Fall 2023

Epic Feats

The Legends of Hercules and Perseus

From the Series Graphic Mythology

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Discover the heroes of legend in these epic Greek myths

The son of Zeus—king of the gods—and a mortal mother, Hercules has power beyond other humans. He also faces the scorn of Zeus’s wife Hera. Using her magic, she tricks Hercules into performing a series of twelve impossible labors, each one a test of his strength, courage, and cunning. Will he complete the labors, or will Hera’s wrath destroy him?

Perseus, another son of Zeus, faces an equally frightful task. Thanks to the scheming King Polydectes, Perseus must slay the snake-haired Medusa, whose look turns people to stone. But Perseus has gifts from the gods on his side. Will their favor—and his bravery—be enough to help him survive?

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Graphic Novels, Social Studies
Copyright 2023
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe ™
Language English
Number of Pages 96
Publication Date 2023-08-01
Text Type Folktale/Legend
BISACS JNF062020, JNF052030, JNF038060
Dewey 741.5/973
Dimensions 6.625 x 9.25
Guided Reading Level Y
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, and Glossary

Author: Paul D. Storrie

Paul D. Storrie was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and despite time spent in Grand Rapids, Chicago, and Los Angeles, has returned to Metro-Detroit time and again. He attended Grand Valley State University and received a B.A. in English Language and Literature, knowing that he wanted to tell stories for a living. His first published work was the comic book series Robyn of Sherwood in 1998. Since then he has written for numerous publishers, including a story for Marvel’s Captain America: Red, White & Blue anthology, the mini-series Gotham Girls for DC Comics, Star Trek Alien Spotlight: Andorians for IDW, and several tales for Graphic Universe, including Junior Library Guild selection Hercules: The Twelve Labors with artist Steve Kurth and Children’s Choice Book Awards finalist Beowulf: Monster Slayer with artist Ron Randall.

Illustrator: Steve Kurth

Steve Kurth is an illustrator and comic book artist based in Wisconsin. He is best know for his comic work on The Avengers, Iron Man, X-men , G.I.Joe, Ghostbusters, Hulk, Wolverine, Green Arrow and a slew of other cool stuff.

Illustrator: Thomas Yeates

Thomas Yeates grew up in Sacramento, northern California. He attended college in Utah, Sacramento, the Joe Kubert School in New Jersey. Since then he has been working as an illustrator, focusing on high adventure in the comic book/graphic novel field. He has worked for most of the major companies in that field, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Eclipse, etc. He has illustrated Swamp Thing, Timespirits, Tarzan, Conan, Zorro, myths and legends for Lerner Publishing, and many short stories. Most recently he has illustrated Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter of Mars for Barnes & Noble Publishing and is currently illustrating a series of books by the popular writer Anthony Horowitz.