Monday, May 11, 2015


Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure: A Penny Dreadful Review

            Trouble stumbles into the Scarlet Club in the person of a young woman pursued by several burly clones of unknown origin. The owner of this club, a Steampunk version of Vampirella, takes exception to the invasion. Accompanied by Britt Reid, who happens to be the Green Hornet, she sets out to unravel the mysteries surrounding the young woman. Legenderry, a new title from Dynamite, is dynamite!
            The story is exciting and entrancing. I would expect nothing less from writer Bill Willingham. A seasoned storyteller, he keeps the reader guessing and turning the pages. Each panel is a surprise leading deeper into the strange mystery surrounding the young woman and her disappeared sister Sonja. I love it. The balance between exposition and action, the characterizations, the referential twists and details – every aspect of this story is superb. Sergio Davila’s art is breathtaking. Incredible detail and vivid action pop off the page from unexpected angles. He is truly a master of his genre.
            I give this comic four and a half gears out of five. It’s solid, brilliant, and exactly what one would expect from an all-star cast of writers and artists. It’s gorgeous and fun to read, an absolute must for any Steampunk fan of sequential art.

Your Correspondent From The Bookstore,

Penny J. Merriweather

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