Friday, February 4, 2011

Unfinished Fridays: The Clock Maker

Comic book series may not be completed for a variety of reasons...sales too low, the publisher ceases to be, personal conflict, or the creative team just gives up. For whatever reason...I just have to say I DO NOT GIVE A FUCK!!! I WANT TO SEE THE STORIES FINISHED!
The Clock Maker was written by Jim Krueger and penciled by Matt Smith (Act I) and Jason Baroody (Act II). Published by Image Comics in 2003.

Clipped from Wikipedia:
The Clock Maker was originally intended to be a 12-issue limited series. Later, it was divided into three acts. The first four issues were reprinted as Act I. Act II was made up of all-new material, and Act III was never published.

The first four issues were published as double-sized editions with a 1:1 reproduction ratio, meaning the original art was not resized when it was published. The books were folded in half to fit on standard news racks, and in the current sized protective polymer bags. Despite the detailed view of the art, readers reacted negatively to the oversized format, perceiving a decline in potential value. After the fourth issue, The Clock Maker adopted the standard comic dimensions.

Act II was never printed in the serial format, but only as a 48-page graphic novel in 2004. Act three was intended to be published in the same manner, but, to this date, has never surfaced. Krueger maintains that the book will be out “in the near future” and that a collection will also be forthcoming.

Clipped from Wizard Magazine:

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