Oz is hot right now, with Oz the Great and Powerful still in the top five at the box office. And Steampunk is supposed to be a big marketing trend right now. And now, thanks to Arcana, they are coming together in a great new comic called The Steam Engines of Oz. Initially planned as a special to be released on Free Comic Book Day (May 4th), Arcana has since announced that the story will be continuing with an open-ended series starting where the free issue leaves off.

Note for anyone thinking that Oz should never have anything to do with Steampunk: the original Oz books included Tik-Tok, a clockwork man who needed to be wound regularly to function (and who is regarded as one of the first robots in modern literature). If a clockwork man isn’t Steampunk, I don’t know what is.

Take an advanced peak below. And don’t forgot to head to your local comic book store on May 4th to see the whole thing.

[via Flickering Myth]