The Steam Man of the Prairie and the Dark Rider Get Down

The Steam Man of the Prairie and the Dark Rider Get Down On the Great Prairie of the old American West enormous steam powered robots march across the countryside Their mission to defend the populace against invading Martians and armies of killer albino ape

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  • Title: The Steam Man of the Prairie and the Dark Rider Get Down
  • Author: Joe R. Lansdale Mark Miller Piotr Kowalski Kelly Fitzpatrick Aurora Folny
  • ISBN: 9781616559625
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Paperback
  • On the Great Prairie of the old American West, enormous steam powered robots march across the countryside Their mission to defend the populace against invading Martians and armies of killer albino apes The Steam Man, a giant metal man operated by a team of monster hunters, seems to have the defense of the West well in hand, until a crazed and powerful vampire comes to tOn the Great Prairie of the old American West, enormous steam powered robots march across the countryside Their mission to defend the populace against invading Martians and armies of killer albino apes The Steam Man, a giant metal man operated by a team of monster hunters, seems to have the defense of the West well in hand, until a crazed and powerful vampire comes to town with the intention of bringing forth the apocalypse

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    1. If this was how the west was won, I’m glad I wasn’t there to see it.When aliens invade the old west, Captain William Beadle decides to lead the battle and organizes the building of a giant mechanical steam man to destroy them and protect earth. They are successful, but soon learn that they were helped along by the earth’s germs—fatal to the invaders. However, they soon discover a greater threat is upon them. Known as “The Dark Rider,” he has unleased hell on earth in the form of cann [...]

    2. I expected to enjoy this. It's an adaptation of a Joe Lansdale short story about Steampunk, so I can't think of any reason why it wouldn't be enjoyable. But there are some comic adaptations of Lansdale that aren't that great, so I wasn't sure just how much I'd enjoy it. But I loved it. It's funny, violent and cool in the way that Steampunk stuff is cool. Really fun. I think the original short story is only available digitally, so I'm not sure when I'll get around to reading that, but I'll defini [...]

    3. Am I getting squeamish? Or am I getting all girly?! Jeez, I don't like torture scenesI bought this comics because it was a story by Joe R. Lansdale. The guy used to be my favorite writer when I was a teenager. I also saw him during a book convention two towns over. But later I realized I couldn't finish his novels anymore. Don't know what happened, though. If I grew out of them, or if he changed his writing style.Anyway. When I first read the synopsis I thought Lansdale bit off more than he coul [...]

    4. This is nonsense. While the plot moves along at a whip and the premise established in Chapter 2 if fairly good, the execution is just so ridiculous that it is impossible to take seriously. Basically, a quartet of stoical but extremely scatological Victorians who have built a mobile Iron Wicker Man trudge around hoping that no-one trips them up while they swear and fight. Then an insanely crazed time-traveller decides to torture them graphically in a mad shift of tone. What this really reminds me [...]

    5. Excellent Joe Lansdale steampunk yarn involving a giant steam powered robot, Martians, time travel and a vampire. Did I mention the Moorlocks? I need to find more of Joe's graphic novels. Very highly recommended.

    6. Well this definitely was a fantastic storyd surprisingly explicit and violent and weird. I liked the basic idea and the characters. Although I have to say that "Feather" is a bit too much. Aren't we over native american stereotypes? Ok read but not more than that.

    7. Very good, simple story about 4 men running a big robot against an evil with consequences and nice action sequences. Recommend!

    8. Possible spoilers:I read this in individual issues. I do wish the story had gone a little longer and more in depth. Overall though, I enjoyed it as a follow up to The Time Machine.

    9. Hell this was more intense than I was after. Let's just say the violence gets quite graphic and a tad disturbing. Very well illustrated. If you like mash ups and steam punk you'll like this.

    10. Giant steam-powered robots and invading Martians in tripods, set in the Victorian era - it really doesn't get much more steampunk than that. However, it turns out that this series is based more on The Time Machine by Wells, rather than War of the Worlds. This graphic novel is a compilation of the 5-issue comic of the same name, written by Joe Lansdale and Mark Alan Miller with art by Piotr Kowalski. This starts as a basic steampunk story but ends up more as a very dark fantasy. The story idea is [...]

    11. Well. It's certainly violent. And foul-mouthed - I think someone watched Deadwood and decided they liked that level of profanity. Steam Man ties together a couple of H.G. Wells stories into a steampunk gothic story (one might even say a literal steam punk is central to the story), as a team of men drive a massive steam man to hunt down the dark man. That's about the sum of the plot, but the story never gets dull, with the hunters making for an interesting group. There is a lot of violence, and i [...]

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