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Titan Comics Lost Fleet: Corsair #1 by Jack Campbell – covers, first pages revealed

Titan Comics have revealed more details about The Lost Fleet: Corsair Issue #1 – including all the covers and interior pages from this new military SF release, which launches in June in all good comic shops. (Bias declaration – this is one of the books I’m editing for the company, and it’s proving a great title to work on). Authored ... Read More »

Hammer Films Captain Kronos returns to comics

Titan Comics has announced the next title from its Hammer Horror line of comics – Captain Kronos, written by Dan Abnett, which has previously had just one strip outing in the past. Based on the 1974 film, Captain Kronos will be the second Hammer title following the success of Peter Milligan and Ronilson Freire’s The Mummy: Palimpsest which hit stores ... Read More »

New Comics added to SEQUENTIAL app, including “Meanwhile”, “Love and Rockets”

Some great graphic novels have recently been added to the SEQUENTIAL digital comic app, including the brilliant Love and Rockets by Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez and the recently-revamped Meanwhile… anthology published by Soaring Penguin. The new additions reads like a bucket list of some of the best comics published in the past 30 years. They certainly back up the stated aim of the ... 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 »

UniVerse To Launch Anthology Seven At Dunfermline Comic Con

The University of Dundee’s comics imprint UniVerse will be launching the seventh edition of their Anthology publication at this weekend’s second Dunfermline Comic Con. Anthology editor and university lecturer Phillip Vaughan told us, “Anthology Seven is a 176 page graphic novel featuring the work of the students on my Level 3 Comics & Graphic Novels Module at Duncan of Jordanstone ... Read More »

In Praise Of: Commando artists Ian Kennedy and Carlos Pino

The full cover of Ian Kennedy's cover for Commando 1425, complete with Commando "dagger"

An Appreciation by former Commando editor Calum Laird There’s nothing like an anniversary – say, Commando’s 5000th issue, for example – to start your mind scrolling back through the years to days gone by. Nothing, except perhaps the combination of an anniversary, a couple of pints of Mòr and lunch in The Phoenix (103 Nethergate, Dundee) with an ex-colleague. So, a couple ... Read More »

Commando: Still Fully Loaded After 5000 Issues

Commando Logo SNIP

In 2011 DC Thomson’s war digest title Commando celebrated its 50th anniversary, a remarkable achievement only surpassed on the newsstands at the time by The Dandy and The Beano. While other titles were being cancelled or their publication schedules scaled back, in 2012 DC Thomson actually increased the number of Commando issues with, for the first time, over 100 issues ... Read More »

2000AD: The Ultimate Collection Part Work from Hachette road tested

2000AD: The Ultimate Collection - The Ballad of Halo Jones

Specialist part work publisher Hachette have launched a web site for a 2000AD part work collection – currently being road tested in parts of the UK to see if there is enough demand for a full rollout. Hachette already publish the Judge Dredd Mega Collection but 2000AD: The Ultimate Collection will offer collections of the other strips from the weekly ... Read More »

2000AD’s 40th Anniversary Special Gets Reprinted with two new covers after sell-out success in comic stores

2000AD’s 40th Anniversary Special - David Aja Cover Reprint SNIP

2000AD’s landmark 40th anniversary special edition is to go to a second printing after selling out in newsagents and comic shops across the UK after its release last week. Celebrating four decades of 2000 AD’s cutting edge and globally influenced comics, even the hugely increased print run for the 40th anniversary special has not satisfied demand, so a reprint edition is now ... Read More »

Aces Weekly artist Mal Earl to host Digital Art event in Cumbria

Art by Mal Earl

Top artist and Aces Weekly artist Mal Earl is making a special appearance in his home county of Cumbria later this week, to talk about digital art and his many projects, ad a guest of the Egremont-based Florence Art Group. Over the last five years Mal has written and illustrated almost 100 pages of comic strip story for David Lloyd’s online anthology ... Read More »

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