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. 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 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. After which, Nikos and Kratos debated on whether or not the men should rest. So I just took my usual style and added to it something new, like new colors from the videogame palette." The two warriors found themselves wounded, dazed, yet alive; the Ambrosia spilled on them both during their struggle. In his fiery battle with Cereyon, Kratos inadvertently burned off Gyges' one hundred arms, and then stole the Ambrosia. 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. ISBN 1-4012-2972-7. The center of his … 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. 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. God Of War: Betrayal Argos | Assassin | Ceryx. Category:God of War (Comics) - God of War Wiki - Ascension, Ghost of Sparta, Kratos, Weapons, Bosses and more! 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. [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." The synopsis for this issue has not yet been written. [15] Minor characters from Kratos' first adventure include Captain Nikos,[16] the King of Sparta,[17] and Kratos' wife, Lysandra,[18] and daughter, Calliope. 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. Luckily, Kratos overcame the beasts' attack, but Alrik escaped on a Roc, with Ambrosia in hand. [19] The champions of the gods include: Pothia, champion of Artemis and the warrior-queen of an Amazonian tribe;[20] Cereyon, fiery champion of Helios;[21] Danaus, champion of Hermes who can magically control beasts;[22] Herodius, champion of Poseidon from the village of Thera;[23] and Alrik, champion of Hades and prince of the Barbarians.[24]. Unfortunately, Alrik and his Barbarians suddenly arrived, and the two armies clashed over the healing elixir. They said it is very murky and washed out with black. 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. 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 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. [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. Cover by Andy Park. 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. Alrik then unleashed Danaus' head and used its power, commanding a nearby flock of Rocs to tear Kratos and his Spartans apart. Hades, still unwilling to allow Ares to claim victory over the wager, sent the arms of death to destroy Kratos and his men. 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. The series' launch coincided with the release of the video game God of War III in March 2010. God Of War II He introduced new characters, including Kratos' wife—who appeared in the games but was never named. Wolfman said that Santa Monica ensured the mythology was consistent while revealing new facts about Kratos' past. 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. Like God of War, there are games on PlayStation that have captured the … And having so recently defeated Ares to become the god of war, Kratos believed his tortured nightmares would come to an end. [31] Bitter at having lost the wager, Hades resurrects Alrik, who becomes King after his father dies and swears vengeance against Kratos. Kratos flew back to Sparta on a Roc and barely managed to save his daughter from being thrown off a cliff. 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. 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. But, centuries later, Ares returned to encourage war through his manipulation of mortals. The leader of the crew, Nikos, stated that the King of Sparta sent them to aid Kratos. Although the effects were sometimes stunning, other times they were "distracting, or even chuckle-inducing." His first comic book appearance was in God of War #1 published by DC Comics but is now published by Dark Horse Comics. 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. He seeks revenge on Kratos due to the fact that the Spartan's battle with Cereyon burned off his one hundred arms. Due to the company's closure in December 2010, the final issue was published by their parent company, DC Comics. [5] In March 2011, the series was collected into a trade paperback.[6]. Son of Ouranos, but abandoned because of his grotesque appearance, Gyges plans to take over the Earth and rule it alongside his brothers. After entering a cave, he encounters a gigantic arachnid capable of speech. 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. All six issues in one book that has beautiful color and pics.It added to the back story of the series as well. God of War Comic Book #1 First Printing Unknown Binding – January 1, 2010 See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. "[38] Joe Juba gave some praise to the art, stating that it "is kind of neat" and "it's stylish, if nothing else". 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 was voiced by Nolan North in God of War (2005), and Clancy Brown for the rest of the series. Art by Andrea Sorrentino. The Theran sought to rescue his land from a plague secretly deployed by Poseidon and turned to the Ambrosia as the cure. He also felt that the writing was exceptionally low in quality. 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. An immortal being who draws his power from belief and conflict, Ares was worshipped by many on Earth as a god of Olympus. But before the meeting could end the Uprising Storm attacked. 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." After summoning his Hippocampi to send the warriors into the ocean, he then created a whirlpool which nearly drowned Kratos and his crew. God of War is a six-issue American comic book limited series set in the Greek mythology era of the God of War universe. They said that it "does a good job showing the hot headedness of Kratos and his selfishness." God of War is an action-adventure game developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE). 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. Alrik and Kratos battle, during which, the waterskin containing the Ambrosia is punctured, spraying both men. The young goddess immediately assisted her mother with the birth of her twin Apollo, and from then on she assumed the role of G… Saying that the comics do the video game series justice, for fans of God of War, this should be in their comic collection. Bronze Talos are giant, living bronze statues that weilds a giant club. 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. Dedicated to forwarding the cause of war, he acts as a corrupting influence to manipulate others and spread violence. 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 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. Several of the Olympian Gods—Artemis, Hades, Helios, Hermes, and Poseidon—decide to enter into a wager with Ares. 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. 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 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. The Phoenix told Kratos that his daughter would not be saved and he would burn in the fires of Hades. God of War III has the least amount, only having sex with Aphrodite, while all the other games he has sex with two. His mother was Hera, who gave birth to him either alone or with Zeus. 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. 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. [37] Comic Vine said, "The idea here screams comic books," however, the "results were a mixed offering." 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. Unfortunately, Alrik decapitated the man and took his disembodied head with him in his journey. The Spartan then traversed deeper into the cave, where he encountered an enormous Phoenix capable of speech. For the majority of the series, it narrates the events of the past via flashbacks with occasional focus on present events. He served as the blacksmith of the gods, and he was worshiped in the manufacturing and industrial centers of Greece, particularly in Athens. 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. 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. 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. He immediately fell in love with her, and wed her. That right there is a premise to a whole new God of War game." 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 … God of War Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. Talos are moving statues and supporting enemies in God of War series. His war on the gods of Olympus long past, Kratos builds a new life for himself in the remote Norse wilds. 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. Impressed, the King of Sparta promoted Kratos to the title of a Captain. [29] When Hades observes the Spartans defeating the Barbarians, the god attempts to have the Spartans dragged to the Underworld. Eventually, that belief waned and the gods stepped back from regularly interfering with humanity. "[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." 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. [27] Danaus is killed by Alrik, who retains Danaus' head to possess his magical ability. Lahkesis is about medium height woman with angel-like wings. 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. 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 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 story is set after Kratos' defeat of the former God of War, Ares. Because of his actions, Hades unintentionally brought forth the events of all future. 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). The story arc depicted Kratos' childhood, his rise through the Spartan Army and the events immediately following his crowning as the God of War. 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. 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. [26] Kratos kills two of the champions—Herodius and Pothia—and repels attacks by monsters sent by the gods to thwart him. 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. He said that the story adds nothing of value and it is rough. [2][3], 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. 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. Theseus gloated after shooting Catastrophobia with … In his splendor, he saw a humble and timid woman named Lysandra. Alrik critically wounds the Spartan, who is subsequently healed thanks to the Ambrosia. [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. [39], GameSpot stated that the art appears moody, but also said it is "muddy...with a heavy digital assist from Photoshop." His Roman counterpart is the god Mars. 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. It is written by Marv Wolfman, with art by Andrea Sorrentino. 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. Meanwhile, Alrik and his men encountered a man named Danaus, commander of animals and champion of Hermes. [30], Kratos gains control of Danaus' head and uses its power against Alrik, who is torn apart by rocs. When the Titan Leto found safe haven on Delosto give birth, Artemis was born first. 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. 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. 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 . The limited series follows the story of Kratos, the protagonist of the video game series. Alrik uses the head of Danaus to summon rocs to attack Kratos as he flies away on a similar bird with the stolen Ambrosia. Upon hearing of the Ambrosia and its mystic healing powers, Alrik and his Barbarian army set off to find it as well. 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. Written by Marv Wolfman. As in the video game series, the comic book's protagonist is Kratos. Want Myths, Urban Legends and True History? 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. The God of the Sea, Poseidon, had chosen a Theran warlord named Herodius as his champion. Without arms and now unable to reach the Ambrosia, Gyges was forced to wait for Kratos' return. The team included Sigurd, Lorelei, Theseus, Beowulf and his already allies Ire, Gilgamesh and Tiresias. Kratos, before his rise to the throne of the God of War, was hailed as the Spartans' greatest soldier. He stated the final script was a combination of his ideas and Santa Monica's character-appropriate dialog. [34] On returning to the island, Kratos discovers that the island is actually one of the Chaos Giants, the fifty-headed and one hundred armed Gyges. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The first five issues of God of War were published by WildStorm. A prequel, Ascension (2013), was also released for the PS3. He was the god of technology, blacksmiths, craftsmen, artisans, sculptors, metals, metallurgy, fire, and volcanoes. 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. The monster battles Kratos, only for the latter to destroy the spider's eggs and utterly crush the beast.