Brass Sun – six issue miniseries from 2000AD in US Format – Issue 1 28th May 2014

 

BRASS SUN 1Brass Sun

Published by Rebellion

32 Page US Format
28th May 2014
$3.99 (£2.99)

Writer:
Ian Edgington

Artist:
I.N.J. Culbard

Letters:
Ellie De Ville

This is second US Format excursion from 2000AD following the success of Dredd: Underbelly.

Set in the Orrery, a clockwork solar system in trouble. Global warming isn’t an issue, the sun is dying.

This story follows the travels of Wren, granddaughter of Cadwallader who has a telescope. He can’t have a telecope because they were all destroyed years ago. They live in a Theocracy where the rulers deny science and deny that the sun is dying.

Cadwallader has secrets and he gives some to Wren and sends her away. He knows it is time… but time for what?

In the words of Rebellion’s PR Michael Molcher:

Orrery“In a vast clockwork solar system, a young girl must leave the safety of her home to search for the key to restarting the dimming sun.

2000 AD is bringing Ian Edginton and INJ Culbard’s vast clockpunk epic, Brass Sun, to North America with a six-issue US-format miniseries – a first for the legendary British publisher.

Beginning in May, this incredible new monthly series from the bestselling artist of New Deadwardians and the hit writer of Scarlet Traces and Hinterkind will include 30 pages of strip art in every issue.

The first issue is available to order now through Diamond, using code MAR141340.

Brass Sun has been an instant hit with 2000 AD readers thanks to its unique concept, vast imaginative landscapes, and fascinating strong female lead character. Edginton and Culbard have created an on-going series that readers of Saga, Hinterkind, East of West, Prophet, and Black Science will find intriguing.”

The story deals with the unknown and we learn about the Orrery and the world that Wren knows by looking over her shoulder. She isn’t anyone’s fool, she is armed with an alert mind, she’s lived in a world where knowledge has been suppressed.

BridgeThe art is quite simple with neat geometry, quite fitting for a story about a clockwork solar system. With bold, striking colours that don’t overpower.

Looking OutWhile faces might be rather simple and many of the support characters look the same it is clearly a style choice.

This all comes together well in this story.

The wealth of back catalogue 2000AD might make one wonder why this story for this treatment?

I think the important aspect with this story is its accessibility. It is engaging and as you follow Wren you learn about things alongside her. Also there isn’t huge back-story to contend with unlike some of the stories that 2000AD readers might think are better candidates.

Welcome to 2000AD North America..

 

 

 

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