On the great plains 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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Joe R. Lansdale is the author of over thirty novels and numerous short stories. His work has appeared in national anthologies, magazines, and collections, as well as numerous foreign publications. He has written for comics, television, film, newspapers, and Internet sites. His work has been collected in eighteen short-story collections, and he has edited or co-edited over a dozen anthologies.
Lansdale has received the Edgar Award, eight Bram Stoker Awards, the Horror Writers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Grinzani Cavour Prize for Literature, the Herodotus Historical Fiction Award, the Inkpot Award for Contributions to Science Fiction and Fantasy, and many others.
A major motion picture based on Lansdale's crime thriller Cold in July was released in May 2014, starring Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard, and Don Johnson. His novella Bubba Hotep was adapted to film by Don Coscarelli, starring Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis. He lives in Nacogdoches, Texas with his wife, dog, and two cats. The author lives in Nacagdoches, Texas.
Praise for the comics that comprise The Steam Man:
"A clever mishmash of your favorite genres, The Steam Man #1 is a refreshing and entertaining first installment. When you mix steampunk, horror, sci-fi, and westerns, the final outcome is undoubtedly an awesome reading experience."
"The Steam Man is well written and well designed and most importantly gripping." -Graphic Policy
"A mish-mash of genres that's still structured compellingly and a rich, clean visual presentation make for a strong start. A history that never was, a threat that never ceases, and an adventure that's never yielding, The Steam Man is worth a look." -All-Comic
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