Review: The Steam Man #5

27829The surviving members of the Steam Man’s intrepid crew have lost all hope. Now captives of the vengeful and vicious Dark Rider and victims of his hideous torture, they can only watch helplessly as the Rider initiates Armageddon—but just because the crew is down for the count, don’t count the Steam Man himself out of the fight!

With the Steam Man down, and its crew either dead or captured by the Dark Rider.  However never count out a determination of man who wants vengeance. Of course by some extreme will power of one man who crewed the Steam Man, he escapes and without help manages to start the mighty machine back up.  As the story concludes, the Dark Rider falls, and the Steam man and its remaining crew walk away with their vengeance sated.

Compared to previous issues, this final issue is much darker in both art and story. That actually manages to intensify the world, as the Captain, Feather, and the Dark Rider end their clash in a brutal, and violent way. I will admit the more I read this issue, I could see the influence of Mike Mignola. Especially in the close up of the Dark Rider, which has a grotesque, predatory appearance.

Story: Mark Alan Miller, Joe R. Lansdale Art: Piotr Kowalski
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review