Sunday, March 25, 2012

Manic Monday--In Which I Reccomend A Comic Book

Well, since repairing my computer apparently means they have to walk the components over from China or wherever, I'm still on minimalist mode. So, in lieu of scanning panels of comedy hijinks, I'll just recommend a new book:

Smoke And Mirrors didn't get as much publicity as some of the other recent new titles from Image or Vertigo, but based on the first issue, this is a pretty darned good book.

Premise: we're on a modern day world where "science" is magic. Appliances are powered by spells, cars are powered my "charged talismans," iPads are scrying devices whose "apps" are really remote viewing spells...all of their "technology" is magic. (Best bit...their "Steve Jobs" making a presentation over the development of a new type of spell control that will "revolutionize everything.")

Enter a troubled teen, who encounters a street magician doing tricks that aren't physically possible by their laws of magic. How? Let's just say that he's using "magic" more akin to what we're used to in this world...

It's a good read, and a great set-up, and there is an actual real-world magic trick in each issue, and doggone it, it's fun! There are certainly still copies sitting on the shelf from last week at your local comics shoppe (or, you can get in online, because that's what you kids do these days....). So go read it.

1 comment:

SallyP said...

I never read this book, but man oh man, that is one sweet cover.