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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 »

Declassified: James Bond – Hammerhead #4 (Sneak Peek)

James Bond - Hammerhead #4 - Page 5 SNIP

In the latest Issue of James Bond: Hammerhead from Dynamite Entertainment, Bond finds himself at the mercy of Malfakhar, a Yemeni smuggler and black marketeer. But both men are mere pawns in a far greater game, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. As the Hammerhead weapon is deployed and the true identity of the criminal mastermind ... Read More »

US politicians up to unsavoury antics? Are these rumours the work of British ex-secret agents – or comic book writers?

Control - Graphic Novel Cover

For those of you possibly reeling at the sometimes bizarre twists and turns of the current US political scene, perhaps wondering what is real and what is true, we can’t not mention the upcoming release from Dynamite Entertainment of the collected Control  –  a comic about US politicians being blackmailed over secretly-filmed sex parties. Out in March, is this much-praised thriller ... Read More »

Creating Comics: How British actor Sydney Greenstreet inspired the look of the Kingpin – and Jabba the Hutt

The Kingpin's first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #50

Did you know British actor Sydney Greenstreet was the inspiration for not one but two comic villains – including the Marvel villain Kingpin, first brought to life on the page by John Romita Sr.? Some of our readers did I expect, but a social media post by comic book historian Alex Grand on Comic Book Historians sent me scurrying downthetubes of ... 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, drawn and coloured by John McCrea, 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 kike Marvel’s What If ... Read More »

In Review: Tales from the Crypt #1 – Back from the Dead!

Tales from the Crypt #1 - SNIP

38 pages – Full Colour – Adult Material Published by Papercutz as part of their ‘Super Genius’ imprint Creators include Larry Hama, Scott Lobdell, John McCrea, David Anthony Kraft, Miran Kim and Stefan Petrucha and Jolyon Yates A lot of horror found in all mediums these days seems almost systematically restrained to the point of self censorship. I imagine a writer ... Read More »

Something For The Weekend: Judge Dredd! Aliens! Assassin’s Creed! New Comics On Sale (w/c 5th December 2016)

2000AD Prog 2010

Here’s this week’s round up of new comics in British newsagents and comic shops skewed, as ever to highlighting British creators and publishers. 2000AD steps neatly back to its early “Judge Dredd” tales this week with “In Denial” from Michael Carroll, drawn by Andrew Currie. It’s a bit of a “talkie” episode but there’s some nice commentary on Mega City ... Read More »

MASK (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) Returns Today!

MASK #1

M.A.S.K. is back thanks to IDW, written by Brandon Easton, with art by Tony Vargas and cover artist Tommy Lee Edwards Launching from the events of IDW’s REVOLUTION! five-issue mini series, which concludes this week, the M.A.S.K. team streaks into a dangerous, unstable landscape of dark wars, high intrigue and non-stop action where they’ll encounter the nearly unstoppable threat of Miles Mayhem and ... Read More »

Gillen, Walker announced for Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Forbidden Planet signing

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1 - Cover SNIP

Writer Kieron Gillen and artist Kev Walker will be signing the first issue of Star Wars: Doctor Aphra at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 7th December 2016 at 6.00pm. In Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, following her time in the clutches of Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra has barely escaped with her life. If he ever learns of her survival, ... Read More »

New Eaglemoss Marvel Fact Files features Death’s Head, Steve Dillon tribute in New Year

Marvel Fact Files Issue 195 - Death's Head SNIP

The next issue of Eaglemoss’ Marvel Fact Files (Issue 195, published here in the UK on the 8th December 2016 features a stunning original Death’s Head schematic gatefold, the work of Simon Furman and Kev Hopgood. For the first time, the secrets beneath the skin (flexible micro chainmail, don’tcha know) of everyone’s favourite Freelance Peacekeeping Agent are laid bare – ... Read More »

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