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Toshiro Merges Genres in Upcoming Graphic Novel



I'll admit that I have not jumped on board the steampunk craze.  I understand what it is and there are things that look really cool, but I haven't gotten into it too much.  That might change with Toshiro, an upcoming graphic novel written by Jai Nitz and illustrated by Janusz Pawlak which aims to bring steampunk, horror, adventure, and a few other genres together.  Published by Dark Horse Comics, the book is scheduled for release this June.

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.”

I was going to try to sum up the description of Toshiro, but the publisher provided a pretty amazing write-up for this book:

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.

How can you not want to read this after that description?  Toshiro will be released in comic stores on June 4th, 2014 and in bookstores on June 17th, 2014.


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