The Final issue of ‘Omega Comics Presents’ offers an updated spin on ‘The Odyssey’

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Published on: March 17, 2016

 

Digital-first anthology series concludes April 20 with a supernatural historical romance tale by Russell Lissau and Marvin Mann

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Longtime collaborators Russell Lissau and Marvin “MP” Mann reunite in the latest (and final) issue of OMEGA COMICS PRESENTS with the one-off tale “Calypso,” which tells the story of an injured U.S. Army paratrooper during World War II who is rescued and nursed back to health by a beautiful, mysterious French woman. They fall in love and spend the next several decades together, but when a German soldier appears at their door one day, the veil of their idyllic life is shattered.

“I was inspired to write ‘Calypso’ while listening to the Suzanne Vega song of the same name,” said writer Russell Lissau. “I’ve always loved the story of Odysseus and his long, harrowing journey back home after the Trojan War, and Vega’s song  looked at his adventure from a new perspective. That’s what Marv and I set out to do with our comic book—to put a new spin on a centuries-old myth.”

The 24-page, full-color OMEGA COMICS PRESENTS: CALYPSO will be available digitally for only 99 cents through ComiXology, ComicsPlus and DriveThruComics on April 20, with a limited-release print edition available beginning April 27 through PopGoesTheIcon.com and at select comic book stores.


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