By Staff Reports
(MILWAUKIE, OR)—Genres collide in an adventure where steam-powered tanks clash with katanas in the new graphic novel Toshiro from writer Jai Nitz (Dream Thief) and artist Janusz Pawlak!
“Toshiro bends and blends genres to make something altogether new. Janusz and I wanted to play with Victorian steampunk, alternate history, Lovecraftian monsters, and the magic of Tezuka’s Astro Boy to tell a story,” said Jai Nitz. “We wanted to wear our influences on our sleeves, but do the hard work of creating something new. I think this book will appeal to any fans of adventure.”
The mechano-samurai Toshiro travels a Victorian clockwork world, battling horrors too dark for mankind. With his mysterious partner, the world-famous adventurer Quicksilver Bob, Toshiro must face Earth’s greatest foe yet: the soul-stealing, zombie-creating jellyfish from beyond. Janusz Pawlak’s jagged inks and moody watercolors create a world of dread and mystery.
Praise for Jai Nitz:
“Nitz subverts expectations very well, moves the story along quickly, and gives us enough mystery to hook us in for whatever ride he’s planning to take us on.”—Crave Online
“Jai Nitz is horribly underrated in the comic book business.”—Geeks of Doom
On sale June 4 in comic shops (Diamond code FEB140081) and June 17 in bookstores everywhere! Preorder your copy today!
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