Age of Bronze (comics)

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Age of Bronze
Age of Bronze issue 12 cover art; copyright 2001 by Eric Shanower
Publication information
PublisherImage Comics
No. of issues33 (as of August 2013)
Creative team
Created byEric Shanower
Written byEric Shanower
Artist(s)Eric Shanower
Collected editions
A Thousand ShipsISBN 1-58240-200-0
SacrificeISBN 1582403600
Betrayal, Part OneISBN 9781582408453

Age of Bronze is an American comics series by writer/artist Eric Shanower retelling the legend of the Trojan War. It began in 1998 and is published by Image Comics.

Overview[edit]

The series aims to be true to all literary traditions, from Homer's Iliad to Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, as well as to the archaeology of the Bronze Age Aegean; when complete it is projected to comprise seven volumes.

Publications[edit]

33 issues, four trade paperback collections and two specials have been published as of 2015.

Collected volumes
  • A Thousand Ships (2001, ISBN 1-58240-200-0) collects issues 1 to 9, in which Helen, wife of the king of Sparta, is abducted by the Trojan prince Paris, and the Greeks gather their armies for war in response.
  • Sacrifice (2004, ISBN 1-58240-360-0) collects issues 10 to 19, in which the progress of the Greek army is held up, until their king, Agamemnon, pays a debt he owes to the gods.
  • Betrayal, Part One (2008, ISBN 978-1-58240-845-3) collects issues 20–26, in which Agamemnon's fleet sails to Troy and his envoys negotiate with King Priam.
  • Betrayal, Part Two (2013, ISBN 978-1-60706-758-0) collects issues 27–33.
Specials and one-shots
  • Age of Bronze: Special, published in 1999, provides backstory, telling of the curse on Atreus and his sons, Agamemnon and Menelaus.
  • Age of Bronze: Behind the Scenes, published in 2002, gives an insight into Shanower's research and working methods.

Awards[edit]

Shanower won the Eisner Award for best writer/artist in 2001 and 2003, and was nominated for the Ignatz Award for outstanding artist in 1999, for his work on Age of Bronze.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hahn, Joel, ed. "Will Eisner Awards [1988-2007]". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on November 14, 2010. Retrieved November 18, 2015.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  2. ^ (October 1, 1999) "[www.spxpo.com/1999-ignatz-award-recipients 1999 Ignatz Award Recipients], Small Press Expo (accessed May 27, 2016)

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