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Amazing artwork and details, not to mention the heroine is fantastic I can see the story evolving into something huge. Simply beautiful oversized issue Had all the usual Steampunk tropes in a good way. Interesting setup to an obviously bigger story with fantastic art and world building. Lovely art, interesting world characters and premise hooked me instantly. The steampunk comic SKIES OF FIRE by Vincenzo Ferriero and Ray Chou was a Kickstarter in 2014 that I happened upon and backed with great pleasure With an oversized first issue and terrific art, it is really a beautiful book to behold.Set in the mythical land of the Aquilan Empire, the story starts at Port Prince where a cargo dirigible lands and begins to offload The town and the airship are immediately subjected to a vicious attack by pirates who use their airship to destroy and kill what the The steampunk comic SKIES OF FIRE by Vincenzo Ferriero and Ray Chou was a Kickstarter in 2014 that I happened upon and backed with great pleasure With an oversized first issue and terrific art, it is really a beautiful book to behold.Set in the mythical land of the Aquilan Empire, the story starts at Port Prince where a cargo dirigible lands and begins to offload The town and the airship are immediately subjected to a vicious attack by pirates who use their airship to destroy and kill what they can t steal Their attack is cut short by the arrival of one Captain Pierce of the Empire s Navy who attempts to stop them but the pirates flee into an area known as The Expanse It is a seemingly impenetrable area of which no naval vessel has ever returned Called to defend her inability to stop the pirates from destroying Port Prince by the Emperor himself, Captain Pierce faces choices that will affect both her political and military future.The art in this book by Pablo Peppino is stunning and well thought out There is a wonderful sense of motion and proportion Bryan Valenza, the colorist, has done a marvelous job Definitely all hands were on deck when putting this book together as the story is concise and you know exactly what you need to know about all the characters introduced to so far I get the sense that Captain Pierce is the only or one of the few female captains in this man s navy which is fine if you re setting up a patriarchal society, but that needs to be made a littleclear My only major concern is that there are absolutely no people of color anywhere, not even in the background I think this is a missed opportunity as the steampunk community is very inclusive and for a book so well done not to have them is just a shame I do hope the creators rectify that in future issues.Published by Mythopoeia, the issue also includes an amazingly detailed map of the Aquilan Empire on the inside back cover If you like steampunk or just the beginning of a good adventure story, I d highly recommend this book 4.5 stars Originally published at Fanboy Comics I met Vincenzo Ferriero and Ray Chou at the New York Comic Con 2014 Infected by their enthusiasm for their project, I handed over five dollars for an oversized, glossy comic book called Skies of Fire I had flipped through it and the artwork appealed Airships and pirates, bearded men dressed in flight jackets and peaked caps, low slung cities dotted with tall towers that served the sky A brooding line of clouds called the Expanse Fire, destruction, politics and a plucky naval captain who w I met Vincenzo Ferriero and Ray Chou at the New York Comic Con 2014 Infected by their enthusiasm for their project, I handed over five dollars for an oversized, glossy comic book called Skies of Fire I had flipped through it and the artwork appealed Airships and pirates, bearded men dressed in flight jackets and peaked caps, low slung cities dotted with tall towers that served the sky A brooding line of clouds called the Expanse Fire, destruction, politics and a plucky naval captain who wanted to talk on the world And pirates Yep, worth five bucks.I like a good story, but my choice of comics usually comes down to the art A good cover catches my eye, as does clever use of colour Skies of Fire is a really pretty comic book Inside the front cover they have a wonderfully detailed map of the Aquilan Empire The style of art within, the line work and colours are consistent with the steampunk flavour of the story The comic opens with an airship docking with a tower at Port Prince Pirates arrive before they finish unloading their cargo and a battle ensues It looks fairly one sided with the airship going up in flames and the tower left crumbling The pirates are chased away by blue coats who break off pursuit when they enter the massive storm system known as the Expanse At The Capital of Monterey, the actions of Captain Pierce are called into question She is accused of disobeying orders and breaking formation Basically, her admiral is throwing her under a bus or over the side of an airship as the case may be She defends herself by explaining that she disobeyed in order to chase the enemy and then asks permission to lead an expedition into the Expanse Obviously impressed by her compunction and courage, His Majesty grants permission and puts the crown at her disposal The politicking against her adventure is fierce No doubt she s gained herselfthan one enemy The remainder of the thirty three page comic is fleshed out with some extras Unravelling the Expanse gives some world building background and information A copy of the Monterey Tribune does the same Then there are a couple of pages of names who are the project s Kickstarter Backers Finally, the last page includes portraits of the team done in the same style of the comic Each has a brief bio.I really enjoyed the comic The story has just started, but already I m intrigued enough by the world and the characters to want to continue Unfortunately, there is no release date available for the second issue, so I ll just have to keep an eye on their website which is kind of gorgeous, by the way.http www.mythopoeia.us I saw these comics at WonderCon Part of the booth display was a poster of the different ard airships used by the navies within the world of the comic Airship battles Sold The first issue is gorgeous The colors are subdued and seem tinged in sepia, giving every page the feel of a 1910 postcard The effect is quite captivating I loved the art.The story is off to an interesting start, I will see where it goes from there.The only problem I had was with the choreography, or the flow of acti I saw these comics at WonderCon Part of the booth display was a poster of the different ard airships used by the navies within the world of the comic Airship battles Sold The first issue is gorgeous The colors are subdued and seem tinged in sepia, giving every page the feel of a 1910 postcard The effect is quite captivating I loved the art.The story is off to an interesting start, I will see where it goes from there.The only problem I had was with the choreography, or the flow of action on the pages The opening set piece battle was hard to follow, and I had to keep flipping back to try and piece together the order of the events I felt it could have usedlandmarks that appear in multiple panels to convey a sense of continuity Looking forward to the next issue Now this is something a little bit special A steampunk airship extravaganza of a comic, beautifully realised and imagined, and exquisitely drawn Had the pleasure of chatting to its creator, Vincenzo Ferriero, at a ComicCon and he told me his love of airships has been lifelong You can tell The pages ooze care and attention Eagerly awaiting the third in the series The concluding volume will, I have no doubt, merit five stars. This one is a decent opening to the series My rating is only this high because I continued and read 2 directly after this one so I haverespect for it.The art style is very fitting to this story Kind of a grungy steampunky feel overall Which is always delightful.Story wise there s a lot packed in all at once but it s not difficult to understand and the extras in the back clear up any confusion and really open up the world even further. `E-pub ↯ Skies of Fire #1 ⇹ Skies of Fire is a limited series comic book featuring massive, diesel powered airships and their duels on the high skiesMythopoeia s first and flagship title, Skies of Fire follows the story of Captain Helen Pierce as she chases the notorious raider Delmonte through the endless storm known as the Expanse