“LORELEI” MAKES HER GRAPHIC NOVEL DEBUT
Seductive Succubus Battles Murderous Cult to Save the World
“Steve Roman’s Lorelei is sexy, wild, and entertaining! A page-turner with a real punch.”—Elizabeth Massie, two-time Bram Stoker Award–winning author of Sineater
She stalks the streets of New York: a redheaded angel of vengeance named Lorelei, who preys on those who would prey on the weak. As deadly as she is beautiful, she takes from evildoers the one thing for which they no longer have a use: their souls. And now she’s ready to face her greatest challenge: the graphic novel market!
LORELEI: SECTS AND THE CITY (ISBN 978-0-9841741-3-3) is a Mature Readers graphic novel written by bestselling author Steven A. Roman (X-Men: The Chaos Engine Trilogy, The Saga of Pandora Zwieback), with art by Eliseu Gouveia (The Phantom, Infiniteens), Steve Geiger (Web of Spider-Man, Incredible Hulk), and Neil Vokes (Flesh and Blood, The Black Forest). Its heroine is a former photographer who, through supernatural means, has been transformed into a succubus: a sexual demon who steals the souls of evildoers. In this adventure, Lori must prevent an ancient cult from opening a gateway that will allow the monstrous Old Gods they worship to return—and possibly destroy the Earth.
“At its heart, Lorelei is a tribute to 1970s and ’80s horror comics and movies,” Roman explained. “Her stories have supernatural elements, sure, and there’s some nudity and adult themes—Lori is a succubus, after all—but her adventures are character-driven, with a heavy dose of sarcasm and humor. And receiving encouragement over the years from people like original Vampirella publisher James Warren and comic artists like Esteban Maroto and Tom Sutton, as well as from Vampirella’s creator, Forrest J Ackerman, has meant a lot to me. I think horror fans will enjoy Lori’s inaugural graphic-novel adventure as much as those creators did.”
Lorelei: Sects and the City—which also features cover art by Esteban Maroto (Zatanna: Come Together), a one-page history of succubi by Ernie Colon (Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld), and pinups by Louis Small Jr. (Vampirella) and the late Tom Sutton (Ghost Rider)—is currently available for order from online and brick-and-mortar bookstores, comic shops, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and the StarWarp Concepts Web site. Retailers can obtain the graphic novel through StarWarp Concept’s distributor, Ingram Book Company.
For ordering information, as well as information on other StarWarp Concepts titles, please visit www.StarwarpConcepts.com.
RAVE REVIEWS FOR LORELEI: SECTS AND THE CITY:
“Lorelei, you’ve cast your spell o’er this guy!”—Forrest J Ackerman, creator of Vampirella and Famous Monsters of Filmland
“I wish you good luck and good acceptance. I like the graphics, and the story is exciting!”—James Warren, legendary publisher of Creepy, Eerie, Vampirella, and Famous Monsters of Filmland
“Kudos to Roman for capturing the essence of 1970s fare like Vampirella. Filled with ghouls, chicks, and strong artwork, this is a title that might’ve piqued Hammer Studios’ interest back in the day.”—Dread Central
“Steve Roman takes the Vampirella mold and runs with it, giving a well-written story some genuine chills and equally nice human moments between the characters.”—Severe Magazine
About the Author:
Steven A. Roman is the author of The Saga of Pandora Zwieback novels, as well as X-Men: The Chaos Engine Trilogy and Final Destination: Dead Man’s Hand. His graphic novel and comic book work includes Stan Lee’s Alexa and Sunn, and his short horror fiction has appeared in a number of anthologies, including If I Were an Evil Overlord, Best New Zombie Tales 2, and Tales of the Shadowmen 4: Lords of Terror.
About the Graphic Novel:
Lorelei: Sects and the City
Written by Steven A. Roman
Art by Eliseu Gouveia, Steve Geiger, Neil Vokes, and Ernie Colon
Published by StarWarp Concepts
152 pages, trade paperback (5.5” x 8.5”)
Price: $12.95 U.S.
LORELEI ™ and © Steven A. Roman. All rights reserved.