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Lest We Forget: Comic Creators We Lost in 2016

Darwyn Cooke

While there’s been much to celebrate in 2016 when it comes to our industry, we couldn’t let the year pass without noting some of those involved now sadly no longer with us, including one of our very own contributors. So raise a glass or two (alcoholic or otherwise) to these fine folk we lost this year… January 2016 Shirley Bellwood British ... Read More »

In Review: The Can Opener’s Daughter by Rob Davis

The Can Opener's Daughter Art by Rob Davis

By Rob Davis Published by SelfMadeHero Reviewed by Stephen L. Holland of Page 45 The Book: In the British Comic Award-winning The Motherless Oven, Scarper Lee asked: “Who the hell is Vera Pike?” Now, we get a chance to find out. Vera lives in the cruel world of Grave Acre. Her mother is the Weather Clock, the megalomaniacal Prime Minister of ... Read More »

Flying Phantoms and Nazis on the Run! Latest Commando Comics on Sale Now

Commando - 4982 – Everything Under Control

Here’s the intel on the latest issues of DC Thomson’s war comic Commando (Issues 4979 – 4982), on sale now in all good newsagents across the UK and also available on various digital platforms. Commando 4979 – Sucker Punch Story: George Low Art: Vila Cover: Ian Kennedy Captured by the SS for desertion and sentenced to firing squad by his ... Read More »

In Review: Wired Volume One

Wired Cover Volume One

The Book: WIRED is a noir science fiction piece with elements of horror, that is loosely based in Scotland. Set in a world where things ‘are’ usually what they appear to be, two detectives, Briggs and Smith, investigate a case that leads them to a West Lothian industrial estate.  Needless to say, they are pulled into a world of subterfuge and ... Read More »

In Review: Staring From The Hill by Norbert Rybarczyk

Staring From The Hill - Sample Art

Created by Norbert Rybarczyk Titles and Tattoo designs by Artur Kepinski English translation by Martin Dqbrowski Full colour hardback with 44 pages of story and published by Centrala Books ‘”here’s a place that’s not a place. Beyond time and beyond space. Old Gogs called it The Cathead’s Hill. But old gods are no more.” The Story: The people of The ... Read More »

In Review: The Dan Dare Audio Adventures – Marooned on Mercury

Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures Episode 3 - Marooned on Mercury by Marc Platt

A B7 Production in association with Big Finish Distributed by Big Finish Directed By: Andrew Mark Sewell • Listen to the trailer Main Cast: Ed Stoppard (Dan Dare), Geoff McGivern (Digby), Heida Reed (Professor Peabody), Michael Cochrane (Sir Hubert Guest), Raad Rawi (The Mekon) Associate Producer Fiona McAlpine Development Producer Patrick Chapman Series Script Editor Colin Brake Executive Producer Simon Moorhead Producer/Director ... Read More »

The Phoenix Comic celebrates Christmas 2016

Phoenix Comic 260

Christmas came early for subscribers to the weekly The Phoenix comic, with a smashing issue wrapped in a cover by top artist Jamie Smart, who says he was “very honoured” to do this special issue. Also now available from select newsagents and the Phoenix web site this issue includes episodes of “Trailblazers” by Robert Deas, “Bunny vs Monkey” by Jamie Smart, ... Read More »

DMZ writer Brian Wood to pen Titan’s new Robotech Comic

Robotech #1 “Retro” Cover by Jason and John Waltrip

Titan Comics have announced that New York Times best-selling writer Brian Wood (DMZ, Briggs Land, Northlanders) will helm the brand-new Robotech comic series from Titan Comics, set to launch in 2017 – based on the legendary 1980s animation by Harmony Gold. First airing in the United States in 1985, Robotech was the gateway to anime for many fans – capturing ... Read More »

2000AD Free Comic Book Day details revealed

2000AD Free Comic Book Day 2017 Special

2000AD, the galaxy’s greatest Eisner-nominated SF anthology returns to Free Comic Book Day in 2017, with a 32-page, 40th anniversary special. In the free giveaway – one of many comic shop customers will be able to pick up from their local comic shop’s on 6th May 2017 – Judge Dredd is confronted by someone with a personal vendetta in “Forty ... Read More »

A Shark for Santa? Something for the Christmas Weekend 2016

Acomic you might have been buying from your newsagent...in 1921? (with thanks to comic creator Tim Quinn)

Here’s your British creator and publisher-skewed comics shopping list for this week, featuring new comics on sale in comic shops (from Wednesday 21st December) and newsagents. Have a great festive season, enjoy your comics and our very best wishes for 2017… But remember that even in this festive period, it is of course your duty as comic fans to ensure ... Read More »

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