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Lore Olympus: Volume One: 04/07/22

Lore Olympus: Volume One

Lore Olympus: Volume One by Rachel Smythe is the first major plot arc of the Webtoon in book form, published by Del Rey. While my daughter has been reading it online since it first started, I prefer to read my comics in book form.

Volume one covers the meeting of Hades and Persephone. Persephone while portrayed as naive and protected by her mother (smothered might be a better word), is given a rare bit of agency among the many retellings of this myth I've read. The chemistry between Hades and Persephone reminds me most of The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter (2011) but with the supernatural snarkiness of Lucifer.

Each character and each family is given a limited palette of colors. This makes the overall look and feel a bold and colorful one, but still harmonic. Character interactions are limited per panel making each drawing pleasing despite the bright hues.

The second volume is scheduled for release on July 5th, 2022.

Four stars

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