ODY-C: Cycle One

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Author: Fraction Matt

Brand: Image Comics

Edition: Illustrated

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Format: Illustrated

Package Dimensions: 28x282x1380

Number Of Pages: 400

Release Date: 13-12-2016

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ODY-C, modeled after Homer’s Odyssey, is a psychedelic, gender-broke science-fiction epic that tells the story of three legendary warrior-queens returning home after a centuries-long battle. Odyssia, of fair Ithicaa, encounters everything that can get in her way and slow her homecoming โ€• and realizes with dawning horror that maybe she doesn’t want to return. Queen Ene, she who rules the universe, reclaims her husband He of Troiia only to find herself trapped in a place where even the Goddesses cannot see โ€• a secret world of men gone mad. And as for Queen Gamem, she has a date with her lovelorn wife and a warm bath of her own blood…

Told in verse with a visual sensibility that redefines the very possibilities of the comics medium, this gloriously oversized hardcover collects issues #1-12 plus exclusive bonus materials including essays by classicist Dani Colman, teaching aids, and a massive ten-page fold-out only available in the sold-out first issue.

“Fraction and Ward are doing wildly imaginative work combining fantastic Greek mythology with futuristic science fiction, and the book has a visual sensibility unlike anything else on the stands.” — A.V. Club

Review

LIBRARY JOURNAL (STARRED) – Using Homer’s epic poem
The Odyssey as a starting point, author Fraction (
Sex Criminals) and illustrator Ward (
Infinite Vacation) have crafted a psychedelic, feminist space opera that rips apart various figures from ancient myth, transports them into the future, and re-creates them to speak about modern concerns. After years at war, warrior-queen Odyssia wants nothing more than to return home…a journey through the cosmos complicated by a pantheon of gender-flipped deities with designs of their own. Every page bursts with color, energy, and inventive design by Ward, but Fraction’s attempt to tell the story in captions mimicking Homer’s style of verse often feels like an interesting experiment that fails to achieve total success. Still, something this ambitious can’t be perfect, and the missteps don’t take away from the grandeur.
Verdict There really is nothing else like this out there, both in terms of content and aspiration, and, as such, fans of sf and experimental or independent comics should greet this one with great enthusiasm.-Tom Batten, Grafton, VA

A.V. CLUB — Fraction and Ward are doing wildly imaginative work combining fantastic Greek mythology with futuristic science fiction, and the book has a visual sensibility unlike anything else on the stands.

Review

LIBRARY JOURNAL (STARRED) – Using Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey as a starting point, author Fraction (Sex Criminals) and illustrator Ward (Infinite Vacation) have crafted a psychedelic, feminist space opera that rips apart various figures from ancient myth, transports them into the future, and re-creates them to speak about modern concerns. After years at war, warrior-queen Odyssia wants nothing more than to return home…a journey through the cosmos complicated by a pantheon of gender-flipped deities with designs of their own. Every page bursts with color, energy, and inventive design by Ward, but Fraction’s attempt to tell the story in captions mimicking Homer’s style of verse often feels like an interesting experiment that fails to achieve total success. Still, something this ambitious can’t be perfect, and the missteps don’t take away from the grandeur.

Verdict There really is nothing else like this out there, both in terms of content and aspiration, and, as such, fans of sf and experimental or independent comics should greet this one with great enthusiasm.-Tom Batten, Grafton, VA

Review

A.V. CLUB — “Fraction and Ward are doing wildly imaginative work combining fantastic Greek mythology with futuristic science fiction, and the book has a visual sensibility unlike anything else on the stands.”