Age Of Bronze Volume 3A by Eric Shanower

Age Of Bronze Volume 3A

High King Agamemnon lusts to conquer the wealthy city of Troy. On the island of Tenedos, just off the coast of Troy, Achilles leads the attack. When the dust settles, Achilles finds himself one step closer to his tragic fate. Meanwhile, the Trojans prepare their defenses and gather allies. Agamemnon's offer of a peace embassy to King Priam reassures few. War appears inevitable. Even Helen dreads to face what lies ahead for her and everyone she lo...

Details Age Of Bronze Volume 3A

TitleAge Of Bronze Volume 3A
Release DateDec 11th, 2007
PublisherImage Comics
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Fantasy, Mythology, Historical, Historical Fiction, Fiction

Reviews Age Of Bronze Volume 3A

  • Sotiris Makrygiannis
    A rather good comic book about Troy war, is fantastic!
  • Michael
    Amazingly, we haven't even reached the war itself in this volume. Yet Shanower makes this telling of the Trojan war massively compelling. He does a great job balancing the worship of the gods and belief in omens against a more pragmatic approach - leaving the reader to assume what he or she will about divine intervention. The characters are all very well crafted, with clear motivations and complex expectations for the coming conflict. Shanower's ...
  • Miss Susan
    do you know what would be great?what if some person went and gathered all the mythology of the trojan warcombed through the various and contradictory versions, picked their favourite and mixed them together until it made a coherent narrativeand then said holy shit, these men are terrible! LET'S WRITE A SERIES ABOUT THE WOMENjust sit with me and imagine for a minute. think about a series about the women of the trojan war. think about the fact that...
  • P.D.R. Lindsay
    Graphic used to mean a novel of Lady Chatterly's ilk, now it means what aged me calls a comic. 'Age of Betrayal Part One', however is not the jolly 'Beano' comic, this book, written and illustrated by Eric Shanower, tells the first part of the story of the Trojan War. And it does it very well. At the front of the book there are detailed maps, a plan of Troy, a translation from Sophocles about Philoctetes, and an excellent summary of the story. At...
  • Joanna
    Oh no! Interest in ancient Greece slipping, slipping, goooooone. I found this installment really, really boring. It's like... those few episodes in an otherwise excellent TV show that makes you go, OMG so bored! What are they doing with the characters? What's the conflict in this one? Where's the story? People are just wandering around, talking and crying and shouting.
  • Andrew
    The continuing story of Age of Bronze finds the Achaeans arriving in Troy. There's a few nice pages of pre-war diplomacy and lots of drama surrounding love and sex.
  • May
    While I enjoyed reading the first two volumes in the series, I was starting to feel some annoyance with this volume as the pacing started to slow down considerably. With one volume left, it's hard to believe that the Aegeans will ever get around to besieging Troy anytime soon. Logically it makes sense to see a last-minute diplomatic effort by the Aegeans but having reading this volume, you begin to realize that the Aegeans were too conservative i...
  • James
    Eric Shanower's graphical retelling of the Trojan War holds its excellent form in volume 3A: "Betrayal." After a lengthy build-up, the Greek forces actually make it to Troy...sort of. As we start, their expeditionary force is landing on the nearby island of Tenedos, taking it by force. From there, the Greek leaders approach a fruitless parlay with the Trojan court, finally building to the mythic battle that will follow.Shanower's fine black-and-w...
  • The_Mad_Swede
    Continuing Eric Shanower's highly impressive comics adaptation of the Trojan myth cycle, which was begun in A Thousand Ships and Sacrifice , this first volume of the third arc (of a sorts), Betrayal, sees the Achaeans drawing nearer to Troy, while also focusing a lot on the story of Troilus and Cressida in Troy.Shanower's work continues to impress me, both in terms of its visual presentation and research-based aim to strive for accuracy in rep...
  • Amalia Carosella
    I have to give a LOT of credit to Shanower for what is clearly going to be one of the most exhaustive retellings of the mythology of the Trojan War I've ever encountered. His attention to detail is phenomenal, both from the historical time period setting details to the myths themselves.This volume wraps with the failed (second) embassy to Troy, and seeing Menelaus trying to persuade Helen -- those panels were fantastic. But I also loved that Akam...
  • Elle Kay
    The continuation of the graphic novel based on the Battle of Troy. In this volume the ships have landed on an island a stones throw away from Troy and they send an envoy to talk peace terms with the trojans before the battle commences proper. It has now been 3 years since the Greeks first assembled for this war so you have to hand it to the soldiers for their enormous patience at such a bumbled attack so far.I didn't enjoy this volume as much as ...
  • Daryl
    I'll reiterate what I said about volume 2: amazingly detailed art, lots of (interchangeable?) characters - I often had trouble keeping straight who was who (of course, the Greek names didn't help), stiff dialogue (try reading some of this aloud to see how ridiculous it sounds), a not entirely gripping story. I haven't read The Odyssey, but it seems like a lot of time passes here without much happening. This time around, I noticed that a lot of th...
  • Danie
    Another solid part, though I was distressed to see that this is only 3A, and wondered if that meant that when he says out of seven volumes, will 3B be the equivalent Volume 4 or not.But, that's neither here nor there. It is amazing art, and pretty good storytelling as well. An author after my own heart, taking all these different sources and trying to put it together into one cognizant story. Go Eric Shanower!
  • Megan
    Kind of a dip from the second volume, Sacrifice, but only because that one was so amazing it would be hard to top. Still an incredibly intricate and deep retelling of the Iliad. By the end of Betrayal, the war *still* hasn't started yet, but hopefully we're getting close. (I'm actually starting to wonder if Shanower is going to put us through the literary equivalent of 9 years waiting... but I for one am excited to see what he can do with that.)
  • Terry
    If you've read the other two, this is more of the same outstanding realization of the Iliad. Some of the secondary characters were too thinly developed for my liking, and there are many secondary characters. There's not much of Achilles as the story concentrates on Priam's court. We still haven't gotten to the first battle of the war, but the set up has been thorough.I'm waiting for the next volume and hope Shanower can maintain the high standard...
  • Amauri
    Same solid storytelling Shanower demonstrated in the previous volumes shines through here. His increased comfort illustrating the characters and settings also comes off the page, and in some scenes become more cartooning than before.Be warned; after the drama and tragedy all over Volume 2 this is definitely a slow down in pace.
  • Aurora
    I'm still enjoying this. Like, really alot. I love the way it brings the epic story to a human level, fills in emotions and backstory. But. How can we still not have started the actual war yet? Has he maybe gotten too attached to the characters? Or maybe he just doesn't want to leave anything out? Seriously, move it along.
  • B
    Not altogether much happens and a lot happens. It's difficult to do a short book like this, again, because the characters resemble each other so much and each has a lot going on. I think the highlight of this book was Shanower's well-done "sound" gag in which one character screams in most panels for the middle of the book. Very fun.
  • George Marshall
    What can I say? Brilliant! I adore this series which is one of the best things in the world of comics. The writing is superb. The art is consistently good, is sometimes a little scratchy. And the tale is gripping. I have written to Eric Shanower to beg him to keep going for the full course.
  • Tim
    Still an amazingly solid piece of historical and literary interpretation, but this arc begins to really slow down, largely because of the inclusion of the melodrama of Troilus and Cressida (THANKS SHAKESPEARRE YOU JERK).
  • Kirsten Surdej
    I read the third one first so oops. But now that I've read the first and second volumes I understand the third a lot better. This one's definitely more slow-paced than volumes 1 and 2, hoping it'll lead up to something big and exciting in 3B!!
  • Amanda Coppedge
    Reread in 2012.
  • Helman Taofani
    This "Age of Bronze" series getting intense on the third. Remains faithful with its two predecessor to portray historical Trojan war.
  • Nicholas Siebers
    The story of the Trojan War continues. This one seems a little clearer, with fewer characters and plotlines, which help it along. I liked it.
  • Darnia
    Still awesome as usual...
  • Ed
    You MUST read this series of graphic novels retelling the Homeric epics if the concept even mildly intrigues you. Characterization is great, the plotting is tight...
  • Mark Flowers
    These books are easily some of the greatest graphic novels I've ever read.
  • Restu Aji
    Saya suka bagian dimana Odysseus marah di depan orang-orang Troy. Dan saya suka karena Paris adalah karakter yang licik dan menyebalkan.
  • Benjamin
    Good, but not that much happens? Some guy gets bit by a snake and won't stop scream and then everyone sucks at negotiating.
  • Phil Huff
    Eric Shanower is retelling the Iliad in a series of graphic novels that translate the Greek poetry into contemporary prose, with highly detailed black and white illustrations.