L'histoire suit un robot géant piloté par des chasseurs de monstres; protecteurs de l'ouest contre les invasions récurrentes des grands singes albinos sanguinaires et des extra-terrestres jusqu'au jour où un puissant vampire débarque dans la région.
The Steam Man #1 sortira en juillet.
Joe Lansdale a écrit:This story is an older story. I’ve been doing comics for a long time. It’s been reprinted several times, and it was in a magazine called Steam Punk I never considered this story steam punk, I just wrote a story. I had no idea that’s what it was. But it was based on a lot of the dime novels that I’d read. In the early part of 20th century there was these dime novels. In those there were science fiction stories that were very steam oriented. People actually built a steam man, and that impressed people so much that writers began writing about the use of steam. There’s even a story where a villain is chasing Jesse James with steam driven horses. So all of that was there in my background, through all my research, and the things I’ve read. So one day I got the idea for this story and I thought, “Lets just see how outrageous we can make it.” Can we alternate universes, or collapsing universes? And let’s just take some known characters from fiction and see what we can throw together. Now we have the story adapted by Mark [Miller], for the world of comics.
Mark Miller a écrit:Something happens early on in the story that I won’t give away. But it blows the doors off of reality as we know it. From there on out, everything in the world is different. It changes the fabric of our characters’ lives and that’s where we find them; after this event, their lives forever altered. So they harness this power and, with it, try to affect some change in the world and in their own lives.
INTERVIEW DE JOE LANSDALE ET MARK MILLER
Le site de l'éditeur: http://www.darkhorse.com
It’s a bit more the other way around, actually. Joe’s original short story upon which the comic is based (“The Steam Man of the Prairie and the Dark Rider Get Down”) was first printed well before Cowboys and Aliens or Pacific Rim were part of the zeitgeist. It’s a completely mondo story that I first read in the Subterranean Press book, Mad Dog Summer and Other Stories. It comes completely out of left field and when I began to understand what Joe was doing with the story, my jaw dropped. I was hooked and it’s been a favorite of mine ever since.
It’s perfect for visual adaptation and I think Piotr has done some of the best work of his career so far. It’s wholly original, and if people find it as much fun to read in comic form as I found it as a short story, then they’re in for a real treat.
INTERVIEW DU SCÉNARISTE MARK MILLER
The Steam Man #1
Story by Mark Alan Miller, Joe R. Lansdale
Art by Piotr Kowalski
Colors by Kelly Fitzpatrick
Cover by Piotr Kowalski
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Oct 21st, 2015
The Old West, but not as we know it. Giant steam-powered robots are created to take down invading Martians and armies of killer albino apes in an all-out brawl. The Steam Man, a giant metal man operated by a team of monster hunters, seems to have the town protected and the West under control, until a crazed and powerful vampire comes to town to bring forth the apocalypse!
- MS Addict
Il est celui vers qui la famille et les ayants droit d'Edgar Rice Burroughs (un autre auteur faisant partie de mon panthéon personnel) se sont tournés pour terminer une aventure de Tarzan (magnifique).
Et son passage sur Conan , le Lone Ranger ou encore Jonah Hex sont de mon point de vue, mémorable.
Sans compter les films que son oeuvre a inspirés.
Bref, un "acteur" incontournable de l'aquarium popculturel mondial (20ème & 21ème siècle).
Ceci dit avec recul.
THE STEAM MAN #2
Written by Mark Alan Miller, Joe R. Lansdale
Art by Piotr Kowalski
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: November 18, 2015
The Dark Rider’s tale is one of tragedy and cold-blooded murder. But how did he go from mild-mannered time traveler to the deadliest vampire the Old West has ever known?
The Steam Man #4
Mark Alan Miller, Joe R. Lansdale
Dark Horse Comics
Jan 20th, 2016
The battle between the Steam Man and the Dark Rider approaches its devastating climax! Swarmed by vicious Morlocks, the crew of the Steam Man must engage in brutal hand-to-hand combat, but their wiles and wits may not be up to the task of defeating the Dark Rider’s rabid thralls!
- MS Addict
La sortie est prévue pour mai 2017.
Le site de l'éditeur : http://labeldelirium.com/a-paraitre/
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