Original title: Time Masters.
Title of this edition: Time Masters.
Author: Wayne, Shiner, Thibert, Marzan.
Gender: Sci-fi / Fantasy / Adventures
Saga: Time Masters.
Editorial: Ediciones Zinco.
Edition year: 1, 1990.
Synopsis [Warning: Spoiler]: Basically there is a secret society that wants to prevent Rip Hunter of investigating time travel and discovering their manipulation of history.
So this book tells the many adventures of Rip through time trying to stops the plots for mipulate history and discover the secret society.Eventually he founds that everything comes from an immortal man that has been ruling history in the shadows. He kills him.
Personal Review: I brought this collection of books with the 8 comics of the Time Masters while I was in a Materials conference. It was not planed, just my instinct… and I fail miserably. The plot is good, a secret society ruling the world and a time traveller trying to stop them, but the way it was developed fails.
Ok, problems one by one. Lack of narrative. Sometimes characters came up with the solution to something or some kind of intuition about what is happening instead of finding it. Is like they never need to find solutions, they always know exactly what to do. That is boring and makes you feel like wasting your time.
Second problem. There is quite a lot of extra things that are not necessary for the story. Like one of the characters travelling by mistake to the Jurassic and then coming back. Why? Just for sowing dinosaurs? Or things like showing Superman or Green Lantern just in two pictures and being not necessary at all for the plot.
Third problem. Maybe it is explained in the rest of the series, but why people can only travel in time once with each kind of time travel device? I mean, It is clear that they try to give a reason for making the story interesting, but it is something so arbitrary… I think they should have though about a different solution. There is a series of time travelling robots inspired by Asimov (and it’s not The end of Eternity), it is called Issac Asimov’s Robots in Time. First of all, let me tell that The end of Eternity is a wonderfull book but time travelling is not very well treated on it. And now, let me tell that Robots in Time is a good book about time traveling, in the sense that they don’t mess too much with paradoxes, they avoid them as much as possible with the idea of “single events tends to be assimilated by the history and vanish”. And now the point. In both of them there is a bunch of people travelling in time at the same time, and the story is interesting! you don’t need to artificially only allow one or two time travelers at a time. If you have to do so, maybe you just put too much main characters on your book (where by the way Superman and Green Lantern also appears).
I really don’t recommend this saga and I’m going to recycle the comic into covers for other books, but if you are still interested on it, here is a useful link about the main character.
It has been a wile since I prepared this post and now, after a short review, I think is the moment to publish it.
Everybody, Welcome to the Imperial Armories.
Here we have one of the best selections I have seen of leather armours and complements.
Unfortunately, since this is a handmade work, some of the items are not always available and they keep changing. That is why is quite difficult to see “the shop”. But some of the items are quite standard.
One of my favourite accessories is the Shoulder and it is quite standard.
Also remember that some of the items can be bought in several different colours (and if they don’t have your combination, it can be ordered).
Another interesting thing from the Armories is the list of events (all in EEUU unfortunately).
Like the Sherwood Forest Faire (Austin).
Scarborough Renaissance Festival (Dallas).
Or the most Science Fiction ones, the Space City Con (Houston).
A part from the Imperial Armories, there is a few brands working together.
Unfortunately, there is only one of them active. The Prince Armory
I think his style is too dark, but… I think I like this one. From the photo album.
And I have to admit that I don’t like the dark elf version, but the video looks awesome.
And I’m not the only one thinking that… you know where this armor appears? Take a look at the guy riding a horse in this add.
I’m not sure what is the relation with the Imperial Armories web, but it is related and some of the items look almost the same.
And is all for now. Hope you like it.
What? Want more? Do a gauntlet yourself!