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Dark Horse and Valve Collect DOTA 2 Web Comics into hardcover collection

DOTA 2 Collection Cover

US publisher Dark Horse and Valve are to release a collection of comics that dive deep into the characters and history of Dota 2, the most played game on Steam. Out in August 2017, the Dota 2: The Comic Collection assembles Valve’s Dota 2 web comics in print for the first time, ever, following up on the 2011 release of Valve ... Read More »

Philip Pullman’s The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship collection docks in June

The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship

Philip Pullman‘s The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship offers high-octane action and a deep twisting mystery combine in a visual feast of a time-travel tale of adventure on the high seas, due for release in June 2017. Originally seen in The Phoenix comic, Pullman’s story fearless art by Fred Fordham and is being published by David ... Read More »

Papercutz Publishes Metaphrog’s The Little Mermaid

Little Mermaid 001 SNIP

Metaphrog’s latest hardback adaptation of a Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, The Little Mermaid, is being released by American publisher Papercutz today. A follow up to 2015’s The Red Shoes And Other Tales, The Little Mermaid is written by John Chalmers and illustrated by Sandra Marrs, the Franco-Scottish couple who make up the Metaphrog team. The Little Mermaid lives deep under ... Read More »

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 »

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