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Macmillan, Jun 19, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages
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The epic tale of the original marathon runner—just in time for the 2012 Olympic Games

It was a turning point in ancient history.

It inspires men to greatness.

It was the foundation of one of the greatest and most prevailing global peace efforts of the 20th century.

It was the greatest feat—and the tragic death—of a man whose legacy will never be forgotten.

In 490BC, an Athenian messenger named Eucles ran 153 miles from Sparta to Athens, and in so doing preserved ancient Greek civilization from subjugation to the Persian Empire.

This graphic novel from screenwriter Boaz Yakin and artist Joe Infurnari tells his story.


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User Review  - Mark - Goodreads

A graphic novel retelling of the 490 BC Battle of Marathon. According to legend, an already taxed messenger ran the 26 miles from Marathon to Athens to announce the victory of Athen's army over the ... Read full review

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User Review  - BC - Goodreads

I liked this story because i like greek mythology. There were some aspects that were really good. Characters were hard to follow because of the names and indistinc art. Protag and Antag were fairly ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Boaz Yakin is an American screenwriter and film director based in New York City. Yakin studied filmmaking at New York City College and New York University. He has written and/or directed many major Hollywood movies such as The Punisher, The Rookie, A Price Above Rubies, and Remember The Titans.

Joe Infurnari is an acclaimed comics writer and illustrator living in Brooklyn. His work has been recognized with multiple Eisner nominations, numerous publications, and membership in the prestigious web comics collective, Act-i-vate. He is the illustrator of First Second's "Mush!"

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