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Four issues, in January 2010. Not steampunk. An Electrical Romance of a Pirate Utopia Thwarted.


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  1. Blake Blake

    Thank you so much.

  2. Alicia Alicia

    Love it :D Never come across Raulo Caceres before, but if that cover is a typical example I have some comics to find, buy and drool over.


  3. That Raulo really raises the bar for comics illustration up into nose-bleed territory. Holy moley.

  4. joseph leroux joseph leroux

    look forward to it. are you by any chance aware that in the dictionary sleeps a word called “holiday”?


    Hell yes!

  6. Excellent! Love the old tech illustrations that line each side. They compliment the main illustration perfectly not to mention they whole thing gives it that pulpy yet alternative vibe. Can’t wait to go looking for this one.

  7. Rod Rod

    That’s marvelous. I would pick have to pick this up.

  8. Beautiful. I want a gigantic print of this. Make it so? I’m a beginning fan of your work. Thank you for sharing your mind with us.

  9. Zo Zo

    Oooo, pretty.

  10. Rene Cutforth Rene Cutforth

    No Holiday, whilst the muse is with him work the the old man till he drops

  11. Shasti O'Leary Soudant Shasti O'Leary Soudant

    It’s fucking gorgeous, except you have to have somebody change the author/title typeface. It should be Escorial or Sackers Heavy or least some other good solid period engravure font. The one that there is completely wrong. Sorry about the snipe, but I can’t help it. Otherwise, yum.

  12. Paul Paul

    Electrical Pirates? :D

  13. btx btx

    Raulo Caceres is the extremely talented artist who supplied the B&W art in Warren’s masterpiece Crecy. I found his artwork to be the perfect pairing with the writing – the same feeling I got with Cassaday’s planetary artwork, Juan Jose Ryp’s Black Summer & ESPECIALLY his No Hero artwork, and the wonderful Freak Angels artwork of Paul Duffield.

    Can’t wait for this one; thank you for making another book with this artist. Amazing how Avatar has gone from “that imprint that publishes Brian Pulludo’s creepy books with 43 variant covers each” to “That imprint that publishes Warren Ellis’ cool books”.

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  15. I just recently picked up the first part of this series. Bravo, sir, you’ve got this humble reader hooked; no doubt will he eagerly await the next segment!

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