Although I really like the original `1602` series I am not quite sure it falls into the steampunk (or clockpunk-) realm... yes, there are our familiar Marvel-characters with a twist this time, all dressed in wonderful historic costumes (one of the reasons I bought this book, especialliy the one that Her Majesty the Queen´s chief of Security (Nick Fury) wears...
) and speaking in sort of old-fashioned english.
And Reed Richards could pass as a mad scientist of sorts, I guess ... but other than that, I think it is still 200+ years too early to be counted as Steampunk. I know, there are many postings here and there where people pronounce against rules and categorization of our beloved alternative history, which I am all for, but I think it is appropriate to keep a rough timeframe...
I love reading good elseworld- or `What, if...`-stories due to their potential of creating interesting, unexpected and sophisticated scenarios of ones past, present
And I obviously seem to embrace the past
-idea in recent times, like most of you fellow Steampunks, since it lead me to this wonderful forum.
In relation to comics, I am wondering if we will see something from Marvel or DC that deals with the genre. Something like `Marvel - 1865`: The Florida-starting site for mens first endeavor into space is sabotaged, resulting in the death of some persons, among them Cpt. Nicholl.
President Lincoln assigns Colonel Fury and his team of specially equipped Gentlemen to investigate the attack, first traces pointing to the Kingdom of Latveria, a small country in eastern Europe.
But before their mighty airship can set course, Fury has to get hold of disgraced über-scientist Dr. Richards, who still mourns the death of his wife in one of his experiments.
But then, the explosive secured from the starting-site is of an advanced design only known to Mr. Richads - AND HIS WIFE!
Damn, could someone please convince Adi Granov to draw and draw and paint this?!