ODY-C #3

ODY-C #3

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Christian Ward Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 25, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 3
8.4Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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O and her crew encounter...the Cyclops.

  • 10
    Coming Up Comics - Timothy Merritt Feb 24, 2015

    ODY-C continues to live up to not only its own hype, but the legacy of The Odyssey itself, resurrecting it for a new age that preserves the themes at its core while widening its accessibility. ODY-C is challenging, beautiful, and heroic, but most of all, it's great. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Feb 25, 2015

    This is a gorgeous book. Why aren't you reading it yet? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Patrick Ross Feb 25, 2015

    What more can I say? If you like amazing, distinct, surreal artwork, and an all-time classic story retold as a crazy space opera, you'd be doing yourself a disservice to skip ODY-C. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Kelly Richards Feb 25, 2015

    While a gender-bent retelling of an 8th century Greek epic may not sound like the sort of thing you would usually read I would implore you to reconsider. Strange and beautiful, ODY-C is what happens when you throw caution to the wind and jump in with both feet. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Magen Cubed Mar 1, 2015

    Finely detailed gestural figure work create nimble, ethereal figures one moment, and gross, corpulent monsters the next. Ody-Cs smooth artificial lines conflict with the ugly natural topography of Kylos, Odyssias fine white-haired silhouette a stark contrast to the hulking cyclops. The beautiful and the grotesque alike occupy the same spaces, given the same weight and attention, their different aesthetics complemented by expertly applied color and texture. Odyssias matriarchal world is as exquisite and visually pleasing as it is violent and bloody, and Ward strikes this balance with precision. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Mar 1, 2015

    The art in ODY-C #3 is stunning. Its the kind of sci-fi aesthetic A Scanner Darkly and the Heavy Metals movies tried to tap into, though I think Ward is more successful here. In certain places his page compositions remind me of Frank Quitelys WE3 in the way theyre placed within a larger scene. ODY-C #3 is brilliantly written, brilliantly illustrated mythmaking, the sort of story you drink in, like Apollos wine. Ive read and reread it a few times already, I think its pretty damn great. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Latest Pull - Jerry Loza Feb 23, 2015

    Retelling a story as epic and well known as The Odyssey is one of the most ambitious and terrifying things I can imagine a writer committing to. Retelling it as a space epic with an all female cast is downright ballsy. For this skeptical reader, it seemed like a dangerous tight rope to walk, however Fraction's best Homer impression and Ward's stellar compositions are proving a very satisfying mixture. Part hard sci fi, part greek mythology, part Heavy Metal, this comic is proving to be one definitely worth a spot on the pull list. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Word Of The Nerd - Yamini C Mar 2, 2015

    Overall, Ody-C continues to bea compelling, colourful and poetic take on a beloved epic poem. There are more nuances than I can cover in the scope of this review, particularly with how the "feminisation" of the cast throws everything into a newer, far more interesting light than the overly male-gaze-y origins of the myth, but I'm hoping I still have time, because Fraction and Ward are clearly in it for the long haul. I look forward to delving into all these nuances further as we continue to follow Odyssia and the Ody-C on what will certainly be anadventurous, cosmos-spanning journey back to Ithaca. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Jonny Stone Mar 2, 2015

    Beautifully illustrated, Ody-C has the best art work in comics today, while its narration and murky plot leave much to be desired. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 2, 2015

    "ODY-C" #3 is a comic I'm enjoying even as I want it to end up even better than it already is. As the world-building continues, hopefully the characterization will quickly follow. For now, though, there's more than enough to entertain readers and make them want to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Matthew Tupper Feb 27, 2015

    Even though the story is not the most original or compelling, this issue is still recommended for Ward's fantasticart. It may not be the most effective way to re-tell The Odyssey, but it is one of the prettiest. Read Full Review

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