Generally Warren Ellis comics have a select audience. This comic isn't as heavy on the science fiction, though it contains some elements of it. Instead it's more of a historical look at what might have been using actual facts to help drive the offshoot part of the story. The comic book is worth checking out if you like a period piece where some science fiction seems out of place, but not impossible. I'm looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review
As far as first issues go, a lack of strong plot development is expected, but this one is lighter than most. "Captain Swing and the Electrical Pirates of Cindery Island" #1 is still entertaining and bold in its fearless presentation, unafraid to throw a lot of contextual, historical facts at the reader and hope that he or she can keep up. The mixture of comics and text is effective and, hopefully, is maintained throughout the series. Overall, this issue makes me want to read the next one and that's what matters most. Read Full Review
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