God of War Comics Cereyon | Danaus | Disciples of Ares | Giant Arachnid | Gyges | Hades' Phoenix | Herodius | Kerosians | Pothia | Rocs | Sea Snake | Therans. The series received mixed reviews.  Bitter at having lost the wager, Hades resurrects Alrik, who becomes King after his father dies and swears vengeance against Kratos. Ares, God of War, had chosen Kratos as his "champion," while Hades, ruler of the Underworld, chose Alrik as his.  Kratos kills two of the champions—Herodius and Pothia—and repels attacks by monsters sent by the gods to thwart him.  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." 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. Having also been covered with the Ambrosia, Alrik is revived only to be killed once again until the Ambrosia is spent. But the most notable thing about her is that her toga covers only a part of her torso, leaving her left breast completely revealed. This comic artwork would later be used for the Ascension Prequel story: How Kratos became Captain of his own Spartan Army and his daughter suffering from a disease is revealed. Unfortunately, Alrik decapitated the man and took his disembodied head with him in his journey. 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. Due to the company's closure in December 2010, the final issue was published by their parent company, DC Comics.  The champions of the gods include: Pothia, champion of Artemis and the warrior-queen of an Amazonian tribe; Cereyon, fiery champion of Helios; Danaus, champion of Hermes who can magically control beasts; Herodius, champion of Poseidon from the village of Thera; and Alrik, champion of Hades and prince of the Barbarians.. The warriors, with the Ambrosia finally in their grasp, rejoiced and prepared to return to Sparta. After defeating Ares and becoming the new God of War, Kratos traverses the Underworld in search of the Ambrosia once again. His war on the gods of Olympus long past, Kratos builds a new life for himself in the remote Norse wilds. He immediately fell in love with her, and wed her. In his journey, Kratos entered a cave and encountered a strange healer who granted him with a powerful weapon known as Apollo's Flame. After entering a cave, he encounters a gigantic arachnid capable of speech. 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. She stated that the games have strong, epic images, and that she easily adapted her style to Wolfman's writing as he "did really good work showing both dramatic and epic scenes." , The God of War comic series received mixed reviews. The leader of the crew, Nikos, stated that the King of Sparta sent them to aid Kratos. God of War Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. Written by Marv Wolfman. https://godofwar.fandom.com/wiki/God_of_War_(comics)?oldid=117729. During his quest, Kratos has flashbacks to this period, as he searches for the Ambrosia to save his newly-born daughter, Calliope, who is suffering from the plague. , GameSpot stated that the art appears moody, but also said it is "muddy...with a heavy digital assist from Photoshop." The story arc depicted Kratos' childhood, his rise through the Spartan Army and the events immediately following his crowning as the God of War. Art by Andrea Sorrentino. The series' launch coincided with the release of the video game God of War III in March 2010.  Comic Vine said, "The idea here screams comic books," however, the "results were a mixed offering." The young goddess immediately assisted her mother with the birth of her twin Apollo, and from then on she assumed the role of G… Captain America Comics #15 (June 1942) God of Sleep Nereus Nereus: Trojan War #3 (September 2009) Sea God Neptune: Poseidon / Neptune: Tales to Astonish #70 (August 1965) God of the Sea, Storms, Earthquakes and Horses Nyx: Nyx / Nox Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #31 (July 1991) (usurper) Avengers: No Road Home #1 (April 2019) Goddess of the Night Oceanus 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. Hades is the God of the Underworld and a major antagonist in the video game God of War III. 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. , The series was published on a bi-monthly schedule between March 2010 and January 2011.  In March 2011, the series was collected into a trade paperback.. Meanwhile, Hades revives Alrik and the barbarian returns home to find out his father had succumbed to his illness and died. In his fiery battle with Cereyon, Kratos inadvertently burned off Gyges' one hundred arms, and then stole the Ambrosia. 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.  Binary Messiah was disappointed in the art. 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 is a 6-issue miniseries published by WildStorm, based on the video game of the same name. 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. In God of War III, Kratos has an unique thrusting animation for the minigame, it can only be seen via the use of glitches. Wolfman said that he had already played the first two games, so there was no research to be done and "it's because [he] loved the game that [he] wanted to do the comic." The monster battles Kratos, only for the latter to destroy the spider's eggs and utterly crush the beast. Fortnite is teasing a God of War Kratos skin for chapter 2 season 5 Fortnite is getting a new skin for chapter 2 season 5, and it's none other than the Ghost of Sparta himself. 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. Beowulf battled Catastrophobiabut was no match for the new god. Luckily, Kratos overcame the beasts' attack, but Alrik escaped on a Roc, with Ambrosia in hand. God of War is a six-issue American comic book limited series set in the Greek mythology era of the God of War universe. Several of the Olympian Gods—Artemis, Hades, Helios, Hermes, and Poseidon—decide to enter into a wager with Ares. This title is Suggested for Mature Readers. 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. 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. 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 . Danaus sought after the Ambrosia, for the livestock of his land were afflicted with a plague. This a is cool a item to have in your GOW collection. Impressed, the King of Sparta promoted Kratos to the title of a Captain. The center of his … After defeating a group of Satyrs, the Spartans came across Herodius and his ship. The final issue was published in January 2011, followed by a trade paperback in March. During this period, he takes counsel from Captain Nikos, his superior in the Spartan army who instructs him about the Spartan code of honor. 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. 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. 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. After which, Nikos and Kratos debated on whether or not the men should rest. ", This article is about the comic book series published from 2010–11. 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. 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. So I just took my usual style and added to it something new, like new colors from the videogame palette." The warriors then set off, while, in a faraway land, the Prince of the Barbarians, Alrik, saw his father suffer from a serious illness which confined him to his bed. , Kratos gains control of Danaus' head and uses its power against Alrik, who is torn apart by rocs. Without arms and now unable to reach the Ambrosia, Gyges was forced to wait for Kratos' return. Sorrentino's interior artwork was criticized for being "muddy" by critics, but some did praise it for being distinctive and did a good job at setting the tone and atmosphere. The Therans were people that lived on the once great island of Thera. He said that the story adds nothing of value and it is rough. God of War: Ghost of Sparta Scylla | Callisto | Erinys | Piraeus Lion | The Dissenter | Kratos' Ghost | Deimos | Thanatos. God of War Art Director Shares Stunning Chrono Trigger Designs comicbook.com - Rollin Bishop. 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. Kratos finally made his way back to the island of the Ambrosia, and, once he stepped on the ground, the island came alive and revealed itself to be a giant beast known as Gyges, one of the three Hekatonkheires. Aside from the usual hunting, she ruled over forests and wild beasts, archery and disease. 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." He seeks revenge on Kratos due to the fact that the Spartan's battle with Cereyon burned off his one hundred arms. She wears a toga-like outfit and always carries a staff with her. , In an interview with Comic Book Resources, Wolfman stated that Santa Monica suggested the use of two time periods, with past events affecting the narrative present. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it. It is written by Marv Wolfman, with art by Andrea Sorrentino. Hephaestus (Hēphaistos) was a Greek god, whose Roman equivalent was Vulcanus. They said it is very murky and washed out with black. Unfortunately, Alrik and his Barbarians suddenly arrived, and the two armies clashed over the healing elixir. The story is set after Kratos' defeat of the former God of War, Ares. We never saw him fight onscreen, but the God of War Thor wins the point here since he’s been known to slaughter all the Giants in one go. He also felt that the writing was exceptionally low in quality. Like God of War, there are games on PlayStation that have captured the … 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 … Being manipulated by Hades and watching his father being cremated he took up the mantle of Barbarian King, and Alrik vowed vengeance on Kratos giving birth to the events to come. Kratos then uses the Fire of Apollo to destroy both the Tree of Life and Gyges. Lahkesis is about medium height woman with angel-like wings. His first comic book appearance was in God of War #1 published by DC Comics but is now published by Dark Horse Comics. 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 Phoenix told Kratos that his daughter would not be saved and he would burn in the fires of Hades. 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. After summoning his Hippocampi to send the warriors into the ocean, he then created a whirlpool which nearly drowned Kratos and his crew. The team included Sigurd, Lorelei, Theseus, Beowulf and his already allies Ire, Gilgamesh and Tiresias. It is unknown which god sent the giant talking Arachnid after Kratos but it may be better off not being revealed as Kratos would later kill the gods. Some critics praised Wolfman's writing, while others said that although the setting was a good comic book incentive and a good prequel for the video game series, the story did not make sense. God of War. Kratos then healed his daughter with the Ambrosia. 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. Kratos, God of War, has returned! 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. The Spartans and the Therans then ferociously battled, which ended in the defeat of Herodius and his men. Eventually, that belief waned and the gods stepped back from regularly interfering with humanity. Kratos told the beast "You will die and Calliope will live" Kratos and the Phoenix battled in the cave, which ended in the beast's brutal defeat. 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." The first five issues of God of War were published by WildStorm. 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: Artemis was a popular and widely worshiped deity across the Hellenic world. 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. Hades, still unwilling to allow Ares to claim victory over the wager, sent the arms of death to destroy Kratos and his men. Upon hearing of the Ambrosia and its mystic healing powers, Alrik and his Barbarian army set off to find it as well. Kratos pursues Alrik on a captured roc, knowing that although his men will be taken to the Underworld, they will be honored in Sparta for their sacrifices. All six issues in one book that has beautiful color and pics.It added to the back story of the series as well. The limited series follows the story of Kratos, the protagonist of the video game series. The Kerosians battled Kratos and his army, but were, too, defeated. As in the video game series, the comic book's protagonist is Kratos. Kratos exited the cave after the battle and saw a group of Spartans riding towards him on horseback. Kratos and his soldiers then commandeered the ship, but, Poseidon, infuriated that his champion was slain, attempted to kill the Spartans using his powers over the oceans. 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). 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). Comic Book #1 - God of War Digital Comic Issue #0 PS4 Wellcome to QP GAMES Like the video if you enjoyed Thanks for watching! Bronze Talos are giant, living bronze statues that weilds a giant club. 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. God of War is a six-issue American comic book limited series set in the Greek mythology era of the God of War universe. 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. An immortal being who draws his power from belief and conflict, Ares was worshipped by many on Earth as a god of Olympus. Saying that the comics do the video game series justice, for fans of God of War, this should be in their comic collection.  Minor characters from Kratos' first adventure include Captain Nikos, the King of Sparta, and Kratos' wife, Lysandra, and daughter, Calliope. Because of his actions, Hades unintentionally brought forth the events of all future. 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. The God Of War franchise makes is way into the comic world with a bang. Here is the first Funny Comics video of God of War, I hope you like this video, If you like my content, please give it a Like and subscribe and please support the channel with through my Patreon But, centuries later, Ares returned to encourage war through his manipulation of mortals. The Theran sought to rescue his land from a plague secretly deployed by Poseidon and turned to the Ambrosia as the cure. Despite being written by Marv Wolfman, he said the story does not satisfy fans of the video game series: "I didn't think the story made much sense, and it doesn't contribute to the overall lore of the universe; it just seems to be setting Kratos up for another fetch-quest." After being almost burned alive, Kratos drowns his foe and successfully retrieves the Ambrosia, but as he leaves, he and his Spartan troops are ambushed by Alrik's horde of barbarians.  The segments of the story set in the past feature several Olympian Gods, including Ares, the God of War; Artemis, the Goddess of the Hunt; Hades, the God of the Underworld; Helios, the God of the Sun; Hermes, the God of Speed, Thievery, and Wild Animals; and Poseidon, the God of the Sea. A determined Kratos leapt onto a nearby Roc and callously abandoned his men, all of whom died, begging for their leader not to abandon them. Alrik then unleashed Danaus' head and used its power, commanding a nearby flock of Rocs to tear Kratos and his Spartans apart. He was voiced by Nolan North in God of War (2005), and Clancy Brown for the rest of the series. Talos are moving statues and supporting enemies in God of War series. 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. Subscribe! 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. He was the god of technology, blacksmiths, craftsmen, artisans, sculptors, metals, metallurgy, fire, and volcanoes. He has offspring known as the Children of Ares, demi-gods who act as super-villains. God of War III has the least amount, only having sex with Aphrodite, while all the other games he has sex with two. One day, a great volcanic eruption began, destroying much of the land, with the remains being named Santorini. Kratos flew back to Sparta on a Roc and barely managed to save his daughter from being thrown off a cliff. 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. Kratos, before his rise to the throne of the God of War, was hailed as the Spartans' greatest soldier. Although there is some realism in the art, it does not match the art of the games. In Issue #6, Gyges refers to Kratos as the "son of Zeus", though this is not revealed until. , In the present, Kratos overcomes several obstacles in his quest to find the Ambrosia, including defeating a giant spider, 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. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The two warriors found themselves wounded, dazed, yet alive; the Ambrosia spilled on them both during their struggle. Ironically, Kratos would later serve Ares the very god responsible for making his daughter suffer from a deadly plague and would cause the young girl's death years later. 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. ", 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." 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. He questions the arachnid on who sent it, but it dies from its wounds before it can relay any information. 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. Category:God of War (Comics) - God of War Wiki - Ascension, Ghost of Sparta, Kratos, Weapons, Bosses and more! Although the effects were sometimes stunning, other times they were "distracting, or even chuckle-inducing." Cover by Andy Park. He introduced new characters, including Kratos' wife—who appeared in the games but was never named. God of War #6 is an issue of the series God of War (Volume 1) with a cover date of March, 2011. The synopsis for this issue has not yet been written.  Kratos locates the "Tree of Life", the source of the Ambrosia located on a small island, and confronts Cereyon. Appearance Kratos is a hulking and fierce looking warrior. Alrik, the barbarian King that Kratos would later fight is named and has been revealed to have also pursued the Ambrosia to save his dying father from a disease inflicted upon him by Hades. For the majority of the series, it narrates the events of the past via flashbacks with occasional focus on present events. Kratos eventually caught up with Alrik, and their battle led to them having fallen from a devastating height, onto the ground. She was also a protector of young and unmarried women. The God of the Sea, Poseidon, had chosen a Theran warlord named Herodius as his champion. His mother was Hera, who gave birth to him either alone or with Zeus.  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. Although Marvel Thor also came close to doing this, he still needed help from his friends. Alrik and Kratos battle, during which, the waterskin containing the Ambrosia is punctured, spraying both men. Theseus gloated after shooting Catastrophobia with … As comic book fans enjoying DC's massive METAL event already know, this Batman is quite literally a 'nightmare scenario' made real by DC's Dark Multiverse. 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. In his splendor, he saw a humble and timid woman named Lysandra. The Ghost of Sparta sex mini-game gives the most amount of red orbs. However, there is a censored version, where Lahkesis is wearing a metal plate to cover her revealing breast. 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. He stated the final script was a combination of his ideas and Santa Monica's character-appropriate dialog.  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. Meanwhile, Alrik and his men encountered a man named Danaus, commander of animals and champion of Hermes.  Danaus is killed by Alrik, who retains Danaus' head to possess his magical ability. Alrik uses the head of Danaus to summon rocs to attack Kratos as he flies away on a similar bird with the stolen Ambrosia. Wolfman said that Santa Monica ensured the mythology was consistent while revealing new facts about Kratos' past. Who You Callin A Cueball? 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). 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. They did praise it for being gory like the games, and said "While the art may be iffy, it does have an excellent atmosphere of darkness and constant betrayal. 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. God of War Comic Book #1 First Printing Unknown Binding – January 1, 2010 See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. When the Titan Leto found safe haven on Delosto give birth, Artemis was born first. In both, protagonist Kratos traverses Ancient Greece and the Aegean Sea on a quest for the Ambrosia of Asclepius. " Joe Juba gave some praise to the art, stating that it "is kind of neat" and "it's stylish, if nothing else". 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 majority is told in flashback and shows a past quest for the Ambrosia of Asclepius, and also relates the story of Kratos' present search for the same object.
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