Saturday, December 20, 2008

Air #5

Written by G. Willow Wilson
Art by M.K. Perker

To begin with - I love the cover. I'm going nuts trying to remember the name of the painting it's referencing, but regardless, it does a great job of foreshadowing the surprise at the end, and is a beautiful piece of art.

This issue goes a long way to explain what this series is about. Blythe is introduced to what powers the Clearfleet planes - the ancient Aztec Hyperprax engine, which runs on symbolism. We also find out about Sky 1, a floating version of Interzone.

This issue does have a strange segment involving two gypsy nobles and a stolen glider-sized airplane that ran a little long, but it's balanced by a nice text piece by Wilson about air travel and a memorable flight she once had.

This book keeps getting better. I hope sales go up and it sticks around for a long time.

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