Thursday, September 22, 2016
Image Comics Announces First "ODY-C" Hardcover
The first 12 issues, plus extras, collected in an oversized hardcover
From the creative team of writer Matt Fraction (CASANOVA, SEX CRIMINALS) and artist Christian Ward (INFINITE VACATION, OLYMPUS) comes an oversized hardcover edition of their ongoing sci-fi epic ODY-C this November 2016.
ODY-C, modeled after Homer's Odyssey, is a psychedelic, gender-broke science-fiction epic that tells the story of three legendary warrior-queens, Odyssia, Ene, and Gamem, returning home after a centuries-long battle. Told in verse with a visual sensibility that redefines the very possibilities of the comics medium, this gloriously oversized hardcover also includes exclusive bonus materials: essays by classicist Dani Colman, teaching aids, and a massive 10-page fold-out previously only available in the sold-out first issue.
ODY-C: CYCLE ONE HC (ISBN: 978-1-63215-927-4) hits comic book stores Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 and bookstores Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 and will be available for $49.99. It can be ordered by retailers with Diamond code: SEP160787 and is available for preorder on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Indigo.
PRAISE FOR ODY-C:
"A remarkable comic that gets better with each turn of the page." —Publisher's Weekly
"A trippy, gender-flipped version of Homer's Odyssey hurtling through space on psychedelic, science fiction wings." —Wired
"Hits an inimitable combination of cool and classic that pulls you into the orbit of an intoxicating journey." —Paste Magazine
"Let the brilliance of this new incarnation of a classic become a classic of its own. It’s stunning, academic, and utterly captivating.” —Slug Magazine
"Dense, idea filled... never dumb, and never boring." —Sequart Magazine
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.