New York Times bestselling author Kevin Baker is probably a much happier man today than he was yesterday. It’s not every day that you get to boast about your first original graphic novel hitting store shelves. Thanks to DC/Vertigo, TECHLAND has obtained the first 12 pages from Luna Park. I’ve had a copy of LP for a few weeks now and it’s an incredibly well written narrative. Danijel Zezelj’s art is fitting to the era and locale of the story. Enjoy the preview.
Alik Strelnikov lives in the shadow of Coney Island, a world of silenced rides and rusting amusement parks that mock his dreams of becoming a hero. Ten years ago, he traded a brutal existence in the Russian army for the promise of America only to become an enforcer in the Brooklyn mob. Now, he chases his ghosts with all he has left: booze, heroin and his lover, Marina, part-time prostitute and full-time fortune teller. The only way the two of them can escape their miserable fates hinges on a desperate plan that will put them between warring mobs and span a century, from contemporary Coney Island to the Russia of the Second Chechen War to spellbinding 1910s New York.