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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 »

Something for the Weekend – all-new Aces Weekly! This Week’s New Comics in the UK (w/c 21st October 2016)

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. Lurking behind a cover by Rob Davis (his incredible new graphic novel The Can Opener’s Daughter is out soon, sneak peek here) is a veritable feast of talent from cover to cover of 2000AD Prog 2008. “Hunted”, “Counterfeit ... Read More »

Sneak Peek: Masters of Spanish Comic Book Art by David Roach

Masters of Spanish Comic Book Art by David Roach SNIP

Out next year from US publisher Dynamite Entertainment is Masters of Spanish Comic Book Art by comics artist David Roach, and as you can see from this sneak peek, it’s an absolutely beautiful book and one any comics historian is going to want on their shelves. Set to debut in late January, it’s a dream project for David, who many ... Read More »

Marvel announces Night Raven collection

Night Raven: From the Marvel UK Vault TPB

(With thanks to Iskander Izzy Islam for the spot): Marvel has just announced the upcoming publication of a collection of Night Raven: From the Marvel UK Vaults, due for release in February 2017. “Night Raven” was written by Steve Parkhouse and drawn initially by David Lloyd, followed by John Bolton, in stories set between the World Wars, battling organised crime in New York and Chicago. ... Read More »

New Wonder Woman UK Trailer Released

Here’s the latest official trailer for Wonder Woman – in UK cinemas from 2nd June 2017 – starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielson, Robin Wright, David Thewlis and directed by Patty Jenkins. Based on the DC Comics character created by Harvard-trained psychologist and inventor of the polygraph, William Moulton Marston (under the pseudonym Charles Mouton) his wife Elizabeth Holloway Marston, and artist H. ... Read More »

Something For The Weekend – Black Dog and Dylan Teague overload! – This Week’s New Comics in the UK (w/c 24th October 2016)

Judge Dredd Megazine 377

Ace artist Dylan Teague has taken over all incoming transmissions this week, with a superb cover for the new Judge Dredd Megazine (Issue 377), art on “Judge Dredd” for 2000AD – and of course his strip for the wonderful digital anthology, David Lloyd‘s Aces Weekly. And I’m definitely not complaining! (Nor about the rest of both great comics, either). Also ... Read More »

In Review: Comic Book Fever – A Celebration of Comics: 1976-1986

By George Khoury Publisher: TwoMorrows Out: Now The Book: This book is an examination of the pivotal US comics era of 1976–1986. Contained herein are the people, comics, and artifacts that made our childhood feel larger than life, and shaped the US comics industry into the pop culture staple that stands tall today. Each chapter and sidebar in this book tells ... Read More »

Something For the Weekend – “The Name’s Bond” in This Week’s New Comics in the UK (w/c 10th October 2016)

James Bond - HammerHead #1 - Variant Cover

Quite beside the continuing mayhem, action and general all-out fun within the pages of 2000AD (favourite line: “Obliterate the capitalist quadruped scum!” in “Judge Dredd“, thank you Rob Williams!), my pick of the week is the first issue of Dynamite Entertainment’s James Bond – Hammerhead, written by Andy Diggle. We’ve already posted got a review and a peek at some ... Read More »

Dark Horse announces new “Angel” series, launches in January 2017

Angel Season 11 - Promotional Art

Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s first love will receive a solo series and a “re-vamped” creative team in the twelve issue series Angel Season 11 from Dark Horse Comics. Corinna Bechko (Lara Croft, Star Wars: Legacy II) writes Season 11 while Geraldo Borges (Deadpool, Ghost) draws the series, and Michelle Madsen (Buffy Season 9, Angel & Faith Season 10) colours the issues. Scott ... Read More »

Creating Comics: Declan Shalvey reveals Moon Knight creation secrets

Moon Knight #1 - Splash

Over on YouTube, Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou is the man behind Strip Panel Naked, a great series of “How To” videos analysing and breaking down comics art in detail, which includes items featuring Mike Mignola and Jordie Bellaire. His latest is the first of a series of Creators Edition special episodes – the first part of a chat with Declan Shalvey, artist ... Read More »

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