Titan Books work way ahead on announcing releases, which means more comics previews for us, and so for September and July release respectively, and appearing in April Previews, we have two new graphic novels today: Springheeled Jack and The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Cheery stuff. You'll certainly get your dose of Steampunk and Horror between the two.
Springheeled Jack draws on that ever-popular in comics and Steampunky fiction urban legend of a sinister being who leaped between buildings in turn of the century London. Here David Hitchcock has done double duty as writer and artist, picking out the moody tones of the smoky city in finely drawn pencils. The book is a 128 page graphic novel, and looks to be an intricate read. The description of the book is as follows:
Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack has a mind twisted and sick!
High above a steampunk London of Penny Dreadfuls, Jack the Ripper and pea-soup fog…stalks the legendary demon, Springheeled Jack! From his quarters in Bedlam lunatic asylum, Sir Jack Rackham hunts the creature. Across the gothic rooftops of necropolis London and through the labyrinths of his tortured mind, he pursues the creature that took his beloved.
But just who or what is Springheeled Jack? Does the answer lie amongst the lunatics of Rackham's sanatorium – or in the very heart of the British Empire: with Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace?
And here's our cover and four page preview courtesy of Titan (aren't they nice?):
Next up we have The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, which is actually pretty terrifying just looking at these few pages. Creators on the book include Michael Mendheim, Mike Kennedy, Sean Jaffe, Simon Bisley, and Ivan Khivrenko. This is a whopping 272 page graphic novel that collects serialized material, with extra stuff too and is on sale July 30th.
Here's our description of the book:
Raised by the ancient Order of Solomon, Adam Cahill is one of a rare handful of highly trained warriors bound by bloodline to guard the Seven Holy Seals that contain the End of Days.
But ageless forces have conspired towards a prophetic event foretold by numerous cultures and multiple religions… and when that cryptic date arrives, they strike against the order without mercy!
And here's our not for the faint-hearted preview:
The order code for Springheeled Jack is: APR141390 and the code for The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is: APR141387