Nevsky

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A true legendary Russian hero, a groundbreaking Russian filmmaker! Alexander Nevsky is a central figure in Russian history, having lived during one of Russia''s darkest periods - the invasion of the Teutonic Knights. Alexander Nevsky helped establish the Russian nation by defeating the Teutonic Knights, invaders from the last vestiges of the Holy Roman Empire, with an army comprised of ordinary citizens who were poorly-equipped soldiers, but fought for their freedom. This ragtag band, against overwhelming odds, ...
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A true legendary Russian hero, a groundbreaking Russian filmmaker! Alexander Nevsky is a central figure in Russian history, having lived during one of Russia''s darkest periods - the invasion of the Teutonic Knights. Alexander Nevsky helped establish the Russian nation by defeating the Teutonic Knights, invaders from the last vestiges of the Holy Roman Empire, with an army comprised of ordinary citizens who were poorly-equipped soldiers, but fought for their freedom. This ragtag band, against overwhelming odds, defeated the invaders in an epic battle on the frozen lake Peipus - a spectacular achievement that is still celebrated in Russia to this day.
In 1938, the great Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein, much acclaimed for his masterful historical interpretations, as seen in "Battleship Potemkin" (1925) and "Ivan the Terrible" (1944), brought the story of Alexander Nevsky to life on the silver screen in an innovative and brilliant way, by developing new film techniques that remain in use almost 100 years later by some of the greatest directors of our time. Now, following in the steps of Eisenstein, IDW is proud to present one of the most compelling historical graphic novels ever produced - one that is as relevant today as it was at any time in history!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781613771815
  • Publisher: Idea & Design Works, LLC
  • Publication date: 8/21/2012
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2012

    A timeless story of the battle for freedom through patriotism is

    A timeless story of the battle for freedom through patriotism is retold
    in a vibrant new form this Spring with Nevsky, an original graphic novel
    adaptation of Sergei Eisenstein's classic film "Alexander
    Nevsky" (1938). Written by Ben McCool (Memoir, Pigs) with art by
    rising star Mario Guevara (Solomon Kane, Victorian Undead) and edited by
    Scott Dunbier, this full-length graphic novel is a stunning
    re-imagination of Eisenstein's famed film. Alexander Nevsky - decidedly
    the most popular figure in Russian history - is a much-loved historical
    leader who helped establish the Russian nation by defeating the Teutonic
    Knights. These invaders were the last vestiges of the Holy Roman Empire
    and drove out from Germany bringing oppression and religious intolerance
    with them. In 1242, Nevsky with an army of soldiers and citizens
    defeated the Teutonic Knights in a spectacular battle on the frozen Lake
    Peipus, an achievement celebrated in Russia to this day. Eisenstein was
    a revolutionary figure who is to Russian film what Chekhov and Tolstoy
    are to its literature. In 1938, Eisenstein, was already celebrated for
    his groundbreaking films "Battleship Potemkin" (1925) and
    "October" (1928), brought the story of Nevsky's battles to
    life in a stirring epic that featured a score by Sergei Prokofiev. The
    spectacular closing scene of the Battle on the Ice has been studied by
    filmmakers from David Lean to Steven Spielberg to Walt Disney Animation.
    Although caught up in the politics of the time - Eisenstein was
    frequently out of favor with Joseph Stalin - the film became a worldwide
    classic. This is the first-ever graphic novel adaptation of this
    classic Eisentein epic film, bringing it to a new generation of readers
    and film-goers. The publisher has assembled an international team of
    creators for this graphic novel, including English-born Ben McCool and
    Mexican artist Mario Guevara. "Nevsky was as much a leader as he
    was a warrior," says McCool. "His story isn't just a page of
    little known history; it's an inspiring tale full of strategy and
    battles and the fight for freedom." "Nevsky has a compelling
    story by Ben McCool and breathtaking art by Mario Guevara," says
    IDW Senior Editor, Special Projects Scott Dunbier. "But the big
    picture here is Nevsky himself, a larger than life figure from Russian
    history who literally reaches out from the page and pulls you headfirst
    into the story-if you liked 300 you'll love this!" "Nevsky is
    a great hero to Russians, and this story does full justice to his
    story," says Mosfilm Cinema Concern Deputy Director Svetlana
    Pyleva. This classic story is now told for a new generation in a
    graphic novel, which brings the heroes and villains of 13th century
    Russia into the 21st century with an exciting story of battles, heroes,
    and fierce warrior women: Nevsky, already battle weary from a campaign
    against the Mongols, who must defend his nation against a new and savage
    invader; Olga, a fierce shield maiden who cannot be stopped from joining
    the fray; Vasili and Gavrilo, two soldiers who must overcome their own
    personal demons to continue the fight; and Hermann Von Bolk, the brutal
    Grand Knight who leads the Teutonic Knights on a path of destruction.

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