A lot of people out there on the internets have been openly wondering what Greg Rucka is up to. Traditionally one of the busier creators out there, the only thing everyone knew he was putting together was the new Punisher book with Marco Checchetto (and, you know, a book deal with Mullholland Books – lazy bastard).
Then today he launches a new webcomic – Lady Sabre & The Pirates of the Ineffable Aether – with Rich Burchett and Eric Newsom. Previously announced in April, this book sounds pretty much amazing. From the About page on the site:
Swords are cool. People fighting with swords are cool. Airships are cool. Cowboys are cool. Pirates are cool. Clockwork men are cool. Smart, savvy, witty women are very cool. Laconic gunslingers? Totally cool. Steampunk? Frosty.
That’s what Lady Sabre & the Pirates of the Ineffable Aether is, that’s what it’s about. The adventures of the Lady Seneca Sabre and those she meets along the way as she travels the Sphere. Who she fights, who she foils, who she befriends. It’s about adventure and romance and excitement and, to paraphrase the great Zaphod Beeblebrox, “really wild things.
Sign me up people. The first page is out and it looks stellar, with Burchett’s art having a distinctly Kevin O’Neill/League of Extraordinary Gentleman feel (or maybe that’s just the Victorian dress). Looking forward to seeing more of this, and so should you be.