Image Comics has announced it is bringing an English adaptation of Santiago Garcia and David Rubin’s Beowulf to comic book stores in December.
Based on the epic poem that became the foundation for English literature, the graphic novel treatment promises to bring enough gore and brutality to make even the biggest berserker happy.
BEOWULF tells of the tale of a Scandinavian hero in lands that would become what is now Denmark and Sweden. A monster, Grendel, has arrived in the kingdom of the Danes, devouring its men and women for 12 years until Beowulf arrives to save them. García and Rubín faithfully follow the original story for a new version that is neither revisionist nor postmodern, capturing the tone and important details of the poem, translating its potent, epic resonance and melancholy into a contemporary comic that isn’t standard swords and sorcery or heroic fantasy fare—but rather an ancient story with a modern perspective that remains respectful of the source material.
The Beowulf graphic novel arrives on December 14th and has a cover price of $29.99.