Odyssey of the Amazons #1

Odyssey of the Amazons #1

Writer: Kevin Grevioux Artist: Ryan Benjamin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 25, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 5
6.6Critic Rating
6.4User Rating

Don't miss the start of this new miniseries set in the world of Wonder Woman from writer/actor Kevin Grevioux (New Warriors, Underworld). Years before the birth of Princess Diana, a group of Amazons set out on a globe-spanning quest to find others of their kind, encountering legendary creatures and beings along the way. But their journey soon turns into a rescue mission as two of their own are captured by the legendary Storm Giants of Norse mythology. It's up to their leader, the stalwart Hessia, to keep them together through the many trials that lie ahead. RATED T

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Jan 25, 2017

    Grevioux and Benjamin set the bar very high in their first issue for this series, then did a one-arm pull-up on the bar like it's nothing. If the creative team keeps pumping out work with this great formula of pacing, action, engagement, and world building then a miniseries ain't going to be enough. We're going to need a volume 2, ASAP. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Jan 25, 2017

    Odyssey of the Amazons #1 has promise, though so much happened in this first issue of the miniseries that I have no clue where its going. Some of the elements of the story lend to great twists in later installments, but I worry what is going to be the end of the line considering how few characters it feels we have left. There are major pluses in the diversity of the women, their leadership, and the attention paid to their design, while the reduction of characters and some minor issues in illustration may affect the story. Odyssey is worth a try, and, if nothing else, its nice to see Amazons in their own element. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Jan 30, 2017

    It isn't like Odyssey Of The Amazons #1 is bad, it's more a case of being its own worst enemy. The art is good, and if the writing had a lighter touch then it would have flowed better. Unfortunately, it results in an issue which feels more like an unrewarding effort to read, as opposed to an enjoyable saga. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We Got This Covered - Rachel Bellwoar Jan 25, 2017

    The early confidence that Odyssey of the Amazons #1 has to leave the Amazon in such dire straits has me excited to see how Grevioux will write them out in issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 26, 2017

    Writer Kevin Grevioux excels at capturing the mythological tone of stories like The Odyssey and The Iliad, even directly referencing Homer's prose in the opening panels. But while the omniscient narration works well during battle, the middle act of the issue would have benefited from a lighter touch. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Percy Waelchl Jan 25, 2017

    The juxtaposition of multiple mythologies provide Grevioux with a world of adventure to explore that looks to earn the Odyssey in the title. This first issue is successful in investing the reader in these characters. While there is not a strong tie to any of DC's existing story lines, this stand alone adventure may prove to be a journey worth taking. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Matthew J. Theriault Jan 25, 2017

    When Odyssey of the Amazons most consciously emulates classical sources, whether Homer himself or even classic comics, it's often to rousing success. Where it regresses to a more modern mindset " in the low prose of its middle section or its novel portrayal of the Moirai " the work often suffers, save solely for its global-scope and cosmopolitan cast. Ultimately, the concept of a mythological expedition in the style and structure of ancient epics and set in the DC universe is an absolutely inspired idea worthy of better writing and art than is found here. At their best, both Benjamin and Grevioux rise to the occasion of this premise, but fail to maintain that greatness consistently throughout. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Jan 25, 2017

    The dialog as well as narrative can be a bit disjointed at times. Despite that, the character motivation is pretty well established, which is commendable. The main problem I have with this comic is that it is a "historical" story about the Amazons. Wonder Woman and the Amazons have had many ret-cons over the years... some I have loved like The Legend of Wonder Woman and some I haven't (Earth One Wonder Woman). The story can change, but it has to be grounded in history. It has to take place in a specific time or place. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - belleburr Feb 8, 2017

    Overall its a decent beginning but it could be better. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Carl Hamlin Jan 25, 2017

    This book was good, but it felt like it took me days to readit, but it did leave me wanting more from this story. The creative team did aGREAT job, and my favorite part of this entire issue was the dialogue boxesthat look like old parchment. Personally I didn't know what to expect whencoming into this book, the only thing I remember hearing about it was that itwasn't a Wonder Woman story. I didn't expect to open this up to war, but I didenjoy all the action sequences in this book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 25, 2017

    Odyssey of the Amazons‘ first issue is a lot of small details that add up to make a stumbling first issue. Death by thousand details. A different “voice” in how the story is presented and going all in with a fantastical world would have benefited greatly. I looked forward to the first issue, now I'm a bit nervous about the second. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Jan 25, 2017

    While the art is good and there are some good ideas, the issue falls flat. The story isn't interesting enough and the characters are very forgettable and interchangeable. Ultimately, this was a boring read. I don't recommend checking it out. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Beat - Kyle Pinion Jan 25, 2017

    Odyssey of the Amazons, in an attempt to strike that sort of cinematic "epic" tone, utilizes narration to tell you exactly what's happening as its happening. In cinema, this works because exposition is required to catch you up and its usually done in a sparing fashion. But in this initial issue, more than half of the panels contain this omniscient narration filled to the brim with purple prose. It's as if the script doesn't trust Ryan Benjamin to be able to translate the story visually without these text boxes telling you exactly what's happening as it happens. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 25, 2017

    I don't want to sound like a jerk, but this first issue was a complete mess of non-characterization and weak storytelling with real pacing issues.  The art was great, but there is nothing here I could recommend whatever type of fan you are. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supes' soups Jan 27, 2017

    I've always thought a comic about the Amazons sans Wonder Woman could work and this semi-proves it. While it's a decent first issue, it definitely needs time to develop and I don't know if that can be properly done in six issues. It's also interesting that this series is set to conclude around the same time Wonder Woman hits the big screen. Curious to see what happens to Hessia next issue, especially since it seems like the majority of Amazons she brought have already been wiped out. Also it's worth noting that there does exist a Thor in the DC universe although he's less of a hero than the more well-known Marvel version. It would be interesting to see him being brought into the fold. After all Hessia is wandering into Norse Mythology territory and it seems she is crossing paths with the Jotuns at the end of this issue.

  • 3.0
    Briton Feb 12, 2017

    I really thought DC would have made a better effort with this. Instead it's yet another piece of liberal propaganda with the obligatory "diversity" and feminism. I would have overlooked this but for the crap art and choppy incoherent story. Sadly I am signed up for three issue, so cannot bail out yet. Woe is me.

  • 8.0
    aimanalphaz Jan 27, 2017

  • 7.0
    Veido Jan 29, 2017

  • 6.0
    TheFallenKing13 Jan 25, 2017

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