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)
Release DateJan 30th, 2018
PublisherFirst Second
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Mythology, Comics, Young Adult

Reviews Hermes (Olympians, #10)

  • Erin
    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced epub in exchange for an honest review. Full review to be posted in January 2018.
  • Bea Charmed
    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...
  • Kristy K
    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.
  • Tom McDonald
    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...
  • Ian
    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...
  • Stuart
    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...
  • Mrs. Kenyon
    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...
  • Rummanah (Books in the Spotlight)
    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...
  • Ron
    George O'Connor continues his series on the Olympians with Hermes. Hermes is a trickster among his many attributes as becomes clear in stories told to Argus by Aesop that reveal his origins, his relationship with other Olympians, and major life events. The book also sets up future tales. In all a very nice addition to this series.I want to thank Netgalley and First Second Books for the chance to review this title.
  • Katie Robinson
    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.
  • Kristin
    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...
  • Dominique
    Of all novels in this series, I think this one is the best so far. I thought it very clever how O'Connor put this story together, using how Zeus sent him down to Argus to tell him stories to put him to sleep so that he could rescue Io.
  • Heather
    Review to come.
  • Kirsten
    Terrific addition to the series. I always love his g(r)eek notes at the end!
  • Brenda
    This is a fun addition to this graphic series. The choices of the tales told and the way the myths are presented are engaging. Perfect for middle grade readers.
  • Jennifer
    Solid addition to the series, but not my favorite.
  • Alison Condliffe
    I loved this book. Hermes gets a bad rap in Percy Jackson and this graphic novel redeems him. Such an interesting character, layered and complex. This series really brings these characters to life.
  • Amanda [Novel Addiction]
    Another fantastic Olympians book. A great series to give readers that are struggling in their mythology lessons. Also it's just a great read on its own, struggling or not.
  • Stephanie Tournas
    The tenth in O'Connor's Olympians series. Hermes may be the craftiest of all. Tricks, tales, and the myths made visual. This should appeal to many, especially Greek mythology nuts.
  • Stephanie
    This series is so great. I didn't even see the twist at the end coming-hahaha!
  • Becky B
    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...