ODY-C, VOL. 1 retells the classic epic this June

June 8, 2015

The sci-fi series will be collected into trade paperback

New York Times bestselling writer Matt Fraction (SEX CRIMINALS, Hawkeye) teams up with Christian Ward (INFINITE VACATION, Olympus) for an expansive, immersive, retelling of Homer’s classic epic in ODY-C. The first five issues of the series will be collected into trade paperback and available this June.

An epic 26 centuries in the making, ODY-C, VOL. 1 is set in the aftermath of a galactic war a hundred years long. Odyssia the Clever Champion and her compatriots begin their longest, strangest trip yet: the one home. ODY-C—the gender-bent, eye-popping, psychedelic, science fiction odyssey—begins here.

ODY-C, VOL. 1 (ISBN: 978-1-63215-376-0) hits comic book stores on June 10 and bookstores on June 23, and will be available for $9.99. It can be ordered by retailers from Diamond Book Distributors with Diamond Code MAR150539.

More praise for ODY-C:

"A trippy, gender-flipped version of Homer's Odyssey hurtling through space on psychedelic, science fiction wings." —WIRED

“According to the letters page, they were going for a mix of Barbarella and a Cirque de Soleil show, and they hit the nail on the f*cking head. It's a kinetic, psychedelic, trippy journey through this new universe, this new history, with innovative panel layouts, action, and a musical quality to the whole thing. It's a helluva comic, unlike anything I've read in awhile” —Comic Bastards

“One of the best new series of 2014. Its the kind of Sci-Fi I want to see more of in the future: mature, adventurous and challenging.” —Nerds Unchained

“Despite the fact that the Odyssey is a very familiar story, Matt Fraction and Christian Ward play on audience expectations to craft a story that stands apart from the many adaptations of Homer's work. The abstract art creates a singular look for this world, which simultaneously appears futuristic and classic, and is rich in detail and subtle symbolism that elevates the story's themes. Fraction's decision to flip the genders is an interesting enough choice on its own, but he takes it one step further by playing against the contrasting warrior/mother sides of Odyssia. This team has singular creative vision, and they work together perfectly to execute it.” —Multiversity Comics

“The weird sci-fi Odyssey fever dream you didn't know you wanted… ODY-C gives new life to an old legend in a daring, profound way.” —Comic Book Resources