FutureQuake blasts from the hip with three 2000AD-inspired titles

Ace Eagle Award finalist publisher FutureQuake Press have just released the latest issues of of their superb comics featuring a host of raw British talent, both new and established – including the likes of Liam Sharp – yes, Liam Sharp! – and Nigel Dobbyn. Here are the details…

Behind an awesome cover by Neil Ford, FutureQuake 18 features

Addicts by William Tennant, art by James Feist, lettered by Bolt-01
Spirit Leveller by Lawrence Conquest art Conor Boyle, lettered by Bolt-01
Praxis by Rob Burton, art by Roland Bird, lettered by Bolt-01
Counter Reality Incident by John A Short, art and lettering by Alex Paterson
Sam by Mark Woodland, art by Steven Denton lettered by Bolt-01
In His Kiss by Lawrence Conquest, art by Jack Davies lettered by Bolt-01
The Replacement Heroes: Butch Stone by Mike Moreci, art by Andy Scordellis, lettered by Jim Campbell
Not this time Johnny Tomorrow by Robert Ferrie, art by Simon Hayes, lettered by Bolt-01
Social Engagement eXperiment by Steven Fraser, art by Will Pickering, lettered by Bolt-01

Dogbreath 24 has been a long time coming but the Strontium Dog-inspired title features 48 pages of stone cold classic Search/Destroy action.

Behind the rather awesome cover by the ever talented Nigel Dobbyn is the following:

Strontium Dog – Death of a Mutant by Mark Pexton, art by Toby Philp, lettered by Bolt-01
The Gronk – Small Universe 2 written and drawn and lettered by Nigel Dobbyn – completing the tale bagun last issue!
Strontium Dog- A Moment’s Hesitation by Miles Reid, art by Bruce McLaren, lettered by Bolt-01
SD’s – Catch Of The Day by Matthew McLaughlin, art by Ryan Thomason, lettered by Bolt-01
Impetigo Jones – The Big Scab by Greg Meldrum, art by David Broughton, lettered by Bolt-01
• Interview: A question of Rage: Shaun Avery talks to John Wagner & Alan Grant!
• Case File Interludes: Leigh Shepherd looks at the tales from various annuals and specials!
Strontium Dog- Served Cold by Richmond Clements, art by Matt Soffe, lettered by Bolt-01
M06 – Reservation Dogs by The Emperor, art by James Feist, lettered by Bolt-01
• Star Scan – Durham Red by Mark Pexton

The awesome- award winning Alex Ronald provides the cover for Zarjaz issue 12, and sees the first annual Judge Dredd summer cover! Inside, there’s a top line up, including…

Constable Dredd – The Cursed Beat by Richard McAuliffe, art by Mark Chilcott, lettered by Bolt-01
Zenith – Invasion by Chris Denton, art and letters by David Frankum
ToM-C1- Fat Chancers by Alexi Conman, art and letters by Luis Chichon
Judge Fish by David Withers, art and letters by Phillip Vaughan
Slaine – Tattered Wings by Liam Sharp (Yes, Liam Sharp!)
Judge Dredd – Moon in the Undercity by Paul Glasswell, art by Dave Thomson, lettered by Bolt-01

• The new issues are available from the FQP Webshop (http://www.futurequake.co.uk/shop.php) and previews will be available soon.

• More information at: http://thequaequamblog.blogspot.com/

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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