TOSHIRO! Graphic Novel Arrives (Mania.com)
By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Source: Dark Horse Comics
Dark Horse comics has shared with Mania the cover of Jai Nitz’s new graphic novel Toshiro. If the cover doesn’t spark you interest the genre should. Check out he press release below. Toshiro arrives this summer.
Press Release: 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
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