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Brass Sun: The Wheels of Worlds


Ian Edginton (Author), I.N.J. Culbard (Illustrator), 2000AD Books (Publisher)

> Review by Emil J. Novak Sr.

By now, after decades of comic book universes that have been created, it’s not very often something this new and fresh arrives at book shops. Brass Sun is a splendid title for a series that I read and enjoyed. I came to the conclusion that the graphic novel, which is beautifully textured and exquisite, set the tone for a very enjoyable read. It never ceases to amaze me how British creators always arrive at fantasy in the most original way. This tale echoes the great fantasy works of H.G. Wells, and Neil Gaiman. Although it’s a steampunk design at its heart, don’t be swayed by that; it’s not gaudy. The world in Brass Sun evolves like a multiverse of united worlds that live and exist through their connection to a single sun. In turn, this sun rotates this cosmos; imagine how heat vapors we’ve seen in science labs can move objects connected to a firmament in a continuous orbital arc, similar to how we get our four seasons here on Earth. And at the heart of this multiversity is an engine that moves their worlds. This graphic novel is loaded with political intrigue, as well as antagonists who are greedy and lust for power, like we see all around us on our planet today. For a totally fresh read, please try this graphic novel.

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