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Aliens, Daleks and Paul Cornell, Oh My!

Saucer State #1 -SNIP

Out next month from IDW is Saucer State, written by Paul Cornell (who I recently worked with on Doctor Who: Heralds of Destruction) with art by Ryan Kelly (Lucifer) – and there’s a new Doctor Who comic collection out too, coincidentally featuring another strip I also worked on with him! Saucer State is the sequel to and the conclusion of ... Read More »

DC announces Teen Titans live action show for new streaming service

The cover of Teen Titans Volume 6 #5. Art by Chris Burnham

Warner Bros. has revealed plans to bring a new live action Teen Titans series, titled Titans, to its upcoming DC branded streaming service which will debut in 2018. Deadline Hollywood reports the new series is the being helmed by Greg Berlanti (described as “the king of the CW DC universe”), Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Sarah Schechter and Warner Bros TV. Titans, ... Read More »

In Review: Marvel’s new Nick Fury is a positive tonic

Nick Fury #1 - Nick Fury by ACO

Writer: James Robinson Penciler: ACO Inker: Hugo Petrus Colourist: Rachelle Rosenberg Letterer: Travis Lanham Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: 19th April 2017 The Book:The world is a dangerous place. And there’s danger in drawing attention to your plans. When S.H.I.E.L.D. needs a lone agent to infiltrate, capture and remain anonymous, there’s no one better than NICK FURY. An all-new era ... Read More »

Star Wars: The Classic Newspaper Comic collections launched by IDW

Star Wars: The Classic Newspaper Comic Volume One

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the first Star Wars film this May, IDW Publishing and the multi award-winning imprint, Library of American Comics have just released Volume One of Star Wars: The Classic Newspaper Comic which contains 575 sequential strips from its premiere run 11th March 1979 to 5th October 1980. Included are every Sunday’s title header and “bonus” panels in meticulously restored original ... Read More »

Crowdfunding Spotlight – British Jack Kirby Documentary Project Launches

Jack Kirby and Glenn Fleming, 1988

2017 marks the centennial of US comic book artist and writer Jack Kirby‘s birth – and British comics archivist Glenn Fleming has just launched a Kickstarter to back the release of a documentary about this key creator, based on interviews he conducted some years ago. The planned film features unique, unseen footage; a journey by one British fan to find Jack ... Read More »

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series episodes launch this week

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series

Award-winning developer and publisher of digital entertainment, Telltale Games, along with Marvel Entertainment, has announced that the first of five Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series episodes is now available on PlayStation4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, Windows PC, and Mac. The episode will also be available to download on the App Store and Google Play later this ... Read More »

In Review: The Little Mermaid by Metaphrog

Little Mermaid 001 SNIP

Metaphrog’s latest hardback adaptation of a Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, The Little Mermaid, is now out from the US publisher Papercutz. Adapted by John Chalmers and illustrated by Sandra Marrs, the Franco-Scottish couple who make up the Metaphrog team, the pair began their adaptations of Hans Christian Andersen’s original fairy tales with The Little Match Girl which they adapted in ... Read More »

In Review: DC Universe Rebirth – Batwoman #1

DC Universe Rebirth: Batwoman #1 - Cover

Batwoman – The Many Arms of Death (Part 1) Story: Marguerite Bennett and James Tynion IV Art: Steve Epting Publisher: DC Comics Editor: Dave Welgosz & Chris Conroy Pages: 22 Colour Pages Price: $2.99 Release Date (Print & Digital): 15th March 2017 Age Rating: Teen A lead takes Batwoman to a Mystery Island where her past is revealed… The Story: ... Read More »

A Death’s Head versus X-Men encounter You May Have Missed

X-Men '92 #6 Cover

A Twitter exchange between Dublin artist Nick Roche and writer Chad Bowers alerted me to a Death’s Head appearance some Marvel UK fans may have missed. Nick posted this great image of Deadpool and Death’s Head by him and Transformers colourist Josh, one of a number of fabulous spec covers yet to be published, prompting Chad to highlight Death’s Head’s appearance ... Read More »

Taschen Teases “75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking”

75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking - Promo

Specialist publisher TASCHEN has just trailed the a new edition of  the award-winning 75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking by Paul Levitz – a gorgeous-looking book crammed with art and covers spanning the US comic publisher’s output across the decades that will be published next month. In 1935, DC Comics founder Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson published New Fun No. 1 — the ... Read More »

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