I recall hearing about the possibility of this book a couple of years ago and feeling fascinated by the core principles behind it. Brass Sun is a book literally built around a strange cosmology, founded on the principle of a universe consisting of clockwork mechanisms like an Elizabethan Astrolabe, and of course, focusing on the drama of characters who attempt to see and move beyond the limitations that their society has put in place to keep them from ever seeing beyond the mechanism. It's got that charm and appeal of early science, a healthy dose of medieval-inspired science fiction, but best of all, it's created by a team who have a great deal of intuitive understanding of how to work together–Ian Edginton and I.N.J. Culbard.
The pair have previously worked together on many projects, most notably several Sherlock Holmes graphic novels from Selfmade Hero, and have created a streamlined, and yet still somehow ornate mode of storytelling that's sure to make Brass Sun a success worldwide. This is also 2000AD's second venture into producing floppy single issues reaching the US market after the grand success of their Judge Dredd comic Underbelly which followed as a sequel story to the film. Here's hoping we see more comics following in tow. For now, enjoy Brass Sun, previewed courtesy of 2000AD: