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Exclusive Cover Reveal: The Olympians: Apollo

Here it is: Our exclusive first look at the cover of George O’Connor’s Apollo, which will be the eighth book in his Olympians series. Here’s the description of the series:

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 fantasy 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.

I grew up being force-fed stodgy versions of Greek and Roman myths, so I wasn’t too excited about this series, but O’Connor has made me a convert. His Greek gods feel like real people, and his depictions of some of the more abstract concepts are strikingly original.

Here are some of our previous Olympians stories:

Esther’s interview with O’Connor from before the series launched
Book Club discussion of Zeus: King of the Gods
Esther’s review of Hera: The Goddess and Her Glory
Lori’s review of Poseidon: Earth Shaker

Brigid Alverson About Brigid Alverson

Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.

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