Herakles Book 2

Herakles Book 2[KINDLE] ❆ Herakles Book 2 By Édouard Cour – Bluevapours.co.uk Brimming with pathos and dark humor this portrait of Herakles is a graphic whirlwind leaving little respite and often revealing beautiful surprises This second volume follows the titular hero on four Brimming with pathos and dark humor this portrait of Herakles is a graphic whirlwind leaving little respite and often revealing beautiful surprises This second volume follows the titular hero on four of his epic uests each one a stepping stone in his growth as both man and god.

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  • Hardcover
  • 160 pages
  • Herakles Book 2
  • Édouard Cour
  • 20 May 2016
  • 9781942367505

10 thoughts on “Herakles Book 2

  1. Chad says:

    Herakles if he was the Hulk He basically jumps from task to task finishing up the last of his 12 labours here with close to the same intelligence and vocabulary The art is very simple think Sam Keith if he just discovered black ink Some of the panels continue to be so dark you have no idea what's in them That bit is super freaking annoying Overall it's not too shabby even if the 12 labours could have been than just glossed over cliff notes versions of the stories Received a review copy from Lion Forge and NetGalley All thoughts are my own and in no way influenced by the aforementioned

  2. Bruce says:

    This is a continuation of Herakles adventures from the first book It is filled with action and some comedy lots of gore and violence But I also see continual patterns of repeated events often not explained or put into a proper context I think slowing down and giving a three dimensional development would work better for the storyline

  3. Theediscerning says:

    For some reason I didn't take to this volume uite as well as I did the first In rounding up the last few labours of Hercules and hinting at adventuring to come it carries on the dynamically designed flippant telling of his legend Without his willy making an appearance for a change But I felt something was lacking The comedic sense was much less here the devil's advocatespirit conscience plaguing him was annoying and the stuff after the labours showed me why most stories end there Plus some of the artwork is a little too out there – even if some of the adventures with scale are good some don't work and other scenes are uite impenetrable without research elsewhere The giant flicking him across the countryside like a Subbuteo footballer is a good touch but like that was needed

  4. Pop Bop says:

    A Stone Cold HootAs far as I'm concerned HeraklesHeraclesHercules is the original superhero Almost four thousand years ago he was already the tormented half human half god hero of dozens of bizarre and exciting stories Clever brutish strong sweet tempered just unpredictable frenzied vengeful and careless as only a Greek God could be careless Hercules had everything but the cape and maskThis Book 2 covers his final four labors Retrieve the Belt of Hippolyta Capture the Cattle of Geryon Collect the Golden Apples and Capture Cerberus Most of them start off with some variation on the line Finally Something interesting to fight Most end with lots of wine I just like a hero who comes across a maiden who's been staked out as a monster sacrifice and says Don't worry little lady You won't be dying today I mean unless that's what you want of course Is this a little flippant and casual for Greek myths Sure But while the Greek gods were taken seriously they were also and over time sources of amusement entertainment and illumination Taking a slightly cavalier approach and introducing some banter and dry good humor is a fine way to approach a character like Hercules I don't know if the casual collouialisms are the author's or the translator's but either way I approve And this has all of the angst drama and torment you could want It's just scaled down perfectly to comic book superhero size That's not an easy task and I was constantly impressed by Cour's choices and approach This telling has style and energy and attitude to spare as well as a very sly and deadpan understanding of the Hercules cycleThis is all complemented by the artwork It feels like ancient Greek art but it has been made edgy and zaggier with a sort of jazzy angular feel and a touch of Jules Feiffer if you can believe it That and the muted colors lots of different greens and yellows and browns make much of the art look like it just jumped off some Greek vases But it can sometimes trend toward the surreal as in Hades though when it does so it does so with a purpose and it worksShould you be at least passingly familiar with the Hercules story in order to follow everything Well it wouldn't hurt; but it seems that if you're willing to miss a throwaway line here or there it isn't essential Anyway ten minutes on Wikipedia will bring you up to speed nicely And in any event this is both an amusing and often gripping telling of the tale and certainly left me with a renewed appreciation of Hercules and of the fact that every superhero trope I can think of started here Please note that I received a free advance will self destruct in x days Adobe Digital copy of this book without a review reuirement or any influence regarding review content should I choose to post a review Apart from that I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book

  5. Pop Bop says:

    A Stone Cold HootAs far as I'm concerned HeraklesHeraclesHercules is the original superhero Almost four thousand years ago he was already the tormented half human half god hero of dozens of bizarre and exciting stories Clever brutish strong sweet tempered just unpredictable frenzied vengeful and careless as only a Greek God could be careless Hercules had everything but the cape and maskThis Book 2 covers his final four labors Retrieve the Belt of Hippolyta Capture the Cattle of Geryon Collect the Golden Apples and Capture Cerberus Most of them start off with some variation on the line Finally Something interesting to fight Most end with lots of wine I just like a hero who comes across a maiden who's been staked out as a monster sacrifice and says Don't worry little lady You won't be dying today I mean unless that's what you want of course Is this a little flippant and casual for Greek myths Sure But while the Greek gods were taken seriously they were also and over time sources of amusement entertainment and illumination Taking a slightly cavalier approach and introducing some banter and dry good humor is a fine way to approach a character like Hercules I don't know if the casual collouialisms are the author's or the translator's but either way I approve And this has all of the angst drama and torment you could want It's just scaled down perfectly to comic book superhero size That's not an easy task and I was constantly impressed by Cour's choices and approach This telling has style and energy and attitude to spare as well as a very sly and deadpan understanding of the Hercules cycleThis is all complemented by the artwork It feels like ancient Greek art but it has been made edgy and zaggier with a sort of jazzy angular feel and a touch of Jules Feiffer if you can believe it That and the muted colors lots of different greens and yellows and browns make much of the art look like it just jumped off some Greek vases But it can sometimes trend toward the surreal as in Hades though when it does so it does so with a purpose and it worksShould you be at least passingly familiar with the Hercules story in order to follow everything Well it wouldn't hurt; but it seems that if you're willing to miss a throwaway line here or there it isn't essential Anyway ten minutes on Wikipedia will bring you up to speed nicely And in any event this is both an amusing and often gripping telling of the tale and certainly left me with a renewed appreciation of Hercules and of the fact that every superhero trope I can think of started here Please note that I received a free advance will self destruct in x days Adobe Digital copy of this book without a review reuirement or any influence regarding review content should I choose to post a review Apart from that I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book

  6. Wayne McCoy says:

    'Herakles Book 2' by Edouard Cour brings the cranky Greek hero back in a second volume to complete his laborsHerakles is still uesting still plowing his way through problems and still leaving a trail of enemies and allies in his wake This time around he had to get the belt of Hippolyta the Cattle of Geryon some Apples of the Hesperides and the three headed dog Cerberus He does it in the same gruff way that made me love the first volume In the afterword the various people and gods that Herakles encounters get short biosWhat works is the simplicity of the whole thing The art is simple as is the story which makes this perfect and perfectly accessible I think I liked the first volume a little bit better but that may be because the earlier labors are a bit known to me I like this version of the character a lot who is blunt of wit and violenceI received a review copy of this graphic novel from Lion Forge Diamond Book Distributors and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel

  7. The_Mad_Swede says:

    Picking up where the first volume left off this one retells the story of Herakles' final four labours for King Eurystheus and what happens after their completion At the end of this Édouard Cour truly starts to unveil the motivation of his flawed hero and the potential tragedy of his fateAs stated in previously I find Cour's retelling absolutely marvellous

  8. Nick says:

    True Rating 37 StarsI enjoyed this than the first volumeIn this volume Herakles uests around the Mediterranean to fulfil his remaining Labours BeltGirdle of Hippolyta Cattle of Geryon Apples of the Hesperides and Cerberus Tome II also covers Herakles joining the Argonauts and his slaying of Iphitos Along the way he hilariously whistles uips effortlessly pummels the crap out of and dismissively thwacks those who challenge him I love seeing a yellow Simpsons like Herakles drawn as this massive impatient brute who hops around like a giant flea and flies into insane rages kind of like The Hulk I like what Cour does here he manages to capture the essence of the mythology tell the story of Herakles with humour and yet also with dark and bloody tragedy and he does it with short but sweet sentences and commendable graphic artI do find the treatment is sometimes too abrupt and the 'plot' of this tome is a bit jarring For example the violent tragedy with Hippolyta and The s starts the volume and I don't feel the reasons for the tragedy are properly explained or done justice with Cour's script or art Likewise Herakles' foray with Jason and The Argonauts is short and poorly paced even given the general time constraints of the medium and accepted duration of Herakles' uest membership Additionally it's not always clear when Hera is 'present' in the story the way dialogue is placed gets confusing and it's not always clear who's speaking and the little voice of doubt creature personification of Hera who follows Herakles around is silly and an unsatisfying foil or comic foil at times Finally while someone who doesn't know the mythology of Herakles can still enjoy Cour's story I don't feel Cour does a good enough job here for a neophyte to properly learn the mythology Too much information is left out and too many creative editing decisions are takenSo I guess I feel Herakles' story could be told better but Herakles II presents it in a fantastic and creative way Cour paints his vision of Herakles and although it is not altogether 'accurate' based on our scant historical evidence of mythological history it is a memorable one

  9. J.D. DeHart says:

    Unfortunately not all of the images came through in this download What did come through was exciting and jarring This book has a uniue artistic style that makes it uite appealing It has the makings of a fantastic and well done adventure

  10. Molly says:

    I picked this up without realizing that it was Book 2 of the series so I'm likely missing some context It's based in Greek mythology though so it was easy enough to pick up some of the plot points around his uest and the art was really uniue and interesting It was a pretty good read but not really my kind of thing

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