Hermes (Olympians, #10) by George O'Connor

Hermes (Olympians, #10)

The New York Times bestselling series continues as author/artist George O’Connor focuses on Hermes, the trickster god in Olympians: Hermes: Tales of the Trickster.In volume ten of Olympians, George O’Connor delves into the myth of Hermes, the trickster god. From his infancy, when he bewitches animals and bends them to his will (stealing a herd of Apollo’s prize cattle in the bargain), to his adolescence and adulthood when he becomes father ...


Details Hermes (Olympians, #10)

TitleHermes (Olympians, #10)
ISBN9781626725249
Author
Release DateJan 30th, 2018
PublisherFirst Second
LanguageEnglish
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Mythology, Comics, Childrens, Middle Grade, Graphic Novels Comics, Young Adult
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Reviews Hermes (Olympians, #10)

  • Calista
    2018-09-06
    Another fantastic volume in the Olympians series. I really have read extensively on Greek mythology and every single book George comes up with another story or two I haven't heard before. Where is he getting this source material from and why have I missed it. Well, I'm glad he's bring these stories forward. I love Hermes. He is amazing. He is like the jack of all trades among the gods. He has to do a little of everything to keep out of trouble. A...
  • Erin
    2017-12-11
    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced epub in exchange for an honest review. Full review to be posted in January 2018.
  • Morgan
    2018-03-02
    I still think this series is one of the best for comic books about Greek mythology. It's maybe the most accurate I've seen with trying to add characters that aren't in comic books as much, but it's also gets me to want to read all these mythology books. Most of these stories I either kind of knew or just learning about, proof you can learn from comics.I liked this book compared to some of the others in this series. I think Hermes might be my favo...
  • Jay G
    2018-03-10
    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer...3.5/5 Stars Thank you to Raincoast books and FirstSecond for sending me a copy of this graphic novel in exchange for my honest review! This is the latest volume in The Olympians series featuring Hermes. The graphic novel tells Hermes story from when he was born straight into adulthood. Hermes is one of my favourite Greek Gods so I loved ...
  • Ashley Owens
    2018-03-25
    This might be my favorite of George O'Connor's olympians series so far.I really loved the use of humor in the volume. Very true to the character of Hermes himself. And the artwork seems to get better with each volume too.My favorite thing about this one was that I learned all new stories. I previously knew nothing about Hermes' origins, and had never heard/read about the other stories the author picked either.I would highly recommend this if you ...
  • Lunar
    2018-05-12
    This book is so good that I would have given it 5 stars even without Hermes being my favorite Greek god
  • Tom McDonald
    2018-01-14
    Note: I received a digital review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.There are obviously several factors that make George O'Connor's Olympian series such a relish, among these the stellar design of each protagonist, the characterization, the narrative technique, its near universality in accessibility -- and all of these continue through this tenth entry, Hermes: Tales of the Trickster. To this point in the greater story, Herme...
  • Barbara
    2018-03-26
    Although I will also be a fan of the original stories of the Greek gods and goddesses that I read back when I was young, I love how George O'Connor brings these classic stories to life for a modern audience. I really can't believe this is the tenth in his Olympians series, a series that I won't get tired of soon--and I'm not alone in saying that. In this installment, he focuses on Hermes, and observant readers will know not to trust anything they...
  • Bea Charmed
    2017-10-15
    Aah, the joys of reading an ARC. Many of the words and sentences lack spacing between them so theyruntgetherlikethis. Ack. Well over the half the text was like that, making for challenging reading. I do hope that's corrected in the final copy as it seriously interfered with the reading. The artwork was meh, kind of blurry at times and lacking in detail. The story, now, that was a good one. I'm reasonably familiar with Greek mythology but a lot of...
  • Aurora Goga
    2018-05-03
    People who have been complaining about previous installations in this series being a disjointed jumble of stories will be happy to know that this one has an overlaying theme. Personally I never minded multiple (related and unrelated) stories in one book, because they’re myths and I’d rather see the depth and variety in a god, than stick to one subject just to avoid confusion. Even so I have to admit that having and underlying plot between sto...
  • Kristy K
    2017-07-31
    I've only read one other graphic novel by O'Connor and that was Zeus. I wasn't a big fan but I love Greek mythology and it has been 8 or so graphic novels since then so I decided to give him another try. While I did enjoy the story of Hermes more, I still felt something is missing. The drawings don't grab me and the narrative is very straight forward almost to the point of being dull, which I feel mythology is anything but.
  • Katie Robinson
    2018-02-13
    Some of the art in this graphic novel seemed like a step back from past installments, but the designs for Pan, Echidna, and Typhon were excellent.At first, I thought the pacing of the story was off, but when I got to the end it felt right. I think Hermes is a hard god to cover because there are so many concepts he is linked to, however, I think this installment did him justice even though much more could have been covered.
  • Rod Brown
    2018-03-22
    This hilarious volume is my favorite entry in this very good series. O'Connor has mastered the art of being simultaneously educational and entertaining.
  • Marsha
    2018-07-20
    This story brims with inventiveness, ingenuity, cunning and mischief…just like the Olympian god to whom it pays homage. It touches on many of the stories I’ve read about Hermes, including the one of his birth and immediate entry into the world. Mr. O’Connor also outlines Hermes’s many duties. Like his half-sister Artemis, he is a god of many names and chores. (Zeus, in all his wisdom, decided to give the boy plenty to do to keep him out o...
  • Robert
    2018-08-05
    I won't deny I was really looking forward to this one, Wingèd Hermes being a real favourite of mine since forever. He just seems like a really fun deity, even if he can be a sneaky jerk sometimes.This volume didn't disappoint, and as usual O'Connor worked in some Myths one wouldn't necessarily expect, such as Zeus' deadly clash with the arch-monster Typhon. O'Connor's artistic treatment of this being was suitably inchoate and menacing, well play...
  • Bruce
    2018-04-14
    Olympians Hermes, Tales of the Trickster, by George O’Connor is a Greek gods graphic novel about Hermes. It contains 66 pages of full color illustrations, an extensive Olympians Family Tree chart, notes about the author, other follow-up notes about the individual pages of the novel, and questions for discussion. Hermes, our one-day old hero/god, comprises a good part of the story, and we see how his nature set hilarious things into motion with ...
  • Doc
    2018-02-13
    The 2018 addition to George O'Connor's comic series about Olympian gods educating young and old alike brings us the trickster and ever busy Hermes. Told from from a traveling man who does not seem surprised or worried when he meets Argus Panoptes the all-seeing giant. Although the original version of the tale was a bit more bloody with a little artistic licensing George was able to make this tale a little more kid friendly and even bring in a fam...
  • Kristin
    2018-02-04
    After the lackluster entries for Apollo and Artemis, I was worried George O'Connor was running out of steam in his Olympians series, but Hermes is not only a return to form, I think it's his best. Visual gags and inside jokes for mytho-philes of all ages abound, and his double page spread for the introduction of Typhon is amazing.As always the G(r)eek Notes at the end of the book are great: "Stop right now. Go to Youtube, look up "yakety sax", pr...
  • Heather
    2018-02-09
    Is it bad that we're ten books in and I have never once given thought to what Hermes' hair looks like? It's not like I thought he was bald. I was just shocked that his hair was like... hair.As always, I was entertained and astonished by the latest addition to the Olympians books. Hermes has always been a busy god (I think he has a speaking role in every single one of the books, which otherwise might only be true of Zeus), so I liked how this book...
  • Jessica
    2018-08-09
    Hands-down my favorite of the series! I always adored the god Hermes, but the iteration created by George O’Connor sounds like so much fun, I’d love to grab a beer and handout with him.
  • Lauren
    2018-07-09
    God of thieves and businessmen, travelers and shepherds, Hermes began his godly career the night of his birth by sneaking away from the cave his mother had sequestered them away in and stealing his half brother Apollo’s cattle. He features in many stories and has inspired many more. For now, let a wanderer entertain you with a few of them.I have a tendency to assume that everyone had a middle school Greek mythology phase, where they were super ...
  • Becky B
    2018-01-01
    In this 10th Olympians book we’re introduced to Hermes’ origin story and some of his adventures, as well as looking at a few of the adventures of his son, Pan.I think this is my favorite Olympians book of all so far. Hermes’ tales are much more fun and lighthearted than a lot of the others. His first adventure is worthy of several giggles. In the back of the book O’Connor says Hermes is his favorite of the Greek gods and it shows. You can...
  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    2018-04-14
    O’Connor, George Hermes: Tales of the Trickster (Olympians), 77 pages. GRAPHIC NOVEL. First Second, 2017. $19. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG.A traveler stops at the home of a giant covered in eye balls (Argus) –he offers to trade stories for hospitality. He tells of series of stories about sneaky baby Hermes was, of Hermes goat legged son (Pan), and how Hermes saved his father Zeus. Turns out the traveler was a god ...
  • Stuart
    2018-02-04
    The latest volume in O'Connor's super hero treatment of Greek mythology does an excellent job of embodying the subject matter as O'Connor turns his whimsical style towards gods who wear it well: Hermes and Pan. There's even a nice little twist in the narrative that, as the god himself notes, is "very Hermes" and shows a bit of narrative maturity and growth on O'Connor's part as a storyteller. In his afterward he confesses to having loved Hermes s...
  • Angie
    2018-03-30
    My Review: I have so been enjoying this series of graphic novels and was excited when I won this one in the Goodreads Giveaway. I had know a bit about Hermes from my previous knowledge of Greek Mythology but this really expanded my knowledge. I like how this one is presented as a traveler telling stories about Hermes and his adventures, and the way the stories are within a story within a story, very suiting to the tricky Hermes. We get to see a l...
  • Kira Dickson
    2018-03-07
    Copyright: 2018Number of Pages:Book Format: HardcoverReading Level: Grades 4-9Genre: MythologyLit requirement: graphic novel #2Summary:This book holds most of the myths about Hermes, Greek god of travelers, tricksters, thieves, fables, Merchants, hospitality bringer to the underworld, gambling, flocks and herds, peacemakers, astronomy, writing and politicians. The myths are told to Argus of a white bull by a traveler with his dog.Response:I love ...
  • Lotuslulu
    2018-03-03
    As they are published, I will read all the books in this series and each provides a varying degree of enjoyment. As a trickster god, Hermes is a crowd favourite. I think to pull off the stunts he has in mythology he would need to be a charming, capable character and there are glimpses of this in this graphic novel imagining of the Olympian. But, as with the others, I wish that the myths covered in the book were some of the lesser known myths. The...
  • Mrs. Kenyon
    2018-01-02
    Hermes is the god of peacemakers, astronomy, calendars, and writing. He is also the god of thieves and liars, language, and politicians. He has many other categories that he is the god of, but he is most known for being a trickster. Hermes: Tales of the Trickster is a graphic novel depicting many of his exploits. O’Connor continues his Olympians series with this tenth volume. The graphics and format are the same as the other books, but since ea...
  • Soobie can't sleep at night
    2018-03-22
    Some says George O'Connor's style has improved over the course of time... Well, I don't know what to say about it: I still don't like it very much. Apart from Hermes' eyes: those are magnificent!Compared to the other volumes, here the story flow way better with a nice little twist at the end of the volume. I don't know it Hermes is a good guy but he's extremely resourceful: his very first day was pretty adventurous and Apollo's reaction was very ...
  • Rummanah (Books in the Spotlight)
    2017-12-10
    Another enjoyable volume to the Olympians graphic novel series. Unlike the other volumes, the stories included in this graphic novel were all new to me. I love learning new stuff! Since I read the ARC of this, a lot of the text was squished together and had issue of spacing which made it hard to read. I hope the publishers do fix this in the actual print edition. The illustrations were a bit grainy too, but that might be due to the electronic for...