As you could probably guess based on the cover (and “they” say you can’t judge a book by it’s cover!) and the title of the book, Steam Wars #1 by Antarctic Press is quasi-based on a sci-fi fantasy you may have heard of a time or two…Star Wars
Steam Wars #1, as you might also surmise, is a steampunked version of Star Wars. Now, if you’re thinking Steam Wars is just a shot by shot re-telling of A New Hope, ala the 1998 remake of Psycho, you’d be thinking wrong. It’s more than that. Steam Wars #1 takes elements of A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back for a clever new telling of the Star Wars mythos.
The cast of characters you might expect is present in the book. The cleverly named nerf herder Captain Hansel Lowe and his trusty co-pilot and comrade Smokey (yes as in “the bear”). There’s also a Princess, a farm boy and a super annoying golden rod robot (although this one is annoying in a totally different way). There’s also rebel soldiers, Shock Troopers and of course, the evil Lord Baron.