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Review – Monstro Mechanica #1 (AfterShock Comics)

Review – Monstro Mechanica #1 (AfterShock Comics)

Publisher: Aftershock Comics Writer: Paul Allor Artist: Chris Evenhuis Colorist: Sjan Weijers Letterer: Paul Allor Variant Cover Art: Ariela Kristantina Release Date: 13th December 2017 “A new series starring Leonardo da Vinci, his female apprentice, Isabel, and their wooden robot!” As a fan of the Steampunk and the alternative history genre in general I was pleasantly surprised by this new work from Paul Allor and Chris Evenhuis. Set in renaissance Italy, the story follows the renowned inventor, engineer, and all round polymath Leonardo da Vinci and his Female Apprentice Isabel as they weave their way through politics, religion, and the intrigue of Florence’s cutthroat high society. Oh, did I mention the wooden robot? The writing itself is enjoyable and drew me into the action from the first few pages. No spoilers here but it’s obvious there are twists and turns aplenty to come before we reach the conclusion of this arc; I’ll definitely be looking forward to reading the next instalment. In saying that though, this isn’t without its flaws, although I won’t discuss any spoiler-related gripes. Leonardo is far from an everyman and I feel that we’ve seen a number of these ‘flawed genius’ characters before. His genius does [...]



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