Reviews Air: Flying Machine (Vol 2)

Air: Flying Maching Vol 2Erica Gives This Comic Four StarsAir: Flying Machine by G. Willow Wilson and M.K. Perker

I don’t think the second volume was as strong as the first. It was good. I think I have a lot invested in the character of Blythe, and this volume explored more about the lives of the other characters through Blythe.

Logically, Amelia’s the first one who’s story is told. Her history is also interwoven within the discovery and first modern use of the hyperprax device. Amelia’s story serves as a warning for Blythe. Amelia became lost on the edge of the world or reality — or perhaps the edge of the page. And she lost both her flying partner and 46 years. Luckily without aging. Continue reading “Reviews Air: Flying Machine (Vol 2)”

Reviews Air (Vol 1) Letters from Lost Countries

Air Vol 1Erica gives this comic five starsAir: Letters from Lost Countries by G. Willow Wilson and M.K. Perker

This title came highly recommended from several friends, and it held true to its hype. On the back cover, there’s a quote by comic author Jason Aaron saying Air is a “post-9/11 fairy tale, part Gabriel Garcia Marquez, part Lost.” Which I think is the best summation of the adventures of Blythe, the somewhat odd flight attendant with a panic attack-inducing fear of heights. Apparently, the Clearfleet employment recruiter gave her a good talk.

Blythe meets a strange man calling himself Javad/Niko/Manuel, and in the post-9/11 atmosphere, she assumes he’s a terrorist. In fact, when she stalls Javad, her friend and follow attendant Fletcher even questions her ethic profiling. Continue reading “Reviews Air (Vol 1) Letters from Lost Countries”