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Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Graphic Novels #2

The Sea of Monsters: The Graphic Novel

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NOTE: This is a graphic novel

Seventh grade has been surprisingly quiet for Percy Jackson. Not a single monster has set foot on his New York prep-school campus. But when an innocent game of dodgeball among Percy and his classmates turns into a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants, things get...well, ugly. And the unexpected arrival of his friend Annabeth brings more bad news: the magical borders that protect Camp Half-Blood have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and unless a cure is found, the only safe haven for demigods will be destroyed.

In the follow-up to the wildly popular The Lightning Thief, The Graphic Novel, Percy and his friends must journey into the Sea of Monsters to save their camp. But first, Percy will discover a stunning new secret about his family--one that makes him question whether being claimed as Poseidon's son is an honor or simply a cruel joke.

Featuring a faithful adaptation by Robert Venditti, stunning artwork by Attila Futaki, and sumptuous colors by newcomer Tamas Gaspar, Rick Riordan's blockbuster book comes to life in The Sea of Monsters, The Graphic Novel .

128 pages, Paperback

First published July 2, 2013

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About the author

Robert Venditti

625 books305 followers
Robert Venditti is a New York Times bestselling author of more than three hundred comic books and graphic novels. Some of his works include the monthly comic book series Justice League, Superman ’78, Hawkman, and Green Lantern for DC Comics, X-O Manowar, Armor Hunters, and Wrath of the Eternal Warrior for Valiant Entertainment, and the graphic novel Six Days, inspired by the story of his uncle’s participation in D-Day. He has also adapted Rick Riordan’s global bestselling Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus novels, as well as Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia and Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz. His graphic novel The Surrogates was adapted into a feature film by Touchstone Pictures, and his work on The Flash was the basis for season three of the CW television series.

Venditti lives in Atlanta, where he both writes and serves as a storytelling consultant for some of the most recognizable entertainment brands in the world.

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Profile Image for Carlos De Eguiluz.
226 reviews192 followers
December 8, 2016
Tras años de espera, al fin lo leí.

No sé realmente si mi opinión se basa en todas las memorias que tengo con mis libros de Percy Jackson o en alguna razón más, pero bueno, ¿qué puedo decir? Maduré con ellos, y siempre les estaré agradecido por acompañarme en el viaje.

Gracias por tanto, Rick Riordan.
Profile Image for Juliana Zapata.
280 reviews4,200 followers
February 8, 2015
Me encanta esta novela gráfica porque puedo recordar la historia de Percy de una forma rápida y divertido.
Me gustó mucho ver el pequeño crecimiento en la imagen de Annabeth y de Percy.
Mi imagen favorita? Thalia sin lugar a dudas
Espero tener pronto la novela gráfica del tercer libro.
Profile Image for Stepheny.
381 reviews541 followers
January 15, 2016
I already love the Percy Jackson series so much. It's on the young side of Young Adult, to be sure. But it is just so damn fun I can't help but love it.

Sea of Monsters was a more accurate representation of the second book. The first one left out some fairly key scenes and characters. This one was spot on, if my memory serves me correctly... which it probably doesn't but whatever.

I loved it. That's what matters.

I am not wowed by the artwork by any means but it isn't the worst I have ever seen either. The characters are all drawn the way they are described and the monsters are all pretty damn monstrous.

I think what I am enjoying most about the graphic novel version of this series is that they focus on the darker elements of the series. I know I said that in my review for the first one, but its important. I think a lot of people don't like that about this series but for me? It's what I like the most.

I like the Dark Side.

You're totally shocked right?

Anyway, if you like comics and you enjoyed the Percy Jackson books pick these up. They're super quick and fun and entertaining.

Come to the dark side.
Profile Image for Sophia.
1,985 reviews184 followers
January 27, 2020
While I liked the first graphic novel, I enjoyed this one more. It did skip over some parts however, the flow of the story was a lot smoother. I loved that there were little details in the illustrations that added more of the story. These have been so fun to read and I can't wait to continue!
Profile Image for Ken W.
95 reviews1 follower
February 28, 2023
Fun series!

I love the graphic novel series almost as much as I love the original novel series! Plus the artwork is amazing! 5 stars all the way!
Profile Image for Mlpmom (Book Reviewer).
2,991 reviews363 followers
September 16, 2016
Even though I have read this series before, after reading and absolutely loving the first book in graphic novel form, I knew I needed to read them all over again in the same way.

It is amazing how much I had forgotten that the graphic novels helped me to remember. Most of all though, I am so happy that the sarcastic humor of Percy and his friends, still holds strong in these. It is one thing I truly did not forget about loving when it came to this series and it's spin off.

Once again the pages were filled not only with Riordan's amazing wit and writing but beautifully done illustrations that were hard to tear my eyes from. I love the artist's rendition of all the characters, in both physical appearance and being able to capture their personality in said appearance unto the pages.

Wonderfully done!
Profile Image for Subham.
2,458 reviews60 followers
November 8, 2021
This was another great one!

Percy needs to deal with Tantalus a new director at his camp and well a new quest awaits to retrieve the golden fleece to prevent the thalia tree from dying and a chariot race and then a quest and then fighting Scylla and Charbydis and the myth that they bring and travelling with Annabeth and Tyson (his cyclops brother) and encountering even Hermes and going against Luke and maybe saving a friend from a giant?

Its an epic volume with so much twists and turns and sometimes feels uneven not adapting the full book but regardless manages to give an action story with Percy trying to save his friends and complete a quest and I kinda like the inclusion of Clarisse in this story though it could have used a little more battle with Luke and not rushed to an ending though the twist was nice in the end. Its still a solid read and makes for a great cliffhanger as we head towards future books in the series!
Profile Image for Nhi Nguyễn.
964 reviews1,220 followers
July 18, 2020
Đọc dĩ nhiên là không đã bằng bản truyện chữ rồi, vì graphic novel thì chỉ thể hiện được những diễn biến chính của câu chuyện thôi. Cơ mà vì cốt truyện của bác Rick Riordan quá lôi cuốn luôn rồi ấy, vốn dĩ đã hay lắm rồi ấy, nên mình vẫn cực kỳ thích bản graphic novel này. Hình vẽ nhìn cũng toát lên được thần thái thực sự của các nhân vật, theo như miêu tả của bác Rick trong bản truyện chữ. Mình đọc hết cuốn này chỉ trong vòng một buổi chiều :))) Dạo này ghiền tìm hiểu thần thoại Hy Lạp và các tác phẩm liên quan đến thần thoại Hy Lạp quá :D Chả lẽ mở lại 2 bộ phim "Percy Jackson" rồi nằm coi ta ^^ Thích quá đi mất!!!! :D
Profile Image for Tabea Vanessa.
427 reviews25 followers
October 9, 2018
While a lot of the substance and background info is missing, all the fun is still there!! And I freaking love the artwork!
Profile Image for Grüffeline.
1,047 reviews100 followers
August 4, 2019
Ich mag Percy Jackson ja sehr, aber als Roman macht er für mich einfach mehr her. Den Comic mochte ich, aber es lässt mich nicht so begeistert zurück wie die Romane. Die Comics sind was Nettes für zwischendurch, zB für die Mittagspause.
Profile Image for Joey.
219 reviews82 followers
June 24, 2020
Yeah, still not a fan 😕
Profile Image for ren.
279 reviews62 followers
June 5, 2017
The illustrators did such a great job! This graphic novel is my favorite of the series. I had so much fun reading this. I flew through it so quickly. After reading this, I think I'll be picking up graphic novels more often.
Profile Image for Odette Brethouwer.
1,375 reviews234 followers
August 2, 2020
Het artwork in deze vind ik ook weer helemaal geweldig! Het verhaal spreekt me wat minder aan, maar het is dan weer leuker omdat ik op deze manier buddyread met Rowie terwijl zij het 'gewone' boek leest :) Maar ik mis de klik met dit verhaal een beetje.
Profile Image for Cisz Geverink - Strasters.
721 reviews31 followers
September 10, 2019
Vannacht ook deze Graphic novel in 1 ruk uitgelezen. Een leuke tekenstijl, en fijne schrijfstijl. Kom maar op met dat volgende deel! ♡
Profile Image for Kearden.
13 reviews2 followers
March 13, 2018
this is an okay book but a waste of time if you ask me their was some moments that I did not see when I watched the movie. but their is not the felling of what is this what is that from the first one. it seems like a repeat of the first book but with more things. it not like the harry potter sires were their all was something new and mysterious. that is all I have to say without spoilers because no one spoilers.
Profile Image for Kiki.
276 reviews6 followers
June 14, 2017
More of a supplement to the series. It would be easier to understand after reading the book. Still interesting to see how it would pan out artistically.
16 reviews
March 13, 2018
I thought this book was good. It was easy to read through, like most graphic novels. It had nice moments of action, where there was fighting, and I like the twists and turns the plots had as I read further in the book. If you like action science fiction type books, this would be a good graphic novel for you.
Profile Image for Akriti Jaiswal.
3 reviews2 followers
January 15, 2013
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
Profile Image for Connor.
681 reviews1,657 followers
February 3, 2016
This was strides better than the first one in my opinion. The art was way more consistent, and they hit every important plot point. Compared to the novel, it definitely lacks that humor that the novels have, but I didn't notice nearly as much as I did in the first one.
Profile Image for Книжни Криле.
2,827 reviews151 followers
September 18, 2022
Лято! Някои си почиват на морето. Други пък си почиват с „Морето на чудовищата – романът в комикс“! Рисуваната адаптация по втория роман от знаменитата поредица „Пърси Джаксън и боговете на Олимп“ на Рик Риърдън вече акостира в книжарниците, благодарение на „Егмонт България���. Ако и вие сте фенове на Деветото изкуство (или пък просто и вие като Пърси не си падате особено по четенето на дебели книги), то ето ви прекрасен начин да се потопите в митологичната вселена на Чичо Рик, която се превърна в истинско явление и мания за хиляди млади читатели. Вълнуващото продължението на „Похитителят на мълнии“ изглежда много по-добре от своя предшественик. Прочетете ревюто на "Книжни Криле": https://knijnikrile.wordpress.com/202...
Profile Image for Devann.
2,433 reviews131 followers
May 26, 2018
Second verse, same as the first. Definitely a fun bit of nostalgia but it rushes through the plot points at breakneck speed so I wouldn't recommend it unless you have read the novel first. Still, it's a nice companion to the series and it's interesting to see the story in a different format [even though I'm still not the biggest fan of the art style]
Profile Image for rin ☾.
128 reviews117 followers
January 21, 2021
احسني للحين ما تعودت ع سالفه انه القرافك نوفل تعتبر تلخيص حق الكتب الاصليه وبس تركز ع الحدث الرئيسي بس حسيت اني استمعت فيه اكثر من الاول بكمل بالباجي احسهم راح يكونون تجربه حلوه 🥲🤍🤍
Profile Image for Bryan L.
551 reviews87 followers
March 26, 2021
Me sigue fascinando la historia. Los dibujos casi no son de mi estilo pero se disfruta igual.
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