Toshiro is a new graphic novel from Dark Horse by writer Jai Nitz (Dream Thief) and artist Janusz Pawlak. According to Nitz, it’s a mash-up of “Victorian steampunk, alternate history, Lovecraftian monsters, and the magic of Tezuka’s Astro Boy.” The story involved a mechano-samurai named Toshiro who travels back to a Victorian clockwork world, fighting Lovecraftian terrors.
The book comes out in June, but to give it a bit of promo, the Nitz/Pawlak team has re-imagined The beat Herself as a victorian sufragette in this exclusive piece.
I can’t say for certain that had I been born 110 years ago that I would have been marching for the vote, access to reproductive care and other basic rights that women didn’t have in 1914.
But I’m pretty sure I would have.
So consider this my new profile pic!
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.