I read this graphic novel two or three year ago at a Barnes and Noble. It was a newer comic—2014 or later, but not much earlier, I believe.
It centered around a man who makes a time traveling (interdimensional?) device, which is basically a giant rusty metal man, I believe, to try to save his beloved from the leader of these evil shadow creatures called morlochs/morlocks. It's set in an old -timey kind of world, kind of steam-punkish. I do believe however it is heavily based on parts of The Time Machine by H.G. Wells.
I believe he initially builds the giant metal man as some kind of attraction of some sort, and then maybe discovers some kind of mystical properties via alchemy/science/Native American lore. Other than that I'm not sure. I know that he has a crew of three maybe four other people who ride inside the giant metal man's head/chest and one of the is a Native American named "Hawk" or "Crow".
I also know that he somehow
is the head evil morloch demon (you learn he's the reason or cause of all his problems with her)and he's stuck in this never ending loop for messing with time or something like that.
Other than that, all I can recall of the cover or name, I believe it showed the inventor and the giant iron guy and maybe his crew. And for some reason I keep thinking that the name is like the iron Man or the iron fist or steel head or metal tophat ... something that has to do with metaI, but I HONESTLY don't know that for certain at all. Please help. thank you
I know that this sounds very similar to HG Wells The Time Machine graphic novel, but, it is not.
I THINK it was a one off and not part of a series but I'm not sure. Maybe the publisher was Dark Horse or Icon (nowhere near sure).