Thank you to my colleagues at the Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon for sending this all the way to Miami for me through interlibrary loan. You were the only ones willing to fulfill my request for Amory Wars books. This is chapter 5, so I don’t know who’s who or what’s happening, but I appreciate it nonetheless. I promise to return it on time.
The first five albums cover the story of two androids named Coheed and Cambria and their son Claudio's journey to bring forth the end of the worlds. The Afterman is a story on it's own but in the same universe hundreds of years before C&C about the guy Sirius Amory who discovered how the galaxy they live in works. This as close as to 'Plain and Simple' as I can describe it.
Thank you! That helps. I didn’t realize The Afterman is a separate story. It’s odd - although I totally fit the profile of your average graphic novel enthusiast (i.e. sci-fi fan, ex-math-major and all-around geek), I’m not big into comics or gaming or that sort of thing. I do, however, like progressive rock music (if that’s what you call it), and wonder why Coheed & Cambria’s CDs are classified as punk when I import them into iTunes. To me, punk will always be bands like the Sex Pistols (who I’m old enough to remember), so I have a hard time thinking of C&C in that way.
Coheed and Cambria - Dark Side of Me
I will venture to say this is the best song by any band I’ve heard in a long time, and Incubus guitarist Mike Enziger’s remix is just as good, if not even better. I’m going to see Coheed & Cambria in a few weeks and feel like I need to do some homework. I’ve heard almost all of their albums and can kind of get a sense of the story, but I don’t really know it, and the information I’m finding online is sketchy and confusing. I’m trying to send for the books through interlibrary loan (I can do that - I’m a librarian), but there are only a few libraries in the U.S. that have them, so I’m not sure what I’ll be able to get. Can someone please give me a good synopsis?