This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is ODY-C, by Matt Fraction and Christian Ward. This series is a psychedelic, sci-fi, gender-bent reboot of the classical epic poem The Odyssey, by Homer. It follows the adventures of Odyssia and her crew, returning home to Ithicaa after the fall of Troiia, beset by all manner of woes at the hands of Zeus and Poseidon in retribution for slights both real and imagined.
If you’re familiar with the story of the original Odyssey—told and retold time and again—than you understand the broad outlines of this series, albeit gloriously twisted. What truly sets this version apart, however, is the astounding artwork of Ward—who paints a trippy, multitudinous-colored, metaphor-laden universe which at all times provokes the senses.
In our recommendation section our hosts nominated Injection, Princeless, Kill Shakespeare, and Drifter for discussion on our next episode, and our selected title is Princeless.
Our hosts for this episode are Tobiah Panshin, Joe Preti, Kayleigh Fleeman, Kit DeForge, and Brant Gillihan-Eddy.