Thursday, December 10, 2009

Zeus: King of the Gods

First Second Publishers have released the first in a series of graphic novels depicting the exploits of the Olympian gods, "Zeus, King of the Gods".

"Author George O'Connor is a Greek mythology buff and a classic superhero comics fan, and he's out to remind us how much our pantheon of superheroes (Superman, Batman, the X-Men, etc) owes to mankind's ORIGINAL superheroes: the Greek pantheon.

In OLYMPIANS, O'Connor draws from primary documents to reconstruct and retell classic Greek myths. But these stories aren't sedate, scholarly works. They're action-packed, fast-paced, high-drama adventures, with monsters, romance, and not a few huge explosions. O'Connor's vibrant, kinetic art brings ancient tales to undeniable life, in a perfect fusion of super-hero aesthetics and ancient Greek mythology.

Volume 1 of OLYMPIANS, ZEUS: King OF THE GODS, introduces readers to the ruler of the Olympian Pantheon, telling his story from his boyhood to his ascendance to supreme power."

Zeus: A Journey Through Greece in the Footsteps of a God     Percy Jackson and the Olympians Hardcover Boxed Set: Books 1 - 5 The Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Ultimate Guide
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