Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Age of Bronze Returns With Full-Color Editions This September

Volume 1—A THOUSAND SHIPS—hits stores this September 

PORTLAND, OR, 05/21/2018 — Eric Shanower (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland) will release all-new full-color editions of his acclaimed historical fiction series beginning this September with AGE OF BRONZE, VOL. 1: A THOUSAND SHIPS.

Helen runs off with Paris. Agamemnon declares war on Troy. Achilles hides among girls. Odysseus goes mad. And that’s only the beginning.

This is the Trojan War like you’ve never seen it before, featuring vibrant colors by Harvey Award-nominated Black Cherry Bombshells creator John Dallaire that lift the politics and passion of Eric Shanower’s work to new heights.

“I'm really happy to present AGE OF BRONZE in color at last,” said Shanower. “Color gives an exciting new dimension to the story. John Dallaire has been great to work with, and I hope readers will really love the new look.”

AGE OF BRONZE, VOL. 1 (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0829-9, Diamond code: JUN180059) hits comic book stores Wednesday, September 12th and bookstores Tuesday, September 18th. It can be preordered via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Indiebound, and Indigo.

Select praise for AGE OF BRONZE:

“[Shanower’s] dialogue is formal but not florid, and the narrative flow is clear and
simple. But the story also has many amazing scenes for an artist—and Shanower
makes the most of them, with a fine-lined style in black and white drawings evoking
woodcuts and classical paintings.” —Publishers Weekly 

“Gripping to read and beautiful to look at, a feast of images fit for the gods.” —Salon

“Expertly rendered… This comic oozes historical accuracy from every pore.” —Wired

“A worthwhile addition to anyone’s collection. I would heartily recommend this series to
anyone interested in the Trojan War, Greek mythology in general, or the Mycenaean
Bronze Age.” —Ancient World Magazine

“Shanower draws on intensive archaeological research and his own uncanny
psychological insight to depict an ancient world that is wholly, tragically human.” —New
York Times Book Review

“Shanower’s sureness of the tiniest details feeds AGE OF BRONZE’s barreling
momentum.” —The Washington Post

“As erudite as it is entertaining, Shanower’s Herculean task is executed with the grace
of the gods.” —Entertainment Weekly

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