Marathon (Paperback)

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By Boaz Yakin, Joe Infurnari (Illustrator)
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As the Persians prepare to attack Athens, the city sends its swiftest messenger over 150 miles to Sparta for reinforcements.  Then, injured and exhausted, he must run another 26 miles from the battlefield to Athens in a desperate last stand for Greece's fledgling Democracy. Set a generation before the battle that inspired 300, Marathon is the true story of men who lost everything under tyranny and sacrificed their lives to fight it.  Infurnari's drawings bristle with tension in this raw and unexpectedly relevant graphic novel.


— From Marathon


The epic tale of the original marathon runner.

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.

"A must-read." - Comic Book Daily

About the Author

Boaz Yakin is an American screenwriter and film director based in New York City. He has written and/or directed many major Hollywood movies such as “The Punisher,” “The Rookie,” “A Price Above Rubies,” and “Remember The Titans.” He published the graphic novel Marathon with illustrator Joe Infurnari.

Joe Infurnari is an acclaimed comics writer and illustrator living in Brooklyn. His work has been recognized with multiple Eisner nominations. He is the illustrator of First Second’s Mush!

Praise For…

"Marathon gets righteous due -- and so does its greatest hero." - Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9781596436800
ISBN-10: 1596436808
Publisher: First Second
Publication Date: June 19th, 2012
Pages: 192
Language: English