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The armies of Persia-a vast horde greater than any the world has ever known-are poised to crush Greece, an island of reason and freedom in a sea of madness and tyranny. Standing between Greece and this tidal wave of destruction are a tiny detachment of but three hundred warriors. Frank Miller's epic retelling of history's supreme moment of battlefield valor is finally collected in its intended format-each two-page spread from the original comics is presented as a single ...
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Overview

The armies of Persia-a vast horde greater than any the world has ever known-are poised to crush Greece, an island of reason and freedom in a sea of madness and tyranny. Standing between Greece and this tidal wave of destruction are a tiny detachment of but three hundred warriors. Frank Miller's epic retelling of history's supreme moment of battlefield valor is finally collected in its intended format-each two-page spread from the original comics is presented as a single undivided page.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The Battle of Thermopylae ranks as one of the ancient world's most important events, where Spartan King Leonidas and his 300-man bodyguard met the massive army of Emperor Xerxes of Persia, who intended to add Greece to his empire. To no one's surprise, the Spartans were destroyed. While the battle bought the Greeks enough time to defeat the mighty Persians, it was more important for the metaphor it created: occasionally one has to lose to win. This is clearly the inspiration behind Miller's attempt to place this epic tale in the context of a graphic novel. A renowned comics artist and writer known for hard-boiled stories of almost operatic intensity and stylishly overwrought violence, Miller (Sin City) injects his own brand of graphic sensationalism into this ancient tale of national survival. Miller clearly isn't as interested in being a historian as he is in telling a story, but his portrayal of the ancient world is compelling. His drawings of the bearded Leonidas are pensive and starkly imperial. The Persian King Xerxes is represented as majestically African, his body covered in a gaudy and bejeweled network of meticulously rendered chains and bracelets. Form and content are ideally wedded: Miller's writing is stark, his drawings moody and dramatic, and intensified by Varley's grimly appropriate palette of earth and blood. The reader can see and feel the harshness of both the Grecian landscape and Sparta's battle-worshipping culture, as Miller presents the complex historical moment facing the 300. (May) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781621151647
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
  • Publication date: 5/13/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 181,404
  • File size: 27 MB
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Meet the Author

Frank Miller
Frank Miller
Frank Miller is one of the seminal creative talents who sparked today's onslaught of motion pictures featuring comic book characters and concepts. He single-handedly re-defined the presentation of comic book characters and heroic fiction with his grand-daddy of graphic novels, The Dark Knight Returns. Then his graphic novels turned box-office hits, including 300 and Sin City, proved that success does not always come wrapped in spandex.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2007

    Ok if you like comic books....

    If you want to get a better sense of Spartan life and the battle of Thermopylae, I highly recommend Steven Pressfield's book THE GATES OF FIRE....It's AWESOME! I couldn't put it down.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2010

    An epic tale of bravery.

    Say what you will about frank miller, but I will argue, that for books like these he still remains a well respected writer. This story is a classic tale of bravery, (see Headline) and sacrifice, for the greater good. A great read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2000

    Go Tell the Spartans Passerby.

    Miller and Varney have created a masterpiece. It is not pure History, but it does capture the spirit of the ancient Spartans and the epic conflict that decided the fate of Western Civilization. Sparta is perhaps the most enigmatic civilization of all time and yet it had a profound effect on the course of History. In 300 Miller portrays the Spartans, not as brutal humorless warmongers, but as men focused on defending and preserving civilization. He has a very accurate handle on the Spartan laconic sense of humor and their sense of honor. This book reveals the origins of concepts of courage, duty and sacrifice which are still with us 2480 years later. They were real flesh and blood super heroes.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 12, 2012

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    Frank Miller presents grit in an age and culture where he was ce

    Frank Miller presents grit in an age and culture where he was certainly meant to be born into.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2009

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    Wonderful Baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It is <lfhVBDHVBDSHVSDBDHBVDDHVBFHVBFHVBLzsjdfb<zsdfiSDHB bABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Time to fight! I ............................................................................................................................................... want to harvest it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2007

    really good

    any graphic novel that frank miller makes i get it

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2007

    An Amazing Epic!!!!

    This classic graphic novel is an oversized hardcover featuring amazing art and a beuatifully crafted storyline of epic proportions. The story follows The ruthless Spartan king Leonidas leading his small army of 300 bred-to-kill men against thousands of Persian slaves. It is extremely action-packed, and contains some of the best storytelling in comics. Frank Miller will go down in history as one of the greatest comic book writers ever, along with the likes of Alan Moore and Stan Lee!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2007

    Awsome

    This a great book!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2006

    'Come and Take them!'

    For a long time now, I have been deeply interested in ancient Greece and had a particular interest in Sparta. I was actually in B&N the other day and was buying some books on Thermopylae and Sparta when I saw this book. I picked it up and from the first page I was hooked. The way Miller portrays Leonidas is what I pictured in my mind's eye. His awesome portayal of the battles scenes was surprisingly accurate. The Spartans weapons, from the falcata to their shields were right on target. I read it over and over again, so taken in with the use of color and the battle scenes even made me cringe. I had'nt heard much of Frank Miller before....sorry to say, but now, I can see why he is one of the best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2002

    Powerful and engaging

    This is Frank Miller's most powerful work to date. The layouts appear simple, but herein lies the mastery. In these pages lies emotional iconic force with gut level impact.The dialogue can be a bit campy, but it works well in the story. This is exactly why Frank Miller is so famous. Lynn Varley surpasses herself as well (especially with the horrid digital washes prevalent in the Dark Knight Strikes Again). I hope to see more war from Miller.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2000

    What real heroes should be!

    It is 480 B.C. and King Xerxes of Persia has assembled a great fighting force of over 100,000 men. He has set his sights on conquering Europe and bringing to its knees all the known governments residing there. He has led his army, so great it drinks the rivers dry, across vast oceans and have reached the mouth of Greece itself. He's commanded them to open the gates of his future empire and crush all oppositions! Conquest was nearly at hand, but he has not foreseen a small, insurmountable impediment. A small detachment of 300 Spartans have positioned themselves to block the Persians' coastal march through the 'Hot Gates', guarding the very doorway of Europe itself! And this small detachment is giving Xerxes a great, big headache! So big he's losing sleep and his 'Godhood'! This book retells the violent and epic battle of Thermopylae and the brave heroism of the 300 Spartans who defended the pass long enough for slumbering Greece to wake up and rally her children for war! This is a story of great tyranny and of greater men who fought to relinquish such oppression. The exquisite graphic storytelling of Miller and the fantastic coloring of Varley has produced a book that is a legend by itself, utterly clarifying the distinction between a second-rate mediocre graphic novel and a quality-oriented masterpiece. Winning the prestigious Eisner Award for best comic book, '300' is a must-read book that describes a time when heroes were indeed heroes, no matter what the cost. The book takes you to a journey of courage, valor, and sacrifice about the worst of human greed and the best of human triumph. And after reading the book, you'll say: 'This is what real heroes should be!'

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