Comic Review: Canto and the Clockwork Fairies (IDW Publishing)

Canto the half-sized Hero is back and he just can’t help saving the day. Canto is the sweetest most adorable hero ever and every panel seems to ooze emotion, its […]

Canto the half-sized Hero is back and he just can’t help saving the day.

Canto is the sweetest most adorable hero ever and every panel seems to ooze emotion, its sweet as hell but not sickly sweet or too cringey its a perfect balance. You can’t help but love Canto and I’m so glad he’s back in another adventure, his optimism and bravery are infectious and very powerful, then I am not alone panel genuinely made me smile from deep within myself.

I love the artwork in Canto, it’s not overpowering or too busy, but it is detailed when it needs to be and portrays exactly what it needs to tell the story beautifully. I love how the fairies aren’t the usual overly stylized glamorous versions but a version more befitting the world of Canto that I could totally believe existed alongside him. The Malorex is the perfect example of how the artwork works, doesn’t say a word but is so emotive and detailed that he says everything he needs to

Cantos’ story is far from over and with his Malorex by his side, I will never tire of reading about him.

About Martin Cameron

A 34 year old manchild from Scotland, bravely fighting the on going war between a love of comics and space to keep them. Boxes are filling and thanks to the digital age we live in so is the harddrive! I love finding a new comic to obsess over and rediscovering old comics to immerse myself in from the very first issue. A healthy mix of the seven dwarves of geekdom all wrapped up in one kilted bundle of amusement