Lorelei Makes Her Graphic Novel Debut
Author Steven A. Roman, who you might know from X-Men: The Chaos Engine Trilogy, has debuted his mature readers graphic novel Lorelei: Sects and the City. The graphic novel features art by Eliseu Gouveia, Steve Geiger and Neil Vokes.
The story focuses on a female former photographer who, through supernatural means, has been transformed into a succubus: a sexual demon who steals the souls of evildoers. In this adventure, Lori must prevent an ancient cult from opening a gateway that will allow the monstrous Old Gods they worship to return—and possibly destroy the Earth. Roman describes it:
At its heart, Lorelei is a tribute to 1970s and ’80s horror comics and movies. Her stories have supernatural elements, sure, and there’s some nudity and adult themes—Lori is a succubus, after all—but her adventures are character-driven, with a heavy dose of sarcasm and humor. And receiving encouragement over the years from people like original Vampirella publisher James Warren and comic artists like Esteban Maroto and Tom Sutton, as well as from Vampirella’s creator, Forrest J Ackerman, has meant a lot to me. I think horror fans will enjoy Lori’s inaugural graphic-novel adventure as much as those creators did.
Lorelei: Sects and the City also features cover art by Esteban Maroto, a one-page history of succubi by Ernie Colon and pinups by Louis Small Jr. and the late Tom Sutton. Its currently available for order from online and brick-and-mortar bookstores, comic shops, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and the StarWarp Concepts Web site. Retailers can obtain the graphic novel through StarWarp Concept’s distributor, Ingram Book Company.