|ODY-C #5||IMAGE COMICS|
|ARTIST: CHRISTIAN WARD||WRITER: MATT FRACTION|
|FLATTER: DEE CUNNIFFE||LETTERER: CHRIS ELIOPOULOS|
|DESIGN: CHRISTIAN WARD AND DREW GILL|
Now that I think about it, it would have been very easy for ODY-C to have missed its own point entirely. Stories where the roles of those in society are switched can easily become less progressive and more offensive if it’s obvious the writer doesn’t know what they’re doing- for example, if you made heterosexuals a persecuted sexual minority in a story, it would simply come off as the writer thinking it’s impossible for the reader to sympathize with actual LGBT+ people. ODY-C is obviously meant to be a legend about a group of women for a world that mostly has legends about men, and by making its male characters few and far between, it would have been simple for Matt Fraction and Christian Ward to have placed said men in the roles of the real world’s scrutinized minorities. If there was ever an issue that proved that wrong, though, it was this one, as the book delves into the world of Aeolia.