Victorian (comics)

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The Victorian
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Publication information
Publisher Penny-Farthing Press
Schedule Irregular
Format Ongoing series
Genre
Publication date March 1999 - 2004
Number of issues 25
Creative team
Writer(s) Trainor Houghton
Len Wein
Creator(s) Trainor Houghton
Collected editions
Act I: Self Realization ISBN 0-9673683-1-6
Act II: Self-Immolation ISBN 0967368383

The Victorian is a 25-issue comic book series published by Penny-Farthing Press and starting in 1999. The brainchild of creator Trainor Houghton, the series included a number of notable script writers and illustrators, including Len Wein, Glen Orbik and Howard Chaykin.

Plot[edit]

The story deals with two men, both of them more than 100 years old thanks to an anti-aging serum, both of them members of a secret society devoted to the teachings of Nietzsche. Over time, one of the men becomes convinced the world would be a better place if it were reduced to chaos so that he can take over as its savior; the other dons superhero-like armor and suit and assembles a team of followers to fight his old friend.

Collected editions[edit]

Penny-Farthing Press has released the entire run of the series in a series of five trade paperbacks:

  • Act I: Self Realization (collects The Victorian #1-7, 192 pages, December 1999, ISBN 0-9673683-1-6)
  • Act II: Self-Immolation (collects The Victorian #8-13, 192 pages, March 2002, ISBN 0-9673683-8-3)
  • Act III: Self-Estrangement (coolects The Victorian #14-18)
  • Act IV: Self-Overcoming(collects The Victorian #19-22)
  • Act V: Self-Exsoulment (collects The Victorian #23-25)

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