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20th Feb '18 9:45:19 PM Breakerchase
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* The ''Hikūshi'' light novels with their emphasis on World War II-style air combat:
** ''LightNovel/ToAruHikushiENoTsuioku''
** ''LightNovel/ToaruHikushiENoKoiuta''
** ''LightNovel/ToaruHikushiENoSeiyaku''
7th Feb '18 4:27:22 AM Piterpicher
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* The planet Saraksh in ''Literature/PrisonersOfPower'' (1969), one of the NoonUniverse novels of the Creator/StrugatskyBrothers. There are several dieselpunk HumanAliens civilizations in the series. Practically all of them are FantasticAesop attempts at GettingCrapPastTheRadar about the state of Soviet society and the military during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar era. One particularly disturbing case was the ironically-codenamed planet "Hope", which suffered from a severely polluted environment for years and was struck one day by a mysterious DepopulationBomb. It's been a RuinsOfTheModernAge ScavengerWorld ever since.

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* The planet Saraksh in ''Literature/PrisonersOfPower'' (1969), one of the NoonUniverse Franchise/NoonUniverse novels of the Creator/StrugatskyBrothers. There are several dieselpunk HumanAliens civilizations in the series. Practically all of them are FantasticAesop attempts at GettingCrapPastTheRadar about the state of Soviet society and the military during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar era. One particularly disturbing case was the ironically-codenamed planet "Hope", which suffered from a severely polluted environment for years and was struck one day by a mysterious DepopulationBomb. It's been a RuinsOfTheModernAge ScavengerWorld ever since.
2nd Feb '18 4:28:46 AM jormis29
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* ''TabletopGame/WeirdWars'' (2001), a little-known UsefulNotes/WorldWarII equivalent of ''TabletopGames/{{Deadlands}}'' .

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* ''TabletopGame/WeirdWars'' (2001), a little-known UsefulNotes/WorldWarII equivalent of ''TabletopGames/{{Deadlands}}'' .''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'' .
27th Jan '18 4:29:38 PM nombretomado
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* The WesternAnimation/SupermanTheatricalCartoons (1941-1943) by MaxAndDaveFleischer. Also instrumental in solidifying the RaygunGothic aesthetic.

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* The WesternAnimation/SupermanTheatricalCartoons (1941-1943) by MaxAndDaveFleischer.Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer. Also instrumental in solidifying the RaygunGothic aesthetic.
22nd Jan '18 10:47:46 PM Benjayman
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* ''Literature/TheAngaranChronicles'' ''current'' timeline is set on the continent of Angara during their Industrial Revolution the technological level being at our 1940s. But with elves and dwarves. The novella ''[[https://www.wattpad.com/story/123095410-the-angaran-chronicles-hamar-noir/ Hamar Noir]]'' is ''Diesel Noir.'' Although set during their Victorian era.
15th Jan '18 7:46:13 PM 64SuperNintendo
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Anime/RoyalSpaceForceTheWingsOfHonneamise'' (1987) shows an early UsefulNotes/ColdWar era version of this trope.[[/index]]
* Some of the Creator/StudioGhibli films take place in a mythical Diesel Deco-style Europe: [[index]]
** ''Anime/CastleInTheSky'' (1986). The [[StateSec villains]] are [[BigFancyCastle based]] [[CoolAirship around]] this trope, while the heroes are more rooted in SteamPunk.
** ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService'' (1989)
** ''Anime/PorcoRosso'' (1992) takes place in a fictionalized Mediterranean setting between WWI and WWII. Besides (possibly) fictional use of air pirates and the magical realist-style presentation of Porco's being a pig, ''Porco Rosso'' incorporates historically accurate cues that indicate Italy is about to come under UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini's leadership.
** ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'' (2004)
* ''Anime/SuperAtragon'' (1995): The [[MilitaryMashupMachine undersea-battleship ''Ra'']] is a superbly rendered piece of dieselpunk technology and style, plowing the seas of the modern world.
* ''Anime/JinRohTheWolfBrigade'' (1999)
* ''Anime/TheBigO'' (1999-2000)
* ''Anime/{{Metropolis}}'' (2001), also the manga by Creator/OsamuTezuka.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' (2001-2010), a rare combination of dieselpunk and {{Magitek}}.
* ''Anime/LastExile'' (2003) combines dieselpunk with SteamPunk.
* ''Manga/BlackCat'' (2005-2006) has modern technology pop up, but the setting overall has a very Diesel Punk aesthetic and feel to it.
* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}!'' (2007), also the book.
* ''Anime/XamdLostMemories'' (2008-2009)
* ''Anime/TheSkyCrawlers'' (2008) depicts a future in which war has been eliminated, but corporations wage a continual war using clones and WWII-style aircraft for the public's amusement.
* ''Anime/{{REDLINE}}'' (2010) is a mix of SpaceOpera and a load of dieselpunk elements.
* ''Anime/{{Despera}}'', a project by Creator/YoshitoshiAbe seems to be taking place in a setting like this.
* ''Anime/{{Texhnolyze}}'' is a mixture of dieselpunk aesthetics and CyberPunk technology.
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[[folder:Art]]
* Polish painter [[http://jakubsan.tumblr.com/ Jakub Rozalski]] uses his paintings to document the 1920 Polish-Soviet War, but with giant mechs and... [[BearsAreBadNews bears]]?!
* A Website/{{Pixiv}} artist known as [[IHaveManyNames coh, N&S, and k.y.]] has created a series called "[[https://danbooru.donmai.us/posts?tags=mars_expedition Mars]] [[http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?id=2981724 Expedition]]", featuring girls wearing [[CoolHelmet various headgear with false animal ears on them]], alongside [[ZettaiRyouiki various]] [[DangerouslyShortSkirt other]] {{Moe}} tropes, [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons repres]][[UsefulNotes/WeAreNotTheWehrmacht enting]] [[UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets several]] [[UsefulNotes/ChineseWithChopperSupport countries]] [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships from]] [[UsefulNotes/GaulsWithGrenades throughout]] [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks the]] [[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun world]], all with a very WWII-style dieselpunk look to them.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:ComicBooks]]
* ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'' (1931-), even at the time of its creation, included sci-fi elements that made it influential on dieselpunk.
* Several comics by Dean Motter including:
** ''Mister X'' (1984-1990)
** ''Terminal City'' (1996-1998)
** ''Electropolis'' (2001-2002)
* ''ComicBook/SandmanMysteryTheatre'' (1993-1999) brought us a GrimDark pulp superhero fighting serial killers and bizarre menaces in a 1930s CityNoir.
* ''Comicbook/{{Hellboy}}'' (1993-) and its spinoffs such as ''LobsterJohnson''. And ''ComicBook/{{BPRD}}'' (2002-)
* ''ComicBook/AstroCity'' (1995-2010)
* ''The Nevermen'' (2000, 2003) features mechanically enhanced '40s-era fighters keeping [[CityNoir the city]] safe from crazed supervillains.
* ''Iron and the Maiden'' (2007)
* ''ComicBook/AtomicRobo'' (2007-) is a walking incarnation of this trope who's matured over the decades (he's been punching all kinds of strangeness in the face since the 30's) into an all-around ScienceHero.
* ''ComicBook/IgnitionCity'' (2009)
* ComicBook/FirstWaveDCU (2009-2010) is a cross between Diesel Noir and TwoFistedTales, with many of the PulpMagazine heroes crossing over with newspaper comics' ComicBook/TheSpirit and [[Franchise/{{Batman}} another guy from the Thirties]].
* ''Marvel Noir'':
** ''Iron Man Noir'' (2010), featuring Tony Stark's "repulsor pump" pacemaker, the Comicbook/IronMan armor itself, and Baron Stucker's lightning-hurling PowerFist -- not to mention background stuff like the sleek super zeppelins. It's unique among the ''Noir'' stories for not even trying to be realistic.
** ''X-Man Noir'' is the least fantastic of the ''Marvel Noir'' settings, but introduces one dieselpunk element in the story ''Mark of Cain'', the Office of National Emergency's [[ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld Dirigi]]-[[ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} Carrier]].
* ''ComicBook/CarbonGrey'' (2011-)
* ''Dust'' by Paolo Parente, the inspiration for the Dust series of TableTopGames below.
* ''ComicBook/{{Rork}}'' (1984-2012)
* ''ComicBook/TysonHessesDiesel'' (2015)
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Anime/RoyalSpaceForceTheWingsOfHonneamise'' (1987) shows an early UsefulNotes/ColdWar era version of this trope.[[/index]]
* Some of the Creator/StudioGhibli films take place in a mythical Diesel Deco-style Europe: [[index]]
** ''Anime/CastleInTheSky'' (1986). The [[StateSec villains]] are [[BigFancyCastle based]] [[CoolAirship around]] this trope, while the heroes are more rooted in SteamPunk.
** ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService'' (1989)
** ''Anime/PorcoRosso'' (1992) takes place in a fictionalized Mediterranean setting between WWI and WWII. Besides (possibly) fictional use of air pirates and the magical realist-style presentation of Porco's being a pig, ''Porco Rosso'' incorporates historically accurate cues that indicate Italy is about to come under UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini's leadership.
** ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'' (2004)
* ''Anime/SuperAtragon'' (1995): The [[MilitaryMashupMachine undersea-battleship ''Ra'']] is a superbly rendered piece of dieselpunk technology and style, plowing the seas of the modern world.
* ''Anime/JinRohTheWolfBrigade'' (1999)
* ''Anime/TheBigO'' (1999-2000)
* ''Anime/{{Metropolis}}'' (2001), also the manga by Creator/OsamuTezuka.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' (2001-2010), a rare combination of dieselpunk and {{Magitek}}.
* ''Anime/LastExile'' (2003) combines dieselpunk with SteamPunk.
* ''Manga/BlackCat'' (2005-2006) has modern technology pop up, but the setting overall has a very Diesel Punk aesthetic and feel to it.
* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}!'' (2007), also the book.
* ''Anime/XamdLostMemories'' (2008-2009)
* ''Anime/TheSkyCrawlers'' (2008) depicts a future in which war has been eliminated, but corporations wage a continual war using clones and WWII-style aircraft for the public's amusement.
* ''Anime/{{REDLINE}}'' (2010) is a mix of SpaceOpera and a load of dieselpunk elements.
* ''Anime/{{Despera}}'', a project by Creator/YoshitoshiAbe seems to be taking place in a setting like this.
* ''Anime/{{Texhnolyze}}'' is a mixture of dieselpunk aesthetics and CyberPunk technology.

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Anime/RoyalSpaceForceTheWingsOfHonneamise'' (1987) shows an early UsefulNotes/ColdWar era version of this trope.[[/index]]
* Some of the Creator/StudioGhibli films take place in a mythical Diesel Deco-style Europe: [[index]]
** ''Anime/CastleInTheSky'' (1986). The [[StateSec villains]] are [[BigFancyCastle based]] [[CoolAirship around]] this trope, while the heroes are more rooted in SteamPunk.
** ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService'' (1989)
** ''Anime/PorcoRosso'' (1992) takes place in a fictionalized Mediterranean setting between WWI and WWII. Besides (possibly) fictional use of air pirates and the magical realist-style presentation of Porco's being a pig, ''Porco Rosso'' incorporates historically accurate cues that indicate Italy is about to come under UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini's leadership.
** ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'' (2004)
* ''Anime/SuperAtragon'' (1995): The [[MilitaryMashupMachine undersea-battleship ''Ra'']] is a superbly rendered piece of dieselpunk technology and style, plowing the seas of the modern world.
* ''Anime/JinRohTheWolfBrigade'' (1999)
* ''Anime/TheBigO'' (1999-2000)
* ''Anime/{{Metropolis}}'' (2001), also the manga by Creator/OsamuTezuka.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' (2001-2010), a rare combination of dieselpunk and {{Magitek}}.
* ''Anime/LastExile'' (2003) combines dieselpunk with SteamPunk.
* ''Manga/BlackCat'' (2005-2006) has modern technology pop up, but the setting overall has a very Diesel Punk aesthetic and feel to it.
* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}!'' (2007), also the book.
* ''Anime/XamdLostMemories'' (2008-2009)
* ''Anime/TheSkyCrawlers'' (2008) depicts a future in
Arguably, ''Literature/AtlasShrugged'' (1957) which war has been eliminated, but corporations wage a continual war using clones and WWII-style aircraft for the public's amusement.
* ''Anime/{{REDLINE}}'' (2010) is a mix of SpaceOpera and a load of dieselpunk elements.
* ''Anime/{{Despera}}'', a project by Creator/YoshitoshiAbe
seems to be taking place in an AlternateUniverse [[TheForties 1940s]] where WWII never happened, most of the world went Communist, and ''someone'' invented, then destroyed, a futuristic power generator that converts atmospheric static electricity into direct current. The setting like this.qualifies, but the theme is D'Punk inside out, with typical protagonist/antagonist roles reversed.
* The planet Saraksh in ''Literature/PrisonersOfPower'' (1969), one of the NoonUniverse novels of the Creator/StrugatskyBrothers. There are several dieselpunk HumanAliens civilizations in the series. Practically all of them are FantasticAesop attempts at GettingCrapPastTheRadar about the state of Soviet society and the military during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar era. One particularly disturbing case was the ironically-codenamed planet "Hope", which suffered from a severely polluted environment for years and was struck one day by a mysterious DepopulationBomb. It's been a RuinsOfTheModernAge ScavengerWorld ever since.
* ''Literature/TheIronDream'' (1972) by Creator/NormanSpinrad
* Creator/IanMcDonald's ''Literature/DesolationRoad'' (1988) and ''Ares Express'' (2001) are a mix of this, DesertPunk and Cyberpunk with the non-city areas being Desert Punk and the cities being a mix of Diesel and Cyber.
* ''Literature/DocSidhe'' (1995, 2001) by Creator/AaronAllston mixes dieselpunk with UrbanFantasy
* Taylor Anderson's ''Literature/{{Destroyermen}}'' (2008-) series is this mixed with OceanPunk. Its titular heroes are the crew of a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII destroyer that gets transported via a time-space rift to the Pacific Ocean of an Earth where [[AlternateHistory the dinosaur-killing asteroid never hit and evolution took a different course]].
* Jonathan L. Howard's ''Johannes Cabal'' series straddles this and Steam Punk.

* ''Anime/{{Texhnolyze}}'' ** The first book, ''Literature/JohannesCabalTheNecromancer'' (2009) is a mixture more Steam.
** The second book, ''Literature/JohannesCabalTheDetective'' (2010) is more Deco Diesel.
* Though ''Literature/{{Leviathan}}'' (2009) by ScottWesterfeld is definitely in the SteamPunk genre by how it's presented and what kind
of story it is, the Clanker technology is more dieselpunk, as they frequently use gas, oil, kerosene, and diesel, not just steam. Also, the Darwist's "beasties" are a good example of BioPunk.
* The novel ''Literature/BitterSeeds'' (2010) by Ian Tregillis , which is set during a UsefulNotes/WW2 where psychic Nazi supers fight demon-summoning British blood-sorcerers. Quite [[DarkerAndEdgier GrimDark]].
* ''[[Literature/ClockworkCentury Dreadnought]]'' (2010) by Cherie Priest. Thanks to the Republic of Texas discovering oil fifty years early, the Confederates are quite proud of their '[[HumongousMecha walker]]' which runs on diesel as opposed to the steam-driven Union mecha. Coal-diesel engines are also used by paddlesteamers and the eponymous CoolTrain.
* ''TheGhost2010'' by George Mann takes place in a world that is moving from SteamPunk (coal driven cars, airships) to this (biplanes with rocket boosters) with hints of RayGunGothic (holographic statues and videophones).
* ''Iskriget (The Ice War)'' (2011) by Swedish SF author Anders Blixt is an "antarctic" spy adventure taking place in an alternate 1940, in which German and Czech republicans rebel against the heavy-handed rule of the Habsburg emperor. It includes, among other genre attributes, diesel-electric Miyazaki-style cloudships and ice juggernauts.
* ''Empire State'' (2012) by Adam Christopher is this taking place across several dimensions and times and combines Noir with Weird War as the eponymous Empire State is in a never ending war with a mysterious Enemy.
* The flashback segments of Creator/NickHarkaway's ''Literature/{{Angelmaker}}'' have elements of this, particularly the train and submarine used by Edie's employers.
* The ''Literature/TalesOfTheKettyJay'' take place in a {{Magitek}}
dieselpunk aesthetics world of airships and CyberPunk technology. jet fighters.
* Larry Correia's ''Literature/GrimnoirChronicles'' combines this, magic wielding mutants called Actives and AlternateHistory.
* A major part of ''Ack Ack Macaque'' by Gareth L. Powell is a MMPORG starring the title character set in a Weird War WWII featuring things like tripod tanks and Nazi ninjas.
* ''Literature/ShatteredContinent''.
* Near the end of ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'', the heroic Victorian state has banned most all technology not in common use by the 1930s, but still develops cold fusion and various Tesla-tech. They also make extensive use of zepplins.
* As with all subgenres, there is a ''Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk'', edited by Sean Wallace.
* Creator/BruceSterling's novella, ''Pirate Utopia'' takes place in the city-state of Fiume, along the Italian/Yugoslavian border shortly after WWI, an anarchistic enclave where they experiment with death rays and radio guided missiles.



[[folder:Art]]
* Polish painter [[http://jakubsan.tumblr.com/ Jakub Rozalski]] uses his paintings to document the 1920 Polish-Soviet War, but with giant mechs and... [[BearsAreBadNews bears]]?!
* A Website/{{Pixiv}} artist known as [[IHaveManyNames coh, N&S, and k.y.]] has created a series called "[[https://danbooru.donmai.us/posts?tags=mars_expedition Mars]] [[http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?id=2981724 Expedition]]", featuring girls wearing [[CoolHelmet various headgear with false animal ears on them]], alongside [[ZettaiRyouiki various]] [[DangerouslyShortSkirt other]] {{Moe}} tropes, [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons repres]][[UsefulNotes/WeAreNotTheWehrmacht enting]] [[UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets several]] [[UsefulNotes/ChineseWithChopperSupport countries]] [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships from]] [[UsefulNotes/GaulsWithGrenades throughout]] [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks the]] [[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun world]], all with a very WWII-style dieselpunk look to them.

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[[folder:Art]]
[[folder:LiveActionTV]]
* Polish painter [[http://jakubsan.tumblr.com/ Jakub Rozalski]] uses his paintings to document ''Series/TalesOfTheGoldMonkey'' (1982-1983), a single-season series from TheEighties of the 1920 Polish-Soviet War, but with giant mechs and... [[BearsAreBadNews bears]]?!
* A Website/{{Pixiv}} artist known as [[IHaveManyNames coh, N&S,
Deco and k.y.]] has TwoFistedTales variety.
* In a ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' (2008-) episode, Brown Betty had a world straight out of the 1950s, yet everyone was using ({{Retraux}}) cell phones and computers. And Walter's lap took it UpToEleven.
* ''Series/{{Caprica}}'' (2010): Creator/{{Syfy}}'s ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' {{spinoff}} is a mix of dieselpunk and {{cyberpunk}}. The in-story virtual game "New Cap City", which plays an important role in the series is pure Diesel Punk of the Noir variety.
* In 2010, Toyota
created a an ad series called "[[https://danbooru.donmai.us/posts?tags=mars_expedition Mars]] for their Avalon series that were decidedly dieselpunk. The first, [[http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?id=2981724 Expedition]]", featuring girls youtube.com/watch?v=d7fgIQatJlo "Train,"]] was set in an art deco train station (complete with a Twentieth Century Limited-inspired locomotive), where the characters are wearing [[CoolHelmet various headgear 1940s-inspired clothes and a cover of Mr. Sandman by Music/{{Pomplamoose}} plays in the background. The second, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGn09UWkjyE "Plane,"]] depicted men and women in 1940s-inspired aviation uniforms as a Douglas DC-3 flew in the background.
* A 2013 {{mockumentary}} on Creator/TheHistoryChannel called "The Great Martian War" blended film footage from World War One
with false animal ears CG of Martian tripods. [[http://vimeo.com/107454954 Watch some footage of it here.]] There was also a video game based on them]], alongside [[ZettaiRyouiki various]] [[DangerouslyShortSkirt other]] {{Moe}} tropes, [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons repres]][[UsefulNotes/WeAreNotTheWehrmacht enting]] [[UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets several]] [[UsefulNotes/ChineseWithChopperSupport countries]] [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships from]] [[UsefulNotes/GaulsWithGrenades throughout]] [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks the]] [[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun world]], all with a very WWII-style dieselpunk look to them.the film.



[[folder:ComicBooks]]
* ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'' (1931-), even at the time of its creation, included sci-fi elements that made it influential on dieselpunk.
* Several comics by Dean Motter including:
** ''Mister X'' (1984-1990)
** ''Terminal City'' (1996-1998)
** ''Electropolis'' (2001-2002)
* ''ComicBook/SandmanMysteryTheatre'' (1993-1999) brought us a GrimDark pulp superhero fighting serial killers and bizarre menaces in a 1930s CityNoir.
* ''Comicbook/{{Hellboy}}'' (1993-) and its spinoffs such as ''LobsterJohnson''. And ''ComicBook/{{BPRD}}'' (2002-)
* ''ComicBook/AstroCity'' (1995-2010)
* ''The Nevermen'' (2000, 2003) features mechanically enhanced '40s-era fighters keeping [[CityNoir the city]] safe from crazed supervillains.
* ''Iron and the Maiden'' (2007)
* ''ComicBook/AtomicRobo'' (2007-) is a walking incarnation of this trope who's matured over the decades (he's been punching all kinds of strangeness in the face since the 30's) into an all-around ScienceHero.
* ''ComicBook/IgnitionCity'' (2009)
* ComicBook/FirstWaveDCU (2009-2010) is a cross between Diesel Noir and TwoFistedTales, with many of the PulpMagazine heroes crossing over with newspaper comics' ComicBook/TheSpirit and [[Franchise/{{Batman}} another guy from the Thirties]].
* ''Marvel Noir'':
** ''Iron Man Noir'' (2010), featuring Tony Stark's "repulsor pump" pacemaker, the Comicbook/IronMan armor itself, and Baron Stucker's lightning-hurling PowerFist -- not to mention background stuff like the sleek super zeppelins. It's unique among the ''Noir'' stories for not even trying to be realistic.
** ''X-Man Noir'' is the least fantastic of the ''Marvel Noir'' settings, but introduces one dieselpunk element in the story ''Mark of Cain'', the Office of National Emergency's [[ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld Dirigi]]-[[ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} Carrier]].
* ''ComicBook/CarbonGrey'' (2011-)
* ''Dust'' by Paolo Parente, the inspiration for the Dust series of TableTopGames below.
* ''ComicBook/{{Rork}}'' (1984-2012)
* ''ComicBook/TysonHessesDiesel'' (2015)

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[[folder:ComicBooks]]
[[folder:Music]]
* ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'' (1931-), even at The emerging musical genre known as ElectroSwing captures the time essence of its creation, included sci-fi elements that made it influential on dieselpunk.
* Several comics by Dean Motter including:
** ''Mister X'' (1984-1990)
** ''Terminal City'' (1996-1998)
** ''Electropolis'' (2001-2002)
* ''ComicBook/SandmanMysteryTheatre'' (1993-1999) brought us a GrimDark pulp superhero fighting serial killers and bizarre menaces in a 1930s CityNoir.
* ''Comicbook/{{Hellboy}}'' (1993-) and its spinoffs such as ''LobsterJohnson''. And ''ComicBook/{{BPRD}}'' (2002-)
* ''ComicBook/AstroCity'' (1995-2010)
* ''The Nevermen'' (2000, 2003) features mechanically enhanced '40s-era fighters keeping [[CityNoir the city]] safe from crazed supervillains.
* ''Iron and the Maiden'' (2007)
* ''ComicBook/AtomicRobo'' (2007-) is a walking incarnation of this trope who's matured over the decades (he's been punching all kinds of strangeness in the face since the 30's) into an all-around ScienceHero.
* ''ComicBook/IgnitionCity'' (2009)
* ComicBook/FirstWaveDCU (2009-2010) is a cross between Diesel Noir and TwoFistedTales, with many of the PulpMagazine heroes crossing over with newspaper comics' ComicBook/TheSpirit and [[Franchise/{{Batman}} another guy from the Thirties]].
* ''Marvel Noir'':
** ''Iron Man Noir'' (2010), featuring Tony Stark's "repulsor pump" pacemaker, the Comicbook/IronMan armor itself, and Baron Stucker's lightning-hurling PowerFist -- not to mention background stuff like the sleek super zeppelins. It's unique among the ''Noir'' stories for not even trying to be realistic.
** ''X-Man Noir'' is the least fantastic of the ''Marvel Noir'' settings, but introduces one
dieselpunk element through remixing vintage jazz-style music and swing with modern technology and house beats.
* The video for Music/MichaelJackson's ''Smooth Criminal'' was very dieselpunk, set in a speakeasy with flappers and gangsters, but with a lot of punk attitude and fantastic goings-on.
* The video for Lady Gaga's ''Alejandro'' is one-sixth this, one-sixth HoYay, one-sixth ThoseWackyNazis, and the rest is you know... [[SignatureStyle Lady Gaga]].
* Music/PostmodernJukebox creates covers of modern songs
in the story ''Mark styles of Cain'', the Office 1910s-1950s.
* Music/{{Therion}}'s music video for "Initials BB" features dirigible battleships over what appears to be London, with ranks
of National Emergency's [[ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld Dirigi]]-[[ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} Carrier]].
scantily clad [[PuttingOnTheReich Germanic-uniformed]] women marching (and inexplicably [[FanService flashing their breasts]]).
* ''ComicBook/CarbonGrey'' (2011-)
* ''Dust'' by Paolo Parente,
Music/ElectricLightOrchestra's music video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkekqVPIc2M Hold On Tight]]" is a fourth wall-breaking tribute to pulp serials of the inspiration for the Dust series of TableTopGames below.
* ''ComicBook/{{Rork}}'' (1984-2012)
* ''ComicBook/TysonHessesDiesel'' (2015)
30s and 40s.



[[folder:Literature]]
* Arguably, ''Literature/AtlasShrugged'' (1957) which seems to be taking place in an AlternateUniverse [[TheForties 1940s]] where WWII never happened, most of the world went Communist, and ''someone'' invented, then destroyed, a futuristic power generator that converts atmospheric static electricity into direct current. The setting qualifies, but the theme is D'Punk inside out, with typical protagonist/antagonist roles reversed.
* The planet Saraksh in ''Literature/PrisonersOfPower'' (1969), one of the NoonUniverse novels of the Creator/StrugatskyBrothers. There are several dieselpunk HumanAliens civilizations in the series. Practically all of them are FantasticAesop attempts at GettingCrapPastTheRadar about the state of Soviet society and the military during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar era. One particularly disturbing case was the ironically-codenamed planet "Hope", which suffered from a severely polluted environment for years and was struck one day by a mysterious DepopulationBomb. It's been a RuinsOfTheModernAge ScavengerWorld ever since.
* ''Literature/TheIronDream'' (1972) by Creator/NormanSpinrad
* Creator/IanMcDonald's ''Literature/DesolationRoad'' (1988) and ''Ares Express'' (2001) are a mix of this, DesertPunk and Cyberpunk with the non-city areas being Desert Punk and the cities being a mix of Diesel and Cyber.
* ''Literature/DocSidhe'' (1995, 2001) by Creator/AaronAllston mixes dieselpunk with UrbanFantasy
* Taylor Anderson's ''Literature/{{Destroyermen}}'' (2008-) series is this mixed with OceanPunk. Its titular heroes are the crew of a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII destroyer that gets transported via a time-space rift to the Pacific Ocean of an Earth where [[AlternateHistory the dinosaur-killing asteroid never hit and evolution took a different course]].
* Jonathan L. Howard's ''Johannes Cabal'' series straddles this and Steam Punk.
** The first book, ''Literature/JohannesCabalTheNecromancer'' (2009) is more Steam.
** The second book, ''Literature/JohannesCabalTheDetective'' (2010) is more Deco Diesel.
* Though ''Literature/{{Leviathan}}'' (2009) by ScottWesterfeld is definitely in the SteamPunk genre by how it's presented and what kind of story it is, the Clanker technology is more dieselpunk, as they frequently use gas, oil, kerosene, and diesel, not just steam. Also, the Darwist's "beasties" are a good example of BioPunk.
* The novel ''Literature/BitterSeeds'' (2010) by Ian Tregillis , which is set during a UsefulNotes/WW2 where psychic Nazi supers fight demon-summoning British blood-sorcerers. Quite [[DarkerAndEdgier GrimDark]].
* ''[[Literature/ClockworkCentury Dreadnought]]'' (2010) by Cherie Priest. Thanks to the Republic of Texas discovering oil fifty years early, the Confederates are quite proud of their '[[HumongousMecha walker]]' which runs on diesel as opposed to the steam-driven Union mecha. Coal-diesel engines are also used by paddlesteamers and the eponymous CoolTrain.
* ''TheGhost2010'' by George Mann takes place in a world that is moving from SteamPunk (coal driven cars, airships) to this (biplanes with rocket boosters) with hints of RayGunGothic (holographic statues and videophones).
* ''Iskriget (The Ice War)'' (2011) by Swedish SF author Anders Blixt is an "antarctic" spy adventure taking place in an alternate 1940, in which German and Czech republicans rebel against the heavy-handed rule of the Habsburg emperor. It includes, among other genre attributes, diesel-electric Miyazaki-style cloudships and ice juggernauts.
* ''Empire State'' (2012) by Adam Christopher is this taking place across several dimensions and times and combines Noir with Weird War as the eponymous Empire State is in a never ending war with a mysterious Enemy.
* The flashback segments of Creator/NickHarkaway's ''Literature/{{Angelmaker}}'' have elements of this, particularly the train and submarine used by Edie's employers.
* The ''Literature/TalesOfTheKettyJay'' take place in a {{Magitek}} dieselpunk world of airships and jet fighters.
* Larry Correia's ''Literature/GrimnoirChronicles'' combines this, magic wielding mutants called Actives and AlternateHistory.
* A major part of ''Ack Ack Macaque'' by Gareth L. Powell is a MMPORG starring the title character set in a Weird War WWII featuring things like tripod tanks and Nazi ninjas.
* ''Literature/ShatteredContinent''.
* Near the end of ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'', the heroic Victorian state has banned most all technology not in common use by the 1930s, but still develops cold fusion and various Tesla-tech. They also make extensive use of zepplins.
* As with all subgenres, there is a ''Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk'', edited by Sean Wallace.
* Creator/BruceSterling's novella, ''Pirate Utopia'' takes place in the city-state of Fiume, along the Italian/Yugoslavian border shortly after WWI, an anarchistic enclave where they experiment with death rays and radio guided missiles.
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* ''Series/TalesOfTheGoldMonkey'' (1982-1983), a single-season series from TheEighties of the Deco and TwoFistedTales variety.
* In a ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' (2008-) episode, Brown Betty had a world straight out of the 1950s, yet everyone was using ({{Retraux}}) cell phones and computers. And Walter's lap took it UpToEleven.
* ''Series/{{Caprica}}'' (2010): Creator/{{Syfy}}'s ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' {{spinoff}} is a mix of dieselpunk and {{cyberpunk}}. The in-story virtual game "New Cap City", which plays an important role in the series is pure Diesel Punk of the Noir variety.
* In 2010, Toyota created an ad series for their Avalon series that were decidedly dieselpunk. The first, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7fgIQatJlo "Train,"]] was set in an art deco train station (complete with a Twentieth Century Limited-inspired locomotive), where the characters are wearing 1940s-inspired clothes and a cover of Mr. Sandman by Music/{{Pomplamoose}} plays in the background. The second, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGn09UWkjyE "Plane,"]] depicted men and women in 1940s-inspired aviation uniforms as a Douglas DC-3 flew in the background.
* A 2013 {{mockumentary}} on Creator/TheHistoryChannel called "The Great Martian War" blended film footage from World War One with CG of Martian tripods. [[http://vimeo.com/107454954 Watch some footage of it here.]] There was also a video game based on the film.
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* The emerging musical genre known as ElectroSwing captures the essence of dieselpunk through remixing vintage jazz-style music and swing with modern technology and house beats.
* The video for Music/MichaelJackson's ''Smooth Criminal'' was very dieselpunk, set in a speakeasy with flappers and gangsters, but with a lot of punk attitude and fantastic goings-on.
* The video for Lady Gaga's ''Alejandro'' is one-sixth this, one-sixth HoYay, one-sixth ThoseWackyNazis, and the rest is you know... [[SignatureStyle Lady Gaga]].
* Music/PostmodernJukebox creates covers of modern songs in the styles of the 1910s-1950s.
* Music/{{Therion}}'s music video for "Initials BB" features dirigible battleships over what appears to be London, with ranks of scantily clad [[PuttingOnTheReich Germanic-uniformed]] women marching (and inexplicably [[FanService flashing their breasts]]).
* Music/ElectricLightOrchestra's music video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkekqVPIc2M Hold On Tight]]" is a fourth wall-breaking tribute to pulp serials of the 30s and 40s.
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14th Jan '18 2:17:22 PM nombretomado
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* LEGOAdventurers (1998-2003)

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* LEGOAdventurers Toys/LEGOAdventurers (1998-2003)
12th Jan '18 4:28:28 PM dracogeorge
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* ''[[TabletopGame/WeirdWarII GURPS WWII: Weird War II]]'' (2003), UsefulNotes/WorldWarII with Mecha

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* ''[[TabletopGame/WeirdWarII ''[[TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} GURPS WWII: Weird War II]]'' (2003), UsefulNotes/WorldWarII with MechaGiant Tanks, Diesel-Powered PowerArmor (though if you want, you can design it to use gasoline), [[StupidJetpackHitler Nazi Super Science]], SovietSuperScience, [[RuleOfThree Allied Super Science]], ''[[UpToEleven Japanese Super Science]]'', intercontinental bombers, psychic powers, conspiracies, [[FlyingSaucer flying saucers]], aliens[[note]][=GURPS=] is the sort of system where flying saucers showing up in the Second World War doesn't ''necessarily'' mean aliens exist[[/note]], [[DeathRay Death Rays]], [[RayGun ray guns]], [[AuthorAppeal conspiracies before the war]], {{Kaiju}}, Mecha, Alternate Timelines[[note]]With at least one setting featuring ''[[UpToEleven nine different timelines interacting with each other]]'', each with their own [[FantasyConflictCounterpart equivalent of WW2]](assuming their version isn't just World War 2)[[/note]], ([[{{Mundanger}} non-superpowered]])cannibals, [[SuperSoldier super soldiers]], a ton of different types of magic, [[RuleOfThree conspiracies after the war]], non-giant monsters, superheroes, high-tech jets, the HollowEarth, and that's just scratching the tip of it. Some of the other WWII books edge into this with stuff like the Maus and other weapons and vehicles that never got produced or mass produced.
21st Dec '17 2:31:19 PM WillKeaton
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* [[http://io9.com/5936231/how-britains-failed-attempt-to-develop-a-death-ray-changed-the-course-of-world-war-ii Britain's failed death ray]]

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* [[http://io9.com/5936231/how-britains-failed-attempt-to-develop-a-death-ray-changed-the-course-of-world-war-ii Britain's failed death ray]]ray.]]



** The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horten_Ho_229 Horten Ho 229]], a prototype German bomber built towards the end of World War II, certainly qualifies both in design and function. It even makes a cameo appearance at the beginning of ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder''. Many a gamer can be forgiven for thinking it was just standard DieselPunk hijinks.
* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GM_Futurliner GM Futurliner]].

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** The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horten_Ho_229 Horten Ho 229]], 229,]] a prototype German bomber built towards the end of World War II, certainly qualifies both in design and function. It even makes a cameo appearance at the beginning of ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder''. Many a gamer can be forgiven for thinking it was just standard DieselPunk hijinks.
* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GM_Futurliner GM Futurliner]].Futurliner.]]
21st Dec '17 2:29:15 PM WillKeaton
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** ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aelita_%28novel%29 Aelita]]'', by the same author, about heroic MadScientist and Russian Civil War veteran flying to Mars, sparking a proletarian revolution there, and engaging in InterSpeciesRomance ([[spoiler:though it turns out to be not so interspecies, after all, as the Martians are refugees from Atlantis]]). Notable for probably the first application of Relativity Theory in science fiction, use of AncientAstronauts trope, and Atlantis myth. See also the 1924 [[Film/{{Aelita}} film adaptation]].

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** ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aelita_%28novel%29 Aelita]]'', Aelita,]]'' by the same author, about heroic MadScientist and Russian Civil War veteran flying to Mars, sparking a proletarian revolution there, and engaging in InterSpeciesRomance ([[spoiler:though it turns out to be not so interspecies, after all, as the Martians are refugees from Atlantis]]). Notable for probably the first application of Relativity Theory in science fiction, use of AncientAstronauts trope, and Atlantis myth. See also the 1924 [[Film/{{Aelita}} film adaptation]].



* In 2010, Toyota created an ad series for their Avalon series that were decidedly dieselpunk. The first, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7fgIQatJlo "Train"]], was set in an art deco train station (complete with a Twentieth Century Limited-inspired locomotive), where the characters are wearing 1940s-inspired clothes and a cover of Mr. Sandman by Music/{{Pomplamoose}} plays in the background. The second, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGn09UWkjyE "Plane"]], depicted men and women in 1940s-inspired aviation uniforms as a Douglas DC-3 flew in the background.

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* In 2010, Toyota created an ad series for their Avalon series that were decidedly dieselpunk. The first, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7fgIQatJlo "Train"]], "Train,"]] was set in an art deco train station (complete with a Twentieth Century Limited-inspired locomotive), where the characters are wearing 1940s-inspired clothes and a cover of Mr. Sandman by Music/{{Pomplamoose}} plays in the background. The second, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGn09UWkjyE "Plane"]], "Plane,"]] depicted men and women in 1940s-inspired aviation uniforms as a Douglas DC-3 flew in the background.
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