First off I should point out that this book is truly stunning. From the beautifully rendered art to the way that the words are crafted on the page, it’s nothing short of an amazing read. Issue 2 continues where we left of with our lead exploring the Big City. There’s a couple of really nice touches, like the inclusion of “The Percussor” (a nod to Neil Peart, perhaps?) and the attention to detail within the vast cityscapes.
I said this last month as well, but with this being an album, that was then a book, that is now a comic, the narrative of the story is spot on. I found myself totally sucked in to the story from the very first page, and annoyed when I got to the last. It is an interesting theme that underlies the book though; what would you prefer, a totalitarian governed state that literally runs like clockwork and you don’t have to worry about anything because it has been predetermined for you, or to have a little anarchy in your life and be able to be free to make your own decisions? Personally, I feel myself drawn more towards the Anarchist approach, but then, aren’t we all?
As I’ve said before, the art is nothing short of superb. Nick Robles has done an incredible job in bringing the world that Neil Peart envisioned to life, even down to the minute detail on the wings of a certain character, it’s just such a goddamn good looking book!
If you’re not reading this already, even if you have no idea who Rush are (ask your dad), any fans of well-written fantasy books need to be picking this up.
Rating: (a very easy) 5/5.