ODY-C is based on Homer’s Odyssey in a world where Zeus has killed off most of the men. ODY-C is a genderbent interpretation that’s completely warped out of its own mind in a psychedelic sci-fi god-ruled outer space. I mean the whole thing is nuts. Crazy colors, and sexual innuendos all over the place; think women breaking down doors with giant phallos’ and vagina-like spaceships.
But don’t let the colors fool you. This is not an explosion of a book, it’s a slow, heavy journey. Much of it is told in the prose style of epic poetry mixed with plenty of curse words and (to be fair) a moderate amount of explosions. Not only do you have to dissect the images, but the words as well, which makes this a book you can spend a fair bit of time with. I found myself reading and re-reading pages, trying to capture the meaning and make sense of things. And it is probably a good idea to have some grip of the original story and the Greek mythologies. I couldn’t help, at times, feeling as though I missed something, a reference here, a relationship there, but all in all the story delivers most of what you need to know.
So if you like gorgeous images, cool characters and stepping into trippy sci-fi versions of greek mythology Ody-C is the one for you!