I’m going to be honest up front. I really thought after an initial first glance that this Kickstarter for Skies of Fire was for a steampunk-themed comic. And being a fan of that genre, I quickly agreed to write it up. But when I found out that this was actually about diesel-powered airships, I was even more intrigued. Imagine a world, set in an era that corresponds closely to our post-World War I Europe, where battles are fought in the air with huge cannons mounted on zeppelins and loads of airplane dogfights. And while this might look like our world, it’s not. There are a lot of unique pieces to this puzzle. Allow me to explain.
Set in the Aquilan Empire, the story revolves around a quasi-British empire whose naval fleet defends its colonies and holdings from marauders and pirates. The premise here is about one of these raiders destroying a trading post that is essential to the Empire’s financial well being. Add to that the fact that the pirate has evaded the authorities by seeking sanctuary in the huge eternal storm known as The Expanse and one of the Imperial Captains is sent to give chase, and we get one swashbuckling tale of adventure on the high skies!
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