Monday, June 29, 2015

Clockwork Angels

Clockwork Angels: A Penny Dreadful Review

          A benevolent dictator called The Watchmaker rules over the land of Albion with his destiny calculators. A young man named Owen Hardy is tossed on the waves of fate, the tempest around him pulling him in strange directions.
          Clockwork Angels, a comic written by Kevin J. Anderson, based on a story and lyrics by Neal Peart, is an adventure on every page. The hero's path is odd, unexpected, and harrowing. The adventure-seeking Steampunk will not be disappointed.
          Yet there is a dreamy quality to it all, including the tragic scenes of violence between The Watchmaker and his nemesis The Anarchist. The art by Nick Robles is warm, impressionistic. Almost every panel could be taken out of context and put on a gallery wall.
          I enjoyed Clockwork Angels quite a lot. I award it four gears out of five. I suggest a visit to your nearest comic store immediately in order to obtain a copy.

Your Correspondent from the Bookstore,
Penny J. Merriweather