It is a steampunk based webcomic that has been running since 2011 and has undergone some huge changes when we switched from traditional media to digital. We are currently in Chapter 7 so there is a good amount of material for a review.
Born in the city of Cog, Jillian Chevalier is the only child of a minor noble house, and as such must do her best to live with the manners and propriety of the upper class. But Jillian is not a proper lady; she would much rather explore and search for excitement and daring adventures than stand around waiting for suitors that never arrive. It is one one of those nights, when she chooses to skip out on an important soiree in favour of investigating an abandoned part of the lower city, that she unwittingly finds herself mixed up in a group of rebels… along with discovering a secret not even she knew she had.
For Jillian is an elemental; or rather, half-elemental, with an affinity for wind that could certainly explain her freedom-loving nature, but to have such a thing explained to her only raises more questions. Now the revolutionaries are hoping to win her aid for their cause, and the powerful elemental Francois LaGuerre is hoping to win her hand in marriage. Can Jillian navigate these two worlds to not only find the truth of her world, but also the truth about herself?
With a lovely fantasy setting, great use of visuals to show abilities and effects, a sheltered yet strong-willed lead, and a whole lot of romantic tension, this is a solid and very entertaining young adult comic. The character designs are a lot of fun, especially in the brief flashes of elemental abilities we’ve seen, and how it affects other traits of them besides fancy powers (such as Jillian’s sudden sensitivity to smells) is a nice touch. There isn’t much in terms of action yet, but considering the attempts at training that have taken place and the fact that Jillian is still simply trying to understand her situation, I look forward to seeing what these scenes will look like once elemental powers can really let loose and show what they can do!
Seven chapters in, OoME is nevertheless a pretty quick read, and one that’s entertaining besides. I can see a younger audience really getting into this story, and even for someone like me in their mid-20s this comic was a lot of fun to browse through, and I’m definitely keeping this one on the list to catch up on later. Give it a read!
Out of My Element contains mild violence and risque content, and is suitable for teens and up.
Today in 1973, Detroit Tigers pitcher Jim Perry started against the Cleveland Indians. The Indians starting pitcher? Jim’s brother, Gaylord Perry. It was the first time in American League history that brothers pitched against each other.
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Perry was an American who worked on both sides of the border until moving to the US to host “$ale of the Century.” In Canada, he’s best known as the host of “Definition,” which used Quincy Jones’ “Soul Bossa Nova” as its theme and was mocked for its cheap prizes. Bob Barker gave away boats. Jim Perry would give you a pen and pencil set.
EarHustle411 and the writing staff are fans of old school game shows and the game show world has lost a great host. Jim Perry host of the Card Sharks and $ale of the Century has died after his battle with cancer. We send our condolences and prayers to his family and fans.
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Jim Perry — the charismatic game show host best known…
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