British Comic Shop Comic Releases (19th November 2014) – Love and War and Fables, Too!

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Here’s a list of comics – both US and UK releases – on sale in specialist UK comic shops tomorrow, Wednesday 19th November 2014, courtesy of First Age Comics, Lancaster. We’ve picked out the titles published by British publishers in bold below, or titles with a British connection we’re aware of.

Don’t forget that despite many British publishers lack of faith in full-blown cover to cover comic strip action and humour, there are still comics on sale in newsagents that still delight in bringing you such subversive delights, including The Beano and Commando, with great strips featuring in titles such as Judge Dredd MegazineDoctor Who MagazineDoctor Who AdventuresTOXICVIZ and more.

But as it’s a bumper week for titles featuring British creators, let’s crack on, shall we?

 

13 Coins #2 - Cover

 

13 Coins 2 (Titan Comics)
Writers: Martin Brennan & Michael B. Jackson Artist: Simon Bisley Colourist: Ryan Brown

From Eisner Award-winning artist Simon Bisley – legendary artist of Batman/Judge Dredd: Judgement on Gotham and Lobo – comes a new series that finds Heaven and Hell at war in an angelic battle over the fate of Mankind.

Hidden amongst the heaving masses of humanity is John Pozner, the tormented ex-con who can end the fighting and whom both sides in the war seek. And, for John, what seemed just bad dreams of angelic death and slaughter are about to take on a horrific reality!

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2000AD Prog 1908

 

2000 AD Prog 1908
Cover by Greg Staples

Dredd and his team of Judges continue to clean house of the various gang factions in crime-riddled city Block, Gramercy Heights – but things are beginning to come to a head, as with all the present run of Thrill-powered series, to make way for the much anticipated end-of-year spectacular Prog 2015 – less than a month away! For more information visit: www.2000adonline.com

  • Amazing Spider-Man 10 SPIDERVERSE

 

Annihilator #3 - Cover

 

Annihilator 3
Writer: Grant Morrison Artist and Cover Artist: Frazer Irving

Ray Spass’ life was a complete mess – a crumbling screenwriting career, a failed love, an inoperable brain tumor – but that was before the fictional hero of his screenplay, Max Nomax, showed up in real life, insisting that his tumor is a data bullet containing the secrets of Nomax’s past. Hunted by the most deadly super-villain in the galaxy, Spass begins uncovering Nomax’s twisted life story in an effort to shrink the tumor before it kills him. But as Spass dives deeper into the madness that surrounds Nomax, he finds that our semi-fictional hero is not all he appears to be!
  • Army Of Darkness: Hitched 4
  • Astro City 17
  • Avengers 38 – Time Runs Out Tie-In
  • Avengers And X-Men: Axis 6
  • Avengers World 15 AXIS Tie-In
  • Axis: Carnage 2
  • Axis: Revolutions 2
  • Batman 66 The Lost Episode 1
  • Batman And Robin 36
  • Batman: Detective Comics Hard Cover Volume 5: Gothtopia
  • Batman Eternal 33
  • Batman/Superman 16
  • Batwoman 36
  • Black Widow 12
  • Bob’s Burgers 4
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season Ten 9
  • Criminal Macabre Third Child 3
  • Daredevil 10
  • Dark Horse Presents 2014 Issue 4
  • Dawn/Vampirella 2
  • Dead@17: Blasphemy Throne 4
  • Deadly Class 9
  • Deadpool 37 AXIS Tie-In
  • Death Of Wolverine Weapon X Program 2
  • Disney Frozen Cinestory Volume 1

 

Twelfth Doctor #2 - Photo Cover

 

Doctor Who 12th Doctor 2 (Titan Comics)
Writer: Robbie Morrison Artists: Dave Taylor, Verity Glass

Journey beyond the astounding new series of the TV show with award-winning writer Robbie Morrison and New York Times bestselling artist Dave Taylor! On a frozen planet spinning around a dying star, the Doctor and Clara stumble across the lone survivor of a species that once conquered the galaxy. Is it a prisoner? Cryogenically suspended pioneer? …or something altogether more sinister? Caught in a deadly mystery, Clara and the Doctor’s actions will have scorching repercussions for the universe!

Read our preview of this issue here

  • Dream Merchant 6
  • Dungeons And Dragons: Legend Of Baldur’s Gate 2
  • Earth 2 Worlds End 7
  • Elektra 8

 

 

Fables #146 - Cover

 

Fables 146 (DC Comics)
Writer: Bill Willingham Artist: Mark Buckingham and Various Cover Artist: Nimit Malavia

Rose Red isn’t happy. She’s pretty sure she’s going to kill her sister, who she sometimes loves, sometimes hates and sometimes both. It’s complicated. What to do, then, but go home to sort things out – all the way to a little cottage in the woods in a faraway land, where Rose begins to learn just who she is and where she really came from. Turns out that’s complicated, too. This issue also features The Last Story of Hansel and Gretel!
  • Fantastic Four 13
  • Futurama Comics 73
  • God Is Dead 24
  • Godzilla Cataclysm 4
  • Green Lantern New Guardians 36 GODHEAD
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy Trade Paperback Volume 3 GUARDIANS DISASSEMBLED

 

Guardians of the Galaxy Complete  Volume 2 - Cover

 

Guardians of the Galaxy Complete Collection Volume 2 (Marvel Comics)
Writers: Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning Artists: Brad Walker, Wesley Craig Cover Artist: Alex Garner

Can the Guardians of the Galaxy stop the War of Kings? When Black Bolt and Vulcan square off, and the Inhumans and Shi’ar ravage entire planets, the Guardians are stuck in the middle! As new discoveries are made and old friends are betrayed, the new Guardians must stand shoulder-to-shoulder with cosmic legends to survive! But when the Fault, a massive rift in reality, releases a viral xenoform that threatens to destroy the cosmos, the bruised and battered Guardians must return the creature to its own dimension before the unthinkable happens. Unfortunately, the Universal Church of Truth believes the creature is its savior and will stop at nothing to free the beast! But who is pulling the zealots’ strings? Can the Guardians uncover the true threat and restore peace to a war-ravaged universe? Collecting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2008) #13-25.

  • Guardians Of The Galaxy 21
  • Harley Quinn 12
  • Hellraiser Bestiary 4
  • Infinite Crisis: Fight For The Multiverse 5
  • Inhuman 8
  • Injustice Gods Among Us Year Three 4
  • Intersect 1
  • Invincible 115

 

James Bond Omnibus Volume 6 - Cover

James Bond Omnibus: Volume 6 (Titan)

Writers: Ian Fleming,  Jim Lawrence Artist/Cover Artist: Yaroslav Horak
The daring James Bond is back in a definitive bumper edition collecting more of Jim Lawrence’s celebrated run in comic strip form! Includes nine of Bond’s most thrilling and dangerous missions: “Shark Bait,” “Doomcrack,” “The Paradise Plot,” “Deathmask,” “Flittermouse,” “Polestar,” “The Scent of Danger,” “Snake Goddess,” and “Double Eagle!”
  • Jim Henson’s Storyteller Witches 3

 

 

 

Judge Dredd Megazine 353 - Cover

 

Judge Dredd Megazine 354 (Rebellion/2000AD)

More action and adventure in the future-shocked world of Judge Dredd! A discovery in the body pits leads to startling consequences in “Dead Zone” by John Wagner and Henry Flint; Colonial Marshal Metta Lawson gets a taste of native psychosis in “Lawless” by Dan Abnett and Phil Winslade; and tensions build in the Dredd movie sequel Uprise by Arthur Wyatt and Paul Davidson. In addition, in the bagged graphic novel this month, more mechanoid madness in Lobster Random: The Agony and the Ecstasy by Simon Spurrier and Carl Critchlow!
  • Justice League 36
  • Justice League 3000 Issue 11
  • Last Broadcast 7

Loki, Agent of Asgard #8 - Cover
Loki: Agent Of Asgard 8 AXIS
Writer: Al Ewing Artist/Cover Artist: Lee Garbett

•  Marvel’s most honest and upright hero — now in his own magazine! With a quip on his lips and a song in his merry heart, Loki continues his dashing quest for truth, justice and the Asgardian Way! Guest-starring — the Enchantress! And some other people who think Loki’s “changed” somehow. BUT MOSTLY, THE ENCHANTRESS!
 
  • Lumberjanes 8
  • Magneto 12 AXIS
  • Marvel Graphic Novel Volume 77 Hard Cover LIFE AND DEATH OF CAPTAIN MARVEL
  • Marvel Mightiest Heroes Volume 24 VALKYRIE Hard Cover
  • Moon Knight 9
  • Morning Glories 42

 

Multiversity: Pax Americana # 1 - Cover

 

Multiversity Pax Americana 1
Writer: Grant Morrison Artist/Cover Artist: Frank Quitely

Brace yourselves for the next exciting chapter of THE MULTIVERSITY as the acclaimed ALL-STAR SUPERMAN team of writer Grant Morrison and artist Frank Quitely investigate the conspiracy on Earth-4, home of Pax Americana! Told backwards through an experimental storytelling technique that reveals new mysteries with each turn of the page, PAX AMERICANA stars The Question, Blue Beetle, Captain Atom, Nightshade and Peacemaker like you’ve never seen them before! As the assassination of the U.S. president leads to political intrigue, interpersonal drama and astro-physical wonder, the truth behind the crime and those involved will blow your mind! What confidential conversation between the president and Captain Atom could reveal everything? How far will The Question take his hunt for the truth before he hurts his former friends – or himself? And who is the steel-handed bogeyman operating in the shadows?
Discover all this and more in this exciting stand-alone issue which also acts as chapter four of the MULTIVERSITY storyline. Join us, if your dare, for THE MULTIVERSITY!
  • My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 25
  • My Little Pony Mystery Minis Series 2
  • New 52 Futures End 29

 

New Avengers #26 - Cover

New Avengers 26 – Time Runs Out Tie-In (Marvel Comics)
Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Kev Walker Cover Artist: Salvador Larroca

IN 6 MONTHS…TIME RUNS OUT!

Nikolai Dante: Love and War

 

Nikolai Dante: Love and War Graphic Novel (REBELLION / 2000AD)
Writer: Robbie Morrison, Simon Fraser Artist: John M. Burns, Charlie Adlard

It is the year of the Tsar 2668 AD and the sound of wedding bells is in the air. Jena Makarov, the daughter of Tsar Vladimir the Conqueror, is betrothed to Mikhail Deriabin, media tyrant and patriarch of the House of Bolshoi. Nikolai Dante is less than happy with the announcement. Now, assigned to be Jena’s bodyguard, Dante has to protect her from more than his own passions as those who would seek to bring about war set their sights on Russia’s fairest!
  • Powers Bureau 12
  • Predator Fire And Stone 2
  • Punisher 12
  • Punk Mambo 0
  • Red Hood And The Outlaws 36
  • Revival 25

 

Royal Blood Cover

 

Royal Blood (Titan Comics)
Writer: Alejandro Jodorowsky Artist: Dongzi Liu

A shocking tale of betrayal, lust and warring kingdoms, from acclaimed creator Alexander Jodorowsky! Wounded, betrayed and left for dead, King Alvar returns to his kingdom to regain his stolen throne. Hungry for revenge, Alvar finds himself in the middle of a bloody political game for power. To keep his throne he must crush his enemies who would destroy him with their machinations. But his own horrific appetites may prove his undoing…

 

  • Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman 4
  • Simpsons Winter Wingding 9
  • Sinergy 1
  • Sleepy Hollow 2
  • Soul Eater Trade Paperback Volume 23
  • Spider-Woman 1 SPIDERVERSE
  • Storm 5
  • Supergirl 36
  • Superman/Wonder Woman 13
  • Swamp Thing 36
  • Teen Titans 4
  • Teen Titans Earth One Hard Cover Volume 1
  • Terminal Hero 4

First-Kingdom-Volume6-Cover

The First Kingdom: Destiny
By Jack Katz

After forty years in the telling, Jack Katz’s six-volume science fiction epic, The First Kingdom, reaches its phenomenal conclusion with Destiny!

A universe away from starships and interstellar deities, a single man searches desperately for the answers to life’s impossible questions. But while his pursuit may reveal the very mysteries of existence, will it also cost him his humanity? Published exclusively for the first time by Titan Comics, witness the true origin of The First Kingdom in this incredible concluding chapter!

See our sneak preview!

 

Thief of Thieves #25 - Cover

 

Thief Of Thieves 25
Writer: Andy Diggle Artist/ Cover Artist: Shawn Martinbrough

Down Mexico way, it’s kill or be killed…and a major player doesn’t make it out alive in the conclusion to “The Kill List.”
  • Transformers: Primacy 4
  • Transformers: Robots in Disguise Trade Paperback Volume 6
  • Trinity Of Sin 2
  • Uncanny X-Men 28
  • Vampirella Feary Tales 2
  • Victorian Secret Steam Queens 1
  • Winterworld 4
  • Witchblade 179

Wolverine: Three Months to Die - Cover

 

Wolverine: Three Months to Die Trade Paperback (Marvel Comics)
Writers: Paul Cornell, Elliott Kalan Artists: Kris Anka & Various Cover Artist:  Steve McNiven

The next chapter of Wolverine’s life begins now, but it looks like it’s going to be an extremely short and painful chapter! Stranded in Japan, stripped of his healing factor, Wolverine confronts his future – and it ain’t a bright one. As Logan, Iron Fist and Shang-Chi take on an army of deadly ninja, Logan comes clean to his old friends – and Sabretooth marks Wolverine’s new love Pinch for death, unless Wolverine and his S.H.I.E.L.D. cavalry can reach her in time. And when Sabretooth prepares to remake the world in his image, he forces Logan into a bloody final showdown. It’s all led up to this as Wolverine enters his most dire hour – and possibly his final battle! It’s the beginning of the end for Wolverine! The title says it all! Collecting WOLVERINE (2014) #8-12 and ANNUAL #1.
  • Wonder Woman 36

 

 

X-Force #12 (2014) - Cover

 

X-Force 12: ENDS/MEANS Part 2 of 5 (Marvel Comics)
Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist/ Cover Artist: Rock-He Kim

•  Fantomex’s compulsion to be THE BEST has put him at odds with X-Force! Turning on his former teammates, can a squad of killers hope to escape science’s perfect living weapon?
•  Also! The true identity of the villain X-Force has been pursuing is revealed…and it’s an all-too familiar face…
  • X-O Manowar 30
  • Zero 12

• First Age Comics is at 3 Moor Lane, Lancaster LA1 1QD. Open: Tuesday – Friday 10.00am – 4.30pm, Saturday 10.00am – 5.30pm. Find them on Facebook

• First Age Comics also has a shop site on e-Bay: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/First-Age

 

 

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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