Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Steampunk reimagining

The phrase "steampunk" started in the 1980s as a tongue-in-cheek reference to Cyberpunk, when trying to find a genre term for the works of Tim Powers, James Blaylock and K. W. Jeter. Since then it's moved from a rather small cult following to almost mainstream.

We've had steampunk re-imaginings of Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who and a variety of other ideas. DC Comics did Gotham by Gaslight in the late 1980s.

Using that as inspiration, Action figure customiser Sillof created a Gaslight Justice League.

His most recent effort has been to start of a Victorian range of Marvel Comics heroes.

First up is, naturally, Iron Man:

Nice work sir.


Burton Newall said...

It looks rather like Mr Hassanov, doesn't it? I had thought I might try a suit modeled after the original iron man (the only one that actually looked like iron) as an SL project. Maybe when I'm retired....