Bloody-Disgusting.com Reviews The Steam Engines of Oz Issue 1

TheSteamEnginesOfOz_Issue01CoverThe Steam Engines of Oz Issue 1 hits shelves in a few weeks, but Bloody-Disgusting.com already has it in their hands and reviewed it! Below is an excerpt from the review, but be sure to CLICK HERE to read it in full.

What I really enjoyed about this retelling by Erik Hendrix and Sean Patrick O’ Reilly is how they have made steampunk versions of classic characters. The Tin Man is this giant robot with a booming voice. The Pack, an aggressive and merciless animal herd, serve the Cowardly Lion as their leader because he showed no fear. Probably the most surprising, the Munchkins are now beer-guzzling, tough guys with itchy trigger fingers. Nobody, not even the vicious Pack, wants to deal with the Munchkins.

I really enjoyed how the narrative is told from Victoria Wright, who is a simple mechanic thrown into an extraordinary situation. Victoria doesn’t know what she is doing most of time because she has never set foot outside her home. In her coming-of-age tale, she is learning about her true self under the darkest of circumstances. The narrative has an interesting metaphor for Victoria’s transition into adulthood and Emerald City’s resistance towards the progressive future.

Yannis Roumboulias provides the glossary artwork for the steampunk element of the narrative. In their character designs, the Pack is wearing black leather outfits and have necklaces made of bones. Just by looking at them, you can interpret the Pack as a motorcycle gang, but without the vehicle. The Tin Man has exhaust pipes connected to his back, which blows clouds of smoke above his head.

Thanks again to Bloody-Disgusting.com for the Review, and you can read it in full BY CLICKING HERE!

Haven’t read The Steam Engines of Oz? Well, you can still download the FCBD Issue FREE from ComiXology! Check that out below, as well as how you can get copies of each issue. If you haven’t already seen it, we also still have five days left in our Steam Engines of Oz KickStarter!

KICKSTARTER ~ http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/arcanastudio/the-steam-engines-of-oz-original-graphic-novel

The Steam Engines of Oz Issue 1
STORY BY: Sean Patrick O’Reilly & Erik Hendrix
WRITER: Erik Hendrix & Sean Patrick O’Reilly
ARTIST: Yannis Roumboulias
COLORS: Chandran
DIAMOND CODE: APR1 0795
PAGES: 28
PRICE: $3.99
DESCRIPTION: Straight from the pages of our FCBD Preview, The Steam Engines of Oz has arrived! Find out how the Emerald City has transformed in the last 100 years as Victoria Wright and her friends plot their escape only to fall into the clutches of a terrifying threat. This re-imagining of Oz through a SteamPunk lens is a must read for fans of Oz, SteamPunk, an exciting story, and fantastic art.

TheSteamEnginesOfOz_Issue02_FrontCoverThe Steam Engines of Oz Issue 2
STORY BY: Sean Patrick O’Reilly & Erik Hendrix
WRITER: Erik Hendrix & Sean Patrick O’Reilly
ARTIST: Yannis Roumboulias
COLORS: Chandran
COVER COLORS: Doug Spencer
DIAMOND CODE: MAY13 0797
PAGES: 28
PRICE: $3.99
DESCRIPTION: Victoria and her friends have faced The Emerald City under the rulership of the Tin Man, the descendants of the Cowardly Lion, but how will they handle a group of very short, and very unruly Munchkins? Hidden in the forests for decades, can Victoria enlist their help, and what secrets hide within their village? Don’t miss the latest chapter in this colorful interpretation of Oz through a SteamPunk lens.

TheSteamEnginesOfOz_Issue03_FrontCoverThe Steam Engines of Oz Issue 3
STORY BY: Sean Patrick O’Reilly & Erik Hendrix
WRITER: Erik Hendrix & Sean Patrick O’Reilly
ARTIST: Yannis Roumboulias
COLORS: Chandran
DIAMOND CODE: TBD
PAGES: 28
PRICE: $3.99
DESCRIPTION: The Tin Man and his Emerald Army face off against Victoria and her unlikely allies. Do they stand a chance against the Emerald City’s deadliest weapons? Surprises abound in the final chapter of the first arc in this epic SteamPunk re-imagining of Oz. Who joins in the fray and whatever happened to Scarecrow? Secrets will be revealed and loyalties tested. Who will be left standing in the end?

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