Synopses & Reviews
The story of Hera, Queen of the Gods, and the heroes who won her favor.
Volume 3 of Olympians, Hera: The Goddess and Her Glory, introduces readers to the Queen of the Gods and Goddesses in the Pantheon. This volume tells the tales of the many heroes who sought and won Heras patronage, most notably Hercules.
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.
Praise for Olympians:
“Definitely worth a visit for any young demigod.” —Rick Riordan
“Readers . . . will be delighted with this debut title in the Olympians series of graphic novels.” —BCCB, starred review
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.