While I know the posts I've done on comic books haven't been overly popular, I am hoping to slide this one under the wire for today before I have my three day weekend during which I hope to get to submissions and dig up something interesting for everyone. Aetheric Mechanics is a graphic novella, fancy term for a double-sized one-shot if you wanna get down to it, written by Warren Ellis. You might recall that I posted Ellis's Ignition City miniseries a while back, thus my willingness to delve into reading this story. This tale is a quick read, I read after getting off work this week. I found it pleasing despite its brevity, almost in the way watching those old Twilight Zone episodes are enjoyable. It bears more similarity to a Twilight Zone than length though, it is an endeavor to blend steampunk and meta-fiction in a compact form that leaves the reader more or less surprised by the twist ending. I'll admit I didn't figure out how it'd before I got there. I don't wanna spoil the tale by offering up details on characters and plot, as those are intimate to meta-fiction by nature, but if you like Ellis's other work or would just a short but fine comic book to read I recommend Aetheric Mechanics.
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