Hermes: Tales of the Trickster

Hermes: Tales of the Trickster

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 t The New York Times bestselling series continues as author/artist George O?Connor focuses on Hermes, the trick...

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Title:Hermes: Tales of the Trickster
Author:George O'Connor
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:Olympians: Hermes: Tales of the Trickster
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:80 pages pages

Hermes: Tales of the Trickster Reviews

  • Stuart
    Feb 04, 2018
    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 ...
  • Barbara
    Mar 26, 2018
    Although I will also be a fan of the original stories of the Greek gods and goddesses that I read back when I was young, I love how George O'Connor brings these classic stories to life for a modern audience. I really can't believe this is the tenth in his Olympians series, a series tha...
  • Mrs. Kenyon
    Jan 02, 2018
    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 dep...
  • Lauren
    Jul 09, 2018
    God of thieves and businessmen, travelers and shepherds, Hermes began his godly career the night of his birth by sneaking away from the cave his mother had sequestered them away in and stealing his half brother Apollo?s cattle. He features in many stories and has inspired many more. ...
  • Jessica
    Aug 09, 2018
    Hands-down my favorite of the series! I always adored the god Hermes, but the iteration created by George O?Connor sounds like so much fun, I?d love to grab a beer and handout with him. ...
  • Bea  Charmed
    Oct 15, 2017
    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...
  • Angie
    Mar 30, 2018
    My Review: I have so been enjoying this series of graphic novels and was excited when I won this one in the Goodreads Giveaway. I had know a bit about Hermes from my previous knowledge of Greek Mythology but this really expanded my knowledge. I like how this one is presented as a trave...
  • Kristin
    Feb 04, 2018
    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 spr...
  • Katie Robinson
    Feb 13, 2018
    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 beca...
  • Doc
    Feb 13, 2018
    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 orig...
  • Ashley Owens
    Mar 25, 2018
    This might be my favorite of George O'Connor's olympians series so far. I really loved the use of humor in the volume. Very true to the character of Hermes himself. And the artwork seems to get better with each volume too. My favorite thing about this one was that I learned all n...
  • Morgan
    Mar 02, 2018
    I still think this series is one of the best for comic books about Greek mythology. It's maybe the most accurate I've seen with trying to add characters that aren't in comic books as much, but it's also gets me to want to read all these mythology books. Most of these stories I either k...
  • Marsha
    Jul 20, 2018
    This story brims with inventiveness, ingenuity, cunning and mischief?just like the Olympian god to whom it pays homage. It touches on many of the stories I?ve read about Hermes, including the one of his birth and immediate entry into the world. Mr. O?Connor also outlines Herm...
  • Bruce
    Apr 14, 2018
    Olympians Hermes, Tales of the Trickster, by George O?Connor is a Greek gods graphic novel about Hermes. It contains 66 pages of full color illustrations, an extensive Olympians Family Tree chart, notes about the author, other follow-up notes about the individual pages of the novel, ...
  • Lotuslulu
    Mar 03, 2018
    As they are published, I will read all the books in this series and each provides a varying degree of enjoyment. As a trickster god, Hermes is a crowd favourite. I think to pull off the stunts he has in mythology he would need to be a charming, capable character and there are glimpses ...
  • Heather
    Feb 09, 2018
    Is it bad that we're ten books in and I have never once given thought to what Hermes' hair looks like? It's not like I thought he was bald. I was just shocked that his hair was like... hair. As always, I was entertained and astonished by the latest addition to the Olympians books. H...
  • Becky B
    Jan 01, 2018
    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...
  • Calista
    Sep 06, 2018
    Another fantastic volume in the Olympians series. I really have read extensively on Greek mythology and every single book George comes up with another story or two I haven't heard before. Where is he getting this source material from and why have I missed it. Well, I'm glad he's bring ...
  • Erin
    Dec 11, 2017
    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced epub in exchange for an honest review. Full review to be posted in January 2018. ...
  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    Apr 14, 2018
    O?Connor, George Hermes: Tales of the Trickster (Olympians), 77 pages. GRAPHIC NOVEL. First Second, 2017. $19. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG. A traveler stops at the home of a giant covered in eye balls (Argus) ?he offers to trade stories for hospitali...
  • Soobie's scared
    Mar 22, 2018
    Some says George O'Connor's style has improved over the course of time... Well, I don't know what to say about it: I still don't like it very much. Apart from Hermes' eyes: those are magnificent! Compared to the other volumes, here the story flow way better with a nice little twist ...
  • Rod Brown
    Mar 22, 2018
    This hilarious volume is my favorite entry in this very good series. O'Connor has mastered the art of being simultaneously educational and entertaining. ...
  • Jay G
    Mar 10, 2018
    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... 3.5/5 Stars Thank you to Raincoast books and FirstSecond for sending me a copy of this graphic novel in exchange for my honest review! This is the latest volume in...
  • Kristy K
    Jul 31, 2017
    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...
  • Robert
    Aug 05, 2018
    I won't deny I was really looking forward to this one, Wingèd Hermes being a real favourite of mine since forever. He just seems like a really fun deity, even if he can be a sneaky jerk sometimes. This volume didn't disappoint, and as usual O'Connor worked in some Myths one wouldn'...
  • Rummanah (Books in the Spotlight)
    Dec 10, 2017
    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 ...
  • Tom McDonald
    Jan 14, 2018
    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,...
  • Lunar
    May 12, 2018
    This book is so good that I would have given it 5 stars even without Hermes being my favorite Greek god ...
  • Kira Dickson
    Mar 07, 2018
    Copyright: 2018 Number of Pages: Book Format: Hardcover Reading Level: Grades 4-9 Genre: Mythology Lit requirement: graphic novel #2 Summary: This book holds most of the myths about Hermes, Greek god of travelers, tricksters, thieves, fables, Merchants, hospitality bringer to ...
  • Aurora Goga
    May 03, 2018
    People who have been complaining about previous installations in this series being a disjointed jumble of stories will be happy to know that this one has an overlaying theme. Personally I never minded multiple (related and unrelated) stories in one book, because they?re myths and I?...