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    Got into it from the start. Electricpunk if it has to have a term and loving it. Always love to have the historical pieces along side the comic. Not what I was expecting, but enjoying the hell out of it. The art and cover I can look at all day long. Actually felt sorry for the cop at the end, but loved "Fuck The Law!"

    The pieces in between the pages felt like backmatter moved to inside the book.
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2010
    I dug it quite a bit, it felt like watching a really good movie. Looking forward to issue 2.
    • CommentAuthordraxxx
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2010
    Heyhey! I was hoping something like this would show up. Hang on...

    Dee-SPISE the title, and I'm a big fan of, uh, "mouthfuls." (Boy, that could be misconstrued.) Seriously, I'm very fond of long chains of words tumbling like an ornate puzzle that elicit "What the fuck could this story POSSIBLY be about," but come on—"Captain SWING and the (you know the rest)"? Jesus. Sounds like a fake Don Ho album that would show up in a SIMPSONS bit. Or WAYNE'S WORLD, "Captain SCHWIING! Haha har..." Moving on.

    Cheers to the Chief Mechanic. Love the full page expository bits w/ groovy period illustrations. And jumping ahead to the last one ending with, "I am Captain Swing." Very cool.

    Not insanely nuts about the art. Nothing wrong with it, and I suppose it's "appropriate," question mark. But it's just so heavy and dark. If I were feeling uncharitable, I might describe it as "overworked," but it's not, it's fine. It's just not my thing.

    OK, the story (shit, duty calls, I have to go) THE STORY: I dug it. Will be there for all four issues. Kind of hard not to like a story that ends chap one with "Fuck the law!" Good stuff, Internet Jesus.
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2010
    @Casey Moore "The pieces in between the pages felt like backmatter moved to inside the book."

    I didn't feel that way at all. I thought they were placed perfectly to move the story along by providing kind of background info. I wouldnt have liked them at the back because I think the story would have felt a little disjointed or maybe a little confusing then.

    I loved this issue. It feels a bit doktor sleepless mixed with a tiny bit of spider jerusalem and a whole lot of new weird electricity stuff... before there was even electricity. Even before there were flying boats!
    • CommentAuthorkyu915
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2010

    Give me more rebellious steampunk electroshock therapy immediately
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    One of my friends liked the texts pages until it was shown that they were written by Captain Swing.

    I don't understand his reasoning, I thought they were really well done and it really doesn't matter that they were written by him. Anyone else not like them?
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2010
    I'm really feeling this, Victorian era crime dramas have always been a draw to me, and the marvellously galvatronic teslapunk of Captain Swing is punching so many of my buttons (I've long been intrigued by Tesla since my school science lessons with the van den graf generator..)

    As for the commentary from Captain Swing, I thought it was an interesting and novel addition - adding perspective to the main body of the story, without feeling like it had crow-barred in.
    • CommentAuthorMandrakk
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2010
    This was a very nice read,I just loved the "Teslapunk"stuff of Springheeled Jack,and the art is very beautiful,I cannot wait to see where that one goes.
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    every time I read a book like this, and most of those are by Ellis, I always start to wonder how possible/probably all this psuedo-science really is. I know Tesla did things that were astounding, only to have it lost to profit mongers, I wonder how many other good ides got lost to the bastards w/ 12 figure bank accounts.

    Thank You Warren, for exciting my always!
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    @Charlene Don't get me wrong, I loved the info in there. And I liked how they were placed. I am a huge fan of backmatter in books and extra info. Re-read the first issue tonight. Great stuff.
      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2010
    BIG fan of Spring-Heeled Jack and the stories surrounding him. Always good to read Warren's historical notes, seamlessly blended in with the fiction. I enjoyed it immensely and can't wait for #2. It's four issues, yes?

    Now, if we could only get a new issue of Desolation Jones...
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2010
    This made me very interested to read up on the history of London policing. Any recommended reads, Warren?
    • CommentAuthorKelind
    • CommentTimeMar 4th 2010
    Bitchin work all around. Loved the dried blood border color. Sets the tone nicely.
    • CommentAuthorcjstevens
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2010
    Not had a chance to read yet, but had a quick peek inside and the art looks FUCK YEAH

    Gravel was read first OH YEAH
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2010
    I liked this first issue a lot -- Finally someone's doing a good Springheeled Jack story. One question, though -- was the last line a deliberate hat-tip to Patrick O'Brian's Post Captain or just synchronicity? I was listening to that audiobook the night before I read the issue, and it stuck in my head.
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    No, no, I think you can find plenty of other places where people say Fuck Tha Police / Fuck Tha Law...!
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2010
    Kick in the crotch, pie in the face, hung out to dry.
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2010
    Good lord, I just came upon this title yesterday, and I am SMITTEN.
    My wife and I played Scrabble last night, and I drove her crazy with random and often unfounded exclamations of "FUCK THE LAW."

    No idea what drew me to look on the bottom of the swivel rack at my local shop. Glad I did.

    I can't wait for issue #2. I'm loving the prose segments intermittently included. They are somehow able to both ground and expand on the overall outrageousness of the concept. Which I friggin' love. Having a casual interest with Spring Heeled Jack, I'm fascinated with the other legends that have been worked in here that I'm not at all familiar with. Can't wait to see where this goes.
    • CommentAuthorfreakbox
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2010
    I like it when a comic's promos are actually like what you find in the comic. With CS I felt like I got what I was expecting. Only written magnificently and drawn in a very symbiotic way. It exceeded my expectations and left me wanting more. The writing, characters, art and color all gave me a great sense of the grunge and the unpolished nature of the time. This was also present in the spring heels' (the actual heels, not the man) construction and other electric contraptions. All this contrasted nicely with the delicate nature of the glass bullets (my favorite part), and the elegance of The Captain himself. Dug the history lesson, thought it enhanced the comic nicely, not just a stunt of sorts.

    High expectations. totally sucked in. No idea how this can be a 4 issue arc. Wishing I hadn't left it at work so I could read again right now!
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2010
    I haven't picked up CS; probably wait for the trade, which paid off on Ignition City.
    I did think the AV Club review was a bit... off. Some criticism, followed by a B- grade? Strange.
    It's about halfway down the page here.