Dark Horse to collect Motter’s Electropolis in December 2009

Dean Motter (W/A)
On sale Dec 2
FC, 152 pages
TPB, 6″ x 9″

Menlo Park is a reprogrammed janitor robot working as a private eye on the neon streets of Electra City, a town designed to generate and conduct massive amounts of electricity. Sixteen years after the apparent suicide of his human partner atop the world’s tallest tower, a blond femme fatale gives Menlo some new information about the cause of death. As Menlo and his assistant, Anesta, reopen the case, their journey takes them from Electra’s high society to its dark underbelly.

Clues from zeppelin pilots and shadowy architects alike reveal a connection between Menlo’s partner’s death, a mysterious object called the Astrolabe, and the origins of the city itself.

– A perfect companion to Mister X: Condemned! Visionary artist Dean Motter revisits his unique brand of “antique futurism” in a story full of familiar faces, including a crucial cameo by Mister X himself!

– “The characters are fun, the atmosphere engaging and the artwork gorgeous.”
–The Fourth Rail

This collection includes the four issues of Electopolis originally published in 2001 (1-3) and 2003 (#4) by Image Comics and is the first time the material has been collected in a single volume.