Greek Street (comics)

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Greek Street
Publication information
Publisher Vertigo
Schedule Monthly
Format Ongoing series
Genre Contemporary fantasy
Publication date September 2009 – October 2010
Number of issues 16
Main character(s) Eddie
Creative team
Writer(s) Peter Milligan
Artist(s) Davide Gianfelice
Letterer(s) Clem Robins
Colorist(s) Patricia Mulvihill
Creator(s) Peter Milligan
Davide Gianfelice
Editor(s) Will Dennis
Mark Doyle
Collected editions
Blood Calls for Blood ISBN 1-4012-2573-X
Cassandra Complex ISBN 1-4012-2847-X

Greek Street is an American comic book series written by Peter Milligan with art by Davide Gianfelice.[1][2][3] It retells and updates Greek myths. The series was canceled with issue 16.

Plot synopsis[edit]

Ancient Greek stories are retold in modern Greek Street, London setting. Story starts with the main Hero Eddie navigating the increasingly treacherous landscape. The Fureys have also made their presence known as Eddie becomes entangled in plots being investigated by the detective Dedalus.

Main characters and allusions to ancient Greek stories[edit]

  • Eddie is Oedipus.
  • The Three Mad Women are representative of Dionysus followers.
  • Strippers act as the chorus.
    • Chantel is the primary stripper that gives an often ironic prologue at the beginning of each issue.
  • The House of Furey is the Furies
  • Sandy is prophetess Cassandra.
  • Lord Menon is King Agamemnon
  • Lady Esther is Queen Clytemnestra
  • Detective Dedalus is craftsman of the Labyrinth, Daedalus
  • Alex Jackson isTelamonian Ajax

Collected editions[edit]

The entire series has been collected into three trade paperbacks.

  • Volume 1: Blood Calls for Blood (collects Greek Street #1-5, 144 pages, Titan Books, May 2010, ISBN 1-84856-549-6, DC Comics, March 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2573-X)
  • Volume 2: Cassandra Complex (collects Greek Street #6-11, 144 pages, DC Comics, November 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2847-X)
  • Volume 3: Medea's Luck (collects Greek Street #12-16, 128 pages, Titan Books, September 2011

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Lorah, Michael C. (February 7, 2009). "NYCC '09 - The Vertigo Panel - $1 Comics and More". Newsarama. Retrieved June 13, 2009. 
  2. ^ Phegley, Kiel (June 8, 2009). "Peter Milligan on Greek Street". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved June 13, 2009. 
  3. ^ Arrant, Chris (June 12, 2009). "Ancient is Modern: Peter Milligan on Greek Street". Newsarama. Retrieved June 17, 2009. 

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