Monday, November 22, 2010

Hagar the Horrible Reprint Continue

Titan Books has recently released the second volume of The Epic Chronicles of Hagar the Horrible. The first volume (9781848562332), published last year, reprinted the daily strips from 1973 to 1974, and volume two (9781848562349) concludes the strips for 1974 and moves into 1975. As with the earlier volume, volume two features a number of supplementary texts, including a foreword by cartoonist Sergio Aragones and an introduction by cartoonist Brian Walker.

New Beowulf Graphic Novel

Barron's Educational Books has recently published a new graphic novelized retelling of Beowulf, adapted by writer Jacqueline Morley and illustrator Li Sidong, as part of its Graphic Classics series. With a complete adaption of the story in full-color art plus supplementary material for contextualizing the story (including a discussion of film adaptations), the book is available in both paperback (9780764144493) and hardcover (9780764163012) editions and can be ordered directly from the publisher.