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300 (1998) comic books

  • Issue #1
    300 (1998) 1
    Published May 1998 by Dark Horse.

    1st Printing – Chapter 1: Honor - Story and art by Frank Miller. Color by Lynn Varley. A force of men is assembled, so massive it shakes the earth with its march -- an army, vast beyond imagining, poised to devour tiny Greece, to snuff out the world's one hope for reason and justice. Only three hundred brave souls block its dash. But they are more than men . . . they are Spartans. The first full-color project by Frank Miller for Dark Horse, painted by Lynn Varley (Ronin, The Dark Knight Returns). Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #2
    300 (1998) 2
    Published Jun 1998 by Dark Horse.

    Chapter 2: Duty - Story and art by Frank Miller. Color by Lynn Varley. The word is out: Sparta is on the march. From farms and hamlets rally brave Greeks -- to face hellish war in the narrow mountain pass called The Hot Gates. The odds are long, and the stakes are high: All hope for human freedom hangs in the balance! Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #3
    300 (1998) 3
    Published Jul 1998 by Dark Horse.

    Chapter 3: Glory - Story and art by Frank Miller. Color by Lynn Varley. Dread Xerxes marshals all the armies of Asia against a tiny, plucky force of 300 Spartans -- and makes one last offer for peace. But peace means surrender. With stabbing spear and slashing sword, the Spartans respond. Their message is a simple one: These free men will not be slaves. There is no middle ground, no compromise to be had, between good and evil. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #4
    300 (1998) 4
    Published Aug 1998 by Dark Horse.

    Chapter 4: Combat - Story and art by Frank Miller. Color by Lynn Varley. Combat. Grueling, hateful, joyous slaughter. The Spartans do what they were born and bred to do: they fight, brother beside brother, shoulder to shoulder, shield against shield, their bristling spears driving back the slaves of the tyrant Xerxes till the dead are piled high as a mountain and the sacred, rocky soil of Greece is drenched deep in Persian blood. Story and art by Frank Miller, painted color by Lynn Varley. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #5
    300 (1998) 5
    Published Sep 1998 by Dark Horse.

    Chapter 5: Victory - Story and art by Frank Miller. Color by Lynn Varley. Betrayed, surrounded, outnumbered a hundred thousand to one, the Spartans make their last stand against the hordes of Xerxes. All hope is surely lost: only bloody death awaits them. Why, then, that wild, joyous light in the eyes of King Leonidas? What secret has he that makes him smile and speak so confidently of victory? Cover price $3.95.