- Sebastian O
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title= Sebastian O
Steve Yeowell's cover to "Sebastian O" #1
date= May - July, 1993
Grant Morrison Steve Yeowell
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"Sebastian O" is the title of a
comic bookseries written by Grant Morrisonand drawn by Steve Yeowellfor DC's Vertigo imprint, which was published in 1993. Originally published as a three-issue mini-series, it was later published in a trade paperback.
The story, an early example of what became known as
steampunk, tells the story of Sebastian O, a young flamboyant assassinin an alternate history, technologically advanced Victorian era Londonand his attempts to track down whoever condemned him to prison for his moral crimes and transgressive literature.
Trained as an assassin, the world-traveling Sebastian belongs to the Club de Paradis Artificiel, which included the
lesbianGeorge, the pederastAbbe, and Sebastian's current nemesis, Lord Theo Lavender. While certainly morally unsound (he shoots a police officer in cold blood and has his butler feed it to cats) Sebastian is nonetheless a sympathetic characteras he tracks down the whereabouts of Lavender, who betrayed him and had Sebastian locked up in Bedlam for offending Victorian morals.
The series has been collected into a trade paperback:
*"Sebastian O" (with
Grant Morrisonand Steve Yeowell, Vertigo, 3 issue mini-series, 1993, tpb, 2004, 80 pages, Titan, ISBN 1-84023-996-4, Vertigo, ISBN 1-4012-0337-X) [ [http://www.dccomics.com/graphic_novels/?gn=2400 DC Comics trade profile] ]
List of steampunk works
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* [http://www.comics-db.com/DC_Comics/S/Sebastian_O/index.html "Sebastian O"] at the
Big Comic Book DataBase
* [http://www.comicsbulletin.com/reviews/109604210752493.htm Review of the trade] at
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