The story arc depicted Kratos' childhood, his rise through the Spartan Army and the events immediately following his crowning as the God of War. He also felt that the writing was exceptionally low in quality. The synopsis for this issue has not yet been written. He seeks revenge on Kratos due to the fact that the Spartan's battle with Cereyon burned off his one hundred arms. After entering a cave, he encounters a gigantic arachnid capable of speech. In case you somehow weren't already aware, Sony's Santa Monica Studio's art director Raf Grassetti has regularly shared some lovely redesigns for … Artemis was a popular and widely worshiped deity across the Hellenic world. Suddenly, Cereyon, the pyrokinetic champion of the Sun God Helios (and the only champion to know of his god's selection), challenged Kratos, but was quickly trounced. He received copies of the scripts for all the games to ensure his work was as accurate as possible, and stated that he worked very closely with Sony Santa Monica—the developer of the video games—and tied the comic book's narrative directly to the story they created for the games. He was voiced by Nolan North in God of War (2005), and Clancy Brown for the rest of the series. [13] In the present, Kratos encounters his ally and mentor Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom,[14] and the Chaos Giant, Gyges. Like God of War, there are games on PlayStation that have captured the … But, centuries later, Ares returned to encourage war through his manipulation of mortals. "[38] Joe Juba gave some praise to the art, stating that it "is kind of neat" and "it's stylish, if nothing else". That right there is a premise to a whole new God of War game." The man who waged a war on evil has become War itself - and all the rules that made him a superhero have flown out the window - but losing the love of your life will do that. Although Marvel Thor also came close to doing this, he still needed help from his friends. This gives insight to their future conflict where Kratos would indirectly give the barbarian a reason to kill him due to his father's death. As Kratos continues his journey, Athena appears to him in the form of a spectral image, and warns him not to continue this, for it is now "the dead he must fear." God of War is an action-adventure game developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE). Wonder Woman: War of the Gods gets the Tales from the Dark Multiverse treatment this Tuesday, and we’ve got a preview of the comic for you here courtesy of DC… The realms of the gods … It was published on January 26, 2011. The monster battles Kratos, only for the latter to destroy the spider's eggs and utterly crush the beast. Subscribe! She was also a protector of young and unmarried women. [35], The God of War comic series received mixed reviews. God of War Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. Lahkesis is about medium height woman with angel-like wings. However, there is a censored version, where Lahkesis is wearing a metal plate to cover her revealing breast. The story is split between two chapters in the video game chronology; a period before Ascension (2013), and a later period between God of War (2005) and Ghost of Sparta (2010). But the most notable thing about her is that her toga covers only a part of her torso, leaving her left breast completely revealed. He introduced new characters, including Kratos' wife—who appeared in the games but was never named. In his splendor, he saw a humble and timid woman named Lysandra. Due to the company's closure in December 2010, the final issue was published by their parent company, DC Comics. [4] Series artist Andrea Sorrentino stated, "it was clear from the start that for this project Sony and DC [Comics] wanted something a bit different from a 'classical' comic. God of War is a six-issue American comic book limited series set in the Greek mythology era of the God of War universe. The young goddess immediately assisted her mother with the birth of her twin Apollo, and from then on she assumed the role of G… He has offspring known as the Children of Ares, demi-gods who act as super-villains. A prequel, Ascension (2013), was also released for the PS3. God of War Comic Book #1 First Printing Unknown Binding – January 1, 2010 See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Hercules called his gods and demigods friends from around the globe to join the team that he was putting back together; the Gods of War, with hopes of stopping the new gods known as the The Uprising Storm. The series' launch coincided with the release of the video game God of War III in March 2010. Ares, God of War, had chosen Kratos as his "champion," while Hades, ruler of the Underworld, chose Alrik as his. Given until the next full moon, General Kratos travels with a host of Spartans to find the Ambrosia. The Spartan then traversed deeper into the cave, where he encountered an enormous Phoenix capable of speech. God of War (2005), God of War II (2007), and God of War III (2010) comprise its main trilogy; the first two were released on the PS2 with the third on the PlayStation 3 (PS3). Gyges begged Kratos for mercy, as the Ambrosia kept him alive, but Kratos cruelly continued his onslaught, and ultimately destroyed Gyges by burning him to death using the Flame of Apollo. It is written by Marv Wolfman, with art by Andrea Sorrentino. Without arms and now unable to reach the Ambrosia, Gyges was forced to wait for Kratos' return. Sorrentino used color to give importance to each scene, adding hot colors (red, orange, or brown) in action scenes and cold ones (green or light blue) in others so that readers could immediately have an emotional reaction. The God of the Sea, Poseidon, had chosen a Theran warlord named Herodius as his champion. The series received mixed reviews. Category:God of War (Comics) - God of War Wiki - Ascension, Ghost of Sparta, Kratos, Weapons, Bosses and more! The comic book series was announced at the 2009 Comic-Con International, and was scheduled to debut in October 2009, but its launch was delayed to coincide with that of God of War III in March 2010. After defeating Ares and becoming the new God of War, Kratos traverses the Underworld in search of the Ambrosia once again. Unfortunately, Alrik and his Barbarians suddenly arrived, and the two armies clashed over the healing elixir. Impressed, the King of Sparta promoted Kratos to the title of a Captain. God Of War: Betrayal Argos | Assassin | Ceryx. Son of Ouranos, but abandoned because of his grotesque appearance, Gyges plans to take over the Earth and rule it alongside his brothers. Regardless of the the Sword of Valor that Kratos wields in the Comics being portrayed as an Longsword as seen in Issues #4 and #5, Issue #3 depicts the Sword of Valor as an Scimitar. The series was written by Marv Wolfman, illustrated by Andrea Sorrentino, and the cover art for each issue was produced by Andy Park, who was also an artist for the video game series. The warriors, with the Ambrosia finally in their grasp, rejoiced and prepared to return to Sparta. Rating it 5 out of 10, Murphy said that he "can’t give this one a pass, even to the hardcore God of War fans" who should "skip it. As Spartan soldiers stormed Kratos' home and attempted to take his newborn, Kratos defiantly unsheathed his sword, prepared to defend his daughter. [5] In March 2011, the series was collected into a trade paperback.[6]. The squabbles of the two attracted the attention of a Kerosian warrior named Pothia, champion of Artemis, who also sought after the Ambrosia due to the fact that the children the women of her tribe bore were stillborn. The Therans were people that lived on the once great island of Thera. Beowulf battled Catastrophobiabut was no match for the new god. Mike Murphy of Platform Nation stated that although the comic series serves as a good prequel to the video game series, "the story is bogged down by horrible art...[it's] muddy, confusing, and consistently pulls you out of the story as you try to figure out just what is going on from panel to panel." Kratos and his crew made their way into a desert, where Hades, in a move of desperation, fired gigantic balls of fire from the sky annihilating half of the army one of the fireballs nearly hits Kratos but Nikos pushes him out of the way at the cost of his own life . Ares is the god of war in Greek mythology, son of Zeus by Hera and a villainous cosmic entity who acts as antagonist to Wonder Woman. The Ghost of Sparta sex mini-game gives the most amount of red orbs. Comic Book #1 - God of War Digital Comic Issue #0 PS4 Wellcome to QP GAMES Like the video if you enjoyed Thanks for watching! The first five issues of God of War were published by WildStorm. The Spartan quickly persuaded his comrades to allow him to search for the Ambrosia within a set number of days, promising that once he would retrieve it, he would not only use it to cure his daughter, but any other ill newborns Spartan mothers would bear it. The final issue was published in January 2011, followed by a trade paperback in March. After defeating a group of Satyrs, the Spartans came across Herodius and his ship. Dedicated to forwarding the cause of war, he acts as a corrupting influence to manipulate others and spread violence. Kratos flew back to Sparta on a Roc and barely managed to save his daughter from being thrown off a cliff. [37] Binary Messiah was disappointed in the art. After which, Nikos and Kratos debated on whether or not the men should rest. As with the first seven video games in the series, the comic book series is set in an alternate version of Ancient Greece, populated by the Olympian Gods and other beings of Greek mythology. Upon hearing of the Ambrosia and its mystic healing powers, Alrik and his Barbarian army set off to find it as well. During this period, he takes counsel from Captain Nikos, his superior in the Spartan army who instructs him about the Spartan code of honor. Wolfman said that Santa Monica ensured the mythology was consistent while revealing new facts about Kratos' past. God of War Art Director Shares Stunning Chrono Trigger Designs comicbook.com - Rollin Bishop. God of War Main Series: Main Games: God of War: Ascension | God of War: Chains of Olympus | God of War (2005) | God of War: Ghost of Sparta | God of War II | God of War III | God of War: A Call from the Wilds | God of War (2018) Others: God of War (Novel) | God of War 2 Novel | God of War (Comics) Remakes and Ports: Collections: God of War #6 is an issue of the series God of War (Volume 1) with a cover date of March, 2011. One day, a great volcanic eruption began, destroying much of the land, with the remains being named Santorini. God of War is a 6-issue miniseries published by WildStorm, based on the video game of the same name. The limited series follows the story of Kratos, the protagonist of the video game series. Although there is some realism in the art, it does not match the art of the games. After burying the fallen and paying their last respects, Kratos and his men finally made it to the Tree of Life, the very tree which held the Ambrosia. [30], Kratos gains control of Danaus' head and uses its power against Alrik, who is torn apart by rocs. She eventually bore him a daughter they named Calliope, but, much to their horror, the child was infected with a disease; Spartan law dictated that all diseased or weak infants shall be hurled into the chasm of Mount Taygetos and left there to their demise. Eventually, that belief waned and the gods stepped back from regularly interfering with humanity. Set after God of War and before Ghost of Sparta, (with flashbacks set before Ascension) Kratos is on a mission to find and destroy the Ambrosia of Asclepius, a talisman of limitless healing capabilities. The reviewer stated that the idea of Kratos finding the Ambrosia to save Calliope was a "perfect comic book incentive," however, things started to disintegrate when the distinction between the present and the past became unclear. Kratos then grabbed the head of Danaus, and commanded other Rocs to swoop down and rip Alrik to shreds. Want Myths, Urban Legends and True History? [27] Danaus is killed by Alrik, who retains Danaus' head to possess his magical ability. ISBN 1-4012-2972-7. Theseus gloated after shooting Catastrophobia with … He stated the final script was a combination of his ideas and Santa Monica's character-appropriate dialog. He originally started off as an ally towards Kratos, but after being infected by Pandora's Box, he (along with most of the God of Olympus) aided Zeus to kill Kratos. As Gyges died in agony and fire, Kratos left the area, knowing full well that Ares' followers will hunt him down for ruining their last opportunity to revive their fallen God. The leader of the crew, Nikos, stated that the King of Sparta sent them to aid Kratos. They also noted a mistake with the flashback scenes, as in these scenes, it shows Kratos with his ash-white skin, but this complexion did not occur until after he slayed his family. In his fiery battle with Cereyon, Kratos inadvertently burned off Gyges' one hundred arms, and then stole the Ambrosia. "[36], After reading God of War #1, Joe Juba of Game Informer said "If you have a choice between reading this comic and doing something else, you should do something else...like play God of War III again." And having so recently defeated Ares to become the god of war, Kratos believed his tortured nightmares would come to an end. Who You Callin A Cueball? Alrik then unleashed Danaus' head and used its power, commanding a nearby flock of Rocs to tear Kratos and his Spartans apart. [39], GameSpot stated that the art appears moody, but also said it is "muddy...with a heavy digital assist from Photoshop." Hades, still unwilling to allow Ares to claim victory over the wager, sent the arms of death to destroy Kratos and his men. The two narratives are told simultaneously; Kratos first attempts to save his dying daughter, Calliope, and years later, he is seeking to destroy the Ambrosia to prevent the resurrection of the former God of War, Ares. However, a nearby elder informed Kratos of a possible way to heal his daughter's illness: the healing elixir of the Gods, the Ambrosia of Asclepius. The God Of War franchise makes is way into the comic world with a bang. As in the video game series, the comic book's protagonist is Kratos. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Meanwhile, Alrik and his men encountered a man named Danaus, commander of animals and champion of Hermes. Alrik critically wounds the Spartan, who is subsequently healed thanks to the Ambrosia. He said that the story adds nothing of value and it is rough. However, unbeknownst to both warriors, the Olympian Gods had created a wager in which various mortals (who are completely oblivious to the Gods' involvement) were selected to capture the Ambrosia, spreading diseases throughout their lands and everything they held dear as incentives; the God who chose the mortal who would capture the Ambrosia first would attain victory. In Issue #6, Gyges refers to Kratos as the "son of Zeus", though this is not revealed until. Saying that the comics do the video game series justice, for fans of God of War, this should be in their comic collection. [25] After taking that position himself, Kratos sets out on a quest to destroy the legendary Ambrosia of Asclepius, an elixir with magical healing properties that he once found when he was a soldier in Sparta. Each will choose a champion who is in search of the Ambrosia, with the successful god receiving an award (e.g., having statues erected in their honor across Greece). The series was written by Marv Wolfman, illustrated by Andrea Sorrentino, and the cover art for each issue was produced by Andy Park, who was also an artist for the video game series. Art by Andrea Sorrentino. Danaus sought after the Ambrosia, for the livestock of his land were afflicted with a plague. Kratos, however, stubbornly shrugs off her warnings and presses on, only to encounter the dead bodies of the Spartan warriors he abandoned many years ago, which inexplicably rise from the dirt, and, armed with rusted weapons, battle Kratos, only for their former leader to defeat them mercilessly. A desperate Hades kills Nikos, who sacrifices himself to save Kratos, passing on the rank of Captain. 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For the series published from 2018–19, see, "SDCC 09: WildStorm Panel: New Teams, New Books, New Storm", "Wolfman and Sorrentino Declare (God of) War", "God of War Fans: Do Not Read This Comic", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=God_of_War_(DC_Comics)&oldid=918554382, Works based on Sony Interactive Entertainment video games, Wikipedia indefinitely semi-protected pages, All Wikipedia articles written in American English, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 29 September 2019, at 07:18. After summoning his Hippocampi to send the warriors into the ocean, he then created a whirlpool which nearly drowned Kratos and his crew. Kratos then escapes and returns to Sparta with the Ambrosia, saving his daughter, and giving the King of Sparta the rest of the elixir, who then officially awards Kratos the rank of Captain in the Spartan Army. All six issues in one book that has beautiful color and pics.It added to the back story of the series as well. Because of his actions, Hades unintentionally brought forth the events of all future. During the battle, Kratos reveals that he seeks to destroy the elixir to prevent the worshipers of the slain god Ares from resurrecting their master. Despite the criticism over the art, GameSpot said that the art is "distinctive, and lends the story a very specific tone", and that "[it] matches the world of God of War well enough, ... the same way Kratos' anger overshadows any possible storytelling subtlety in the [video game] series. "[39], This article is about the comic book series published from 2010–11. One of the criticisms about the God of War Comics was the artwork which was described as being "Muddy" but it was praised for setting the tone and atmosphere. Kratos escapes Gyges' clutches and reveals his true intentions: because the disciples of Ares seek to utilize the Ambrosia to revive their fallen God, Kratos seeks not to capture the Ambrosia, but to destroy it. The story references two periods in Kratos' life; his boyhood training and life in the Spartan Army as the unwitting champion of Ares, and the narrative present, in which he has assumed the role of God of War after defeating Ares. Unfortunately, Alrik decapitated the man and took his disembodied head with him in his journey. This a is cool a item to have in your GOW collection. Having also been covered with the Ambrosia, Alrik is revived only to be killed once again until the Ambrosia is spent. Meanwhile, Hades revives Alrik and the barbarian returns home to find out his father had succumbed to his illness and died. The story is set after Kratos' defeat of the former God of War, Ares. The two warriors found themselves wounded, dazed, yet alive; the Ambrosia spilled on them both during their struggle. God of War (DC Comics) has been listed as one of the Language and literature good articles under the good article criteria.If you can improve it further, please do so. God of War. [32], In the present, Kratos overcomes several obstacles in his quest to find the Ambrosia, including defeating a giant spider,[33] ignoring Athena's pleas to stop his quest, and overcoming the reanimated corpses of Captain Nikos and his men—a final attempt by Hades to stop the Spartan. Kratos eventually caught up with Alrik, and their battle led to them having fallen from a devastating height, onto the ground. An outraged Gyges explains that Kratos had thwarted the Giant's plan to use the elixir to resurrect his brothers Briareus and Cottus, and then reclaim the world. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it. [1] Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President of Product Marketing at Sony Computer Entertainment America said, "we are thrilled to work with the world's largest comic book publisher to bring one of our most beloved PlayStation franchises...to comic book fans." 1 Members 1.1 Bronze Talos 1.2 Stone Talos 1.3 Elemental Talos 1.3.1 Fire Talos 1.3.2 Ice Talos 1.3.3 Thunder Talos 2 Gallery 3 Trivia 4 Navigation Bronze Talos is a minor enemy in God of War III. DC/Wildstorm presents the game-to-comic graphic novel in a bi-monthly 6 part series, first released in May 2010, with its final issue released March 2011. Kratos then healed his daughter with the Ambrosia. Kratos, before his rise to the throne of the God of War, was hailed as the Spartans' greatest soldier. [4], The series was published on a bi-monthly schedule between March 2010 and January 2011. Cover by Andy Park. Hephaestus (Hēphaistos) was a Greek god, whose Roman equivalent was Vulcanus. The center of his … She wears a toga-like outfit and always carries a staff with her. [38] A four out of five star review from Binary Messiah praised the comic series, saying that it could be made into a full game: "That's one freaking awesome story. [37] Comic Vine said, "The idea here screams comic books," however, the "results were a mixed offering." After Kratos was sent deeper into the ocean, a massive serpent suddenly appeared from the shadows, but was cut into pieces by the warrior, who then proceeded to lead his men to land, much to Poseidon's chagrin. Its our new channel! In an interview with IGN, writer Marv Wolfman stated that when he heard rumor of the comic series, he "put [in his] name right away and kept pushing" to be chosen as the writer because God of War was one of his favorite video games. Hades is the God of the Underworld and a major antagonist in the video game God of War III. Seeking to put the rage that defined most of his life behind him, Kratos inadvertently sparks a feud with a mysterious cult of berserkers after attempting to save a stranger being mauled by a monstrous bear. The Gears of War comic series consists of a 24 issue publication from Wildstorm and DC Comics with collaboration from Epic Games as well as two series made and published by IDW Publishing in collaboration with The Coalition.The aim of the comics is to fill in the gaps between the games and the books and to expand the universe of Gears of War.
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