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Steam Punk: Drama Obscura (Steam Punk #2)

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  57 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Wielding a mechanical apparatus for an arm and powered by a steam engine in place of a heart, Cole Blaquesmith continues his quest to dethrone the deranged Lord Absinthe and uncover the secrets of his lost past in a bizarre techno-Victorian world. But when the cyborgish hero and his band of freedom fighters encounter a charismatic and mysterious cult leader with unknown mo ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published February 1st 2003 by Wildstorm
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Tjibbe Wubbels
More of the same. A decent story, but more often than not I had no idea what was going on in the drawing, and missed important parts of the storyline this way. Again, I had to flip back some pages and dissect the drawings to figure out what was happening. I also found myself skipping the art work and just reading on, to avoid getting lost in figuring out what I was looking at. It gets better in the second half where the art work gets more room to breath and actions are spread out over multiple p ...more
Willem van den Oever
For all the readers tired of the run-of-the-mill comic books and superhero stories, “Steam Punk” is a delicious break from the norm. While still dealing with the well-known themes of good versus bad and the struggle for redemption, “Steam Punk” unfolded its stories and ideas in such a rich and complex way, it became something never before or since seen in the comic book industry.
Taking place in an alternate version of Victorian England, the reader follows the journey of Cole Blaquesmith, part ma
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Matt Miller
Jan 18, 2008 Matt Miller rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who like originality in graphic storytelling.
No one really seemed to get into to this series, and I think that's lame.

The story is set in Victorian London, but in an alternate time line where the world has more modern technology than true history records. All this technology however is powered in an old fashion way, mainly by burning coal. There is no electricity, so everything is gas-lit, while these incredibly complex machines rumble through the narrow cobbled streets billowing clouds of smog.

The story is a romance/action/comedy, about
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Joshua Castleman
excellent characters and dialogue, fun story, amazingly detailed art. really bummed this didn't continue, i would love to read more, especially as the story was really starting to expand the world a bit at the end, as well as throw some twists in.
Florin Pitea
I loved this worthy second volume of the "Steampunk" graphic novel as well. Recommended. For a detailed review, please visit my blog: http://tesatorul.blogspot.ro/2009/02/....
Brian
4-star art, 1-star story, 0-stars for keeping their publishing schedule.
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