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Zephyr's Compass

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Graphic Novel Preview: Titanium Rain

August 12th, 2012

Before going to Comic Con the first time last October, I’ll admit I was one of those people that wasn’t overly that intrigued with things like comics or English versions of the graphic novels. But, that all changed when I spotted this beauty on sale over at the Archaia booth. And well, let’s just say that this book made me realize what I was missing. Also picked up a few comic books from some new and upcoming artists, but that’s a topic for another day. Check out some previews and the premise after the break!


Premise: “To be alive is to be at odds with the world. Man against nature. Man against man. The instinct to survive is what has made us who we are. In the year 2031, mankind’s survival instinct is put to the test when a civil war in China spirals into global conflict. Nations are destroyed. Millions are killed. And for many, like US Air Force pilot Alec Killian, survival will mean shedding some of his humanity in exchange for biotech and machine. In the spirit of books and films such as Ghost in the Shell, Innocence, and Blackhawk Down, TITANIUM RAIN follows one pilot’s journey through mankind’s worst, only to discover its best.”

- Archaia Offical Product Description

Interested yet? Sadly, something seems to have happened and the second book no longer has a release date or information about it… but it’s a pretty darn good intro nonetheless. Also, it’s especially good for those who love a bit of Sci-Fi in their readings, as well as for those who just haven’t had much exposure to graphic novels in general. Crisp and realistic drawings, awesome aircraft designs accompanied by full spec charts in the back… Titanium Rain’s just a darn awesome treat overall.




  • Lawrence Yeoh says on: August 13, 2012 at 9:38 AM


    You should check out Archaia Press’ Mouse Guard and Artesia as well. Both are artistically drawn with interesting storylines.

    • Zephyr says on: August 13, 2012 at 11:23 AM


      I’ll go do that. Waiting till NYCC for now though, as they had like most of their main titles last time and were selling buy 1 get 1 free and buy 2 get 3 free, lmao. :D

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