Linda Šejić’s Webcomic Collected As ‘Punderworld’ Graphic Novel Reimagining The Hades And Persephone Myth

by Olly MacNamee



Comics and myths go hand-in-hand and Linda Šejić is the latest creator to turn to the past for inspiration; a romantic retelling of the Hades and Persephone myth in the forthcoming original graphic novel, Punderworld. A “fresh take on the Greek tale (that) will follow the couple’s love-struck misadventures with contemporary sensibilities” and coming this August from Image/Top Cow.

Originally published on Webtoons, the webcomic of Punderworld has a devoted following with 348.2K subscribers and 13.5M hits. I can see why any publisher would be keen to publish this sure-fire hit.

“Punderworld is the classic tale of Greek myth—but 100 percent more awkwardly relatable. Hades is the officious, antisocial ruler of the Underworld. Persephone, daughter of Demeter, is an earth goddess of growth and renewal—they’ve been crushing on each other for the past two centuries. But when a festival (and a little liquid courage) present an opportunity to put an end to their olympian will-they-won’t-they, a meddlesome pantheon and several titanic misassumptions threaten to give every god in the sky the wrong impression… and leave their romance dead before it can bloom.”

Punderworld will be available on Wednesday, August 25th and in bookstores on Tuesday, August 31st from Image/Top Cow

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