Writer and primary artist: Frank Miller (Sin City series, Dark Knight Returns, Batman Year One)
Colors: Lynn Varley
Note: A preview of the first several pages of this book are available by visiting the page linked to in the title of this post.
Alright. You are either already familiar with Frank Miller and therefore this work or you are a fan of history, specifically Greek, and want to see a dramatic retelling of one of the most fabled battles of Sparta. If you fall into either category, read this. Otherwise go bake some brownies or something.
This collection is presented in a beautiful landscape hardcover edition that has already become one of the prizes of my library.
*This book was also an indirect gift from the Pepin who is half aqua green.