The Titan's Curse: The Graphic Novel

The Titan's Curse: The Graphic Novel

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by Rick Riordan, Robert Venditti, Attila Futaki, Gregory Guilhaumond
     
 

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A new prophecy leads to a dangerous quest.

When Percy receives an urgent distress call from Grover, he immediately prepares for battle. He knows he'll need his powerful demigod allies, Annabeth and Thalia, at his side; his trusty bronze sword, Riptide; and a ride from his mom.

The demigods race to the rescue, only to find that Grover has made an important

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A new prophecy leads to a dangerous quest.

When Percy receives an urgent distress call from Grover, he immediately prepares for battle. He knows he'll need his powerful demigod allies, Annabeth and Thalia, at his side; his trusty bronze sword, Riptide; and a ride from his mom.

The demigods race to the rescue, only to find that Grover has made an important discovery: two new powerful half-bloods, whose parentage is unknown. But that's not all that awaits them. The Titan lord, Kronos, has set up his most devious trap yet, and the young heroes have just fallen prey.

Now, Percy and his friends are faced with their most dangerous challenge-the chilling prophecy of the Titan's Curse. They must rescue the goddess Artemis by the Winter Solstice, or all will be lost including Annabeth.

Rick Riordan's internationally best-selling The Titan's Curse becomes a graphic novel in the hands of comic-book luminaries Robert Venditti, Attila Futaki, and Greg Guilhaumond.

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As readers of Riordan's series know, a war between Titans and gods is stirring, and the goddess Artemis is crucial to preparations. But five days before the winter solstice, when she must participate in the summit of the gods, she goes missing. Several of her hunters set out to find her, and though they initially refuse Percy a place in the quest, they eventually join forces for a perilous journey that leads to a showdown with the Titan Atlas and more than one heartrending death. Venditti (The Surrogates) remolds the tale into sequential form, successfully interspersing exposition, action, and revelation at a breathless pace appropriate to the novel. Futaki envisions the beloved characters clearly, and Guilhaumond finds a palette that nicely evokes our hero's accruing burdens. Although all of myth's mayhem-makers are present, from manticore to dragon-tooth soldiers to the titanic Talos, they are somewhat robbed of their terrible awesomeness by the scale of the page composition and panel size. Nevertheless, no fan will be able to turn this down. - Jesse Karp—Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423145301
Publisher:
Disney Press
Publication date:
10/08/2013
Series:
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series
Edition description:
Graphic Novel Edition
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
387,044
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


RICK RIORDAN is the author of all the books in the New York Times #1 best-selling Percy Jackson & the Olympians series: The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympian. His other novels for children include the New York Times #1 best-selling series The Kane Chronicles (The Red Pyramid, The Throne of Fire, and The Serpent's Shadow) and The Heroes of Olympus (The Lost Hero, The Son of Neptune, The Mark of Athena, and The House of Hades). He lives in San Antonio, Texas with his wife and two sons. Learn more at RickRiordan.com.

Robert Venditti is the New York Times best-selling author of The Homeland Directive and The Surrogates, as well as The Surrogates: Flesh and Bone. He also adapted the New York Times best-selling The Lightning Thief, The Graphic Novel; The Sea of Monsters, The Graphic Novel; and Blue Bloods: The Graphic Novel. In 2012, he launched the critically acclaimed ongoing comic book series X-O Manowar. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit his Web site at RobertVenditti.com.

Attila Futaki is the New York Times best-selling illustrator of The Lightning Thief, The Graphic Novel and The Sea of Monsters, The Graphic Novel. He also illustrated and colored Conan the Barbarian (written by Victor Gischler) and Severed (written by Scott Snyder and Scott Tuft). Attila studied at the International School of Comics in Florence, Italy. He lives in Budapest, Hungary. Visit AttilaFutaki.blogspot.com.

Greg Guilhaumond studied drawing and animation at the European School of Visual Arts. After graduating, he worked in web and graphic design while also doing illustrations for various role-playing games and magazines and producing underground comics. Greg provided the colors for Severed. The Titan's Curse, The Graphic Novel is his first book for children. He lives in Tours, France. Visit Doublegarga.canalblog.com.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
San Antonio, TX
Date of Birth:
June 5, 1964
Place of Birth:
San Antonio, TX
Education:
B.A. in English and History, University of Texas

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The Titan's Curse: The Graphic Novel 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorites. Rick out did himself. A more meaningful and deep book than ever before and we see percy starting to grow up. However it keeps that funny, sarcastic kid's fantastic quips and moments. The relationships between the characters are strengthened and Riordan really make the greek gods his own while still following classic mythology. I have read this book atleast ten times and it always feels like the first.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have you ever had the feeling of wanting to be a demigod? Now you can! Go to the demigod camp at 'Athenian Constitution' first result to meet the other campers! Don't be afraid to start socializing right away, see you there!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The only thing that bothers me is that annabeth doesn't have straight hair.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Apparently, the big three of Olympus (Poseidon, Zeus and Hades) had reluctantly agreed to stop popping over to earth and siring offspring with the local mortals, in order to nullify a prophecy that foretells certain disaster when said offspring reach the age of sixteen. However, gods will be gods, and as we pick up the story from The Sea of Monsters), we have two potentially dangerous demi-gods running around, namely Percy Jackson, star of the series and son of Poseidon, God of the Sea, and Thalia, who formerly had roots on Half-Blood Hill, and is the daughter of Zeus, Lord of the Sky. This is not to say that some of the other gods weren't busy as well, and the majority of the supporting cast is made up of children of the other residents of Olympus.This third book of the planned five book series starts with a rescue mission to save two newly-discovered demi-gods from a monster attack, and during the battle, a daughter of Athena is taken, despite the timely arrival of Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt and her hunters. While Artemis sets off alone to hunt another monster that is destined to cause the downfall of Olympus, the rest are sent to Camp Half-Blood for their safety. While there, The Oracle (whose description makes her sound like Norman Bates' mummy) delivers a prophecy that leads to the rest of the action that packs book three from cover to cover. To cut the story short, a team of five is chosen to set off in search of Artemis, but there is a last minute unplanned substitution, who has another quest or two to fulfill along the way. The route takes them through Manhattan and across the country to San Francisco, where our hero experiences what it's like to carry the weight of the sky on his shoulders. Cool monsters, skeletal warriors and bad guys abound, as well as gods behaving badly and making bad haiku, but the most upsetting thing about this book is that after reading the ending, it will be a very agonizing and excruciatingly painful wait for books four and five.  The author gave much imagery scenes in this book and left me in many characters. I love the actual story of the book, the characters have. I would highly recommend to anyone that like fiction books or Greek mythology. 
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
The series is pretty good. Same with the graphic novels as well. Maybe I should read the books first then read these. The art is good to okay but not as bad as I thought it would be I guess? I don't much graphic novels so I'm not sure on that. Starting to read more of these. Give this a read. Again, the movies are another something else.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought four Rick Riordan graphic novels and read them over the weekend. Of the three Percy Jackson books, this was the best adapted to graphic novel. I feel like the other two Percy Jackson stories were not as well adapted to graphic novel as this one--more things were cut and some of the zest of the original novels was missing. That was not the case with this one. This one was really detailed and didn't leave out any important elements of the story. As with all the other graphic novels based on Riordan's work, the illustrations were great! I was really happy with this purchase--and I cried at the end just like I did while reading the regular book.
sarah45502 More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my son for Christmas. He really enjoys the book and it happy with it.