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Asylum Press Black Powder Series
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Set during the catastrophic New Madrid earthquake of 1812, Black Powder is the story of Robert Young, a former captain in the Barbary Wars and his river journey on America's first steamboat to rescue the woman he loves from a gang of river pirates led by his cutthroat nemesis and former commander, Samuel Mason. En route, he encounters hostile Indians, swashbuckling battles, and several historical figures, all set against the backdrop of an earthquake that sinks islands, reverses the flow of the Mississippi River, and wrenchingly exposes the fractures of a new nation itself. Includes 14 pages of extra concept pages and pencil art exclusive to digital comic.
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Robert Young and his crew set out on the Mississippi River in search of Molly Livingston, who has been captured by the ruthless river pirate Samuel Mason. As they make their way north against the current, they approach hostile indian territory as well as the first in series of terrible earthquakes. Meanwhile, Molly is threatened with rape and death at the hand of Samuel Mason and his gang of cutthroats!
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A Bloody Frontier Adventure!--Chapter 3: Shaky Ground The Bloody Frontier Adventure continues as Young and the crew of the New Orleans arrive at Cave-In-Rock to rescue Molly from the river pirates. But who will rescue them when the very ground begins to split open beneath their feet?
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A Bloody Frontier Adventure!--Chapter 4: Aftershocks. In the aftermath of the last earthquake, Robert and Molly find themselves in the hands of the Shawnee leader Tecumseh, who reveals his prophetic vision of the coming cataclysm. Rendezvousing with rest of the crew at Wolf Island, Molly is reunited with her fiancé Edward. But does she still feel the same about him now that Robert is back? And what dark secrets does this strange river island hide? The bloody frontier adventure continues in Black Powder, issue 4.
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A Bloody Frontier Adventure!-Chapter 5: Scylla and Charybdis. With the crew of the New Orleans being held captive by the pirates on Wolf Island, Young must make a terrible bargain to save them. But how will they all save themselves when the island itself begins to sink in the aftermath of another earthquake? Terrible sacrifices, bitter betrayals, swashbuckling river battles and a giant whirlpool all make this penultimate chapter of the bloody frontier adventure the most exciting installment yet!
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