ARCANA PR:pre-order Reminder, Steam Engines of Oz TPB and The Geared Leviathan!

August 21st, 2013



 

 

 

 

 

VANCOUVER (August 21st, 2013) - Hello all! We at Arcana hope you are having a great August so far, and that you are (slowly) getting ready for the back to school season. 

 

We wanted to remind you guys that The Steam Engines of Oz TPB and the second installment of SEoO, The Geared Leviathan are still available for pre-order! - Please find the ordering information listed below the cover images.

 

 

 

 

TITLE: The Steam Engines of Oz 

STORY BY: Sean Patrick O'Reilly & Erik Hendrix
WRITTEN BY: Erik Hendrix & Sean Patrick O'Reilly
ART BY: Yannis Roumboulias

 

Arcana Comics & SteamPunk Originals collects the first four chapters of an epic SteamPunk future set in the World of Oz. A century after the witch was killed, the Emerald City is ruled by a once-revered hero, and salvation comes from the unlikely wrench of young Victoria Wright. She comes to find out the smallest of actions can have much larger implications, and the most insignificant of us can change the world. Rediscover old friends and new heroes along the way, and learn how something that was once a gift… can turn into a curse.

 

Diamond Code: JUL130780

ISBN: 978-1-77135-187-4

Cover Price: $19.95

 

 

TITLE: The Steam Engines of Oz - The Geared Leviathan #1

STORY BY: Sean Patrick O'Reilly & Erik Hendrix
WRITTEN BY: Erik Hendrix & Sean Patrick O'Reilly
ART BY: Yannis Roumboulias

 

The Steam Engines of Oz is back in an all-new story! A lone scavenger has a chance encounter with twins tied to Oz's infamous past, a father searches for his lost sons, a fallen hero is on the path to redemption, and a former prisoner adjusts to life among the rough n' tumble Munchkins. Return to the World of Oz's SteamPunk future, set 100 years after The Wizard of Oz and answer the question: What is the Geared Leviathan?

 

 

Diamond Code: AUG130976

ISBN: 978177135191150399

Cover Price: $3.99

 

 

We hope you have enjoyed The Steam Engines of Oz so far and be sure to check The Steam Engines of Oz website to keep up to date on all things Oz!

 

ABOUT ARCANA STUDIOS

 

Arcana Studios, Inc. Arcana owns one of the world's largest libraries of graphic novels and comics, with over 200 original intellectual properties, 300 graphic novels, thousands of comic issues and an ever-growing character list. Arcana has begun to adapt this library into live action feature films, animated features and episodic television series. Taking a transmedia approach to brand building and the development of intellectual properties, Arcana publishes graphic novels for North America in print, and now digitally as well. Arcana has been published and distributed in dozens different countries and translated into just as many languages across the globe.

 

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Arcana PR: Bill Paxton Presents 7 Holes for Air

June 18th, 2013

7 Holes for AirVANCOUVER (June 18, 2013) - 
Arcana Comics is thrilled to announce a special partnership with Award Winning Actor, Director, and Producer, Bill Paxton(HATFIELDS & McCOYS, BIG LOVE, TITANIC), who is bringing us Seven Holes For Air, an engrossing and entertaining celebration of an iconic Western hero’s battle with forces beyond his control.

 Written by John J. McLauchlin with art from Mick Reinman, 7 Holes for Airintroduces us to Bob Rourke, the kind of man they don’t make anymore. He’s a tough son of a bitch; a fifty-year-old steelworker who smokes, drinks, and never complains, even when he’s in pain.

 When Bob is facing the end, disease ravaging his body, he soldiers on at home, at work, and in an alternate Spaghetti Western reality in which his real-life antagonists become actual villains.

 Now, Bob will stare down death the only way he knows how – with grit and determination – as he struggles against the ghosts of his past and the desire to leave something behind for his wife and daughter.

 7 Holes for Air will debut at San Diego Comic Con 2013, and Bill Paxton will make a special appearance with some of the creative team on Thursday, July 18th at 2pm to sign copies of the book!

 Over the next few weeks, wait for other exciting announcements about San Diego Comic Con 2013, including other appearances, exclusives, and more.

Hero Happy Hour Returns. Come have a drink with us!

June 17th, 2013

Hero Happy Hour On the Rocks CoverVANCOUVER (June 17, 2013) - 
Arcana Comics is releasing the second volume of Hero Happy HourOn the Rocks in August, 2013 – An all-new original graphic novel set in the world from Dan Taylor and Chris Fason. Available for Pre-Order NOW in Diamond Previews’ June issue (DIAMOND CODE JUN130753), Hero Happy Hour: On the Rocks, Rusty the bartender serves up specials for his super heroic regulars.

 In a recent conversation with the writer, Dan Taylor, he explained the history of the title, as well as its journey in the comic book industry, starting with its humble web comic roots through online success and beyond.

 ”HERO HAPPY HOUR’s ‘super’ auspicious beginning began over twelve years ago when writer Dan Taylor and artist Chris Fason met online and both shared a desire to create and publish their first comic book. SUPER HERO HAPPY HOUR was a self-published surprise from GeekPunk and was a fan-favorite with its askew look at super hero archetypes that spend their time hanging out at the Hideout Bar & Grill talking shop after a long day of defending justice and battling evil. Not even a title change — the dropping of ‘SUPER’ so as not to threaten the ‘World’s Greatest’ and/or ‘Mighty’ comic book publishers — could shutter the Hideout Bar & Grill. HERO HAPPY HOUR continued just as ‘super’ as before with additional issues published by GeekPunk, appearances in various comic anthologies, and a ‘Super Deluxe’ edition published by IDW. HERO HAPPY HOUR is also being served as a webcomic featuring all-new story-arcs and classic ‘episodes’ atHeroHappyHour.com.

 ON THE ROCKS is the first non webcomic publication of HERO HAPPY HOUR in seven years, and published in full-color for the first time. The all-new 80-page story once again focuses on the superhero-centric Hideout Bar & Grill run by Rusty the bartender as he serves up specials for his super heroic clientele of regulars. Happy hour for Guardian, Night Ranger, Scout, Psiren, and the rest of the heroes of First City is shaken when a new dilemma stirs up trouble, and the heroes begin to drop like flies. Is it a new threat slipping a ‘mickey’ to the patrons of the Hideout? Or, has a an old foe returned for another round to declare ‘last call’ for Hero Happy Hour?

The conspiring cohorts of Taylor and Fason continue to plot their eventual coup of the comic book industry as they collaborate on the HERO HAPPY HOUR spin-off SHARK KNIGHT and the post-apocalyptic western TALES OF THE WILD WASTE. Artist Chris Fason (fason.deviantart.com) has also recently illustrated the children’s book ELKBAR written by Taylor Mosbey. Writer Dan Taylor (geekpunk.com) has worked with artist Don Figueroa to script the comic book series for the upcoming line of mech action figures ARMARAUDERS from Mecha Workshop. Cheers!.

Below is the ordering information for Hero Happy Hour: On the Rocks, as well as the first release in the series, Hero Happy Hour. Be sure to ask your store to order copies for you now!

ORDERING INFORMATION:

Hero Happy Hour Vol 1HERO HAPPY HOUR
DIAMOND CODE: APR13 0797
ISBN: 978-1-92691-471-8
PRICE: $19.95
RELEASE: JUNE 2013
DESCRIPTION: Imagine pulling up a stool to the bar and sipping a frosty pint of your favorite beer as you listen to the conversations of the “regulars” that frequent the neighborhood tavern. The Hideout Bar & Grill caters to the super heroes of First City. And, it servers as more than just a place to wash away the troubles of serving and protecting society as crime-fighting crusaders. For the regular heroes, it is “a place where everyone knows your name,” secret identity or not.

 

Hero Happy Hour On the Rocks CoverHERO HAPPY HOUR: ON THE ROCKS
DIAMOND CODE: JUNE13 0751
ISBN: 978-1-77135-046-4
PRICE: $19.95
RELEASE: AUGUST 2013
DESCRIPTION: The Hideout Bar & Grill is once again open for business! Rusty the bartender once again serves up specials for his super heroic clientele of regulars, including Guardian, Night Ranger, Scout, Psiren, and the other super heroes of First City. But the happy hour is shaken when a new dilemma stirs up trouble, and the heroes begin to drop like flies. Is it a new threat slipping mickeys around the Hideout, or has an old foe returned for another round to declare “last call” for Hero Happy Hour?

 

 

 

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The Steam Engines of Oz – Who will win the final battle? PLUS, Download FCBD Issue FREE.

June 16th, 2013

The Steam Engines of Oz Issue 3 CoverVANCOUVER (June 13, 2013) - 
Arcana Comics is excited to announce The Steam Engines of Oz’s first arc concludes with Issue three (DIAMOND JUN13 0751) of the series and asks the question, “Who will win the final battle?”

 On Free Comic Book Day, fans were introduced to The World of Oz, 100 years after the death of The Wicked Witch of the West. Young Victoria Wright, a gearhead living beneath theEmerald City, keeps the city running with no idea how her actions affected the world above. Through Issues 1 and 2, we meet many interesting characters including GromitPhadrig,The Witch of the North, and get a glimpse of what happened over the last century to the Tin Manand the descendants of the Cowardly Lion. But, where isScarecrow?

 We’ve asked you to Join the Tin Man’s Army (#TinMansArmy), we’ve asked you to suspend disbelief and join us on this grand adventure. Now, in issue 3, we will find out who wins the battle between Victoria and her allies and the leader of the Emerald City, the Tin Man. In Issue 2, you’ll see what turned him to his dark path. In Issue 3, you’ll see the results of those actions… and war.

Don’t miss the final issue of the first arc of The Steam Engines of Oz, available now for pre-order through your local and online comic shops.

Did you miss the FCBD issue? Worry not, you can read it FREE through ComiXology, or download using one of the below links and share with your friends!

DOWNLOAD THE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ FCBD:

HI-RES PDF - CLICK HERE
LOW-RES PDF - CLICK HERE
HI-RES CBZ - CLICK HERE
LOW-RES CBZ - CLICK HERE

ORDERING INFORMATION:

 

The Steam Engines of Oz Issue 3 CoverTHE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ ISSUE 03
DIAMOND CODE: JUN13 0751
PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE: AUGUST 2013
DESCRIPTION: The Tin Man and his Emerald Army face off against Victoria and her unlikely allies. Do they stand a chance against the Emerald City’s deadliest weapons? Surprises abound in the final chapter of the first arc in this epic SteamPunk re-imagining of Oz. Who joins in the fray and whatever happened to Scarecrow? Secrets will be revealed and loyalties tested. Who will be left standing in the end?

 

The Steam Engines of Oz Issue 2 CoverTHE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ ISSUE 02
DIAMOND CODE: MAY13 0797
PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE: JULY 2013
DESCRIPTION: Victoria and her friends have faced The Emerald City under the rulership of the Tin Man, the descendants of the Cowardly Lion, but how will they handle a group of very short, and very unruly Munchkins? Hidden in the forests for decades, can Victoria enlist their help, and what secrets hide within their village? Don’t miss the latest chapter in this colorful interpretation of Oz through a SteamPunk lens.

 

The Steam Engines of Oz Issue 1 CoverTHE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ ISSUE 01
DIAMOND CODE: APR13 0795
PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE: JUNE 26, 2013
DESCRIPTION: Straight from the pages of our FCBD Preview, The Steam Engines of Oz has arrived! Find out how the Emerald City has transformed in the last 100 years as Victoria Wright and her friends plot their escape only to fall into the clutches of a terrifying threat. This re-imagining of Oz through a SteamPunk lens is a must read for fans of Oz, SteamPunk, an exciting story, and fantastic art.

Mighty Ink Comics & Entertainment Reviews The Steam Engines of Oz

May 29th, 2013

TheSteamEnginesOfOzFCBD_00Mighty Ink Comics recently reviewed The Steam Engines of Oz and below is what they had to say! You can read the full review by CLICKING HERE.

Combining Steampunk & Oz brings you The Steam Engines of Oz, the artwork capture last every detail, from the threads in the cogs to the design of the Witch’s face. Cleanly drawn, matching both bright oz-like colors and metal shine, it does well matching the combination of the two. I will definitely be waiting in the wings for the next issue!

4/5 Stars

TheSteamEnginesOfOz_Issue01CoverThe Steam Engines of Oz Issue 1
STORY BY: Sean Patrick O’Reilly & Erik Hendrix
WRITER: Erik Hendrix & Sean Patrick O’Reilly
ARTIST: Yannis Roumboulias
COLORS: Chandran
DIAMOND CODE: APR1 0795
PAGES: 28
PRICE: $3.99
DESCRIPTION: Straight from the pages of our FCBD Preview, The Steam Engines of Oz has arrived! Find out how the Emerald City has transformed in the last 100 years as Victoria Wright and her friends plot their escape only to fall into the clutches of a terrifying threat. This re-imagining of Oz through a SteamPunk lens is a must read for fans of Oz, SteamPunk, an exciting story, and fantastic art.

TheSteamEnginesOfOz_Issue02_FrontCoverThe Steam Engines of Oz Issue 2
STORY BY: Sean Patrick O’Reilly & Erik Hendrix
WRITER: Erik Hendrix & Sean Patrick O’Reilly
ARTIST: Yannis Roumboulias
COLORS: Chandran
COVER COLORS: Doug Spencer
DIAMOND CODE: MAY13 0797
PAGES: 28
PRICE: $3.99
DESCRIPTION: Victoria and her friends have faced The Emerald City under the rulership of the Tin Man, the descendants of the Cowardly Lion, but how will they handle a group of very short, and very unruly Munchkins? Hidden in the forests for decades, can Victoria enlist their help, and what secrets hide within their village? Don’t miss the latest chapter in this colorful interpretation of Oz through a SteamPunk lens.

TheSteamEnginesOfOz_Issue03_FrontCoverThe Steam Engines of Oz Issue 3
STORY BY: Sean Patrick O’Reilly & Erik Hendrix
WRITER: Erik Hendrix & Sean Patrick O’Reilly
ARTIST: Yannis Roumboulias
COLORS: Chandran
DIAMOND CODE: TBD
PAGES: 28
PRICE: $3.99
DESCRIPTION: The Tin Man and his Emerald Army face off against Victoria and her unlikely allies. Do they stand a chance against the Emerald City’s deadliest weapons? Surprises abound in the final chapter of the first arc in this epic SteamPunk re-imagining of Oz. Who joins in the fray and whatever happened to Scarecrow? Secrets will be revealed and loyalties tested. Who will be left standing in the end?

Comic Bastards Reviews Aqualung

May 29th, 2013

Comic Bastards recently reviewed the upcoming title, The Unemployment Adventures of Aqualung. You can read the review in full by CLICKING HERE, but read a little bit of the review below, too!

Alex Schumacher was also in charge of the artistic duties. The art overall was generally pretty sweet to look at and worked well with the narrative. My main gripe with the art however is that at times; character’s faces looked a little off. Coloring was taken care of by Sara Machajewski, mainly consisting of flat colors and sometimes looking almost painted, it suited the art style well.

All in all I did enjoy what I read. Its use of humor was done quite well and never came across as forced. Although in some ways the book came across as being akin to Hellboy, that doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing, it could be an influence. I hope a second book is made as I would like to see more of these characters and the world they are a part of. I recommend it to fans of Hellboy and adventure, or just like paranormal stuff. Check it out.

Score: 4/5

You can read more about The Unemployment Adventures of Aqualung by CLICKING HERE.

ISBN: 978-1-77135-113-3 Genre: Fantasy
Created By

Chris Rhodes
Ben Fontana
Writer: Alex Schumacher
Writer: Scott Tamanaha
Artist: Alex Schumacher
Artist: Ben Fontana
Artist: Chris Rhodes
Colorist: Sara Machajewski
Letterer: Sara Machajewski
Editor: Erik Hendrix

For over seventy-five years, Agent Aqualung has defended the country from supernatural forces as part of the 88, a covert branch of the Department of Defense. A pink slip and a sealed letter sends shock waves through the covert initiative – they are being permanently dismantled due to budget cuts. Collecting his severance, a new identity, suit, and fake resume, and a small orange tree (which holds the soul of St. Germain, his only friend), Aqualung must adjust to a life in the real world. His first task? Finding gainful employment, of course! With the world against him, or at least a trail of old enemies, Aqualung must navigate through unemployment, dating, oh, and evil plots from ancient gods and their flunkies. The real question is, can he stop them before his unemployment benefits run out?

Bloody-Disgusting.com Reviews The Steam Engines of Oz Issue 1

May 29th, 2013

TheSteamEnginesOfOz_Issue01CoverThe Steam Engines of Oz Issue 1 hits shelves in a few weeks, but Bloody-Disgusting.com already has it in their hands and reviewed it! Below is an excerpt from the review, but be sure to CLICK HERE to read it in full.

What I really enjoyed about this retelling by Erik Hendrix and Sean Patrick O’ Reilly is how they have made steampunk versions of classic characters. The Tin Man is this giant robot with a booming voice. The Pack, an aggressive and merciless animal herd, serve the Cowardly Lion as their leader because he showed no fear. Probably the most surprising, the Munchkins are now beer-guzzling, tough guys with itchy trigger fingers. Nobody, not even the vicious Pack, wants to deal with the Munchkins.

I really enjoyed how the narrative is told from Victoria Wright, who is a simple mechanic thrown into an extraordinary situation. Victoria doesn’t know what she is doing most of time because she has never set foot outside her home. In her coming-of-age tale, she is learning about her true self under the darkest of circumstances. The narrative has an interesting metaphor for Victoria’s transition into adulthood and Emerald City’s resistance towards the progressive future.

Yannis Roumboulias provides the glossary artwork for the steampunk element of the narrative. In their character designs, the Pack is wearing black leather outfits and have necklaces made of bones. Just by looking at them, you can interpret the Pack as a motorcycle gang, but without the vehicle. The Tin Man has exhaust pipes connected to his back, which blows clouds of smoke above his head.

Thanks again to Bloody-Disgusting.com for the Review, and you can read it in full BY CLICKING HERE!

Haven’t read The Steam Engines of Oz? Well, you can still download the FCBD Issue FREE from ComiXology! Check that out below, as well as how you can get copies of each issue. If you haven’t already seen it, we also still have five days left in our Steam Engines of Oz KickStarter!

KICKSTARTER ~ http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/arcanastudio/the-steam-engines-of-oz-original-graphic-novel

The Steam Engines of Oz Issue 1
STORY BY: Sean Patrick O’Reilly & Erik Hendrix
WRITER: Erik Hendrix & Sean Patrick O’Reilly
ARTIST: Yannis Roumboulias
COLORS: Chandran
DIAMOND CODE: APR1 0795
PAGES: 28
PRICE: $3.99
DESCRIPTION: Straight from the pages of our FCBD Preview, The Steam Engines of Oz has arrived! Find out how the Emerald City has transformed in the last 100 years as Victoria Wright and her friends plot their escape only to fall into the clutches of a terrifying threat. This re-imagining of Oz through a SteamPunk lens is a must read for fans of Oz, SteamPunk, an exciting story, and fantastic art.

TheSteamEnginesOfOz_Issue02_FrontCoverThe Steam Engines of Oz Issue 2
STORY BY: Sean Patrick O’Reilly & Erik Hendrix
WRITER: Erik Hendrix & Sean Patrick O’Reilly
ARTIST: Yannis Roumboulias
COLORS: Chandran
COVER COLORS: Doug Spencer
DIAMOND CODE: MAY13 0797
PAGES: 28
PRICE: $3.99
DESCRIPTION: Victoria and her friends have faced The Emerald City under the rulership of the Tin Man, the descendants of the Cowardly Lion, but how will they handle a group of very short, and very unruly Munchkins? Hidden in the forests for decades, can Victoria enlist their help, and what secrets hide within their village? Don’t miss the latest chapter in this colorful interpretation of Oz through a SteamPunk lens.

TheSteamEnginesOfOz_Issue03_FrontCoverThe Steam Engines of Oz Issue 3
STORY BY: Sean Patrick O’Reilly & Erik Hendrix
WRITER: Erik Hendrix & Sean Patrick O’Reilly
ARTIST: Yannis Roumboulias
COLORS: Chandran
DIAMOND CODE: TBD
PAGES: 28
PRICE: $3.99
DESCRIPTION: The Tin Man and his Emerald Army face off against Victoria and her unlikely allies. Do they stand a chance against the Emerald City’s deadliest weapons? Surprises abound in the final chapter of the first arc in this epic SteamPunk re-imagining of Oz. Who joins in the fray and whatever happened to Scarecrow? Secrets will be revealed and loyalties tested. Who will be left standing in the end?

Comics For Sinners Reviews The Steam Engines of Oz FCBD

May 14th, 2013

DeadlyHarvest-036Comics For Sinners, a site focusing on a lot of the beautiful elements of comics (among other things), has just posted a review of The Steam Engines of FCBD, which you can read in fully BY CLICKING HERE, but you can read a sampling from below!

The Steam Engines of Oz stands out between the many FCBD-listings simply because of the cover alone. Twisting tales we all know about Oz, adding in Steampunk (robots, machines, tool belts, cool goggles) and the job is done, right? WRONG!

Arcana delivers something new and fresh, not only by taking the newly found fanbase-heavy Steampunk-theme but also because in this freebie we do NOT get Dorothy slammed in our faces! We are treated to a young, sparkling, blond, jumpsuited, goggles-wearing Victoria, who seems to have one both the hearts of the Emerald City workers but also the attention of the Wicked Ice-Queen…

Writers Sean Patrick O’Reilly and Erik Hendrix are cooking up a charming story, and this Preview… sure sparks interest. Yannis Roumboulias does a nice job capturing the steamy world of Oz…

Thank you to Comics For Sinners for the great review!

If you missed the Free Comic Book Day issue, you can still download it free from ComiXology here ~ http://www.comixology.com/FCBD-The-Steam-Engines-of-Oz/digital-comic/JAN130018

Also, if you didn’t know already, we’re running a KickStarter to fund a SECOND ALL-NEW story set in the Steam Engines of Oz world.  You can read about that here ~ http://kck.st/17HUzbK

adamsfilmsfoodnfun Reviews The Steam Engines of Oz FCBD

May 10th, 2013

TheSteamEnginesOfOz_Cover_FCBD_NoBarcodesAdamsFilmsFoodNFun, a reviewing/blogging web site recently posted a review of The Steam Engines of Oz FCBD. You can read the entire post by CLICKING HERE, but below is an excerpt from the review!

Arcana comics have introduced us to the Steam Engines of Oz an event from their Steampunk Originals line and I am loving it.  This more than any other comic is what I wanted on the day… I was not disappointed.  It does what an introductory comic should do.  It sets up the characters and the world and leaves you wanting more.  All the cast looks as if they will make an appearance at some point and the art is excellent.  Yay for Arcana!

Thank you, Adam, for the great review and we hope you enjoy the continuing adventures of our little slice of Oz!

If you would like to keep reading our Oz tales, be sure to go to your local comic shop and ask them to pre-order Issues 1 – 3.

The Steam Engines of Oz Issue 1
STORY BY: Sean Patrick O’Reilly & Erik Hendrix
WRITER: Erik Hendrix & Sean Patrick O’Reilly
ARTIST: Yannis Roumboulias
COLORS: Chandran
DIAMOND CODE: APR1 0795
PAGES: 28
PRICE: $3.99
DESCRIPTION: Straight from the pages of our FCBD Preview, The Steam Engines of Oz has arrived! Find out how the Emerald City has transformed in the last 100 years as Victoria Wright and her friends plot their escape only to fall into the clutches of a terrifying threat. This re-imagining of Oz through a SteamPunk lens is a must read for fans of Oz, SteamPunk, an exciting story, and fantastic art.

The Steam Engines of Oz Issue 2
STORY BY: Sean Patrick O’Reilly & Erik Hendrix
WRITER: Erik Hendrix & Sean Patrick O’Reilly
ARTIST: Yannis Roumboulias
COLORS: Chandran
COVER COLORS: Doug Spencer
DIAMOND CODE: MAY13 0797
PAGES: 28
PRICE: $3.99
DESCRIPTION: Victoria and her friends have faced The Emerald City under the rulership of the Tin Man, the descendants of the Cowardly Lion, but how will they handle a group of very short, and very unruly Munchkins? Hidden in the forests for decades, can Victoria enlist their help, and what secrets hide within their village? Don’t miss the latest chapter in this colorful interpretation of Oz through a SteamPunk lens.

The Steam Engines of Oz Issue 3
STORY BY: Sean Patrick O’Reilly & Erik Hendrix
WRITER: Erik Hendrix & Sean Patrick O’Reilly
ARTIST: Yannis Roumboulias
COLORS: Chandran
DIAMOND CODE: TBD
PAGES: 28
PRICE: $3.99
DESCRIPTION: The Tin Man and his Emerald Army face off against Victoria and her unlikely allies. Do they stand a chance against the Emerald City’s deadliest weapons? Surprises abound in the final chapter of the first arc in this epic SteamPunk re-imagining of Oz. Who joins in the fray and whatever happened to Scarecrow? Secrets will be revealed and loyalties tested. Who will be left standing in the end?

Bleeding Cool reviews The Steam Engines of Oz!

May 9th, 2013

The Steam Engines of Oz, which debuted on FCBD 2013, received a review from Bleeding Cool following its debut, which you can read in full BY CLICKING HERE. It was on a list of five titles with “Damn Fine Art From FCBD”. Read an excerpt below!

Arcana’s book is dominated by the moody, sinuous flow of Yannis Roumoulias’ artwork, set off by softly blended earth tones of Chandran Ponnusamy’s colors, and well-blended heroic and italic letters by Erik Hendrix. In fact, you get the sense you’re viewing the story through a faint haze of steam, which serves the material well. This is steam punk gone wild, as you might suspect from the title, and there’s no shortage of aesthetically appealing gears, gadgets, rivets, and clambering among them. But this is also the world of Oz, with its dream-like palaces, and Roumoulias shows an equal skill at rendering organic shapes and long-distance cityscapes. This is a book where the artwork really carries the epic, adventure feel panel by panel. Like many of these art-charged FCBD titles chosen, you find yourself reflexively turning the page, hoping for a longer book.”

Thank you to Bleeding Cool for the amazing review!

So, if you happened to miss The Steam Engines of Oz and want to learn more about it, you can go to our web site for it, TheSteamEnginesOfOz.com. Also, we are going to finish our first arc in Issues 1-3, which take place right after the FCBD issue and are being solicited NOW through Diamond Previews. If you would like to help us make more stories after that, check out our KickStarter Campaign!