Wait - didn't I review this comic way back when? Nope.
Heading into the comic store this week, I encountered a pleasant surprise in my pull box: Antarctic Press' manga-ized version of Beowulf. Apparently, the title "Beowulf" was still listed on my subscription list, so the comic stores guys ordered this, even though it was the Speakeasy comics version I had in mind (too bad about that company - they produced some quality comics, even if their Beowulf had a severe drop in quality when the creative team changed).
This one billed itself as a "manga" version (though it is in standard comic book format) of the original legend, so I figured I'd give it a try.
As Napolean Dynamite might say: Freakin' awesome.
It follows the original tale very, very closely (though it skips over things like long drinking parties and boasting competitions), even though the setting has changed into the futuristic wasteland often found in anime. I don't want to give away too much, because a lot of the fun is seeing how naturally the changes made in this adaptation fit the story.
Go get a copy of this now - this series deserves to be a best seller.