Our Graphic Novel Preview series invites readers to look inside graphic novels. This month, we’re highlighting Asgardians, a new series by George O’Connor launching this March with Asgardians: Odin!
Following his smash-hit the Olympians series, New York Times bestseller George O’Connor embarks on a new saga about the Norse gods. This first volume tells the story of the warrior god Odin!
Welcome to the Nine Worlds, home of Gods, Valkyries, Dwarves, Jotnar, and more! Travel the burning rainbow bridge to Asgard where Odin, king of the Aesir, surveys his realm. His thirst for knowledge drives him ever onward, but nothing is learned without sacrifice…
In Asgardians, George O’Connor’s highly kinetic illustrations bring these gritty and astonishing tales of war, betrayal, and the quest for enlightenment at any cost to vivid and startling life and provide the perfect companion to his Olympians series.
Praise for Asgardians: Odin
★ “A rainbow bridge to a fresh set of mythological places and faces.” – Kirkus, starred review
Make sure to be on the lookout for Asgardians: Thor coming out this October!
Following the smash-hit Olympians series, George O’Connor embarks on a new saga about the Norse gods. This second volume tells the story of Thor, god of thunder!
Welcome to the Nine Worlds, home of Gods, Valkyries, Dwarves, and more! Follow the journey of the mighty Thor as he sets off into the blackest sea in search of the Midgard serpent, Jormungandr; thunders across fjords and hills in his chariot to the land of the Jotnar; and is united with his trusty hammer, Mjollnir, for the very first time. But will Thor’s tales of brawling and bravado earn him his crossing from the mysterious ferryman?
Olympians Series by George O’Connor
George O’Connor is a Greek mythology buff and a classic superhero comics fan, and in this series of graphic novels, he’s out to remind us how much our pantheon of superheroes (Superman, Batman, the X-Men, etc) owes to mankind’s ORIGINAL superheroes: the Greek pantheon.
In OLYMPIANS, O’Connor draws from primary documents to reconstruct and retell classic Greek myths. But these stories aren’t sedate, scholarly works. They’re action-packed, fast-paced, high-drama fantasy adventures, with monsters, romance, and not a few huge explosions. O’Connor’s vibrant, kinetic art brings ancient tales to undeniable life, in a perfect fusion of super-hero aesthetics and ancient Greek mythology.