The ground-breaking series from Ian Edginton and D'Israeli is collected in this the first of two volumes. Starting with their visionary adaptation of the original novel, the collection also includes the first of three sequel stories set a decade after the Martian invasion. Great Britain has cannibalised Martian technology and now Hansom cabs scuttle along on multi-limbed crab legs, and the Martian heat-ray has become the weapon with which the British Empire dominates the world. When the bodies of several young women are found washed up on the banks of the Thames Captain Robert Autumn, retired solider and adventurer,and his former Sergeant-Major Archie Currie are drawn into a mystery that leads them from gin palaces to the corridors of power and the very Hall of the Martian King.
Ian Edginton is a New York Times bestselling author and multiple Eisner Award nominee. His recent titles include the green apocalypse saga Hinterkind for DC/Vertigo. Steed and Mrs Peel for BOOM, The steam and clock-punk series Stickleback, Ampney Crucis Investigates and Brass Sun for 2000 AD. Game properties, Dead Space: Liberation and The Evil Within for Titan Books and the audio adventure Torchwood: Army of One for the BBC. He has adapted books by bestselling novelists Robert Muchamore (CHERUBS) and Children's Laureate, Malorie Blackman (NOUGHTS & CROSSES). In addition he has adapted the complete canon of Sherlock Holmes novels into a series of graphic novels for Self Made Hero, as well writing several volumes of Holmes apocrypha entitled The Victorian Undead. He lives and works in England. D'Israeli: Under the pen name D'Israeli, Matt Brooker has been a comic artist since 1988. He is perhaps best known for his collaborations with writer Ian Edginton, including Leviathan, Kingdom of the Wicked, The War of the Worlds, Scarlet Traces, Leviathan and Batman. Other career highlights include work on Sandman, collaborations with Warren Ellis, including Lazarus Churchyard and the cryptic SVK, and his colouring on the later Miracleman stories, to which he'll be returning in 2015. Since 2003, he's been a regular contributor to 2000 AD, mostly as series artist on Stickleback with Ian Edginton and Low Life with Rob Williams. His and Rob's creator owned series, Ordinary, was published in the Megazine and will be available as a graphic novel in Autumn 2014. He lives in Nottingham, UK and wishes he had a cat.