Normally, I’d avoid a comic based on a licensed property like the proverbial plague, but Comics Bento just ships stuff, so I end up with stuff I normally wouldn’t, like that Youngblood volume, or this trade from Dynamite based off the original Battlestar Galactica.
Ancient Greece is considered the secular home to Western Civilization. The mythology of that place still resonates today, and sometimes in fun and funny ways.
That’s part of the basic premise of Michael G. Munz’s Zeus Is Dead: A Monstrously Inconvenient Adventure. After the title incident happens, the Greek Gods return to Earth demanding praise and worship after being more or less invisible influences on the greater world. Why did Zeus die? For that matter, how did Zeus die? And why were the gods absent to begin with? Munz answers these questions and more in a rather humorous manner I found enjoyable.
While our efforts to land an interview with Red Rising author Pierce Brown have been unsuccessful and that pesky court order kept me from coming within 100 yards of the Texas Teen Book Festival this past weekend (don’t ask), Mr Brown did conduct an AMA on Reddit today and answered two of Gabbing Geek’s questions. Find out the answers and other interesting tidbits after the break!