Kill the Minotaur

Kill the Minotaur

Athens lost the war to Crete. Now, they pay tribute to King Minos by sacrificing their best citizens to his unearthly labyrinth. Conspirators believe Theseus can be the hero they need, who can end the mad king's bloody reign... but no one on this world has ever encountered anything like the savage minotaur.Chris Pasetto, Christian Cantamessa (Red Dead Redemption) and Lukas...

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Title:Kill the Minotaur
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Kill the Minotaur Reviews

  • Juan

    So I found this to be a pretty entertaining take on a Greek myth. The story is very horrific in so many ways, it ranges from the alien like Minotaur, to the level of violence and death that most of the character experiences. The maze is a living object with a decide to inflict pain and delusions. Even King Minos is one character you have to root for his death.

    The ending to this one is very unique and, for the time being, is just a mini-series. Hopefully the interest is enough to continue to get

    So I found this to be a pretty entertaining take on a Greek myth. The story is very horrific in so many ways, it ranges from the alien like Minotaur, to the level of violence and death that most of the character experiences. The maze is a living object with a decide to inflict pain and delusions. Even King Minos is one character you have to root for his death.

    The ending to this one is very unique and, for the time being, is just a mini-series. Hopefully the interest is enough to continue to get the sequel to this as their should definitely by a sequel.

  • Barbara Senteney

    Excellent graphic book, I guess they call it manga now days, but I just think of it as an adult comic book. I liked this a lot because you actually got a cohesive story and so I wasn't having my head spinning wondering how I got from point A to point R. I hate it when the story is compromised just because there is beautiful graphic art so they think it's ok. No it's not Ok. I want a true story, beginning, middle and end. This is a very adult, foul talking, sex insinuating, bloody book so enter a

    Excellent graphic book, I guess they call it manga now days, but I just think of it as an adult comic book. I liked this a lot because you actually got a cohesive story and so I wasn't having my head spinning wondering how I got from point A to point R. I hate it when the story is compromised just because there is beautiful graphic art so they think it's ok. No it's not Ok. I want a true story, beginning, middle and end. This is a very adult, foul talking, sex insinuating, bloody book so enter at your own risk.

  • Andrew

    I really like the concept of taking a classic story and fleshing it out - and of course adding in some new twists and turns. I was drawn to this book because I love the world of ancient Greece and the artwork is fantastic.

    King Minos of Crete demands tributes from Athens to sacrifice to his adopted son the semi-mystical Minotaur trapped in the labyrinth designed by Daedalus. Theseus, the Prince of Athens, is tired of this - and also desirable of fame and heroism. He's approached by the Cretan Da

    I really like the concept of taking a classic story and fleshing it out - and of course adding in some new twists and turns. I was drawn to this book because I love the world of ancient Greece and the artwork is fantastic.

    King Minos of Crete demands tributes from Athens to sacrifice to his adopted son the semi-mystical Minotaur trapped in the labyrinth designed by Daedalus. Theseus, the Prince of Athens, is tired of this - and also desirable of fame and heroism. He's approached by the Cretan Daedalus who admits to wanting to destroy the Minotaur and overthrow the tyrant Minos. Theseus arrives in Crete in the guise of just another Athenian tribute. Things go south when Minos discovers he's been betrayed and Daedalus's severed head is displayed before the tributes. Theseus and the group of Athenians wake up in labyrinth. Ariadne, the daughter of Minos, is also there to help them out. She takes a much more active role in this telling of the story.

    I thought the labyrinth was suitable eerie and the origin of it was suitably obscure (was it from the Gods, another planet maybe?). There's some great conflict within the Athenian group and between the Athenians and the Cretan's (Ariadne and a soldier) who say they're there to help. This makes for some interesting personal conflicts as they try to stay alive.

    Unfortunately the third act turns into a simple brawl between everyone and the Minotaur and ends predictably enough. The book does end on an interesting cliffhanger, thankfully not one that hangs on a second volume.

  • Scott (GrilledCheeseSamurai)

    I'm a big fan of Greek mythology and Theseus and the Minotaur has long been a favorite story of mine. While this comic isn't a very faithful adaptation of that story it's still a lot of fun to read and enough of the original story beats are still present that it's not really that big of a deal that they've gone and switched things up.

    And why wouldn't they? Put their own spin on things I mean - It's not like the original suddenly disappears if you read this one and that's what you are stuck with.

    I'm a big fan of Greek mythology and Theseus and the Minotaur has long been a favorite story of mine. While this comic isn't a very faithful adaptation of that story it's still a lot of fun to read and enough of the original story beats are still present that it's not really that big of a deal that they've gone and switched things up.

    And why wouldn't they? Put their own spin on things I mean - It's not like the original suddenly disappears if you read this one and that's what you are stuck with.

    All in all, this had some pretty cool action - some solid artwork, there's a two-page splash in the 2nd last issue that was freaking awesome, and some cool character twists that could leave for even...more?

    It was all good fun. Great to revisit one of the classics from my childhood. I mean hell...if it wasn't for this original story I don't even know if I would have fallen in love scouring dungeons while playing Dungeons and Dragons!

  • Devann

    This wasn't awful by any means. The art was good, the storyline for the most part way okay even if it probably could have done with a bit more complexity, and I really liked what they did with Ariadne [Theseus ...not so much, although for how annoying he was I surprisingly didn't actually hate him]. I was all ready to give this 3 stars for a fairly decent read but then they had to thrown in some weird minotaur rape suit and also a few panels of t

    This wasn't awful by any means. The art was good, the storyline for the most part way okay even if it probably could have done with a bit more complexity, and I really liked what they did with Ariadne [Theseus ...not so much, although for how annoying he was I surprisingly didn't actually hate him]. I was all ready to give this 3 stars for a fairly decent read but then they had to thrown in some weird minotaur rape suit and also a few panels of the king having a threeway with Random Naked Women and I was just so done. I know those of you who have read this will probably go 'that was literally a few pages out of the whole thing' and ...yeah, that's kind of actually my point. It was ENTIRELY unnecessary but apparently they just couldn't help themselves. Ugh.

  • Chad

    I have to say I found this to be a disappointment. I'm a fan of Greek mythology so a comic about Theseus and the minotaur sounded great. But Theseus was nothing more than a spoiled brat, the rest of the characters outside of Ariadne weren't any better. The minotaur was some weird cross between the movies Leviathan and Predator. There was no quick thinking or intelligence to defeating the monster. Just let's keep poking it until it quits moving and we put a magic star inside it. The ending made n

    I have to say I found this to be a disappointment. I'm a fan of Greek mythology so a comic about Theseus and the minotaur sounded great. But Theseus was nothing more than a spoiled brat, the rest of the characters outside of Ariadne weren't any better. The minotaur was some weird cross between the movies Leviathan and Predator. There was no quick thinking or intelligence to defeating the monster. Just let's keep poking it until it quits moving and we put a magic star inside it. The ending made no sense whatsoever.

    Received a review copy from Image and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

  • Luis Sancho

    Worthless!

    A waste of time and money, trying to put a "new spin", and a completely ridiculous one at that, on a classical story and making a total mess it if it.

    If you like senseless blood and pointless slaughter, by all means read this drivel. Otherwise, find something worthwhile to do with your time and money.

  • Alex Sarll

    A retelling of the Theseus myth justified solely by its art - in particular the gorgeous, impossible intricacies of the towering, lowering Labyrinth, which is fit for comparison with Ranson's Mazeworld (though delivered in a very different style - far grottier and more organic, though who isn't?). Beyond that...well, we get the glaringly obvious (Theseus isn't a natural hero! He didn't do it alone! He's a flawed, rash and entitled kid who has to rise to the occasion to become a man - imagine my

    A retelling of the Theseus myth justified solely by its art - in particular the gorgeous, impossible intricacies of the towering, lowering Labyrinth, which is fit for comparison with Ranson's Mazeworld (though delivered in a very different style - far grottier and more organic, though who isn't?). Beyond that...well, we get the glaringly obvious (Theseus isn't a natural hero! He didn't do it alone! He's a flawed, rash and entitled kid who has to rise to the occasion to become a man - imagine my surprise!). We get the seen-it-too-often-before (Asterion and the maze which confines him have much the same no-longer-shock origin as the menaces in two other recent Image books with historical-fantasy settings). And we get the little tweaks to the myth which serve no obvious narrative purpose, feeling more like annoying glitches than clever reinventions - Minos killing Daedalus rather than vice versa; outfits recognisably Minoan in outline but anachronistic in how much they cover; a severing of the Theseus-Hercules connection. Beyond which, the characters never really feel like ancient Greeks, or indeed Cretans - they have very much a modern idea of what is and is not plausible when it comes to monsters, one predicated on categories a Bronze Age Hellene wouldn't recognise at all. I'll be looking out for the artist's future work a lot more keenly than the writers', put it that way.

    Oh look, there's already a film adaptation in the works. Again - imagine my surprise.

    (Edelweiss ARC)

  • Bea  Charmed

    Decent artwork, okay story, nothing wonderful. My attention wandered frequently while reading. Visual details and character attitudes were sometimes anachronistic. Theseus was a typical spoiled brat, didn't change or develop much. Skip this one.

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