SteamPunk Originals is set to release several new SteamPunk books in the coming year, but it all starts at SDCC 2012 with John Henry: The Steam Age SDCC Exclusive Preview Book. Featuring the first chapter from the upcoming mini-series with an exclusive cover and bonus content, this one is sure to sell out quickly, so don’t forget to pick up a copy at Booth 2415 at SDCC!
Written and drawn by Dwayne Harris (AMNESIA), John Henry: The Steam Age, tells the story of John Henry you DON’T know about…
Below is a description of the book, plus some preview pages.
TITLE: John Henry: The Steam Age SDCC Exclusive Preview Book
BOOTH: Arcana Comics 2415
PRICE: $5.00 / LIMITED TO 200 COPIES
DESCRIPTION: John Henry, a former slave, wasn’t about to let some new-fangled steam hammer replace his ability to earn an honest wage as a steel driving man. He’d beat that machine, or die with his hammer in his hand. We all know the outcome of that legendary contest. In this alternate history, however, John doesn’t die in his heroic effort, but instead slips into a coma, only to awaken to his worst nightmare. A robotic uprising has occurred, and a new age has dawned – The Steam Age. Now, the only thing that can free the human race from the very machines they’ve created is John and his hammer. “John Henry: The Steam Age” is an exciting re-imagining of American folk hero John Henry in a SteamPunk setting.