Ether: Copper Golems #1
From New York Times bestselling Mind MGMT creator Matt Kindt and Black Hammer’s David Rubín comes this fantasy adventure about a science-minded hero intent on keeping the balance between Earth and a magic world!
Portals between Earth and the Ether begin to crack open unleashing devastating magical fury on our planet and only adventurer Boone Dias can seal the breaches. In order to put an end to this chaos, Boone recruits a powerful team of mystical beings including a grumpy, spell-writing fairy; a bickering, lavender gorilla; and a bull-headed, motorcycling spell-hacker. These heroes set off on a journey taking the reader through the center of volcanoes, deserts full of living mummies and sphinxes, and a bizarre fairy forest in an effort to save both worlds from complete destruction!
Cover Artist:David Rubin
My biggest problem with this book actually wasn’t this books fault. Reading this issue it felt rushed and the setup was hurried. Then I found out that this book was actually a new mini-series after another 5 issue mini series of Ether – https://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/30-559/Ether-1
So I assume a much smoother and more complete setup was done in the first mini series but I had no clue until I actually did research on this book. If I had just picked it up off of the shelf as a normal reader I’d still be annoyed by out the issue played out because I wouldn’t know I was missing some comics.
That said I like the concept and the world a lot. It got me curious about wanting to learn more about the world. I was a tad put off by how the magical creatures tended to talk more modern and cussed. I am not a prude by any means, but this new trope of having old school type characters talk more “edgy” is starting to wear on me.
I give the book a 3.5 out of 5 and the lower score is mainly in how the book was presented and the reader was informed about it.
If you wish to learn more about this book go to – https://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/3001-329/Ether-Copper-Golems-1
Disclaimer: Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments, and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.