On Free Comic Book Day, Arcana Comics released a teaser for their updated Oz tale, “The Steam Engines of Oz”. Jumping on the bandwagon to bring a modern twist to the classic magical world, Sean Patrick O’Reilly and Erik Hendrix show us a steam-punked version of Oz where Victoria Wright and her pals try to escape the great and powerful land.
The tale continues in a new series from Arcana this June, despite the fact that it’s still being Kickstarted. How is it being solicited when it’s still seeking crowd funding? Your guess is as good as mine. You can read the FCBD teaser on ComiXology for free.
UPDATE: I spoke with series Erik Hendrix Re: the whole Kickstarter thing. Apparently the first three-issue arc is set for release and the Kickstarter campaign is to determine whether the series will continue after that. They are hoping to put the fate of the book in the hands’ of the readers rather than the retailers.
The first issue hits shops in June, 2013
THE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ #1
WRITTEN BY: Sean Patrick O’Reilly and Erik Hendrix
ART BY: Yannis Roumboulias
RELEASE: June 2013
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.