“Zeus: King of the Gods by George O’Connor
The first in a series of graphic novels detailing the origins of the Olympians of Greek mythology. Initially, I wasn’t that excited about this book because of the lackluster cover design, but I still bought it because I can’t resist Greek mythology. Once I read it through though, I liked it. The author really respects the Greek mythology stories and has done his research. He even uses the more correct ““Greek”” transliteration of names such as Kronos instead of Chronos. At the back of the book he also gives you: notes on the story and Greek terms used, fact sheets for each monster/God in the story, and a list of recommended reading for younger and older readers.
The publisher of this book is :01 First Second. I want to give a shout out to them because every single book I’ve read from them so far has been gold. They also published Ben Hatke’s ““Zita Girl series””, and ““Boxers and Saints”” by Gene Luen Yang. They seem to have a good eye for cool authors, with interesting stories to tell. Keep an eye out for books by :01.
Rating: ★★★★ Book #81 in my My 2019 Reading Challenge
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