The comic book adaptation of the classic Persian tale as told in the epic poem The Shahnameh (Book of Kings) by the famed Persian poet Ferdowsi. The combo pack includes one issue of book 1, one issue of book 2, one issue of book 3, and one issue of book 4.
Rostam: Rostam & Sohrab (book 1)
Our first story, “Rostam: Tales of the Shahnameh” introduces us to the story of Rostam & Sohrab – the most famous of all Shahnameh stories. It starts with Rostam meeting Princess Tahmineh in Turan (Iran’s fiercely independent neighbor Kingdom) and ends with Rostam facing one of his most difficult challenges – his own son Sohrab!
Rostam: Return of The King (book 2)
Our Second story, “Rostam: Return of the King” is a prequel to the Rostam & Sohrab story, which tells us how The King (Kai-Kavous) meets and falls in love with Princess Soodabeh in Hamavaran, and subsequently gets himself captured and thrown into a dungeon. Yet again, Rostam has to step in and defeat his country’s enemies and he manages to save the throne from being usurped by Afrasiab.
Rostam: Battle with the Deevs (book 3)
Our Third story, “Rostam: Battle with the Deevs” continues with the story immediately after Sohrab’s death in Book 1. After giving Sohrab an honorable burial, Rotsam is forced to battle his own internal demons as well as the red and ultimately the great White Deev! Rostam seeks forgiveness for his sins and ultimately finds peace by taking Siavash under his wing.
Rostam: Search for the King (book 4)
Our Fourth story, “Rostam: Search for the King” is the final chapter in this series of four books. The story begins by chronicling the story of Zal & Rudabeh, the birth of their son Rostam and the Simurgh. It continues with Saum meeting Rostam and ends with the story of Rotsam and Zal’s joint quest to find the King to succeed Kai-Kobad (after his death at the hands of a young Afrasiab).