Children of the Fall Writer: Wayne T. Young
Artist/ Colorer/ Letterer: Wayne T. Young
Gallery Artists: Dave Dorman, Liam Sharp, David Mack Arcana Studios
Cover Price: $14.95
Mankind has fallen and what is left is a warring, violent wasteland. Lin and her sister Kay, daughters of one of the most powerful warlords, are trying to make their way to Valhalla, when they encounter a gunfighter. The gunfighter is charged with bringing her back to her father, the last place Lin wants to go after her mother’s death, but when they are attacked and they save each other, there are a few surprises soon revealed.
More on Children of the Fall, the debut graphic novel by Wayne T. Young below.
How often do you see an H.P. Lovecraft or Cthulhu comic that’s made for all ages? Not too often, that’s for sure! But that’s exactly what Howard Lovecraft and the Three Kingdoms delivers to the reader. It’s a trio of tales that brings the darkness to children and adults alike! Do I have your attention now? Read on to find out more!
As I said above, there are three different stories within this graphic novel, all humorous and highly entertaining. The primary character is a young Howard Lovecraft (you probably deduced that from the title) and, as many are, he is a curious, adventurous boy. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have the most stable home life since his father was sent to an asylum. But it is because of that fact that he is exposed to the dark forces that permeate these tales.
SteamPunk Originals, Volume 2 Written by Various
Art, Color and Letters by Various
Coordinated and Edited by Mike Schneider
Additional Art by Mike Schneider and Anne-Marie Woolley Arcana Studios
Release Date: January 29, 2014
Cover Price: $14.95
For everyone that was a part of this comic, I apologize. There is no way I could get everyone’s name listed above and still have this format in any decent way. There are no less than fifty people attached to SteamPunk Original, Volume 2 and I couldn’t, in good faith, only pick a few names to spotlight. Open call anthologies such as this are a massive undertaking and I applaud everyone for their hard work here.
Mike Schneider edited this collection of twenty-four stories for Arcana Studios. It also appears that he had his hands in several of the individual tales. A compilation like this is bound to have a little bit of everything and this particular one definitely fits the bill. Ranging from very juvenile in their focus to the extremely heart wrenching, the comics contained in this book are sometimes bits and pieces of a larger tale and just short self-contained stories at other times. I’m going to mention just a few that caught my attention.
Seven Holes for Air is a heartbreaking story of a stoic man coming to terms with his coming death at the hands of cancer. It looks at how we perceive ourselves, how our past influences our present day behavior, and what truly makes a man.
Bob has had a headache for months but refuses to go to the doctor. He is too busy working on a new building where the foreman and company owner are behaving shady and is wanting to build a shed for his daughter to store her things when she comes home from college. After his wife Lisa schedules an appointment and conveniences her brother-in-law to take him, he soon finds out he has cancer. Trying to handle the treatment, his job and his home responsibilities, is leading him to fantasize about an alternate life where he is a farmer out in the west in the time of the railroad being built. There, his past, present, and work all meld together to let him play out both what is happening along with what he wishes would happen.
The Steam Engines of Oz Story by Sean Patrick O’Reilly & Erik Hendrix
Script by Erik Hendrix & Sean Patrick O’Reilly
Art by Yannis Roumboulias
Coloring by Chandran Ponnusamy
Letters by Erik Hendrix Arcana Studios
Release Date: May 4 , 2013
Cover Price: FREE
The Steam Engines of Oz is just one of the many titles being offered during this year’s Free Comic Book Day event. Now, we KNOW the price is right, but is it worth your TIME to pick this book up and read it?
Writers Sean Patrick O’Reilly and Erik Hendrix take us to the land of Oz. From the looks of things, it’s quite a while after Dorothy and company made their famous journey to meet the Wizard of Oz. But, everything seems to be running along in the Emerald City. Even the Tin Woodsman is in charge! Our story focuses on a girl named Victoria and her adventure there.