Friday, November 5, 2010

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (graphic novel)

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
by Rick Riordan/Art by Attila Futaki

Mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking out of the pages of twelve-year-old Percy Jackson's textbooks and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Now, he and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. (description taken from

This was actually a pretty good adaption of The Lightning Thief. The characters looked like their descriptions, though the kids may be a little older than they should be and the monsters and magic were well done. I still prefer the books, because I always have trouble remembering how to read the panels, but this was better than a lot of graphic adaptations. It should attract some new readers, too, I hope.

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