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Apollo: The Brilliant One

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Apollo had a rocky beginning, and the life never really gets easier, notwithstanding his being a shining, glorious god of the sun on Mt. Olympus. Nine muses tell tales of Apollo’s birth; his revenge on the serpent that tormented his mother, Leto; his loves; his competitions; his son. Apollo is a bitter, petty, vengeful god who nevertheless is sympathetic, because it is in his flaws that he is most human after all.

This graphic novel draws out this point beautifully, presenting Apollo as a tragic hero. Using the muses to introduce his stories is a clever device that works well to present the different types of art and inspiration identified by the Greeks (history, music, epic poetry, hymns, etc.) The drawings are expressive and detailed, appropriate for all ages. The author includes a set of discussion questions that explore Apollo’s role and stories; although not essential, these lead to a much deeper understanding of the relevance of Greek mythology to our lives today. Although this is only a very short introduction to the total Apollo mythos, it is an engaging, thoughtful one that will appeal to anyone interested in the Greek myths.

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Author:
George O'Connor
Star Count:
5/5
Format:
Trade
Page Count:
80 pages
Publisher:
First Second
Publish Date:
26-Jan-2016
ISBN:
9781626720152
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Issue:
March 2016
Category:
Sequential Art
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Publication Date

26-Jan-2016

Format

Trade

Publisher

First Second

Issue

March 2016

Page Count

80 pages

ASIN

1626720150

ISBN

9781626720152

Star Count

5

Book Author

George O'Connor

“Apollo: The Brilliant One”

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