Available on a variety of devices, Stainless Steel 1913 is the latest title from CD Comics. Details are at the bottom of the post!
There’s a lot of history here, of which I found immensely interesting as a bit of a history buff, and someone who knew nothing about Stainless Steel. The facts and figures don’t get in the way of the story – in fact they help enhance it and add another layer to the title. For those who have read any titles by CD Comics, you will know the level of detail that is put into this origin story. Overall, with the characters and the story I got a kick out of.
Although it starts a little slowly, everything all fits into place well, with the scenes being set and the way of the world in 1913. I don’t know too much about Sheffield in general, but I know of it’s industrial heritage and think this is a worth while read for anyone from the Steel City. I can’t think of anyone being from there in comics – with perhaps Captain Midlands being the closest geographically speaking.
In addition to the story itself we get technical details, maps and political details from a story which could just be about a new hero. The hero is there – even before he gets his ‘powers’ and we are brought into him and what sort of person he is.
The art is well suited to the post industrial now, and the industrial then – with the shadow of World War One looming over it!
Overall this is a well planned and plotted story, with a level of detail that is difficult to compare to anything else available – except to other titles by Craig and CD Comics!
I am looking forward to reading what’s next from Sheffield Steel as we work our way through the century!
Stainless Steel is currently available on Amazon Kindle and Smashwords and will be released via Smashwords on Kobo, Nook, Sony and Apple
Drive Thru Comics: http://comics.drivethrustuff.com/index.php?&manufacturers_id=4440
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/craig-daley?keyword=craig+daley&store=ebook&iehack=%E2%98%A0