The Heavy Metal take on this classic tale....
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The stupidity of people on Goodreads never ceases to amaze. Make sure you're reviewing the correct edition of a given book, y'all, especially with established classics. Because this is not Homer's poem. This is a eurotrashy art comic adaptation put out by Metal Hurlant.
To change up what I was reading a bit (lots of superhero books), I decided to get a handful of European comics from a sale that was hosted by Heavy Metal Magazine. Heavy Metal is known to be an "adult" comic company, and while this is not for children it isn't crass or filthy - it just has a bit on skin. I believe this comic was originally written in 1974, and I really enjoyed the artwork a LOT - very much Jack Kirby meets 70's drug chic. The plot is a "modernized" (1974) version of the classic Story by Homer. The Olympians and associated monsters are aliens, which are mistaken for gods by humans that cannot comprehend their technology. They enjoy putting humans in peril and watching their follies as some sort of twisted reality show.The only downside is that this volume leaves the story incomplete, as Heavy Metal did not realese the second volume with this 2006 reprint.
Fun books with beautiful art, reminiscent of Aubrey Beardsley, but with a 1970s sci-fi, eurotica twist. The premise is interesting — recasting the Greek gods and goddesses and members of a high-tech (and highly naked) advanced civilization. One flub: Homer's voice recorder is too big! Like a bulky 70s reel-to-reel tape machine instead of an ipod. All-in-all, the revamp of Odysseus' story didn't quite hit home, but I was a reader of Heavy Metal in the 70s-80s, and enjoyed the nostalgia. Sampling of Pichard's art: Ulysses at the home of Calypso on Ogygia
Why my sixth grade teacher had us read the version of the Odyssey under the name Ulysses I will never know, because it confused me for years about the name of the hero, the etymology of the word "Odyssey" and the story in general. Nevertheless, the story fueled my love of Greek mythology in what has become a life-long interest in such myths.
A very, very long book, but I really enjoyed reading it.
Somehow the Trippy Metal Hurlant comic version is linked with the original text version. Needless to say, this one's got titties on the cover.
loved it when I was 11
We read this for school.