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Canto: The Clockwork Fairies #1

Writer: David M. Booher Artist: Drew Zucker Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: July 22, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
8.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, FAN FAVORITE CANTO RETURNS! David M. Booher, Drew Zucker, Vittorio Astone, and Deron Bennett return to Canto's world, following the brave clockwork hero as he leads his people out from their home in Arcana to find somewhere-and something-new! When Canto encounters a group of captured fairies, it's up to him to liberate them, but can he do it without being captured himself? Find out in this one-shot bridging the hit mini-series and the second arc, coming in Summer 2020.

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown Jul 22, 2020

    Whilst this story might be seen as being a bit monster of the week in approach, it still feels fresh and delivers an ending that I didnt anticipate. I definitely dont want to spoil anything but what I thought might have been a touch of foreshadowing was perhaps just unintentional diversion. I was left reeling at the implications of where this new arc is going. Despite the superficial whimsy, Canto is a dark world and innocence is looking rarer than ever. More of this please. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Brian Arbizo Jul 27, 2020

    Canto and The Clockwork Fairies is a beautiful story about heroism by being kind. A story about finding yourself after a lifetime of abuse and torture. It is a story having a heart even when someone takes it away. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jul 21, 2020

    Canto is a fantastic concept for a character and world. The book, from a creative standpoint, is all very well done, from story to art. It is also a great book for kids and adults alike. I am pretty sure I said something like this in my review of Canto #1 but this feels like those animated films that are kid-friendly but have some darker hints to them. The tone and feel of the series are just perfect from my standpoint and they continue to shine in Canto and the Clockwork Fairies #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jul 6, 2020

    Canto and the Clockwork Fairies is a brilliant one-shot comic... The theme of captivity in this one-shot is very powerful and poignant, and the dialogue had a large impact on me at times. Canto is a fantastic hero to follow who has been given a brilliant personality by Booher and amazing design by Zucker. His look has always conjured up images of him as a playable character in a video game, and the dungeon crawling he partakes in during this issue makes it feel all the more possible. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Gabriel Hernandez Jul 21, 2020

    CANTO AND THE CLOCKWORK FAIRIES is the simplest of fables but is thoroughly enjoyable for stellar art and overwhelming charm. This is a highly entertaining bottle issue that's completely worth the price. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Jul 25, 2020

    Canto & the Clockwork Fairies is a nice little heroic tale just big enough to reorient us to the world and its characters. It has its moments, but overall it's less dark than the main story has been. It's perfect for a summertime read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jul 25, 2020

    Fans of last year's Canto miniseries will likely be happy to see the little adventurer back in action before his sequel series. But there's very little appeal here for readers coming to this cold. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Liem Duong Jul 22, 2020

    Man, how I missed this book. A one shot issue that takes place right after little knights liberated themselves and set off to find their home. The art by Zucker is gorgeous, as well as the coloring. How Astone is able to show gradient in this comic is astounding with his colors. A fun story of Canto fighting some ugly bad witch to free some fairies. Very fairy-tale like, but done with great dialogue and charm by Booher that can appease all readers This leads us into Canto II, and super excited to see this book return.

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