with the caveats. Now, I’m not dumb.

In doing so, he makes palatable for young adults dense poetry and epic prose by shifting the narrative weight from text to image. And if we look further, we will see that the text itself, much like its endless adaptation hinxs various media, is a sort of Ouroboros—one that opens and closes with striking images of death.

We appreciate your feedback. The book then moves to the style that relates most of the story: Hinds’ interpretation of the titular character is faithful and no liberties are seemingly taken.


Now that I have seen Santiago Garcia and David Rubin’s version, which gets at more of Beowulf’s story and captures more of the drama and power, I am inclined to say this is still good artwork, and maybe still the best Beoqulf have seen of Hi When I initially read this it was the first graphic version of the epic tale that I had read.

It is a great story simply because it is the oldest and the most original story of its kind and therefore is the beoulf to all great epic stories of warriors, dragons, and kingdoms. The most enjoyable part was garethh Lucas asked me to read it to him.

When I initially read this it was the first graphic version of the epic tale that I had read. He gaeeth with a credit to two versions of the familiar story A. I am making this review short because I have to get back to the essay I have to write on this book it was assigned to me as a part of my major English writings Class but you should read this if you want to get pulled back in a different time.

But then we hit Grendel and Grendel’s mother Take me back and remind me that before the skyscrapers and the planes and the ships there where vessels, hovels, and Lords. Beowulf is a difficult thing to review and hiinds even more difficult to accurately interpret given its multitude of translations and revisions with various intentions in mind.