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This graphic novel, based on The Odyssey, has a lot going for it good art, pre made characters, and a great near future adaptation I m a little surprised to see the GoodReads rating so low Yes, it skips big parts of the Odyssey, but unless the series was much longer that would have to happen I personally liked the art Also, several reviewers seemed confused about who was at war which makes sense, since SO WERE THE CHARACTERS The had lost touch and had no idea what was happening in the w This graphic novel, based on The Odyssey, has a lot going for it good art, pre made characters, and a great near future adaptation I m a little surprised to see the GoodReads rating so low Yes, it skips big parts of the Odyssey, but unless the series was much longer that would have to happen I personally liked the art Also, several reviewers seemed confused about who was at war which makes sense, since SO WERE THE CHARACTERS The had lost touch and had no idea what was happening in the world Two things didn t work so well for me the story that was happening at home wasn t clear, and characters become confusing when nearly every woman in the story has the same red hair I definitely enjoyed this book for what it was, not what I expected it to be Infinite Horizon by Duggan and Noto is a really good reimagining of The Odyssey set in the near future The main character goes through hell to get back to his family while she deals with the changing world While you know he ll make it back, its an amazing journey Noto s artwork is typical for his body of work with some great visuals but some lackluster backgrounds Overall, this well worth the time. @READ DOWNLOAD â The Infinite Horizon ⚢ The Eisner nominated series inspired byThe Odyssey is finally completed and collected The Soldier With No Name survived years of war only to be stranded halfway across the globe when the conflict ended Getting home means going through the hell escaping shipwrecks, beating a vicious opponent wearing a cycloptic combat armor, and resisting the siren s call of a predatory society Contains bonus material by artist Phil Noto This mediocre narrative takes place in an odd apocalyptic esque Post Iraq Invasion Era world that has spiraled into a horribly unstable and chaotic World War III A mangled, misunderstood, and weirdly abbreviated take on Homer s the Odyssey acts as an underlay However, this bastardized take on the Odyssey isof a perverted pastiche than anything despite no doubt the authors original intent with bits and pieces of the Odyssey ripped, cut, manipulated, and eventually deplorably pasted as n This mediocre narrative takes place in an odd apocalyptic esque Post Iraq Invasion Era world that has spiraled into a horribly unstable and chaotic World War III A mangled, misunderstood, and weirdly abbreviated take on Homer s the Odyssey acts as an underlay However, this bastardized take on the Odyssey isof a perverted pastiche than anything despite no doubt the authors original intent with bits and pieces of the Odyssey ripped, cut, manipulated, and eventually deplorably pasted as needs be to fit into the crappy author s story Strangely enough, much to the chagrin of the mind numbing author s sensibilities, The Infinite Horizon, has probablyin common with Xenophon s Anabasis Where the 1970 s cult classic, The Warriors, melds the Anabasis into something new, fresh and exciting for the next generation Gerry Duggen s, The Infinite Horizon, tries to make something new out of one of the oldest and most essential narratives of the Ancient Western Canon but fails, miserably I might add Instead, Duggan, resorts to a sick, sycophantic post modern molestation of Homer s brilliant Odysessy ripping out what he likes and pasting poorly understood ideas and characters into his story as he sees fit, without understanding what the Homer s story was really all about Which is a real shame because the story starts out quite poignantly with a some very powerfully profound statements and musings upon the baseness and meaninglessness of war We really feel the pain and horror of war through the unnamed soldier s eyes as he is forced to resort to extreme stoicism in order to deal with the horror and destruction that has become his life Indeed, the commentary continues as images of death and destruction are contrasted with perverted images of those who have profited from the disgusting Military Industrial Complex as completely separate and unfeeling of the nastiness of war This first chapter proves to be a fantastically profound graphic novel illustration of George Orwell s quote that, War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it Unfortunately, the rest of the graphic novel pales in comparison to the extremely well done first chapter While there are some instances that are deeply horrifying, profound and just damn well done the drowning prisoners of the commandeered ship, for instance the rest of the story just becomes further and further convoluted as the story goes on because the context of this world is not really explained Example Although evidently there is a war going on betwixt China and the U.S.A nothing is really explained how this is affecting anything We don t see any Chinese soldiers storming American ground or anywhere the story even though they began the war with a an assault on American space satellites Nor do we see or have any illustration or exposition on how the world powers which we have no idea how they are aligned are fighting amongst each other or how this is affecting the world population as a whole Even when the unnamed soldier who is supposed to be some laconic, post modern take on Odysessus arrives in Africa later in the story, we see an Africa that looks no different from the shit hole it is today armed gangs ruling the land with arbitrary power But, there is supposed to be some world war going on How has this affected Africa Why isn t it anything different in this WWIII era Wouldn t the Africans be allied with China perhaps As the shoddily construed story continues the hero is led along with his party to an Ark like craft through a clarion call on the radio that is supposed to be, as I can only guess, a reference to the Sirens of the Odysessy Unlike in the Odysessy where Odysessus plugs his ears and straps himself to the mast to hear and experience the sweetly evil call of the Sirens to death the unnamed soldier and his ertwhile allies, who for some unexplained reason are immune to these seductions, partake is a covert takeover of the ship assassinating all the soldiers and sirens on it This is a perfect example of why this graphic novel is so shitty This post modern take on the Siren adventure in the Odysessy is poorly replicated and modified to this story Even the three sisters that are supposed to represent these Sirens are evidently evil, the reasoning as why is poorly presented and left annoyingly vague The Sirens of the Homer s story want all sailors to wreck their boats upon the rock these modern day equivalents are supposedly taking advantage of their workers through some mind control that is unexplained, un exposited, and therefore unemotionally uninvolving This is really the epitome of why this story is so cruddy because any reference to or use of characters and events from the Odyessy don t really make any sense They feel like the author read the Wikipedia article on the Odyessy and tried to take various aspects of these iconic characters and events and use them as nothingthan generic prototypes from which to manipulate for the needs of his narrative Instead of drawing artistic ties between their presence in the Odysessy and their reinterpretation in The Infinite Horizon they just become churlish cut and paste jobs Anyways, as the story continues, the unnamed soldier s buddy gets iced in the hostile takeover and he makes it back home on the ship to see his family Through a poorly paced and evenpoorly written sequence of events the unnamed soldier makes it back to his family kills the usurpers and goes back to his boring ole life Even though a world war is raging and, as the author explained earlier, America is under marshall law the story ends on a way too idyllic note that seems completely and utterly out of place in an apocalyptic, WWIII world What could have be a timely and fantastic retelling of the story of Odysseus a Post 9 11 era is instead a convoluted post modern pastiche that perverts the narrative that underlays it Other recent graphic novels have attempted to take on fictionalized accounts of this era s current conflict and have failed as well Johnny Jihad was puerile trying to hard to be deep and edgy Aaron and Ahmed was horribly convoluted and poorly researched So where does The Infinite Horizon belong in this genre of graphic novels Unfortunately The Infinite Horizon, like Johnny Jihad and Aaron and Ahmed falls into the same trap of trying too hard to be something great but lacks the focus and erudition to make such a narrative engaging and emotionally involving This graphic novel is a real shame because as evidenced by the particularly well done first chapter, clearly there is a lot of raw talent But, what makes it fail is that this talent and the vision it is trying to realize is horribly unfocused Unable to bring this vast, sweeping experience into the reader s vision is highly disappointing In a world that seems too much like ours where all to often it really seems to be spinning toward hell this could have been something really powerful that could have tugged at our heartstrings and lade bare those existential fears we all have Instead we are thrown into a world where everything is going to hell but there doesn t seem be much to show about it Evidently the work was nominated for an Eisner but, failed to win the award Makes sense I so very much wanted to like The Infinite Horizon Duggan and Noto are both gifted comics creators, and the notion of reinterpreting Homer s Odyssey for the post Iraq War era is a brilliant one Alas, I found the execution of said notion mostly unrewarding Noto s art, always somewhat loose and usuallyexpressive for it , seems rushed in this instance The backgrounds are scant, indistinct, and in some instances, just plain poorly drawn, while the figures are often stiff and flat The wri I so very much wanted to like The Infinite Horizon Duggan and Noto are both gifted comics creators, and the notion of reinterpreting Homer s Odyssey for the post Iraq War era is a brilliant one Alas, I found the execution of said notion mostly unrewarding Noto s art, always somewhat loose and usuallyexpressive for it , seems rushed in this instance The backgrounds are scant, indistinct, and in some instances, just plain poorly drawn, while the figures are often stiff and flat The writing is at times almost blas the characters have few distinguishing personality quirks or identifying characteristics Perhaps most disappointing, The Infinite Horizon s reinterpretation of Homer s Cyclops comes off as having been wrested from some generic superhero epic, a manifestation conceptually ill suited to this starkly realistic tale of one soldier s long, arduous attempt to leave war behind.It s not awful the series collected in this volume was Eisner nominated, after all Some scenes are quite effective, and the casual brutality of life in a warzone isn t sugarcoated, which gives the work a certain sense of authenticity You might enjoy itthan I did obviously, these things are almost entirely subjective This reviewer, however, found The Infinite Horizon to be, on the whole, both uninspired and uninspiring Given that this book is based on one of the most inspiring works of literature in human history, well that s a rather profound disappointment A great idea crammed into a book that was way to short for the story they were trying to reimagine Noto s art was not as polished as I am used to seeing it. This is okay, I guess.It s yet another adaptation of The Odyssey by Homer, so, you know, yaaawwn I have read comic book versions of The Odyssey done as comedy, with anthropomorphic talking animals, faithful adaptations, superhero versions there s even one currently being published called ODY C, which is The Odyssey in Spaaace and lord is it a terrible waste of time and trees.I get it, you guys You read Homer s epic in high school and it blew you away You were already primed to love This is okay, I guess.It s yet another adaptation of The Odyssey by Homer, so, you know, yaaawwn I have read comic book versions of The Odyssey done as comedy, with anthropomorphic talking animals, faithful adaptations, superhero versions there s even one currently being published called ODY C, which is The Odyssey in Spaaace and lord is it a terrible waste of time and trees.I get it, you guys You read Homer s epic in high school and it blew you away You were already primed to love it because A you like superhero comics and B you re teenage boys Plus it s in the public domain, being thousands of years old.Stop it.Find something else to adapt You can t bring anything new to the story It s been retold every which way it can be There are other epics Give those a try Maybe The Edda But don t set it in Alaska That would be OBVIOUS Push through the idea and find the next level Picked this one up merely because the cover looked interesting When I got it home from the library, I read the back and noticed it was a retelling of the Odyssey Well, crap That s original, I thought To my surprise, I really enjoyed it The protagonist is coming home from the Middle East and his wife is trying to take care of their property at home in somewhat ravaged American society The property sits on a watershed that supplies many other families, so she is continuously under siege Picked this one up merely because the cover looked interesting When I got it home from the library, I read the back and noticed it was a retelling of the Odyssey Well, crap That s original, I thought To my surprise, I really enjoyed it The protagonist is coming home from the Middle East and his wife is trying to take care of their property at home in somewhat ravaged American society The property sits on a watershed that supplies many other families, so she is continuously under siege from those families since, in this alternate America, clean water is a rare commodity Anyway, a lot of the adaptions of the various characters, such as Scylla and Charabdis are unique and not all the sort of hit you over the head comic book allusions I expected them to be The art doesn t really stand out here, but it definitely serves the story well If you like graphic novels at all, this one comes recommended Story was meh, medium and without any spark Only the last issue had something to tell Art was mediocre and borderline bad when it came to drawing faces. So I was over halfway through, kind of enjoying the apocalyptic collapse of the world graphic novel before I realized this was the Odyssey in modern dress Good example of classic lit in graphic format.