Published on June 4th, 2013 | by Richard Boom
Greg Rucka Kickstarts Lady Sabre & The Pirates of the Ineffable Aether Vol. 1
Lady Sabre & The Pirates of the Ineffable Aether is a webcomic created by Eisner Award winners Rick Burchett (The Batman and Robin Adventures, The Superman Adventures, Blackhawk, She-Hulk) and Greg Rucka (Whiteout, Stumptown, The Punisher, Detective Comics, Queen & Country, Alpha). Rick handles the beautiful art and Greg provides the story and the words. The whole work is overseen by editor, designer, and web-guru Eric Newsom.
Lady Sabre’s world is one of danger, adventure, and deception, filled with clockwork monstrosities, dire magic, and noble hearts. It is a world flavored by Victorian England and late 19th century Europe and the Old West. It is a world of cannon fire and steel meeting steel, brass gears meshing seamlessly with steam-driven pistons, a world of passion and humor and a dash of romance.
As for Rick and Greg, they met many a year ago while working for DC Comics, putting the Dark Knight through his paces atop the roofs of Gotham. A long friendship was born in the discovery that they shared many of the same passions in comics and novels and movies. They loved westerns, pulps, steampunk, sci-fi, serials, you name it, they dug it. Very early on, they decided they needed a place to tell stories all their own, full of the glee and joy that infused so many of their shared influences. Ultimately, they created the Lady Sabre webcomic as a means to that end, a way to pursue the characters and stories they wanted to tell, without restraint or censure.