STEAM MAN, comic based on Joe R. Lansdale’s story in STEAMPUNK, coming this October


At the Emerald City Comic Con, Dark Horse announced the new comic STEAM MAN, based on the Joe R. Lansdale story “The Steam Man of the Prairie and the Dark Rider Get Down: A Dime Novel,” written by Mark Miller and art by Piotr Kowalski. The short story most recently appeared in Ann & Jeff VanderMeer’s groundbreaking anthology STEAMPUNK.

The Old West (but not as we know it): Giant robots that run on steam power 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.


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Cover by Ann Monn.

Image by Piotr Kowalski.