Welcome to the 21st century envisioned in 1939. A retro-futuristic world where zeppelins and flying wings grace the skies above Yesterday's City of Tomorrow.
A city where aircars and autogyros flit between mile-high skyscrapers, and monorails shuttle the blissful populace to their ultra-modern workplaces in the morning and their automated domiciles at night, to be attended to by dutiful robotic servants.
An experimental community built at the beginning of the Electric Age, Electra City is characterized by cathedral-sized Van Der Graaf generators and towering Strickfadden machines. From the air the city resembles nothing so much as the interior of an old radio or television set. Machinery as architecture... Electricity as commerce...
Set against this fanciful, though somewhat grim backdrop, ELECTROPOLIS is a vintage murder mystery involving Menlo Park, the electric detective--his partner, the feisty Anesta Robbins-- as well as the typical overweight kingpin Alfred MacGuffin and fetishist femme fatale Tess LaCoyle.
ELECTROPOLIS is written and illustrated by DEAN MOTTER. This is the first time he has tackled both script and art chores on a series since his celebrated prestige mini-series, THE PRISONER for DC Comics in 1989. Motter enjoys a following by those who remember his 80’s independent comic book sensation, MISTER X and the highly acclaimed TERMINAL CITY and AERIAL GRAFITTI series for Vertigo/DC Comics in the ‘90s. ELECTROPOLIS continues his explorations in the unique genre he created in these books.
CHRIS CHUCKRY provides the color for ELECTROPOLIS. His work has been seen in SUPERMAN: LAST SON OF KRYPTON, BATMAN BEYOND, WORLD'S FUNNEST, and STAR WARS TALES.
Electropolis picks up, one might say, where MISTER X and TERMINAL CITY both intersect, and left off. As one critic said, " It’s The Thin Man and Moonlighting meet Fritz Lang's Metropolis via Alphaville with a bumpy detour through The Jetsons."
The four issue series ran from May 2001 to Aug 2002. A limited number of signed sets are avaiable upon request . Contact .
The 6-part series is available as a high- resolution, print-on-demand bookshelf anthology edition from www.lulu.com. The trade paperback is published by Dark Horse Comics. and contains new pages and an afterword by Ken Steacy.
Menlo, Anesta and Electra City also feature in the 2015 MISTER X series, RAZED EXPECTATIONS also published by Dark Horse Comics.
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