Warren Ellis Crecy

Warren Ellis Crecy

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An original graphic novel from Warren Ellis and his Apparat line of books! A highly trained but under equipped army invades another country due to that country's perceived threat to home security. The army conducts shock-and-awe raids designed to terrify the populace. This army is soon driven to ground, and vastly outnumbered. The English army has to stand and fight, in Crecy, France. On 26 August 1346, modern warfare changed forever. This is the story of England's greatest battle. Featuring the stunningly detailed art of Raulo Caceres.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 164 x 252 x 4mm | 117.93g
  • Avatar Press
  • Rantoul, Il, United States
  • English
  • 1592910408
  • 9781592910403
  • 68,617

About Warren Ellis

Warren Ellis is the award-winning British author of comic books, novels, and television, most often recognized for his sociocultural commentary and ground-breaking work in the genre of science fiction. His most recognizable works include Transmetropolitan, Planetary, and The Authority. He maintains a consistent online presence which includes the weekly delivery of the FREAKANGELS web comic to millions of fans. Ellis has published over 25 different creator-owned projects through Avatar Press (including BLACK SUMMER, IGNITION CITY, and GRAVEL, the last of which is in development as a film through Legendary Pictures), with many more planned.show more

Customer reviews

This is an account of the Battle of Crecy in 1346. It combines the styles of Horrible Histories, and a healthy dose of Blackadder. It appears largely accurate and gives a broad account of the politics, society and warfare of the time. It is narrated by a common English archer who spends most of his time talking to us but occasionally grumbles to, or insults, his compatriots. The Englishman is a cross between the loveable Tommy and the modern day football hooligan. You learn a lot or remember much depending on when you went to school. It is entertaining and thought-provoking as there a number of modern day parallels to be found. The art is superb. It is black and white line but with masterful shading. The figures are modern but the overall feel is that of a historical woodcut or period document. It is aptly chosen and superbly executed. Maps pop up every now and then to help the reader and there is a big map of Crecy in both the centre spread and inside cover. The most impressive scenes are those at night which switch to white on black inverting the daytime style. This is a short, concise work, everything a history lesson should be. Although told from the English point of view the narrator admits he's a xenophobic fellow living in an age before political correctness so you can take its one-sided nature into account. It is very nice to see the remit of the graphic novel stretched and who better to do it than Warren Ellis. One Thumbs Up, or two fingers (your choice)!show more
by 365 Graphic Novels
If you are looking for a Batman style comic book this is for you. If you want a serious History of the battle of Crecy and events leading up to it avoid this 'book' like the plague. That the drawing is good is not in dispute although the historical accuracy is in serious doubt in many places and the language is worse than is heard in most soccer crowds.show more
by John B.Cuthbert