ZEUS AND THE RISE OF THE OLYMPIANS

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 BLUPR : From his throne high atop Mount Olympus, the mighty and powerful god Zeus reigned over ancient Greece with his fellow Olympians. Feared for his lightning bolt but loved for his compassion for humanity, Zeus presided over an era of peace and prosperity. But Zeus’s ascension to power was violently contested. In fact, he claimed power for his own by waging a horrible war that threatened to destroy the entire world. And to make matters worse, he was opposed in this battle for all existence by none other than his own father.

See how Zeus takes power for himself as he picks up his famous sword of storms for the first time and leads the rise of the Olympians!

 

3 Stars.

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This graphic novel tries to capture a teacher teaching a group of students in early Greece about their Gods and how these Olympians came to power.
It was beautifully illustrated novel.
It had the right amount of colour and starkness.
It could’ve been in more detailed and more in depth.
It was about a hundred pages and these pages were marked by different themes and stories.
Sometime it became too sudden and abrupt.
Like the sudden change of heart in Gaea and somethings didn’t make sense to me at all.
For instance, Tartarus has many unspeakable horrors but we don’t see them in their entire glory even when they make an appearance.

I felt like it was super rushed.
Also I believe this isn’t a series but the ending is very much like a “seriesy-end“. It talks about the breaking of the gates of Tartarus so we know that a war is coming but then suddenly…
…nothing.
Women characters were exceptionally shallow.
Didn’t expect this from you Hera. Tsk tsk.
And Zeus was what dominated the plot which makes sense due the title but it won’t hurt to see the six pack of Hades and the other mates.
The “rescued siblings” were very similar to dead weight.
Just following blindly.
Apart from that, the picturesque was great. But there is no doubt that it could have been better.

Peace

Painting Stories.

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