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STEAM MAN – Grab this book!


The Old West, circa 1895 – giant squid monsters start coming out of the sky, and causing a lot of problems. A group of monster hunters comes together, led by Captain William Beadle, to form the crew of Steam Man – a giant steam-powered mech that takes on the monsters in a steampunk Pacific Rim kinda beginning.

STEAM MAN - Grab this book!

But it doesn’t end there. Nope, that’s just the intro to this book. Turns out, there’s a vampiric Dark Rider leading a group of monsters he calls Moorlock, and they’re bringing death and mayhem wherever they go. Beadle has a very personal axe to grind with the Dark Rider, and I can’t wait to read the next issue.

With a story and script by 10-time Bram Stoker award winner Joe R. Lansdale and Hellraiser comic scribe (and Clive Barker’s film company VP) Mark Alan Miller, there is no way this book can go wrong. They’re bringing together horror and steampunk – it’s beautiful. It’s insane and there’s going to be blood and gore, people. But it’s going to be so well-sculpted that you’ll weep, because these guys bring the goods. Piotr Kowalski’s art is stunning. It’s got a breathtaking scale and depth to it, and Kelly Fitzpatrick’s colors give us the grit and dust of the old West with a touch of sepia, like we’re looking at old photos coming to life.

Whether you like horror, sci-fi, steampunk, or Westerns, there’s something here for everyone to love. Check out a few pages from the first issue, below, and then get this on your pull list. You’ll be happy you did.

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Story: Joe R. Lansdale
Script: Mark Alan Miller
Artist: Piotr Kowalski
Colorist: Kelly Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Dark Horse
Price: $3.99
On-Sale: October 21, 2015
UPC: 76156827825500111
Order Code: AUG150026

About Author

Rosemary Kiladitis is a children’s librarian, a mom, and a proud fangirl/nerdgirl. She did her homework while watching reruns of the 1966 Batman series, which led to her longstanding relationship with the Bat, and she’s pretty sure that Barbara Gordon is the real reason she went to library school. She loves superheroes, supervillains, and is secretly married to Hellboy. Or Loki. She can’t remember, but it’s one of them. Roe blogs about children’s and teen books at, and you can read her 140 character ramblings on twitter @RoeSolo.

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