Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Fangirl Summer Spotlight: Lady Sabre & The Pirates of The Ineffable Aether

 

 

 

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Kickstarter has been a wonderful way for fans to support some of their favorite creators. I’m a huge fan of Greg Rucka’s and so when he started the kickstarter for Lady Sabre I contributed right away. I pledged $35.00 for the project and got lots of cool extras with my Volume 1 hardcover:  la paper doll set, a map of Sarbe’s ship The Pegasus, a collection of short stories set in the Lady Sabre universe, and a behind the scenes volume full of notes and scripts.

 

What has always drawn me to Rucka’s work is his fantastic female characters. Sabre continues the tradition. She is smart, ambitious, a kick ass fighter and a witty conversationalist. 

In this first volume  readers get to see the foundational adventures of Sabre. Sabre’s world is a Steampunk universe with shades of the Old West and technology that is in a world all it’s own. The adventure begins with Sabre liberating an item and beginning her quest to open its contents. This journey leads her to a prophetic Witch, A lawman & Master Tracker and a mysterious map that will change the fates of all involved.

 

I LOOOOVED this book! Rick Burchett’s art is stunning. The characters flow across the pages in gorgeous color. Rucka’s story and dialogue is fabulous but what makes this book stand out is the seamless connection of word and graphic. From the script samples in the kickstarter extra’s it is clear that Rucka & Burchett are very symbiotic creators. The ideas flow equally between them. A true partnership. Eric Newsom helmed this ship as Editor giving the various story elements a streamlined narrative.

One of my favorite graphic novels this year.

This is my 46th book for Coyer Summer Vacation

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