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The Heavy Metal take on this classic tale.
Hardcover, 10th edition A Heavy Metal Book, 60 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by Heavy Metal Magazine (first published April 1974)
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Joshlynn
May 15, 2013 marked it as to-read
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.
Stephen Kelley
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 ...more
Kevin K
Aug 10, 2016 rated it liked it
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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.

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Jien
Aug 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
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.
Kate
Jan 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
A very, very long book, but I really enjoyed reading it.
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Jul 16, 2009 rated it really liked it
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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.
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Jan 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
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Mar 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
loved it when I was 11
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We read this for school.
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