I am excited to announce that Bill Willingham is bringing superheros and steampunk together in “Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure.” With the help of artist Sergio Fernandez Davila, and cover art done by Joe Benitez, this could be a awesome 7 issue series. Bill seems very excited for this, his first venture into the Steampunk genre:
“This is a story where I get to have my cake and eat it too …I get to work with some of my favorite characters from comic books, prose, and film, but also get to create brand new versions of each one of them. That way, I don’t have to make a single one of them fit in with all of the past continuity of those characters. I get the best of both situations. Plus, I built an entire new world in which to place those characters.”
The best description that I have found for the new series is from Bleedingcool:
“Bill Willingham describes it, ‘a world in which the great heroes of our stories live in the flesh..’ The story begins in a massive Victorian-style metropolis, a city protected by Vampirella, the Green Hornet, and Kato. After a scarlet-clad woman of mystery rushes into a bar pursued by assassins, the resulting chaos spreads to other reimagined landscapes ripped from classic comic books, literature, and television, including the wild jungles of The Phantom, Flash Gordon’s futuristic haven of Landing, aerial combat alongside Captain Victory, and more. The action eventually leads to the Monstrous Lands, an unruly territory both lawless and sinister.”
The series is scheduled to launch in January with the main, “Legenderry”, characters changing every issue. With characters like The Six Million Dollar Man, the Green Hornet and Kato, Zorro, Vampirella, Silver Star and Captain Victory, Red Sonja, as well as Flash Gordon and The Phantom.