Review by C.J. Bunce

Depending on your background Alexander Nevsky may mean something different to you.  To the people of Russia he is the greatest Russian of all time, according to a poll conducted there of 50 million votes counted in 2008.  For classic film fans, Alexander Nevsky is Sergei Eisenstein’s grand propaganda film from 1938, created to inspire Russians in the event of war with Germany.  To connoisseurs of classical music, Alexander Nevsky, as both film score and modified for full orchestral piece, is one of Sergei Prokofiev’s greatest works.  Now, British writer Ben McCool and Mexican artist Mario Guevara bring all of the above to graphic novel form in Nevsky: A Hero of the People, courtesy of IDW Publishing and the current owners of the rights to the epic film.

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