Dr Grordbort’s Contrapulatronic Dingus Directory (book, Greg Broadmore, 2008
From Death Ray 13. This is a sort of tie-in book to a range of awesome steampunk rayguns made by Weta Workshop. Go to their website, it’s faux-Imperial fun at its best. And if I could afford one of their guns, I’d buy one. Steampunk making par excellence, really.
Greg Broadmore/Dark Horse Comics/£7.00
Steampunk hilarity from those crazy colonial Kiwis
If you like skits on the mores of our world-spanning forebears, and we most certainly do, then you will love Doctor Grordbort’s etc. A tie-in product for Weta Workshop’s Edwardian rayguns, it hails from the same bonkers, 1920’s steampunk universe where mad dogs and madder Englishmen battle Moon-men and shoot endangered Venusian wildlife in the company of scantily clad flappers. Presented in the style of an old-fashioned (though anachronistically full colour) catalogue, handsomely illustrated throughout, the Directory advertises everything from moon-tanks to Bifurnilisers in the jolly amusing, hectoring manner of a late Imperial arse.
And there’s not much more to say than that, but no more needs to be said. Top show.