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Zeus King of the Gods

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Le the men tend to go around shirtless and ripped the aren t all that busty Fair play to O Connor then And I did enjoy the The Curious World of Wine: Facts, Legends, and Lore About the Drink We Love So Much fact that comic bookacts keep working their way into the notes at the end of this book We re told that the Adamantine that Kronos s sickle is made out of is where Wolverine in X Men get his adamantium claws Or that the Cyclopes are like Cyclops the X Men leader Actually thinking about it now all the comic acts seem to be about X #Men I Suppose The #I suppose the Woman acts will have to wait or a later I mean It s not that great but I just wanted to get my 40 book challenge done so I just picked up this book and I was like I should just read this and it turned out pretty good actually I picked it up because of how detailed and how carefully drawn the pictures were Wonderful retelling of how Zeus became king of the gods Your hair it looks nice thanks Surprised I have never come across this series before or that no one has done a straight graphic novel adaptation of the Greek myths to my knowledgeWhat I liked about this book was that it s not a reinterpretation or modern spin on classic mythology It is the artist s interpretation of course but he has done his research and gone back to the sources He includes a bibliography and he s read his HesiodThis is the actual Greek origin story starting with Gaea and Ouranos the rebellion of the Titans led by Kronos against their ather The Void followed by the battle between the Titans and theirst Olympians Told as if it were a single issue of a comic book starring Zeus as a still young brash god The art and story makes it very much a superhero comic yet it s a perfectly authentic version of Greek mythologyThe Titans are titanic Zeus and his siblings are gods but don t seem all powerful against the Titans The Cyclopes and Hekatonchieres and ancient and scary The battles are epicAt times the art was a little anime ish especially with Metis and the target audience is obviously children there are even discussion uestions and glossaries in the back But this is still an attractive volume that will appeal to all The Poke Cookbook: The Freshest Way to Eat Fish fans of Greek mythology and I ll probably collect the series. Nds up and takes on his ownather in a battle intense enough to shatter the universe Who will emerge triumpha. Ians Family Tree on the ront cover that you ll ind yourself poring over again and againGeorge O Connor may be best known to some of as the bloke behind Journey Into Mohawk Country and #Adam Rapp S Ball Peen Hammer The Picture Book #Rapp s Ball Peen Hammer On the picture book of things he did Kapow yet another comic inspired title and a popular one in my library at that With this book he had one big hurdle to leap Make the myths logical The thing about the Greek myths is that you can read them on paper all you like but some things are just not gonna make a whole lot of sense For example we hear that Hestia has been so long on the stomach of Kronos that she has nearly been digested and barely has a The Somme: Heroism and Horror in the First World War form of her own All right smart guys Go illustrate that More difficult still is that if you re making these myths into a single concrete understandable story how do you explain Zeusalling in love with his sister The author Sicilian Lives finds a way and his words are not without their own rhythm and beauty I liked little things like Rheaeeding her husband a stone baby instead of Zeus and the conseuent line If Lord Kronos noticed his newborn son had less warmth than the rest he gave no sign On top of that O Connor tells the story with a structure that makes sense The repeated line that Mother O Connor tells the story with a structure that makes sense The repeated line that Mother was still unhappy Tattoo a Banana: And Other Ways to Turn Anything and Everything Into Art for she loved all her children is what leads to the defeat of the Titans and the rise of the gods on the one hand and perhaps the eventual destruction of the gods later on down the roadThe art is heavily inspired by O Connor s beloved comic books of yore He explains in his Author s Note his love of The Mighty Thor as a kid I remember staring at it trying to comprehend whether I loved it or hated it The story wasull of all those enormous bigger than life beasts I remembered Alice Oliver from my copy of Edith Hamilton s mythology If Greek gods are our original superheroes or super villains then it s natural to draw them as such We ve already seen some children s books do this The Mighty 12 Superheroes of Greek Myth by Charles R Smith illustrated by P Craig Russell comes instantly to mind so it makes a certain amount of sense One differencerom comic books is the act that whi. Ost terrifying of all the Titans reigns as the unchallenged tyrant of the cosmosuntil his son the god Zeus sta. ,

Girl walks into my library I m Putting Her At Around Nine Maybe her age at around nine maybe Asks if I have any books on Ancient Turns out the kid is so into Greek mythology that she is willingly learning about the true history behind that area of the world or her own personal knowledge In other words she is every children s librarian s dream patron I show her what we have and then we get to talking about mythology She s a huge That's So '90s Pop!: A Fill-In Activity Book fan of the D Aulaires Book of Greek Myths so we start talkingiction Has she read The Lightning Thief and other Rick Riordan titles Roll of the eyes Of course Has she read Anne Ursu s Cronus Chronicles starting with The Shadow Thieves Double roll of the eyes All right Has she read the brand spanking new Olympians series coming out via First Second illustrated by George O Connor and reimagined as graphic novels Not only had she not heard of it but she was practically clawing my eyes out when I informed her that I didn t have a copy on the shelf at the moment Kids love myths Kids also love comics Put the two together by a guy who actually knows how to turn a crazy myth #into a comprehensible even dramatic story and you ve got a natural pairing that is going to have your patrons big #a comprehensible even dramatic story and you ve got a natural pairing that is going to have your patrons big small hungering The Radiant Child for Buy in bulkIn the time before time there was nothing Kaos From out of Kaos came Ge or Gaea our Mother Earth So begins a tale of how the Titans and subseuently the Greek Gods came to be The world isormed and the Titan Kronos eats each of his children as they are born However he misses Zeus the youngest child and as a result that particular god is able to grow up The Best American Crime Writing free his siblings and take arms against the Titansor control of the earth itself In an exciting comic book style George O Connor accurately depicts the tale of Zeus leaving off the story to continue with Athena the next in the series published as a separate book Endmatter includes an Author s Note Greek Notes as they apply to specific panels and pages Greek myth character trading card type pages a Bibliography recommended reads amusing discussion uestions 1 Zeus s dad tries to eat him Has your dad ever tried to eat you and an accurate but complex Olymp. Here's Where It All Starts the beginning of everything the world the gods and even humanity Might Kronos the