The Epic Hero- Beowulf. quote. Beowulf- Tis better for a man to avenge his friends than to spend his days lamenting. from book two page 4. Summary Book one-. Dark and visceral, the graphic novel version of Beowulf created by Gareth Hinds is considered to be one of the most successful adaptations of. 1 • Beowulf Teachers’ Guide adapted and illustrated by. GARETH HINDS. HC: PB: CANDLEWICK PRESS.

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Hind 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’s Beowulf | The Green Man Review

Now, I’m not dumb. Another touch that I enjoyed particularly — in the night scenes with a sky backdrop, Hinds has used a map of the constellations, with their names, in a blue verging on purple that is the perfect contrast to the browns and grays of the main action. Particularly smart and well done are the fight scenes with Grendel, Grendel’s mother, and the dragon. Proudly powered by WordPress.

He travels to the aid of the people that need him and lunges into danger with the perseverance and swiftness of a hero. Oct 10, R. 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 I have seen of Hinds’s classics adaptations, but not as effective as this newer Beowulf.


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.

Neil Beeowulf helped hammer the tale into a single battle-worthy arc in the movie. Obvio This is a decent graphic novel adaptation of Beowulf, which gives a good impression of the three main fights that dominate the poem. This is a hard book to review. This must be garefh foreshadowing. For fantasy fans both young and old, this makes an ideal introduction to a story without which the entire fantasy genre would look very different; many scenes may be too intense for very young readers.

Beowulf by Gareth Hinds

Carter rated it really liked gzreth Shelves: Tilendis lives a deceptively quiet life. Grendel and his mother were suitably monstrous, and I did enjoy the dark spatters across whole panes to indicate the wanton slaughter and maiming. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

He begins with a credit to two versions of the familiar story A. The artwork in the third book is much better, and the dragon is well done. Instead, names and locations appear quickly ginds disappearing into a whirlwind of narrative exposition. A lot of what makes the text of Beowulf so compelling are tensions in the words and what is understood by them.

There was nothing Gareth Hinds could really do with the material except change it.

May 17, Jessica rated it really hindd it Shelves: I feel like I should start with the caveats. One of the things I really like about Hinds’s adaptation is related to my relative inexperience with graphic literature.


The pictures certainly helped me follow the story. The first two books, those about Grendel and Grendel’s Garehh, are hard to read because the art is so messy and the panels are arranged so that people unfamiliar with the poem would probably have a tough time. The most enjoyable part was that Lucas asked me to read it to him.

Gareth Hinds’s Beowulf

Beowulf is a difficult thing to review and perhaps even more difficult to accurately interpret given its multitude of translations and revisions gareh various intentions in mind. Take me back and remind me that before the skyscrapers and the planes and the ships there where vessels, hovels, and Lords.

Mail Web More Posts 6. Even for a strong reader with an excellent translation, Beowulf is not an easy read on the first go. Jun 02, Phillip rated it liked it Shelves: That one I just don’t get In the original, bewoulf version, he had used a verse translation by Francis Gummere.

The king of heroic epics gets a lavish visual interpretation in Hinds’s full-color hinss gem, originally self-published as three separate issues in And it’s done very beautifully, the art is amazing and freaky!