More speling mistaks

December 1, 2015

The Clock maker

This is an odd comic series. Four issues appeared in 2003 produced by DC/Image. They only have half the page count of regular comic books but are printed at (original artwork size?) twice the size. They are folded in half, so at first glance they look like a normal comics, but to read them you have to open them out and the pages become “treasury” sized. I don’t like this format (and can’t recall any other DC comics of this size) and I certainly don’t like these fundamental grammatical errors made by the letterer in issue 2.

mistake 1

“Your” obviously should be “You’re”.

mistake 2

Here it should be the other way round.

mistake 3

“Then” should be “than”.

PS: The final panel of the fourth issue left the majority of the plotlines still unresolved. The back cover of issue 4 advertised issue 5 but this comic never materialised. However a slim 48 page graphic novel entitled “The Clock Maker Act 2” appeared the following year. That comic also failed to conclude the mystery of how/why our planet’s rotation was really controlled by subterranean clockwork in Switzerland rather than by more cosmic forces. Act 3 was supposedly written and drawn but has, after 12 years and counting, still never been issued. Definitely an odd comic series.