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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well... i for one really dig your graphic novel posts. you've turned me on to some cool stuff and i'm looking forward to checking this one out.ReplyDelete
while i am taking the time to comment i might as well say that as a detroit ex-pat that lived down there in the 80's and 90's then started globetrotting to new zealand just to end up on some island off the coast of texas, i really enjoy getting my musical hip from a detroit based blog. i know the city can be a bitch (i've had plenty of cars jacked and other BS down there) but it is A LOT better than it used to be (the 80's were rough) despite what people say about the current job scene. stick it out dude. detroit's got soul.
thanks for your efforts.
Warren Ellis f-ing rocks. Glad to see you posting on the man.ReplyDelete
I am pleased you guys like the comic posts, I do need something for my eyes while listening to all this great music people keep sending in. As for Detroit, she best start shining some charm on me soon or I am gonna blow this shit.ReplyDelete