Kill the Minotaur: Top Graphic Novel Review

Kill the Minotaur Graphic Novel

Kill the Minotaur graphic novel is a great read because of the imaginative retelling of the famous Greek myth involving the Greek hero Theseus and the Minotaur — the half-man, half-bull monster.

The Kill the Minotaur story has quite a few twists and turns you won’t see coming, and the artwork is fantastic!

Believe it or not, in Kill the Minotaur, the Minotaur first arrives on Earth via a mysterious object that crashes into Earth.

One of the Greek Gods obviously sent it to punish the ancient Greeks. Then again, maybe it was solely to punish the Athenians since they were the ones who suffered the most.

It reminded me of the first Superman movie when Superman arrived on Earth as a baby inside a capsule that crashed into Earth.

The difference in the Kill the Minotaur graphic novel is that a dreadful Minotaur alien-like creature arrived instead of a great superhero.

In this story, the Minotaur is also much more of a horror-type creature compared to the ancient Greek myth.

The Minotaur did have two huge horns, but it also had other scary attributes and powers that I’ll keep secret. I won’t spoil it for you.

Kill The Minotaur Review

I highly recommend reading the “Kill the Minotaur” graphic novel comprising six individual Kill the Minotaur comic books.

The other option is to read all six comic books instead. If you did that, it would be pretty much the same as reading the graphic novel.

One advantage you get from reading the graphic novel is that you won’t see any distracting advertisements that you’d see in the six individual Kill the Minotaur comic books.

Purchasing the graphic novel would also probably be slightly cheaper than buying all six individual comics if that’s what you wanted to do.

I read the graphic novel for this Kill the Minotaur review and can highly recommend it.

The Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur has endured because it is incredibly fascinating.

There is a half-bull, half-man monster, a Greek hero who faces off with the Minotaur beast, and several other interesting and powerful characters. They include King Minos, Daedalus, and Ariadne, who helps Theseus escape from the labyrinth. All of them together make for a fascinating story.

Poseidon, the God of the sea, was the main culprit who brought the Minotaur to life.

Gods don’t usually appear in the Minotaur myth, but you can generally find a reminder somewhere of their part in this unbelievable Greek myth.

If you enjoy Kill the Minotaur, I’m sure you will also enjoy some of the fantastic graphic novels based on Greek mythology in this list as well. You can also find more stories about Theseus and the Minotaur here, so check it out.

Theseus and the Minotaur

Kill the Minotaur is about Theseus and the Minotaur, just like the classic Greek myth.

In this story, many imaginative variations of the Greek myth occur that will take you by complete surprise.

For instance, the Minotaur monster is not what you would typically imagine the Minotaur to look like. In Kill the Minotaur, the monster is much more scary!

In the Greek myth, Poseidon, God of the sea, created the Minotaur after King Minos failed to sacrifice a bull in his honor. Poseidon decides to get revenge by causing the king’s wife to lust after a bull. It eventually led to the birth of the Minotaur.

In Kill the Minotaur, the story goes back to the birth of the Minotaur, but it is not what anyone would have expected to see.

Daedalus working in Kill the Minotaur

In Greek mythology, Daedalus, the genius inventor, was said to have constructed the labyrinth that imprisoned the Minotaur.

This story takes things to a completely new level. The Gods mystically choose Daedalus to build the labyrinth with the aid of a golden star. It gives him the power to shape the labyrinth maze with the power of his mind.

King Minos and Ariadne

King Minos is the one who forces the tributes from Athens to come to Crete so they can sacrifice themselves to the Minotaur. The king offers them a feast before they face the Minotaur, which is only fair.

Ariadne is also at the feast and gives a toast – HONOR TO THE SACRIFICES.

King Minos with Theseus and Ariadne

Kill the Minotaur Labyrinth

The tributes from Athens eventually find themselves trapped inside the ever-changing mystical labyrinth, a bit like The Maze Runner (2014) movie.

Theseus and Companions Kill the Minotaur

Kill the Minotaur by Chris Pasetto, Christian Cantamessa, Lukas Ketner, and Jean-Francois Beaulieu has brilliant artwork. The labyrinth is mysterious and most impressive.

The tributes want to find their way out of the labyrinth without facing the Minotaur, but Daedalus conjures up a complex labyrinth where escape is thought to be impossible.

Kill the Minotaur Labyrinth

The Minotaur was the fierce monster that everyone in ancient Athens feared. I fully understand why. if it was anything like the Minotaur in the graphic novel.

Being trapped inside the labyrinth meant no escape. We all know that Theseus escaped the labyrinth with the help of Ariadne. But did he manage to escape from this incredibly bizarre labyrinth? And what about the other tributes? What happened to them? What was their fate?

Pages in Kill the Minotaur Comic

I guess you will have to read the graphic novel for yourself if you want to find out.

Kill the Minotaur Comic Series

Kill the Minotaur has six comic books in the series, and here are all of the six comic book covers.

Kill the Minotaur Series Covers

Remember, the graphic novel contains the complete collection of these six Kill the Minotaur comic books, minus the cover pages. It is shown in the feature image at the top.

So you have two options to read this entertaining story. You can either read the graphic novel or the six individual comic books.

Minotaur Labyrinth Crete Location

Where is the labyrinth of the Minotaur located in Crete? No one knows for sure, but many believe it is located at the Palace of Knossos in Crete.

Minotaur Labyrinth Knossos Palace Crete

It seems like a good place for a labyrinth to me.

Kill the Minotaur Movie

In 2017, an announcement was made hinting that a Kill the Minotaur movie was coming.

It hasn’t been done to date, but maybe one day, a movie will get made. Let’s hope so, anyway. I think a movie based on Kill the Minotaur storyline would be fantastic!

That’s a wrap for this Kill the Minotaur review. Once again, I highly recommend reading it.

I give it a rating of 7 out of 10.

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