Story: Paul Jenkins, Matthew Daley & Mairghread Scott
Art: Carlos Magno
Cover: Dave Doorman
Publisher: BOOM! Studios/Archaia
Publication Date: March 30th, 2016
What’s to Love: From the writings of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, to comics like The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Lady Mechanika, the detailed and imagination-fueled steampunk movement has excited fans worldwide. Lantern City explores what it takes to change a person’s place in the world, all set in an original, sprawling steampunk universe.
What It Is: Sander Jorve just wants to keep his wife and son safe. Living in the brutalized lower class of Lantern City means living in near-constant darkness, the enormous walls of the city always looming overhead, while the upper class enjoys the elevated, interconnected towers and airships above. When Sander’s brother-in-law, the persuasive activist Kendal, convinces him to infiltrate the brutal ranks of the Guard, he’s set on a dangerous path that will test his abilities and beliefs, all in the name of making a difference for his family and his caste. Collects issues #1-4.