Gareth Hinds is the creator of critically-acclaimed graphic novels based on literary classics, including Beowulf (which Publisher’s Weekly called a “mixed-media gem”), King Lear (which Booklist named one of the top 10 graphic novels for teens), The Merchant of Venice (which Kirkus called “the standard that all others will strive to meet” for Shakespeare adaptation), and The Odyssey (which received four starred reviews and has been placed on numerous "best of 2010" lists). Gareth is a recipient of the Boston Public Library’s “Literary Lights for Children” award. His books can be found in bookstores and English classrooms across the country, and his illustrations have appeared in such diverse venues as the Society of Illustrators, the New York Historical Society, and over a dozen published video games.
Award-winning graphic artist Gareth Hinds masterfully reinterprets a story of heroism, adventure, and high action that has been told and retold for more than 2,500 years--though never quite like this. With bold imagery and an ear tuned to the music of Homer’s epic poem, Gareth Hinds reinterprets the ancient classic as it’s never been told before.
Collecting the first volume of the classic adaptation of Michael MoorcockÕs bestselling fantasy saga, Elric of Melnibon marks the perfect introduction to the seriesÕ iconic antihero, his fabled blade, Stormbringer, and his harrowing adventures across the Dragon Isle.
Adapted by former Marvel Comics editor, Roy Thomas, and beautifully rendered by longtime comics illustrator Michael T. Gilbert, and the multiple Harvey and Eisner award-winning P. Craig Russell, this definitive collection marks an essential read for all fans of sword and sorcery and brings MoorcockÕs epic tales to life with luxuriant imagination.
This edition features an archaic verse translation. For the simpler prose translation, see Beowulf by Gareth Hinds (green cover).