Shanower retells the story of the Trojan War via the comic book format. This is the greatest historical comic ever written. The past comes alive through an incredibly well researched script and carefully done illustrations. Those who are familiar with the legends may be confused by the lack of supernatural beings, but Shanower skillfully weaves them in through rational explanations (maybe a Kentaur is just a wild man). I'm not always thrilled with the art, people look too clean and well kept, but that is minor when compared with the massive accomplishment of the story as a whole.