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Exclusive: Dark Horse to Publish ‘Steam’

We’re starting the week by breaking some news: Dark Horse will publish the all-ages steampunk graphic novel Steam, the story of a boy who flees his cruel guardians on Earth and ends up on the planet Pother, where everything is powered by steam. The creative team is writer Drew Ford (JLA), artist Duane Leslie (Judge Dredd) and colorist Eva de la Cruz, who does work for DC and 2000AD. The graphic novel will be out in May 2019 and will have a cover price of $14.99. The full press release is below.


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 arrives in comic shops May 27, 2020 and bookstores June 9, 2020. Steam is available for pre-order now on Amazon,Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop for $14.99

Brigid Alverson About Brigid Alverson

Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.

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