Thursday, 10 May 2012

Bibliophilia: Carbon Grey: Sisters at War by Hoang Nguyen

I picked this up because I recognized the cover art from one of the Spectrum books. I have no idea what the hell is going on in this – an alternate universe, quasi-Europe set in a WW1 like era, and there are hot oriental-ish babes in tight leather with guns and swords, and flamboyant baddies, and some slight hints of manga, tinged with some non-nerdy steampunk. The plot....uhm... all the hot babes are sisters, and they’re sworn to protect the Kaiser, but he’s killed, and theyre accused of killing him, and there is a stone that has great power, very baroque bad guys, and nefarious schemes, and a lot of heads get hacked and exploded....and....I really have no idea what the hell is going on here. But there are sexy babes in tight leather and guns and swords. And the art is amazing. The story is incomprehensible. But the art is really fantastic. And then there is the all-important aspect of hotties in form fitting catsuits with boobage popping out with SMGs and katanas.

And mentioning this peeve might seem a little pointless, what with this being likely the dumbest review of a graphic novel ever, but...all the ships and costumes and swords, etc., are all very imaginative. But then the main character has an H&K MP5, and another piece of art has a character with a very tricked out M4 with an AN/PEQ-15 on it. Seems odd that everything else seemed to spring from the artists imagination, and then they would turn around and use something so obviously identifiable a being very much of this world.

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