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In Praise Of: Comic Artist Jack “King” Kirby

Jack Kirby Self Portrait

Had he lived, Jack “King” Kirby, born 28th August 1917, would have been 100 this year. In advance of Lancaster Comics Day 2017, where Kirby’s work will be celebrated on a special panel, British comic artist (and Comics Day guest) Tim Perkins sings the praises of this great American comic artist, whose work was instrumental in inspiring him on his ... Read More »

Shelly Bond To Launch Creator-Owned Imprint At IDW Publishing

Shelly Bond. Image courtesy IDW

US publisher IDW Publishing has announced the arrival of Shelly Bond to its editorial ranks and the launch of its creator-owned imprint, Black Crown. One of the most respected and admired editors among her peers, Bond previously served as VP-Executive Editor of DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint. With over two decades of comic-industry experience to draw from, Bond’s considerable skills and keen eye ... Read More »

Vaughn Bode’s Cobalt 60 returns in New Augmented Reality Graphic Novel by his son

Cobalt 60 Augmented Graphic Novel Promotion

Heavy Metal and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles artist Mark Bodé is to launch a new graphic novel, based on one of his father Vaughn Bodé’s earliest works – the ground-breaking Cobalt 60. In the late 1960s, Vaughn Bodé was one of the most influential and controversial artists in publishing. Creator of such iconic characters as Cheech Wizard, Da Lizard and Cobalt 60, ... Read More »

Britain’s second city set to go comics crazy in June as Birmingham Comics Festival returns for third year 

The Birmingham Comics Festival will be celebrating its third consecutive year of activity across the second city this June, with a weekend-long convention the culmination of a month of planned events. A city-wide series of comics-related events, large and small, will again take place from fun days out for kids to academic lectures, exhibitions and film shows alongside its popular ... Read More »

New Vampirella series from Paul Cornell and Jimmy Broxton debuts

Vampirella #0 Cover Variant

On sale now in all good comic shops from Dynamite Entertainment is Vampirella #0, beginning the new series from Paul Cornell and Jimmy Broxton. Priced at only 25 cents in the US, and 20p in the UK, it’s also available for free as a digital Édition on ComiXology. Vampirella was last spotted in 2016 doing what she does best-defending the ... Read More »

Sneak Peek: Mike Mignola and Christoper Golden’s Baltimore: The Red Kingdom

Baltimore: The Red Kingdom - Cover SNIP

Mike Mignola, the legendary creator of Hellboy and New York Times bestselling novelist Christopher Golden will reunite for the epic conclusion to their comic Baltimore with Baltimore: The Red Kingdom, a five part comic book series from Dark Horse Comics co-written by Mignola and Golden, with art by award winning children’s book illustrator Peter Bergting, colours by Michelle Madsen and stunning covers ... Read More »

Jim Alexander and Will Pickering’s SF project “Savant” lands in Dark Horse Presents

Savant - Promotional Art

Savant, a comic strip originally published by British small-press publisher Planet Jimbot, is to be serialised from March onwards in multi-Eisner award-winning Dark Horse Presents. Introducing Lode from the planet Savant, having gone walkabout around the universe, she chooses to chronicle the lives of the dying. As a result seeks out war zones. She is not a harbinger of death; ... Read More »

Dark Horse Comics announces “Lead Poisoning: The Pencil Art of Geof Darrow”

Lead Poisoning: The Pencil Art of Geof Darrow

Geof Darrow’s slick, precise inks and stunning detail have amazed comics fans for decades, from his early work with Moebius to Hard Boiled, his first collaboration with Frank Miller, to the overwhelming success of his current series, The Shaolin Cowboy. “Geof Darrow is a master,” enthuses fellow artist Frank Quitely. “His combination of technical ability and a genuinely individual voice is ... Read More »

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 20 Years On – new Dark Horse project in the works

Buffy: The High School Years—Parental Parasite

It’s been twenty years since the hit show Buffy the Vampire Slayer first premiered on Fox in the US and Dark Horse Comics is celebrating with the release of the third installment of Buffy: The High School Years, featuring executive producer Joss Whedon, author Kel McDonald (Misfits of Avalon), and artist Yishan Li (Buffy: The High School Years – Freaks and ... Read More »

Simon Spurrier “Power of the Dark Crystal” signing at Forbidden Planet London next month

The Power of the Dark Crystal #1

Simon Spurrier will be signing The Power of the Dark Crystal #1, at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 15th February 6 – 7.00pm. Archaia, the award-winning imprint of publisher BOOM! Studios, and The Jim Henson Company, announced The Power of the Dark Crystal, comic last year after plans for a film sequel foundered. Based on the screenplay by David Odell, Annette Odell, and Craig Pearce that was written ... Read More »

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