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This review is from: Hybrid Bastards! (Hardcover)
Originality, according to Dictionary.com the word means this: "freshness or novelty, as of an idea, method, or performance."
This book fits the definition perfectly as it takes a "not so original" story (Greek Myths) and modernizing this 'tale as old as time' and creating an entertaining piece of story. When I was in elementary school I was fascinated by this world of gods and monsters.
I remember reading about how "desiring" Zeus was and as a personal project I once made a chart of Zeus' "outcomes". Reading this book reminded me of that and it seemed logical for a modern time Zeus to... do what he did. Tom Pinchuk did an amazing job in translating the pompous characterization of the gods whilst maintaining an outlasting depiction in his original characters. (Carmine being my favorite)
I was fascinated by the look of the book, I do admit that I was sort of confused by what the panel organization in the art, but Kat Glasheen's art matched very well the story as it took a similar look to old vase paintings while still being telling a story in a present setting.
It was a novelty as a whole; idea, method and even performance.
Kudos to Pinchuk and Glasheeen for telling such an awesome story.