That company, Antarctic Press, has consistently managed to introduce new concepts to comic book readers before the mainstream media jumps on the bandwagon. Whether its Manga, kids' comics, zombies, Steampunk or any of dozens of other current 'hot' properties, Antarctic Press has been at the forefront.
Case in point: long before the 'other' comic book publishers cashed in on the zombie craze Antarctic Press was already exploring the genre. Another hot commodity is Steampunk. Comic book fans see plenty of it at conventions but Antarctic Press is the only comic book publisher who has really exploited the genre.
Recently Antarctic Press released a trio of titles I believe deserve closer scrutiny. All of them feature great art, clever writing and top tier production values.
First up is Fred Perry's, Rod Espinosa's and Kelsey Shannon's Steampunk Fairy Tales #1 that cleverly retells the story of Cinderella and the coming of the Apocalypse (renamed the Steampocalypse) in Fairyland. Kelsey Shannon provides the beautiful painted front cover and illustrated back cover.
Gearhart's Steampunk Glamor Revue #1 combines illustrations, paintings and photos of beautiful Steampunk ladies in provacative poses along with bios, stories and art galleries. Did I mention the live models are gorgeous!?
Writer Joe Wight and artist Rod Espinosa (is there nothing he can't draw?) tell the story about an entire planet inhabited by zombies and the spaceship crew who tries to survive. It's a chiller in planetary proportions.
I highly recommend all three comic books and all of Antarctic Press titles. Request your copies today.