Welcome to the weekend feature that stars Graphic Novels, Comics and Manga!
Guy Salvatore can’t get a break. After his girlfriend Sith died, he can’t seem to go through a morning without monsters coming out of the bathroom mirror, or being pressed at school with his friends’ concern over his well-being. All Guy wants is to be left alone. One night after a bad dream, Guy seeks solace in the graveyard by Sith’s tombstone, and is confronted by an odd bunch of characters that will change his life forever with the promise that Sith might be alive Meanwhile, a beautiful Goddess known as Good God has lost the key to heaven. She needs the help of her fellow compatriot, Evil God, to search for it down on Earth. But what starts off as a minor chore becomes more when Guy catches them in the graveyard, especially since Gods are supposed to be invisible to mortals…
This was a beautifully illustrated graphic novel! Heck I bought it just because I wanted to have unlimited time to oogle all the pretty pictures. The story was much weaker than I thought it would be. I seriously felt the lack of any real connection between Guy (the main character) and his girlfriend. There just wasn’t enough
MEAT story to pair with the beautiful illustrations. It was was slow going, plodding and then picks up a bit but still had a huge lack in storyline which isn’t worth mentioning because you get everything you are pretty much going to get from the blurb. Also lets say I was very upset when I reached the end of this hardcover edition. I didn’t realize that the whole story wasn’t even in there when I bought this! (A whopping $20 folks) And now it’s been about 2 years since this was originally released and still no continuation? No completion of the story? Come ON now! Usually I buy graphic novels that are a complete edition – or ones I know have another volume coming out – with this one – I thought this WAS the complete thing, no such luck. When buying this one I didn’t get the indication that it was a “to be continued”. I don’t like skipping to the end of the graphic book to check for such a thing but gosh perhaps I might have to next time.
Art – 5 stars – Gorgeous, its saving grace really.
Story – 2 stars
Overall – 3 stars Essentially – I liked it, but I kind of regret buying it because I don’t think there is going to be a next volume as it was released in 2010.
Having sold more than 300,000 copies in a series of five comic books, The Clockwork Girl is now a luscious graphic novel. It’s a tale unlike any other, a journey into a faraway land where the Clockwork Girl lives—a ticking robot girl with mechanical limbs and a voice of her own.
Against all odds, she finds companionship in Huxley, the amazing mutant circus boy who risks his life to be with her. Together they tackle questions like what man can feel that a machine or mutant can’t, what loneliness is, and what love is.
But can a robot girl feel true love? Will this futuristic Romeo and Juliet survive the threats of their warring families?
This was the story of the Clockwork Girl and the Monster boy…they are both so sweet and different and yet so much alike! I found them both endearing and it was almost a simplistic star crossed love, but it didn’t quite go completely over into the ‘love’ category if you know what I mean? It was just innocent love, the stuff of say ten year olds.
The story was simple the illustrations adorable! Supposedly according to the introduction there will be a film in the future. There is a short two minute film out there somewhere also. I’m going on the hunt to find it.
It was pretty short – I really think it could have been beefed up with more pages to flesh out the story and character connections more. I don’t think you get enough pages for the amount you pay but I am still glad to have it.
Only took about 15 minutes total to get through the whole thing and to oogle all the very pretty pictures. I love robots!
Art – 5 stars
Story– 3.5 stars
Overall – 4 stars – It would get a 5 if it weren’t for how short it was and the price. I need more!!