|Written By:||Joe Kelly|
|Original Run:||April 2000-August 2002|
|Issues:||12, plus 2 special|
Steampunk is a Steampunk comic book series published between 2000 and 2002. It was originally planned for 24 issues, but due to lack of readership, the series was only published until the end of Act II. Joe Kelly's non-linear storytelling and illustrator Bachalo's highly detailed, though somewhat confusing, penciling style received little interest from the majority of comic book reading public. Despite the early cancellation, Bachalo still has a desire to finish the series.
Steampunk tells the story of a poor young fisherman, Cole Blaquesmith, who falls in love with a teacher, Miss Fiona, in the mid-19th century. Fiona is an upper-class woman who cares for the lower classes. Her attempts to educate them is looked upon with disdain by her peers. Fiona gives Cole an education despite his lack of proper manners and his initial lack of interest for literature, or any of the arts. She opens a school for the underprivileged, but it is burned down because teaching the lower classes to think for themselves was very unpopular with those in power.