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Olympians: Artemis, Wild Goddess of the Hunt, by George O’Connor [Jan. 31st, 2017|09:04 am]
Marissa Lingen
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Review copy provided by First Second Books.


In the afterword to this graphic novel, George O’Connor notes that Artemis is one of his favorites, that when he was planning the Olympians series, he deliberately saved some of the ones he likes best for later so he’d have something to look forward to. Artemis is one of my favorite Olympians, too, so I’m glad to see her treated reasonably well.


Reasonably well–within the bounds of what’s mythologically available. Because Artemis is not a nice goddess. She’s not a happy huggy goddess. (Unlike the rest of the Olympians, right? Um.) So if you’re thinking of giving these books to small people–to any size people really–make sure they’re okay with sudden death and being ripped apart and shot and generally slaughtered. Because that will show up a lot, what with Niobe and Actaeon and all the rest.


My one complaint in this is that I didn’t imagine Artemis in a silver minidress and ankle-strap heels. But the dogs are nice. I do like the dogs.


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Originally published at Novel Gazing Redux

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[User Picture]From: whswhs
2017-02-03 12:40 am (UTC)
When I was a kid, the tag for Wonder Woman was "Beautiful as Aphrodite, wise as Athena, swifter than Mercury, stronger than Hercules." I wonder what tagline they might have come up with for Artemis? "Lethal" or "deadlier" wouldn't have been quite suitable for superhero comics in those more innocent days. . . .
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