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Seventh Doctor in the Spotlight in free Celestial Toyroom Annual

Celestial Toyroom Annual 2017 - Cover

The Doctor Who Appreciation Society has just published the Celestial Toyroom Annual 2017 as a free digital download, spotlighting the era of the Seventh Doctor, played by Sylvester McCoy. Released as a “Christmas present to everyone” as part of the Society’s 40th Anniversary year, wrapped in a cover by Simon A. Brett, it’s been put together by the CT editorial team and ... Read More »

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Bambi Wendt’s field guide to dragons

The field guide to: Dragons, Wyrms, and Serpents of the World by Bambi Wendt - Art Sample

Currently smashing its fairly modest Kickstarter funding goal of $2500 out of the park, Bambi Wendt‘s proposed The field guide to: Dragons, Wyrms, and Serpents of the World is a gem deserving attention. The project is being promoted as a 50-plus page book, richly illustrated, with over 25 full watercolour paintings created “in the wild without digital programs”. It’s clearly ... Read More »

Creating Comics: Lee Robson and David Broughton talk “Strontium Dog”

Strontium Dog "No Choice At All"

Lee Robson is the writer of the graphic novel Babble and a frequent contributor to many British independent titles, including Zarjaz, Futurequake, the Strontium Dog-inspired Dogbreath, Something Wicked and several of Accent UK‘s themed anthologies. He’s also penned a series of online daily strips featuring 2000AD‘s Judge Dredd for FutureQuakePress, which are collected here.  David Broughton has created his own comics, such as the brilliant Shaman Kane, Spectre Show and Martillo. ... Read More »

IDW’s Judge Dredd: Deviations “Howl of the Wolf” by John McCrea coming in March 2017

John McCrea's splash page for Judge Dredd: Deviations, coming in March 2017, which the artist describes as his tribute to Steve Dillon

Coming in March 2017 from IDW is Judge Dredd: Deviations, written and drawn by  John McCrea, coloured by Mike Spicer, a project the comic creator describes as a tribute “to the late, and oh so very great, Steve Dillon”. Judge Dredd fans will already know that earlier this year, IDW released a number of one-shot “Deviations” books which, just like Marvel’s ... Read More »

Fans and creators alike mass to support 2000AD artist Peter Doherty after critical illness

Peter Doherty

A JustGiving Page to raise money to support comic artist and colourist Peter Doherty (perhaps best known for his work on 2000AD‘s “Judge Dredd”) is closing in on its target to support him after he suffered a torn aorta a couple of weeks ago. Currently in hospital, the good news is that after some complications, and having spent over a week in an ... Read More »

Who the heck are Europe Comics, anyway? A quick guide to this exciting pan-European project

Europe Comics Logo

Many comics fans with a social media presence may have noticed sponsored ads for a project called Europe Comics popping up in their feeds. I’ve run a couple of stories on some books and re-posted some of their items, but I hadn’t quite appreciated just how ambitious or exciting this project was until they posted this video explaining their aims… ... Read More »

SF adventure “Skow Dogs” and Alan Burrows “Switchblade”debut in all-new 100% Biodegradable,

100% Biodegradable Issue 15 - Switchblade SNIP

Hot on the heels of the SF adventure “Death Duty” by myself, Dave Hailwood and Brett Burbridge in recent issues of digital anthology 100% Biodegradable comes another new story from the “WarWorldz” shared universe project – “Skowdogs“. In the WarWorldz universe, the once mighty Terran Empire is in decline and under attack, holding onto power with often ruthless force. Most of Earth’s population has ... Read More »

Eagle Times Volume 29 Issue Four publication delayed after editor’s passing

Eagle Times Volume 29 Issue Four

The latest issue of the Eagle Society‘s Eagle Times, dedicated to Dan Dare and Eagle, has sadly been delayed and will now not be available until after Christmas after the passing of editor Howard Corn. Howard, who was Editor-in-Chief of Eagle Times and one of its major contributors, who read Eagle from Issue One when it debuted in April 1950, ... Read More »

Sneak Peek: Judge Anderson on trial in this week’s Judge Dredd Megazine!

Judge Dredd Megazine 379 SNIP

The latest issue of Judge Dredd Megazine (Issue 379), on sale Wedneday (21st December 2016) comes wrapped in a stunning Juge Anderson cover by Alex Ronald and comes with a bagged reprint of “Sinister Dexter – Life Is An Open Casket”. Available from all good newsagents the issue includes: Judge Dredd: Psicho by Peter Milligan (Writer) Jake Lynch (Artist) Tiernen Trevallion (Colourist) ... Read More »

In Review: The Dan Dare Audio Adventures – The Red Moon Mystery 

Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures Episode 2 - The Red Moon Mystery by James Swallow

A B7 Media Production in association with Big Finish Distributed by Big Finish Directed By: Andrew Mark Sewell • Listen to the series trailer Series Main Cast: Ed Stoppard (Dan Dare), Geoff McGivern (Digby), Heida Reed (Professor Peabody), Michael Cochrane (Sir Hubert Guest), Raad Rawi (The Mekon) Associate Producer Fiona McAlpine Development Producer Patrick Chapman Series Script Editor Colin Brake ... Read More »

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