Brass Sun: The Wheel of Worlds.pdf
Wren's father has revealed to her the secret of their world, that it is only one of many in a clockwork solar system; but it is dying and to save her home, she must first escape it.
The Orrery is a fully functional, life-size clockwork solar system, a clutch of planets orbiting a vast Brass Sun via immense metal spars.
But the once-unified collection of worlds has regressed into eccentric fiefdoms, and ice is encroaching on the outer planets as the sun is dying. Wren and Eptimus must find the key to restart the sun, but first must escape the world known as The Keep....
This is a wholly original new SF-clockpunk series from the bestselling artist of New Deadwardians and the hit writer of Scarlet Traces and Hunterkind.
“Exquisite… a beautifully rendered and textured world that presents something unique and engaging. Four stars” (Comic Book Resources http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=user_review&id=7374)
“with its terrifying vistas and mind-bending concept, this issue is a minor revelation unto itself. It’s always a delight to see a unique idea executed with flair” (Comics Alliance http://comicsalliance.com/buy-this-book-ian-edgington-and-i-n-j-culbards-brass-sun/)
“one of the most fascinating and beautiful new comics that I’ve read in a long while” (Multiversity Comics http://multiversitycomics.com/reviews/review-brass-sun-1/)
“an intelligent and fast-paced clockpunk sci-fi serial … plus a heroine who references the best of Nausicäa and Ursula K. Le Guin’s dramatic protagonists” (Broken Frontier http://www.brokenfrontier.com/brass-sun-review-2000-ad-2000ad-ian-edginton-inj-culbard-steampunk-clo)
“I absolutely loved this first issue, from its perfectly-designed front cover layout to the final page cliffhanger … will appeal to fans of old-school fantasy epics, and there is a raft of subtle echoes to fantasy classics such as: Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal and The Never-Ending Story” (Pop Culture Bandit http://www.popculturebandit.co.uk/2014/05/review-brass-sun-1-of-6.html)
“Beautifully crafted, from script, to art, to letters, to the production values … this is a book you should try to find – especially if you’re a fan of epic quests and fascinating new worlds." (Comics The Blog http://comicstheblog.com/2014/05/28/under-the-radar-brass-sun-1/)
“an innovative world which takes the idea of a scale model universe with all its tiny wires and gears and turns into a living, breathing thing on the printed page. I think Brass Sun will rise to the top of your favorites list quickly.” (Panel Patter http://www.panelpatter.com/2014/05/brass-sun-1.html)
“…opens strong and finishes even stronger. Praise be to the Cog, praise be to Brass Sun!” (Rhymes With Geek http://www.rhymeswithgeek.com/brass-sun-1/)
“…stunning and worthy of award consideration. This is a beautiful and captivating comic book, and one that should garner plenty of attention in "Best of"articles at the end of the year.” (The Outhousers http://www.theouthousers.com/index.php/reviews/127607-review-brass-sun-1-review-brass-sun-1.html)
Ian Edginton has written several strips for 2000 AD, including Stickleback, Ampney Crucis and Leviathan. His non-2000 AD work includes Dark Horse's Aliens series, The Authority, Blade, Deadline, The Establishment, Scarlet Traces, and recent Vertigo hit Hunterkind.
Having illustrated a comic version of A Picture of Dorian Gray and an HP Lovecraft adaptation for Self Made Hero, artist I.N.J. Culbard teamed up with Dan Abnett on the DC bestseller New Deadwardians before working for 2000 AD.
Together Culbard and Edington have seen their comics adaptations of classic Sherlock Homes novels meet with great success and acclaim.