(W) Edouard Cour (A/CA) Edouard Cour
Author Edouard Cour revisits one of the greatest Greek myths by painting the often-heroic
Herakles as, well . . . somewhat of a jerk. Crude and stubborn at times, in little glimpses we
meet a man-half-human, after all-with a psychology more complex than he appears,
entangled in guilt over the ghosts who have haunted him since childhood. A mournful sadness
seizes him as he crosses the fleeting silhouettes of a woman and her three children. "Friends
or foe, all those who cross his path end up stiff and worm food," comments
Linos, the ghost of his childhood music teacher.
Brimming with pathos and dark humor, this portrait of Herakles is a graphic whirlwind
leaving little respite and often revealing beautiful surprises. This second volume follows the
titular hero on four more of his epic quests, each one a stepping-stone in his growth as both
man and god.
In Shops: Jan 30, 2019
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