Graphic Novel Review: The Clockwork Girl
The Clockwork Girl by Sean O'Reilly
Published by Arcana Studio on March 29th 2008
Genres: Graphic Novel
In a dark castle in a land far, far away, the Clockwork Girl is created by the mechanical genius of a mad scientist determined to win a prize at the town fair. Against all odds, she finds love and companionship in Huxley, the amazing mutant circus boy.
Plot: A romance based plot between a mutant and a clockwork girl is definitely something I wanted to read in graphic novel format. I just loved the unfolding of the story. Tesla is the clockwork girl and created by one scientist. Huxley is the mutant boy who was created by the scientist's rival. It's definitely a parallel to Romeo and Juliet a bit, without all the tragedy.
Characters: The over the topic ridiculous mad scientists and of course the cute mutant boy who is a bit of an outcast made for great characters. I also loved Tesla as I am very intrigued by the idea of robots who have human emotions and she was just so cute and innocent.
Graphics: So beautiful. I love the dark steampunkish feel to this graphic novel. Definitely a graphic novel I will be purchasing in the future. I love full-color graphics and the colors used were definitely in tune with the story.
Final Verdict: A great graphic novel and innocent enough for younger readers, as low as even 5th grade.
Have any steampunk suggestions for me? They don't have to be graphic novels either!