This is my first time reading a comic from Blue Water. I have to say that I am impressed with this comic and look forward to reading more stuff from them. I love Damian Graff’s art. I don’t know why but I am such a sucker for hard edge drawings. I think this style fits into the era for the comic. Mauricio Pinzon coloring is what makes this comic pop though. The colors are so bright and rich that I know I am reading about gods and goddesses. You should just get this comic is what I am trying to say. It is a story about Apollo and Artemis, so we have a hot dude and a hot chick. Well like all great warriors they decide to go on a journey...at sea. So they are wearing next to nothing, battling serpent creatures. Really that is all you need to know. I wouldn’t be mad if just stop reading my article now and bought the damn issue.
Apollo, while slaying some beast, was given a prophecy that a mortal would topple Olympus unless he and his sister stopped this man. Now I don’t know about you but I love Greek God shit. The stories are amazing and almost all stories now are based off some form of these, besides Shia Labeouf’s beard story, who knows where that crackpot got that story. So Apollo and Artemis are on some ship with a crew, including Pan, in case you are loose on your Greek material that is the half man half goat guy. Right away the two have to battle a creature created by Hecate, a witch.
The duo realizes she must be a part in helping this man who threatens Olympus. The crew still manages to have full on conversations while fighting too, so it is a double whammy of good story telling. Poseidon must help the crew to safety but warns of great power coming from this man. Apollo and Artemis must then battle sirens and some beast named Charybdis all in order to get to this island where they will fight the man. Oh and can I just say this… sirens are not soothing woman at all, but more like parasite looking creatures with snaggle looking saber teeth and boobies; so kind of like Kirsten Dunst. We get to see who the man is at the end of the comic and it also reveals that one crew member isn’t as loyal as we think. It has a nice twist at the end and believe me it is not just a man who threatens Olympus. Okay that is all I am going to say.
If you like Greek Mythology at all then you should check out this comic. It brings new light to old characters and I haven’t seen anything new being done with Greek Mythology so I can definitely dig it being adapted into a comic. Plus Apollo and Artemis are my two favorite gods.
Writer: Chad Jones
Artist: Damian Graff
Publisher: Blue Water Comics
Release Date: 4/10/13