Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Wrath of the Gods

Series of graphic stories set in ancient Greece, written by Michael Moorcock and published from January 1963 as a centrespread in the UK children's weekly comic Boys' World, continuing until just after its amalgamation with Eagle in October 1964. The feature had excellent colour artwork from Ron Embleton (for the first 23 issues) and John M Burns. The stories recounted the adventures of an impetuous young man, Arion, and his various encounters with the minor gods and magical figures of the ancient Greek myths. Compared with the usual standard of comics writing at the time they were well paced and inventive, but are more memorable for the groundbreaking artwork. [RT]

This entry is taken from the Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997) edited by John Clute and John Grant. It is provided as a reference and resource for users of the SF Encyclopedia, but apart from possible small corrections has not been updated.