Trina Robbins’ The Silver Metal Lover, To Be Reprinted After Thirty Years

Posted by July 17, 2017 Comment

Three years ago, Drew Ford launched Dover Comics, an archival line of comics for Dover Publications, that began reprinting a Marvel graphic novel, A Sailor’s Story, by the recently late Sam Glanzman. This was followed by David Michelinie and Bret Blevins Bozz Chronicles, Chuk Dixon and Gary Kwapisz’s Civil War Adventure and Steven Murphy and Michael Zulli’s Puma Blues.

He then left Dover to set up his own imprint with IDW Entertainment, It’s Alive, to continue the mission. And his next book will be Tanith Lee‘s The Silver Metal Lover, adapted and illustrated by the legendary comic book creator Trina Robbins.

One of the earlier graphic novels, it was originally published in 1985, and has been out of print for over 30 years. Until now…

Here are details on the original story.

For sixteen-year-old Jane, life is a mystery she despairs of ever mastering. She and her friends are the idle, pampered children of the privileged class, living in luxury on an Earth remade by natural disaster. Until Jane’s life is changed forever by a chance encounter with a robot minstrel with auburn hair and silver skin, whose songs ignite in her a desperate and inexplicable passion.

Jane is certain that Silver is more than just a machine built to please. And she will give up everything to prove it. So she escapes into the city’s violent, decaying slums to embrace a love bordering on madness. Or is it something more? Has Jane glimpsed in Silver something no one else has dared to see – not even the robot or his creators? A love so perfect it must be destroyed, for no human could ever compete?

(Last Updated July 17, 2017 8:37 am )