The rare occasion where Ellis's writing is outdone by the art. Very weird pacing. 40 pages are spent setting everything up, and then just like the main thrust of the story begins... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Josh S.
This was cool. I liked the art a lot and the setting was cool (futuristic London with WWII trappings) but I kept thinking it was kind of cliche. Then at the end I found out why. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Shane Tiernan
It’s 1907 and the British Empire is at war with Ruritania, a sinister foreign nation that plans on bombing London, the capital of an empire that surmounts continents and even... Read morePublished on February 22, 2013 by Arcadio Bolaños
Warren Ellis creates a brief masterpiece in this comic. Reminiscent of a Sherlock Holmes, Ellis' graphic novel explores the past as it meets a new future. Read morePublished on February 13, 2013 by Mackenzie Moffitt
Since this is a detective story, I'll avoid giving any plot away.
The ideas are amazing, but they often don't come together. Read more
Excellent work by one of the comic book industry's greats, Warren Ellis. If you like Steampunk, Victoriana, and/or Sherlock Holmes, this is a book for you. Read morePublished on July 22, 2011 by Modmyth
I am a huge Ellis fan, this was a quick read but I enjoyed it and it made me think.Published on May 24, 2011 by Cheapskate82
An alternate Sherlock Holmes in an alternate Britain with flying ships using "Aetheric Mechanics" must solve a case concerning "a man who who wasn't there", on the outbreak of a... Read morePublished on September 24, 2010 by Ventura Angelo
"Sax Raker and the case of the man who wasn't there" would be the book title' if this were an ongoing series of novellas, like Aetherics Mechanics' most immediate inspiration... Read morePublished on July 17, 2010 by Hadourien68