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Paul Cornell’s Saucer State Returns, Forbidden Planet London Signing on Friday

Saucer State #1 -SNIP

On sale today from IDW is Saucer State by Paul Cornell with art by Ryan Kelly, colour from Adam Guzowski and lettered by 2000AD stalwart Simon Bowland – and there will be a special signing at Forbidden Planet Megastore, London this Friday to celebrate its arrival in comic shops everywhere. Saucer State is the story of Arcadia Alvarado, the former Governor of New ... Read More »

Aliens, Daleks and Paul Cornell, Oh My!

Saucer State #1 -SNIP

Out next month from IDW is Saucer State, written by Paul Cornell (who I recently worked with on Doctor Who: Heralds of Destruction) with art by Ryan Kelly (Lucifer) – and there’s a new Doctor Who comic collection out too, coincidentally featuring another strip I also worked on with him! Saucer State is the sequel to and the conclusion of ... Read More »

Shelly Bond To Launch Creator-Owned Imprint At IDW Publishing

Shelly Bond. Image courtesy IDW

US publisher IDW Publishing has announced the arrival of Shelly Bond to its editorial ranks and the launch of its creator-owned imprint, Black Crown. One of the most respected and admired editors among her peers, Bond previously served as VP-Executive Editor of DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint. With over two decades of comic-industry experience to draw from, Bond’s considerable skills and keen eye ... Read More »

IDW’s Judge Dredd: Deviations “Howl of the Wolf” by John McCrea coming in March 2017

John McCrea's splash page for Judge Dredd: Deviations, coming in March 2017, which the artist describes as his tribute to Steve Dillon

Coming in March 2017 from IDW is Judge Dredd: Deviations, written and drawn by  John McCrea, coloured by Mike Spicer, a project the comic creator describes as a tribute “to the late, and oh so very great, Steve Dillon”. Judge Dredd fans will already know that earlier this year, IDW released a number of one-shot “Deviations” books which, just like Marvel’s ... Read More »

Artist John Byrne to make rare convention appearance in Las Vegas this weekend

Star Trek 50 Years Cover - John Byrne

Creation Entertainment’s 15th Annual Las Vegas Star Trek Convention 2016 kicks off this week and one of the special guests in attendance will be John Byrne, a titan in his field whose contributions to comic books cannot be overstated. Not only will Byrne be making a rare appearance at this week’s Star Trek convention – so make the most the ... Read More »

IDW announces new Star Trek anthology title, launches in September

The Star Trek Original Series cover for the new Star Trek Waypoint title from IDW, out September 2016

To celebrate 50 years of Star Trek, US publisher IDW Publishing, under license by CBS Consumer Products, will launch a new series in September which honours the legacy of the various Starfleet crews which have inhabited the Star Trek universe over the past five decades – and the first issue will feature art by British artist Mack Chater and covers byMark ... Read More »

In Memoriam: Gerry Dolan

A panel from Sarirway to Heaven drawn by Gerry Dolan, inked by Rex Ward, published in Doctor Who Magazine Issue 156

When artist Gerry Dolan died last November I started writing this tribute, but for various reasons it got pushed back in its publication until now, and I can only apologise to those of you who already knew of his passing and those who kindly provided information for this article, including Trevor Goring, Marise Morland-Chapman and Sydney Jordan. To be honest ... Read More »

New Comics On Sale This Week (w/c 28th March): Head for Planet of the Damned!

Planet of the Damned

Here’s my pick of this week’s list of British creator and British publisher-skewed new comics, including new comics on sale in UK newsagents. This feature covers all titles released from Monday 28th March onwards with most new US comics released on Wednesday 30th March. First published back in March, this week sees the release of the 2000AD collection of two classic stories in ... Read More »

Something for the Weekend: New Snowpiercer and Stone Age Nightmares!

Here’s this week’s list of British creator and British publisher-skewed new comics, including new comics on sale in UK newsagents. Top of your list of British creator-related buys this week is surely Mezoltih, the award-winning British graphic novel that Boom! Studios are publishing for the first time in the US. Written by renowned performance storyteller Ben Haggarty with art by Adam ... Read More »

New Comics On Sale This Week (Wednesday 27th January) – Doctor Who and Mean Girls, Too!

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Year 2 #5 - Cover A

Welcome to this week’s British creator and publisher-skewed new comics list… and it’s another week of smashing Doctor Who releases and 2000AD continuing to fire on all cylinders, with the latest “Judge Dredd” from Michael Carroll really upping the intrigue. (By the way, Michael’s written the current Judge Dredd Megazine lead, too – check out what he had to say about ... Read More »

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