Olympians Zeus King of the Gods Paperback50518017587
George OConnor is a Greek mythology buff and a classic superhero comics fan, and hes out to remind us how much our pantheon of superheroes (Superman, Batman, the X-Men, etc) owes to mankinds ORIGINAL superheroes: the Greek pantheon.
In OLYMPIANS, OConnor draws from primary documents to reconstruct and retell classic Greek myths. But these stories arent sedate, scholarly works. Theyre action-packed, fast-paced, high-drama adventures, with monsters, romance, and not a few huge explosions. OConnors 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. This title has Common Core connections.
About the Author
George OConnor is an author, illustrator and cartoonist. His first graphic novel, Journey Into Mohawk Country, used as its sole text the actual historical journal of the seventeenth-century Dutch trader Harmen Meyndertsz van den Bogaert, and told the true story of how New York almost wasnt. He followed that up with Ball Peen Hammer, the first graphic novel written by playwright Adam Rapp, a dark, dystopian view of a societys collapse. Now he has brought his attention to Olympians, an ongoing series retelling the classic Greek myths in comics form. In addition to his graphic novel career, OConnor has published several childrens picture books, including the New York Times best-selling Kapow, Sally and the Some-Thing, and Uncle Bigfoot. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
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Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 0.7 x 23.1 cm
Reading level: 9 - 14 years
Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: First Second (5 February 2010)
Contents in Sales Package: 1 Book