I wasn’t aware that Neil Gaiman wrote the screenplay for the live action/animated theatrical version of Beowulf. I get the sense that things changed from the epic poem to the film (and this graphic novel based on the film) but I can’t remember. Reading this graphic novel makes me want to go back and reread Beowulf and maybe find a copy of Grendel.
I think this graphic novel would be a intro to the more difficult Beowulf text. Teach with graphic novels, anyone?