Corky Trinidad, editorial cartoonist for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, put his toe in the water of syndicated comic strips when he created Zeus! for the Register & Tribune Syndicate. The strip starred the gods of Mount Olympus. Trinidad might have assumed too much intelligence on the part of the American public, because many of the gags assumed that readers had a basic knowledge of the personalities of Greek gods. I suspect this was the strip’s downfall
as this is definitely not on the average school curriculum hereabouts.
Zeus! ran from April 1 to December 8 1979 as a Sunday and daily strip. In a syndication oddity that I don’t understand, the Sunday was copyrighted to Murdoch News Features while the daily was from the aforementioned Register & Tribune.
Corky Trinidad is still active in editorial cartooning, and offers reprint books of Zeus! and an excellent strip he did for Stars & Stripes, Nguyen Charlie. Go check out his website.