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Exclusive: “Summer Magic” Collection Cover by John Ridgway Revealed 

Summer Magic: The Complete Luke Kirby Journal SNIP

We’re honoured to debut the brand new cover for Summer Magic: The Complete Journal of Luke Kirby collection, to be published by Rebellion in May 2017. This is a brand new cover by initial series artist John Ridgway, with colours provided by Italian colourist Barbara Nosenzo. A series which trumped JK Rowling’s Harry Potter to the ‘young boy wizard’ trope by ... Read More »

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe and Titan Comics team up for new “Little Nightmares” comic

Little Nightmares #1 - Cover A

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe and Titan Comics have announced the creation of comics based on the upcoming, highly anticipated 3D puzzle-platformer Little Nightmares. The new comic is written by Dan Watters and Alex Paknadel (writers of Assassin’s Creed: Uprising) with art by Aaron Alexovich (Heart Shaped Skull, Serenity Rose). The Little Nightmares video game is scheduled to hit PlayStation 4, ... Read More »

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 »

Who the heck are Europe Comics, anyway? A quick guide to this exciting pan-European project

Europe Comics Logo

Many comics fans with a social media presence may have noticed sponsored ads for a project called Europe Comics popping up in their feeds. I’ve run a couple of stories on some books and re-posted some of their items, but I hadn’t quite appreciated just how ambitious or exciting this project was until they posted this video explaining their aims… ... Read More »

Mrs Peel, we’re needed: “The Avengers” comic strips collected at last

The Avengers - Steed & Mrs Peel - The Comic Strips - Sample Page

Just released by audio drama creators Big Finish to complement their new, official The Avengers – Steed & Mrs Peel series starring Julian Wadham and Olivia Poulet is a collection of eight strips sourced from Diana comic in the 1960s. The Avengers – Steed & Mrs Peel recreates in audio the comic strips from the 1960s, as well as reprinting ... Read More »

Rebellion announces “The Journal of Luke Kirby” collection

The Journal of Luke Kirby - Sample Art

(UPDATED 23/11/16): A series which trumped Harry Potter to the ‘young boy wizard’ trope by a number of years – but hasn’t been reprinted in its entirety before – is to be collected for the first time. Created by writer Alan McKenzie and artist John Ridgway, The Journal of Luke Kirby was a long-running series in 2000AD. Published from 1988 until 1995, ... Read More »

Sneak Peek – Improper Books “Porcelain: Ivory Tower” by Benjamin Read and Chris Wildgoose

Porcelain: Ivory Tower - Cover

Ace British independent publisher Improper Books released a free preview of Benjamin Read and Chris Wildgoose‘ upcoming Porcelain: Ivory Tower at Thought Bubble earlier this month, and supporting comic shops across the UK are giving them out too. They’ve kindly given us permission to share some pages of this third book in the frankly, brilliant Porcelain saga, out next year, ... Read More »

In Review: The Marionette Unit

The Marionette Unit - Sample 1

Created by Azhur Saleem and James Boyle, illustrated by  Warwick Johnson-Cadwell  Out: Now The Book: How far would you go in search of a missing loved one? Could you infiltrate a hellish Victorian workhouse where steam-powered engines control your body? If so, then enter the world of The Marionette Unit; a time of control, obsession and monstrous machines. Beatrice Shaw is searching for her missing sister, Melodie, ... Read More »

Sneak Peek: Rivers of London: Black Mould #1

Rivers of London: Black Mould #1 - Cover A by Claudia Caranfa

Well, all right, that headline’s a bit of a cheat as this was released by Titan Comics on Wednesday, but given the number of former conspirators from my days as editor of Doctor Who Magazine working on this, a plug for this third Rivers of London comic series is definitely required. Rivers of London: Black Mould #1 is on sale ... Read More »

Creating Comics: British web comic “The Putto” gets print publication – in Czech!

The opening page of "Rusalka Rises" from The Sorrowful Putto of Prague project

Given the unfortunate lack of outlets when it comes to original comics on the news stand here in the UK, it’s hardly surprising to hear that many comic creators are enjoying publishing success outside this country. Creators such as Pat Mills are well-known for their work in Europe, but so are top independent talents such as writer Ian Sharman, who ... Read More »

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