Hercules must prove his loyalty and legendary strength to his cousin, King Eurystheus. But is he stronger and more clever than an angry goddess?
Children's Literature - Kathleen KarrThe classic "Classic Comics" of the 1950s get an upgrade and new life in Graphic Universe's series of myth retellings. Library binding, glossy paper, bold coloring, and most especially the use of veteran comic writers and artists propel these efforts to the forefront of the graphic novel genre for school use. A double-spread map of the ancient Mediterranean world, glossary, bibliography and website references, and indexas well as sample "before color" pencil sketchesadd to the interest level of the material. And then there's the story. The muscle-bound Hercules/Herakles is a standby of Greek myth, but who can actually remember all twelve of his colossal laborsor the reasons he is compelled to perform them? Not to worry, it's all laid out, from the jealousy of Hera over her husband Zeus's adulteries to King Eurystheus, Hera's mortal pawn of choice in her plot to destroy Hercules. But Hercules proves indomitable. Boys will definitely enjoy the hero's bold onslaughts against monsters and monstrous humans alike. It's worth the price just to watch him clean the Augean stables and build the Pillars of Hercules!
- CENGAGE Learning
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