Sons of Chaos Review

Image courtesy of IDW Publishing

This summer had lots of endings, what with the “Avengers'” story coming to an end, as well as several other popular TV series having their finales, such as “GoT,” “Elementary,” and sadly the recently canceled “Krypton.  However, there are a few new stories that are starting out too, such as “Carnival Row,” as well as a few others.   In addition to the big and small screen entries, there is also a new addition to the graphic novel universe, “Sons of Chaos.”

The publishers of this historically inspired tale have introduced it to the world as such:

The Greek War for Independence was a conflict that quietly influenced the entire world. Participants ranged from the London Stock Exchange to celebrities such as Lord Byron, as well as average impassioned Americans willing to transport themselves across the Atlantic to fight alongside the Greeks. This conflict was the pinnacle of what we now know as the Romantic Period and yet, it’s a war that few know ever existed outside of the Greek and Turkish cultures; a war that stimulated the fall of the Ottoman Empire and shaped what we now know as the Western World, and in a sense is being fought today under a different heading amongst the political leaders of the Eastern and Western worlds.

Fans of ultra gritty, sexually aggressive tales like “GoT” will feel right at home here. The story follows the main character from his rough childhood, through to his violent end.  Although the Greek War was real, the story here is part fiction and fact.  The illustrations are fine examples of how such illustrated panels can work seamlessly together to tell a story.  As of July this graphic novel is available in both digital and print versions.  It is still possible to see a 32 page preview for free at the book’s official page.  Parents should be aware that this is definitely geared towards adult readers.

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