Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Steampunk Palin

What immediately strikes me by Antarctic Press’s Steampunk Palin #1 is the beautiful cover art by Brian Denham. He really captures Palin’s likeness and the way he attires her in Steampunk regalia is priceless.

Flipping open its pages I am equally impressed by the interior art, especially from Antarctic’s own Ben Dunn. Is there anything he cannot draw? The story is a hoot.

Palin and her associates have championed a new form of energy, steam, to replace fossil fuels and nuclear power. At one of their meetings, a big oil terrorist blows himself up and in the process severely injures Palin. Six months later she wakes up from a coma only to find 60 percent of her body has been replaced with steam technology.

Her mission, should she decide to accept it, is to lead a strike force against big energy, headed by the maniacal Gore, and stop his nefarious fossil fuel fanaticism. Helping her is the curmudgeon McCain and cyborg sidekick Obama. It’s hilarious-especially the political puns.

The story is followed up by a gallery of Steampunk Palin full-page illustrations and a sneak peak at Time Lincoln: Apocalypse Mao.

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