Monday, January 19, 2009

The Odyssey #5 Review

Recently reviewed by me at CBR: The Odyssey #5, about which I write the following sentences: "Marvel seems to be heading toward a better direction with the recently released 'Wonderful Wizard of Oz' adaptation, which at least has the distinctive visual style of the also-wonderful Skottie Young to make up for the loss of narrative voice. But 'The Odyssey' has Greg Tocchini, and while he's a fine draftsman, and his character designs and layouts are solid, he doesn't bring anything unique to Homer's ancient epic. Sure, it looks better than Armand Assante running around with his shirt off from the god-awful made-for-TV movie version, but it's still just a bland version of Odysseus's journey. And that's the problem. It's not bad. It's a faithful, honorable interpretation of 'The Odyssey' done in comic book form. But it's bland, bland, bland."

Read the entire review HERE.

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