Written by Alistair Reynolds.
Narrated by John Lee.
Quillon is an odd bird in more ways than one. As a medical examiner for District 3 of Neon Heights he gets to check out all weird brain teaser corpses collected by sanitation. Somebody who cares about him is relying on that to deliver him a message.
Meroka starts out being Quillon’s bodyguard and guide until she evolves into a partner in his realized save the species mission. Their travels bring them in into contact with ghouls, Angels, Carnivorgs, Skullboys, the outcast Military organization of Dirigibles called Swarm and beings with nanomachine infused brains called Tectomancers.
It’s a full book. There is a character, Tulwar, in here that reminds me of the metal guardian from Logan’s Run only this one is Steampunk and greedy. Since we’re tossing genres around get your brain around this work of: Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Dieselpunk, Transhumanist, interdimensional travel.
Excellent crafting and narration throughout get this work four out of five entertainment award units of your choice. Stock up on Zone shift sickness meds and get moving. Enjoy!
Lantern City Issue One
Written by Paul Jenkins.
Illustrated by Carlos Magno, colored by Chris Blythe and lettered by Deron Bennett.
Sander toils daily under the oppressive guards ruled by the Greys in order to keep his wife and young boy fed. There seems no end to tribulation and no way to improve one’s lot in life. His nature is to bend and endure, thinking that will keep his family safe.
After a rebellious assembly at a church that is explosively broken by the guards Sander comes to the realization that his only means of keeping his family safe and improving things is to infiltrate the system above worker status. I do not want to spoil this for any I might hook into reading it. It is a magnificent start to what should become an epic story line.
This could very well turn into a futuristic, steam punk, Les Miserables at this point. I hope as the story fills out that it grows in depth. This is definitely issue one and really needs no flashbacks in future issues. The concepts, art and story are excellent. Read this. Enjoy this. Five comic communication enjoyment stars are thereby awarded! Good Job.
Sorry, I wanted to put a link to get it and the only one I could come up with readily was Amazon.
I will keep trying to find other Colorado based retailers.