Saturday, April 24, 2010

Preview artwork for Gulliver of Mars: Beyond the War of the Worlds steampunk graphic novel

United States Naval Lieutenant Gulliver Jones may not be the most famous interplanetary hero in the history of SF&F, but he swashbuckled his way across the Red Planet seven years before John Carter of Mars. First appearing in British author Edwin L. Arnold's novel, Lieut. Gullivar Jones: His Vacation (1905), Jones returns in Gulliver of Mars: Beyond the War of the Worlds, an upcoming steampunk graphic novel written by adventurist extraordinarie Mark Ellis and illustrated by artist Preston Asevedo.

According to Ellis, Gulliver of Mars: Beyond the War of the Worlds is a steampunk sequel to Arnold's novel, but set in a The War of the Worlds universe of seminal science fiction author H.G. Wells: “The story itself is multi-layered, emotional, packed with colorful villains, smart-ass heroes, fistfights and of course...babes. In other words, pretty much all the elements that are my trademarks."

Read the details and check out the awesome preview artwork by Preston Asevedo!

Pictured: Gulliver Jones as depicted by artist Preston Asevedo.

1 comment:

Dr. Charles Forbin said...

There was a Marvel comic book based on Gullivar Jones in the 70s. Wonderful art by Gil Kane. I hope they will bring that out as a graphic novel to coincide with the Ellis GN.