The Sea of Monsters: The Graphic Novel Review

Synopsis:,204,203,200_.jpgSeventh 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.


Despite not being the biggest fan of The Lightning Thief graphic novel, I decided to read The Sea of Monsters graphic novel, because I picked it and The Titan’s Curse graphic novel up on the same day.

I don’t know what Riordan and Venditti did differently this time, but The Sea of Monsters was great. The pacing of the story was just right and covered all the major scenes. The only scenes I can think of that were left out was the battle in the monster donut shop, and the letter Poseidon wrote for Percy that Hermes gave him.

The graphic novel was truly a great representation of the novel. I would totally recommend reading the graphic novel to anyone who just wants a quick refresher of what happened in The Sea of Monsters, without having to read the whole novel.

Once again, the art in the graphic novel was spot on. Attila Futaki and Tamas Gaspar are an amazing team when it comes to artwork and colors.

I am giving The Sea of Monsters: The graphic novel 4/5 stars.

About the Authors:

Rick Riordan

Rick RiordanRick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the Kane Chronicles, and the Heroes of Olympus. He is also the author of the multi-award-winning Tres Navarre mystery series for adults.

For fifteen years, Rick taught English and history at public and private middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas. In 2002, Saint Mary’s Hall honored him with the school’s first Master Teacher Award.

While teaching full time, Riordan began writing mystery novels for grownups. His Tres Navarre series went on to win the top three national awards in the mystery genre – the Edgar, the Anthony and the Shamus. Riordan turned to children’s fiction when he started The Lightning Thief as a bedtime story for his oldest son.

Today over 35 million copies of his Percy Jackson, Kane Chronicles, and Heroes of Olympus books are in print in the United States, and rights have been sold into more than 35 countries. Rick is also the author of The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones, another #1 New York Times bestseller.

Rick Riordan now writes full-time. He lives in Boston with his wife and two sons.

Robert Venditti

Robert Venditti

Robert Venditti is the New York Times best-selling author of “The Homeland Directive” and the sci-fi graphic novel series “The Surrogates”, the first installment of which was adapted into a feature film. He currently writes the ongoing monthly comic book series “X-O Manowar”, “Wrath of the Eternal Warrior”, “Green Lantern”, and “The Flash”. His debut children’s novel, “Miles Taylor and the Golden Cape: Attack of the Alien Horde”, is due from Simon & Schuster in June 2015.


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