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Iron Empires Volume 2: Sheva's War

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The Iron Empires: Eight weary nations, spanning three million light years of the Milky Way Galaxy. They are the withering remains of a human civilization once immeasurably vast. Their dying has not been quiet. Sheva’s War, the second in the series of Christopher Moeller’s acclaimed Iron Empires graphic novels, propels us further into a distant future, into a turbulent age ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published July 13th 2004 by Dark Horse Books (first published May 19th 2004)
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Jan 29, 2016 nooker rated it it was amazing
Awesome story with awesome art. Could have done without the sex, even though it was an important part of the main character's personal arc, just didn't care for it. I really wanted more great stories in this universe and I got it!
Apr 29, 2015 Evan rated it really liked it
An improvement in form for Moeller. The story and characters are more compelling this time around, with simple but satisfying character arcs. Iron Empires is just some good old-fashioned science fiction. It's good enough that I find myself wanting to push it into the hands of friends.
Mar 12, 2010 John rated it liked it
The second story set in the Iron Empires universe. I found this story to be better written than the first one, not that the first one was bad, it's just that the creator of the comic shows his improvement as a writer. I actually preferred the artwork from the first one, but that was mainly because it featured more pictures of vehicles and starships and I really like the artists talents in those areas.
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May 06, 2013 Shannon Appelcline rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, comics-indy
It's so rare to get solid science-fiction in comics that this is a rare treat, especially given the great art. Despite that, it runs a little slow through much of the book, with the occasional bit of emotion that draws you end. The last couple of issues are great though, and leave me wanting to read more.

Overall, an improvement from the previous volume too.
Nov 03, 2008 Dana rated it liked it
I didn't like this one as much as Volume 1. In general, it doesn't strike me as a series that I'll follow, largely because there doesn't seem to be any continuity between volumes except that they're all set in the same universe. Again, this one had excellent art, and some intriguing ideas, but I found the main character rather obnoxious and unsympathetic.
Dec 08, 2008 Daniel rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
An even better story than Faith Conquers. The storytelling in this volume is far smoother, concentrating on just a few characters, and nevertheless conveying the epic sense of the greater conflict. I certainly want to read more stories from the Iron Empires, and the roleplaying game has now made it to my To-Buy list.
Aug 13, 2008 Jacob rated it it was amazing
Like Faith Conquers, this graphic novel is a favorite of mine. Great art combined with a solid story just breaths further life into a setting that apparently started from the artist's sketchbook.
I can't wait for the next installation for the Iron Empires.
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