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Persephone OGN #1

Writer: Loic Locatelli-Kournwsky Artist: Loic Locatelli-Kournwsky Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: May 16, 2018 Cover Price: $19.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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? French author Loïc Locatelli-Kournwsky presents a modern-day retelling of the Greek myth of Demeter and her daughter Persephone, in an exciting universe that blends high fantasy adventure with visuals reminiscent of Japanese anime and 1950s American-style comics. Persephone may be the adopted daughter of the famous magician Demeter, but she struggles to find her place alongside such a force of nature. Persephone's desire to find out where she belongs takes her on an epic adventure deep into the Underworld, where she'll discover who, or what, she is.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Kelly Gaines May 16, 2018

    As overplayed as myth and fairytale retellings may feel right now, I'm still a sucker for them. Persephone feels fresh despite being based on a story that's been told for thousands of years. This is about as lighthearted as the Underworld can get, and as beautiful as it can possibly look. I wouldn't call this a story for all comic fans, but if your tastes range closer pastel colored magic than gritty superhero stories, it's certainly worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion May 19, 2018

    Read Persephone. Please read it. Its a beautiful reimagining of a greek tale that spins a tragedy into an optimistic look towards the future. I highly recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Jennifer DeRoss May 16, 2018

    Persephone is a story for anyone who has struggled to find their place. It is expansive and deep, while also being intimate and emotionally driven. If you love Miyazaki films, modern retellings of classic tales, or urban based fantasy, this is something you don't want to miss out on. It is a story that is especially apt today where our society just might need a reminder that sympathy is the best way to grow a better world. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken May 22, 2018

    By the end, you reach a satisfying conclusion but still feel like more can be told from this story. There is a perfect balance of adventure, levity, and character development that makes you want to continue on Persephone's journey. Here's to hoping that Locatelli-Kournwsky still has more stories to tell in this wonderful world. Read Full Review

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