Madeleine Holly-Rosing, Fanbase Press Contributor

Madeleine Holly-Rosing, Fanbase Press Contributor

While issue #1 primarily explored the human society in this new world order, issue #2 delves not only into the backstory of WOL-421313, a highly efficient construction bot, but the robot society itself.

In this action-packed final volume in the Altiplano series, it begins with a brief flashback right after Limón assimilates the nanobots and has his first transformation.

Honeysuckle has arrived in Denver, only to find Dr. Rusted dead at what appears to be at the hands of a racist neighbor.  Not one to become a victim herself, she turns the tables on him when he makes an attempt on her life. 

In Metal Society, robots dominate the Earth, and humans are extinct—until the robots get bored and decide to reintroduce humans back into society. 

As Honeysuckle, Marc, and Templeton walk to Denver, they come upon a police officer who is using convicts to help clear the road of bodies.

Traveling to Denver to let Dr. Rusted know what happened to his wife and daughter, Honeysuckle survives an attack by the Comet Cult with the help of former MMA fighter Marc DeSpot.  (The Cult thinks she will turn their leader into the FBI since they claim he foretold the deadly rain.)

As I dig into my Kickstarter pile again, I ran across a favorite artist of mine, Edwin Arroza. He’s been doing several indie comics over the last few years, and I always appreciated his style. This time, he came on board Century House, a series from Skeletal Press.

The Solstice celebration turns violent for Edward when he’s attacked by Enrique’s mechanical spiders, but things don’t turn out like the vampire planned. Our magical unicorn fends them off and kills Enrique’s brother in the process.  Vowing revenge, Enrique decides to retreat when Seamus comes to his foster brother’s aid.  Jezebel is still determined to lift Edward’s curse with help from Isadora, but it comes with a hitch—it may not be permanent.

When we last left Jezebel, she had discovered that the unicorn was her Uncle Seamus’ long lost brother, Prince Edward. The young men had parted angrily, as Edward had wanted the adoration his foster brother received from their father. In a fit of jealousy, Edward made a bargain with a witch to give him magic. It is not surprising the witch had a trick up her sleeve and turned him into a unicorn. Ashamed of his actions, he hid in the forest near the marsh for years, and it was only when Jezebel befriended him that the two brothers reunited.

On a gorgeous summer day in Boulder, Colorado, Honeysuckle nervously awaits the arrival of her girlfriend Yolanda who is moving in. Their relationship is filled with romance and rife with opportunity.  They are surrounded by those who accept their relationship wholeheartedly, like Yolanda’s mother, and those who aren’t quite sure what to make of it, like their neighbor, Mr. Waldman. Even the kid next door, Blake, is cute and charming in all the right ways. It would be a happy time if the death of everything that Honeysuckle has ever known and loved wasn’t right around the corner.

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