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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group


Boaz Yakin, illustrated by Joe Infurnari

First Second


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

Kirkus Best Teen Books of the Year, South Carolina Children's Book Award ML, South Carolina Children's Book Award Master List, Tri-State Reviews Committee Books of Note - Master List

Praise for Marathon

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

In the Press

Read the Kirkus Review of MARATHON . Retold in Expressionistic blurs of action, this account of the battle of Marathon chronicles at once a glorious win for the underdogs and an awe-inspiring personal achievement. - Kirkus Reviews

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Boaz Yakin, illustrated by Joe Infurnari

Boaz Yakin is an American screenwriter and film director based in New York City. Yakin studied filmmaking at New York City College and New York University. He has written and/or directed many major Hollywood movies such as The Punisher, The Rookie, A Price Above Rubies, and Remember The Titans.

Joe Infurnari is an acclaimed comics writer and illustrator living in Brooklyn. His work has been recognized with multiple Eisner nominations, numerous publications, and membership in the prestigious web comics collective, Act-i-vate. He is the illustrator of First Second's "Mush!"

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Boaz Yakin

First Second

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