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UK’s Spring Fair to showcase new Deadpool costumes — and a Batman ukulele!

Rubies Deadpool Costumes - Promotional Image

Marvel wall lights, Deadpool costumes, a new Captain America-inspired lifestyle collection and Beano-inspired games are just some of the comic-inspired items that will be on display at the upcoming Spring Fair at the NEC Birmingham this coming weekend. Blackburn-based JWP Ltd launched its 3DLightFX Marvel range of 3D Wall lights last year, promoted across selected children’s television channels in November. ... Read More »

Sneak Peek: Assassin’s Creed #4

Assassin's Creed #4 Cover B by Marco Turini SNIP

What more do you want to know? Assassin’s Creed #4 is out now from Titan Comics. It’s written by Kill Shakespeare creators Anthony Del Col and Connor McCreery. That alone should be grabbing your attention. But that’s not all! It’s drawn by the brilliant Neil Edwards, who positively wowed us last year with his work on Doctor Who: Four Doctors last ... Read More »

ICv2: Steve Jackson Games Gets ‘Simon’s Cat’

Simon's Cat Card Game

Steve Jackson Games will release a card game based on YouTube sensation Simon’s Cat, the company announced last week.  The 47 animated Simon’s Cat shorts have a cumulative 680 million views and have spawned books and other merchandise. Source: ICv2: Steve Jackson Games Gets ‘Simon’s Cat’ Read More »

Creating Nightmares: An interview with “Call of Duty” Lead Writer Craig Houston

Call of Duty Black Ops III: Vengeance

Craig Houston is a Scottish writer, artist and musician with over 25 years experience in the video games and comic book industries, who I first worked with at Marvel UK on their Warheads comic. Craig now lives in Los Angeles with his wife Rose, where he writes full time for Treyarch’s Call of Duty series, and with the recent release ... Read More »

Creating Comics: Safeguarding Your Creations From IP Theft

Intellectual Property Revolution - Cover

Should comics creators, just like games creators and companies, be taking Intellectual Property law more seriously? The British comics industry may not be as big in monetary terms as the games industry, but perhaps, as creators, we should be thinking along similar lines when protecting the characters we create. According to Ukie, the trade body for the games and wider interactive entertainment ... Read More »

New Discworld-inpsired game, Clacks, on sale now from Backspindle Games

Clacks Boardgame Cover Art by Amber Grundy

Backspindle Games – the Northern Ireland-based games design company, the creators of fun and strategy board games such as Guards! Guards!, the pocket strategy game Codinca and the award-winning Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice – have begun shipping their new Discworld-inspired game, Clacks, featuring art by Amber Grundy. The game, which had its official release at the Irish Discworld Convention in Cork early last month, is a race game ... Read More »

Gale Force Nine, Battlefront and BBC to produce Doctor Who board game

Gale Force Nine Doctor Who Board Game Mock Up

For over fifty years, the Doctor and his companions have taken viewers on a journey into the unknown in Doctor Who. Now, US company Gale Force Nine is partnering with BBC Worldwide North America to bring the Time Lord’s adventures to life in a new series of hobby board games based on the legendary sci-fi television show. “We are very ... Read More »

Titan Comics snags rights to critically-acclaimed game and animation series Wakfu

Wakfu Issue One

Titan Comics is to launch a new licensed comic series based on the Wakfu multiplayer video game property created by Ankama Games on 11th November 2015. Titan’s eight-issue series re-publishes the French comics written by Kahel, with art by Mig (Shak Shaka, Le Messager). Initially released in 2012, the Wakfu massively multiplayer online role-playing game is a tactical turn-based game, ... Read More »

Game designers joins comic creators, explore “Parallel Worlds” for Lakes Festival in October

Stunning art by Ian McQue

Comics and games have long held shared interests, so it’s no surprise that many of this year’s guests for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival (16th – 18th October) include creators with credits for both, including Bach, Kieron Gillen and Antony Johnston. Comic artists, writers, animators and video game designers feed our imaginations, creating parallel worlds, giant robots, monsters and more – and ... Read More »

Give Me 50! War Machine joins Marvel Heroes game

Marvel Heroes 20165 - War Machine

Game makers Gazillion have released the Fiftieth fully unique playable character Marvel Heroes 2015 – War Machine – and announced another new developments in the game, including the chance to team up with super villain Carnage and the arrival of the X-Men’s iconic “Danger Room”. “War Machine is ferocious,” says Anthony Gallegos, Game Designer for Gazillion. “He isn’t naturally imbued with ... Read More »

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