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I'm a well read technosexual who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.   

Currently reading

Evil Empire Vol. 1
Max Bemis, Mike Getty, Andrea Mutti
Progress: 15/116pages
Steven Universe Vol. 2
Rebecca Sugar, Coleman Engle, Jeremy Sorese
Ninjasaur
Jason Horn
Curb Stomp
Ryan Ferrier, Devaki Neogi Kiran
Progress: 17/115pages
Transformers: Autocracy Trilogy
Livio Ramondelli, Chris Metzen, Flint Dille
Progress: 23/335pages
Transformers and Philosophy: More than Meets the Mind
Geoffrey Allan Plauché, Liz Stillwaggon Swan, John R. Shook
Progress: 12/384pages
Star-Lord (2016-2017) Annual #1
Djibril Morissette-Phan, Chip Zdarsky, Kris Anka
Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive
Rachael Stott, David Tipton, Scott Tipton
The Fathom Sourcebook #1
Hannibal Tabu, Michael Turner
Progress: 6/31pages
Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme (2016-) #1
Robbie Thompson, Rafael Albuquerque, Javier Rodriguez

Only two more issues

ODY-C Vol. 2 - Leonard Bacon;Joseph Parrish Thompson;Richard Salter Storrs;Henry Ward Beecher;Joshua Leavitt;Henry Chandler Bowen;Theodore Tilton;William Hayes Ward;Hamilton Holt;Harold de Wolf Fuller;Fabian Franklin;Christian Archibald Herter, Matt Fraction

This volume covers issues six through ten and I picked up issues eleven and twelve for a whopping $1.40.   That's less than half the price of the original prices of most comics I buy!   The storyline continues to be excellent, although I feel like this veers from The Odyssey a bit.   The kinky bull and the boy he starts teaching - not kinky stuff, just history and myths - turns into 1001 Nights.   We're with the bull's former mistress/queen, Ene, and talking about Heracles a lot, although I can't remember how much this aligns with the original Odyssey.   I suspect that Matt Fraction got bolder as this went on and ended up diverging a bit, but I don't actually have a copy of the Odyssey on me.   (And after being spoiled but the translation I read in coulee, I can't back to other translations online.)  

 

It didn't matter.  I was so wrapped up in Ene and the bull and more of the pettiness of the gods that I couldn't stop reading this.   It's fascinating and it tries to peel back some of truths of our being by shedding light on some of our darkest impulses.   (Although some of our best are here, too.   That bull may stay in leather 24/7, but his sacrifice for the boy he comes to love as a son?  I almost wept.)

 

Ward's art continues to highlight how bizarre this whole series gets, and again, works perfectly with the story itself.   Bright, even dazzling, it fills the scope of this story to the brim and makes it as rewarding visually as it is to read as a story.

 

I"m going to save the last two issues for at least a day or two.  I still have over a week to the next Black Bolt, and  I don't have anything else illustrated by Christian Ward to keep me going until then.