Thursday, March 20, 2014


I havent seen a week this busy in ...well ever. Not just in volume but new titles and heavy hitters all at once.
Marvel delayed the All New Ghost Rider for a few weeks, but its here now, along with the first issue of the new Iron Patriot series, and the new Silver Surfer.
Marvel also relaunches the Ultimate Universe (AGAIN) with, Survive. A one-shot that gives us the low down on whats left of the Ultimates after their big Galactus battle.
Millar World launches another title, Real Heroes, dealing with movie stars stepping up their act to help save the world.
DC continues to spotlight the women of the DC Universe with The Amanda Waller Special.
Sandman Overture #2 finally arrives, but even as late as it is, people will be swarming the stores next Wednesday for thier copies.
Justice League Dark #29 wraps up the Blight storyline featuring the magic/ supernatural side of the
Forever Evil story.I have to say I've been enjoying this as much, if not more than the main story.

A Rush Review

Clockwork Angels #1:

Clockwork Angels is an adaptation of the latest album from Rush, Toronto's own prog rock power trio. Like them or not, Rush excel at crafting albums that tell stories. Most of which translate to more mediums than those in the audio realm.

Clockwork Angels #1 is the first in a six issue mini series. The story takes place in a world run by the Watchmaker, who essentially keeps the everything on schedule, creating the illusion of a perfect world. One young man named Owen decides that maybe his life isn't as perfect as he'd like it to be, as he longs to explore and leave a repetitive and predictable life behind. Gaining knowledge of Owen and his 'rebellious nature', the Watchmaker must now deal with a possible flaw in his perfect world.

It's a solid story and the artwork fits it perfectly. The panels appear almost as folk-style paintings, rich in colours and soft on the eyes. They could be from older fairy tale books, easily. Environments in the book range from straw-roofed villages to mechanical skyscrapers; a nice variety of landscapes for sure. It's an interesting world and one that's been fun to see come to life.

The story is easy to follow and starts off with an aged Owen recalling his tales of adventure. Clockwork Angels feels like the kind of story an elder would recount and embellish in front of a group of wide-eyed youngsters, much like the movie Big Fish. Peart and Anderson have done a great job of translating the story to comics, showing that well written stories transcend mediums.

Fans of the band will get a kick out of this, but almost more importantly, it's just a good tale that anyone can pick up and enjoy. A great addition for anyone who wants to start a new story in a fun and interesting world.

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