Saturday, October 31, 2015

MISC. MANGA, *The Steam Man

Joe Lansdale and Mark Alan Miller wrote this weird west equivalent of War of the Worlds.

In 1895, an industrial town in the west created their own steam-powered giant called the Steam Man that was created to counter a colossal robot squid that keeps attacking. After the pilots realize the thing running the mechanical menace is something not of this world, the Steam Man’s crew sets out where this creature came from. Jump to 1899, and the story shows the team hunting who they believe is the source of this evil, a demonic vampire known as the Dark Rider, who had killed the Steam Man’s captain.

This has some dark overtones to it, but plays out well in the over the top spirit of a John Carpenter movie.

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