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Something For the Weekend: Tank Girl Back, Debbie Drake of the SAS Debuts! (New Comics w/c 16/5/16)

"Debbie Drake of the SAS" makes her debut in Aces Weekly, from Tim Quinn and Paul Collicutt

Fresh off the back of their latest calamitous chapter comes a shiny new Tank Girl tale from Titan Comics this week, the work of series creator Alan Martin and artist extraordinaire, Brett Parson. Expect a healthy dose of delirium and plenty of ball-crunching action in this high-octane cross country skirmish that asks the question: is this world really big enough for ... Read More »

Looking Forward, Looking Back: ICv2 Interviews Dark Horse’s Mike Richardson on the Comics Business Past and Present

Mike Richardson, CEO and Founder of Dark Horse Comics

ICv2 – a web site geared more toward the business side of comic retailing – recently caught up with Dark Horse Comics founder and CEO Mike Richardson to get his reflections on 30 years in the comics industry. In Part One, he looks at how the business has changed over the past 30 years.  In Part Two, he talks about Dark ... Read More »

Mezolith Volume Two Cover Revealed

Mezolith Volume Two - Cover

The cover for Mezolith Book Two, the long-awaited continuation of the much-praised, award-winning graphic adventure created by performance storyteller Ben Haggarty and storyboard artist Adam Brockbank. First published in The DFC comic, Mezolith got its US publication through Boom! Studios imprint Archaia with the release of a new edition the first volume earlier this year– and Ben told us then that a second adventure was ... Read More »

Partners in Crime: Andy Diggle and Angela Cruickshank take “Control” in June

Control #1 Cover B by Guiseppe Camuncoli

1st June 2016 sees the launch of a new six-part miniseries, Control, written by Andy Diggle (The Losers, Thief of Theives) and partner Angela Cruickshank, with art from Andrea Mutti (Le Syndrome de Caïn, Iron Man, Noir) and Vladmir Popov (Darklight, Steed and Mrs Peel), published by US publisher Dynamite Entertainment. In Control, Detective-Sergeant Kate Burnham isn’t making any friends in the Washington DC Police Department. That makes her the perfect scapegoat when ... Read More »

IDW To Publish M.A.S.K. Comic Book in November – but will reprints of UK series follow?

M.A.S.K. Comic Book Promo - IDW

Hasbro’s Mobile Armored Strike Kommand (M.A.S.K.) is returning in a new ongoing comic. Joining other recent Hasbro additions to the IDW Publishing slate, ROM and Micronauts, M.A.S.K. will become the latest property to receive its own comic series. Mobile • Armored • Strike • Kommand was a hit cartoon in the 1980s, based on the famous toyline M. A. S. K. The original animated show centred on ... Read More »

Something For The Weekend: This Week’s New Comics (w/c 25th April 2016)

2000AD Prog 1978

There’s a cracking new story, “Brink”, in this week’s 2000AD Prog 1978 from Dan Abnett and INJ Culbard, which sits very nicely in an all-round thrill-drenched issue of the weekly SF comic, with the mystery of Judge Dredd’s current fat ever deepening. Is he really dead? Still reeling from that one! Writer Michael Carroll take up the reins on Dredd this ... Read More »

New Comics Out Now – Shocks Galore in 2000AD and Cosplaying Canines! (w/c 18th April 2016)

2000AD Prog 1977

As British talent invades the US (again – and yes, we’re aware only older readers might get this reference*), here’s our quick list of new comics on sale in newsagents and comic shops this week, skewed toward creators from the UK and Eire. The action and shocks in “Judge Dredd” is so big in 2000AD Prog 1977 (which includes a smashing ... Read More »

Birmingham Bound: An Interview with Halo artist Ian Richardson

Judge Dredd Pencils by Ian Richardson; and final art. Judge Dredd © 2000AD

Ian Richardson has recently completed illustrating the science fiction comic book series Halo for Dark Horse, and took time out prior to taking part in events for this weekend’s Birmingham Comics Festival, to discuss his work at Image, Dark Horse, 2000AD and elsewhere with Paul H Birch. Able to exaggerate larger than life scenarios and bring them down to a ... Read More »

New Comics On Sale Now (Comic Shops and Newsagents) – No Hit or Mything! (w/c 11th Aril 2016)

2000AD Prog 1976

It’s a busy week here in the downthetubes dungeon, so apologies for a shorter than usual round up of new comics! I’m busy plugging away at behind the scenes work to promote both the upcoming Lakes International Comic Art Festival, revamping the web site, and Lancaster Comics Day, heading your way in June – among other things. There may even ... Read More »

Sneak Preview: Black Dog – The Dreams of Paul Nash by Dave McKean

Part of the the cover of Black Dog – The Dreams of Paul Nash by Dave McKean

As we’ve previously reported, Cumbria will host a world premiere performance and the launch of a unique graphic novel – Black Dog – The Dreams of Paul Nash by Dave McKean – as part of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s official arts programme for the First World War centenary. Initiated by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Black Dog – The Dreams ... Read More »

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