Wednesday, July 15, 2015

ODY-C, Vol 1 by Matt Fraction, illustrated by Christian Ward

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by Matt Fraction, illustrated by Christian Ward
Published by Image Comics, June 25, 2015
136 Pages • ISBN 978-1632153760 • Paperback

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Book description:
An eye-searing, mind-bending, gender-shattering epic science fiction retelling of Homer's Odyssey starting with the end of a great war in the stars and the beginning of a very long journey home for Odyssia and her crew of warriors. The journey to Ithicaa begins HERE, by Matt Fraction (Sex Criminals) and Christian Ward (Infinite Vacation, Olympus).


Interesting idea, visually stunning, poorly told. Matt Fraction takes Homer's Odyssey and transforms it into an over-the-top space opera rife with gender-bending characters (there are no more males - Zeus took care of that - but now there is a third gender, which to me renders the whole idea of wiping out the male gender a little pointless); psychedelic, trippy visuals supplied by Christian Ward; and what I'm assuming is supposed to be this futuristic take on the spoken word telling of the Odyssey, but what comes across as just a garbled mess more often than not.

Honestly, if it weren't for Ward's visuals, this would have been a solid 1 star for me, if not less. Won't be following this up at all.

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