Third Eye Comic Spotlight: LORE OLYMPUS!
Published August 13th, 2021
Posted in: Third Eye Spotlights
Lore Olympus hits the mortal realm this October!
We are beyond stoked for this one, Third Eye Faithful! If you’re a fan of the WebToons app, then you definitely know about LORE OLYMPUS. One of the most popular, highest subscribed tales on the app is a modern spin on the legendary Greek myth of Hades and Persephone! Written and illustrated by Rachel Smythe does an incredible job weaving new life into a story that a lot of readers are familiar with.
If you’ve been wanting a physical copy of this series – and we wouldn’t blame you a bit! – the first volume hits shelves this October! The beginning of this series being collected into a printed book is such an exciting moment for fans of this ultra popular WebToon!
What’s the scoop on LORE OLYMPUS?
Revered for its incredible art style, fearless storytelling, and genuine takes on everyday issues like self-worth and dealing with trauma, LORE OLYMPUS is a beautifully told story that builds upon the geek myth that we know and love.
Scandalous gossip, wild parties, and forbidden love – the Greek tale of Hades and Persephone gets a romantic modern update in the gorgeously illustrated, Eisner-nominated Lore Olympus, including a brand new, exclusive short story! An ingenious take on the Greek Pantheon, this is the modern update on the story of Hades and Persephone. Follow the propulsive love story of two Greek gods, told with lavish artwork and contemporary sensibilities.
Persephone, young goddess of spring, is new to Olympus. Her mother, Demeter, has raised her in the mortal realm, but after Persephone promises to train as a sacred virgin, she’s allowed to live in the fast-moving, glamorous world of the gods. When her roommate, Artemis, takes her to a party, her entire life changes: she ends up meeting Hades and feels an immediate spark with the charming yet misunderstood ruler of the Underworld. Now Persephone must navigate the confusing politics and relationships that rule Olympus, while also figuring out her own place—and her own power.
Check out some other works by Rachel Smythe!
Wonder Woman Black & Gold #1
Written by JOHN ARCUDI, AMY REEDER, BECKY CLOONAN, A.J. MENDEZ, AND NADIA SHAMMAS art by RYAN SOOK, AMY REEDER, BECKY CLOONAN, MING DOYLE, AND MORGAN BEEM.
Just in time for Wonder Woman’s 80th anniversary, DC Comics proudly presents a new anthology series starring the Amazon Princess embellished in the the color of her famous lasso. You won’t want to miss this thrilling series celebrating the woman who inspires us all…and that’s the truth!
Kicking things off, John Arcudi (B.P.R.D.) and Ryan Sook (Legion of Super-Heroes) reunite to show us the grace immortality grants a hero. Becky Cloonan (Wonder Woman) weaves a spine-tingling tale of Diana’s most precious weapon against the darkness. Then Amy Reeder (Amethyst) takes us back to the Golden Age for a fun romp co-starring Etta Candy. AJ Mendez and Ming Doyle (Constantine: The Hellblazer) travel to Themyscira for a tense family reunion. And finally, Nadia Shammas and Morgan Beem (Swamp Thing: Twin Branches) show us a story of Diana’s past failures coming back to haunt her.
Wonder Woman Black & Gold #2
stories by MARIKO TAMAKI, CHE GRAYSON, TILLIE WALDEN, STEPHANIE WILLIAMS, AND RACHEL SMYTHE art by JAMIE MCKELVIE, CORIN HOWELL, TILLIE WALDEN, ASHLEY A. WOODS, AND RACHEL SMYTHE.
This new, visually stunning, and all-star-packed celebration of Wonder Woman continues! Some of comics’ greatest storytellers present five beautifully bombastic tales that take Diana all over the DC Universe. First stop…the very depths of hell! Both friend and foe come along for the ride of a lifetime with guest appearances by Steve Trevor, Nubia, and the First Born. The issue concludes with a journey to a place never seen before—Wonder Woman’s dreams—as the celebration of her 80th anniversary continues!
Need to snag a copy? We’ve got you covered!
LORE OLYMPUS VOL 1 drops in early October and we know you’re as excited as we are for this one! Need to grab a copy of your own and get caught up on the first 25 episodes of the story? Click here to preorder for in-store pickup, or mail order!
Get an exclusive “Grumpy Hades” enamel pin!
Preorder your copy of LORE OLYMPUS and receive a free “Grumpy Hades” enamel pin, while supplies last!