Grendel: Past Prime

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Dark Horse Comics, 2000 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 203 pages
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Matt Wagner's award-winning comics series takes on new life as an illustrated prose novel, written by acclaimed wordsmith Greg Rucka, renowned for his popular crime novels featuring detective Atticus Kodiak (Keeper, Finder, Smoker). The ranks of Grendel warriors have now disintegrated into leaderless anarchy, but a savior exists, and one lone Grendel seeks the key to restoring the empire--and she won't take no for an answer. Writer Greg Rucka (Whiteout) tells this compelling story of Susan Veraghen's search for Grendel-Prime. With 50 striking pen-and-ink illustrations and a stunning cover painting by Grendel creator Matt Wagner, Grendel: Past Prime is fast-paced, hard-edged adventure laced with thematic depth and visual firepower.

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Review: Grendel: Past Prime Illustrated Novel (Grendel)

User Review  - Nathan Bussa - Goodreads

Was happy to finally see another follow up to Grendel Warchild. If you're a fan of Matt Wagners Grendel, then I feel you'll enjoy this book. Read full review

Review: Grendel: Past Prime Illustrated Novel (Grendel)

User Review  - Matt Payne - Goodreads

Legendarily epic dystopian cyber-punk adventure. A badass lesbian warrior treks across the brutal wastelands, looking for the legendary Grendel Paladin. She and the unstoppable cyborg work together to overthrow warlords, in an effort to create a new empire among the ruins of mankind. Read full review


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About the author (2000)

Greg Rucka is the author of four previous novels - "Keeper", which was nominated for the Shamus Award, "Finder", "Smoker", and "Shooting at Midnight". He resides with his wife and son in Portland, Oregon.

Matt Wagner is an art director, owner and curator of Hellion Gallery in Portland, Oregon. He has over a decade of experience traveling to Japan to seek out undiscovered artists and frequently debuts Japanese artists in the States. His first trip to Japan in 1999 sparked an appreciation for Japanese art and culture and he now travels to Japan several times a year to host art shows and look for emerging talent. Wagner is the author of two books, The Tall Trees of Tokyo and The Tall Trees of Portland.

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