ODY-C #2

ODY-C #2

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Christian Ward Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 7, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 4
9.1Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Odyssia and her crew are tempted by the deadly and dangerous Lotus Eaters, living sources of the most powerful narcotic in the galaxy.

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Magen Cubed Jan 9, 2015

    Just as the worlds of Ody-C are cruel and violent, they are also supple and feminine. Fraction and Ward continue to strike a wonderful balance of poetic exposition and outstanding visual storytelling in this issue as successfully as the first. The cold and war-driven matriarchy that both Zeus and Odyssia represent contrasts the subtle, distinctly female intimacy emphasized by Ero and Poseidon, creating an intriguing dichotomy between gender performance and gender expectation. How the conflicting themes of motherhood and self-preservation continue to play out will surely keep readers coming back for more of this intense and visceral comic book experience. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Jan 10, 2015

    Fractions script is, in one word, catchy. His Homeric prose never feels rough or stilted like the lazy attempts at olde-english most writers use. Every sentence is meaningful. Theres also a number of great one-liners that are as hilarious as they are grim. Especially coming from Odyssia, whose brutal leadership is almost villainous. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Jan 8, 2015

    After a first issue that was a little heavy on exposition, this issue feels like it moves at a much faster clip, giving character beats and phenomenal visuals in tandem and quickly. It's been said (I'm pretty sure by Fraction) that first issues are hard and second issues are even harder, but team ODY-C had a killer first issue, and their second issue almost made faint memory of the first. This is the kind of book that everyone across the board should be able to find something they like in. After all, it's one of our primary cultural narratives. Who couldn't love this book? Read Full Review

  • 10
    Coming Up Comics - Timothy Merritt Jan 6, 2015

    This book is engrossing, beautiful, brutal, and hypnotic in its brilliance, something I'll be returning to to both find the pieces I've missed the first time around as well as experience the whole package again. This is a masterwork. Period. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - SeanerSurfer Jan 8, 2015

    ODY-C is a powerhouse of literary prowess, masterful art, and keen insight into the world of comics. This series is an instant classic, pick up #2 today if you still can! Let me know what you thought about it in the comments section or hit me on Twitter. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Jan 9, 2015

    Ody-C is a daunting but rewarding experience. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Inter-Comics Podcast - Mathew R Wilmot Jan 9, 2015

    Now this book is not for everyone. Some will no doubt pick this up and not care at all for anything they read, but for those who do there is so much here to delight you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Jan 11, 2015

    As in the last issue (and in most of Ward's existent work) each page of art merits at least a few additional moments of contemplation, if not a complete reread. Both single and double page splashes abound in this comic, and none feel superfluous or extravagant, their grandiosity necessitated by the epic nature of the book itself. Ward's surreal illustrations give the comic even more of an otherworldly quality, and with the addition of Fraction's words " partially-metered poetry, with a modern twist or two thrown in " a gorgeous and engrossing read awaits. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Jonny Stone Jan 14, 2015

    A visceral and bombastic outing, #2 of Ody-C is a more accessible and engaging stop on Odyssia's colossal saga Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Sam LeBas Jan 9, 2015

    The commitment to these ideas and their ability to shape an entire universe is something that truly sets this book apart. Fraction's unique integration of classic and current linguistic styles draws the old world into the new to give the series a unique voice. While Ward's art articulately captures a world that exists only in imagination with a nuanced blend of realism and abstraction. The combination of these forceful elements makes "Ody-C" a truly unique experience. It's bold and bright; imaginative and real. Everything about this book is truly an epic departure from the ordinary. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Yamini C Jan 12, 2015

    Ody-C #2 lays down the law: you don't need to be familiar with Greek myth, the Trojan War, or The Odyssey to follow this comic, because in the vein of the best remixes and reinterpretations, its marching to the beat of its own drum.So now that we've had our introductions and our myth/world-building, hopefully it's onward to adventures in next month's issue! And I can't wait to see how that takes shape under the bold stewardship of Matt Fraction and Christian Ward. Read Full Review

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