Dark Horse announce all-ages steampunk adventure "Steam" coming May 2020
I’ve always really liked the steampunk aesthetic. Beyond just sticking gears and goggles on Victorian-era outfits (which I also like, to be sure), just the whole idea of amazing machines and buildings being powered by steam is incredibly appealing. Plus, anything that incorporates a ton of airships and blimps will always have my vote.
Knowing that, and also factoring in my love of all-ages adventure books, Dark Horse’s upcoming graphic novel Steam sounds like it’s right up my alley. It’s due next year, and follows a young boy on an adventure where he visits an entire world powered by steam, so check it out below.
Per Dark Horse:
THE FIGHT BETWEEN GOOD AN EVIL ENTERS A NEW DIMENSION
An all-ages interdimensional adventure begins in 'Steam'
MILWAUKIE, Ore. (October 21, 2019) –Dark Horse welcomes you to the all-ages steampunk world of Steam, arriving May 2020!
Writer Drew Ford (JLA), artist Duane Leslie (Judge Dredd), and colorist Eva de la Cruz (DC Comics, 2000AD) bring you the story of Arlo, a young boy who escapes his abusive guardians on Earth, through an intergalactic portal to the steam-powered planet of Pother. There he discovers his long-lost father inadvertently helped a powerful corporation from Earth in their efforts to deplete the planet's resources.
Now Arlo must set things right by joining a small group of resisters from Pother, as they work to both remove this dangerous organization from their world and protect the planet's indigenous beings. Through this epic adventure, Arlo discovers his self-worth and perhaps even his life's ultimate destiny.
Steam will hit comic shops on May 27, 2020 and other retailers on June 9.