From the inception of the project, artistic vision has played a key role in establishing the emotional impact of the story, and in the design of a world rarely explored in epic filmmaking. To this end, the Graphic Novel saga is a key ingredient.
This immense library of research in terms of history, costume/armor and characters have heavily informed the Graphic Novels, which will in turn reimagine the EoB world to an even more exciting degree.
The Graphic Novels online releases begin with a stand-alone segment that explores some of the great events of the saga from the point of view of an elite footsoldier on the Armenian side.
No character name is given as heʼs supposed to be an everyman, a gentleman farmer of modest means, a landowner of a decent size tract that falls under the jurisdiction of the Great Clan that will lead the uprising against the Persian yoke.
For its part, the Sassanian Persian empire was, at its height, the rival, if not the superior of Rome in many regards, locked in a cold war which at times erupted into open conflict with its age-old adversary. And like Rome, it faced increasing barbarian incursions, which made it even more eager to ʻunifyʼ itʼs subject peoples, by force if necessary.