Alan Burrows covers 100% Biodegradable, the digital action comic anthology

100% Biodegradable Issue 9 - Cover

Top artist Alan Burrows – best known for his work on Eagle and Red Dwarf – has provided a cover for the latest issue of the science fiction and fantasy digital comic 100% Biodegradable (Issue 9) – available now.

The latest issue of the anthology features stories of fevered space dreams, ancient Egyptian heresy, overly-dedicated postmen in apocalyptic wastelands and one lost soul slowly crossing the treacherous plains of Yomi, the latter adapted from a Japanese myth by Paul H. Birch in a story entitled “A Hope In Hell”.

Charging into action behind an in-your-face painted cover courtesy of Alan, 100% Biodegradable is published by Biomekazoik and edited by Dave Hailwood (Toxic).

Interior contents in the latest issue include work by Gary William Crutchley (2000AD), Mats Engesten, Brett Burbridge, John Robbins, Yel Zamor, Paul Harrison-Davies and others.

Here’s some preview pages from the digital title and information on the stories included…

"A Hope in Hell" by Paul H. Birch and Graham Crutchley
“A Hope in Hell” by Paul H. Birch and Graham Crutchley

 

“A Hope in Hell” by Paul H. Birch and Graham Crutchley, inked by Mats Engesten, coloured by Yel Zamor, lettered by John Robbins involves a declaration of war by former lovers – and both hope and hell for humanity…
"Bunk Mates" by David Hailwood and Paul Harrison-Davies
“Bunk Mates” by David Hailwood and Paul Harrison-Davies
“Bunk Mates” by David Hailwood is a lovely two-page black humour strip, beautifully executed by Paul Harrison-Davies.
"Lucid Dreams" by Scott Melrose and Deng Vermesse
“Lucid Dreams” by Scott Melrose and Deng Vermesse

“Lucid Dreams” by Scott Melrose and Deng Vermesse, lettered by Ken Reynolds, a macabre and haunting dream of death for one tortured soul… with a sting in its tail.

"Death Duty" by John Freeman & David Hailwood, art by Brett Burbridge
“Death Duty” by John Freeman & David Hailwood, art by Brett Burbridge

“Death Duty” by John Freeman & David Hailwood, art by Brett Burbridge, lettered by Ken Reynolds – Travis Wilson’s nightmare continues into the real world, after a mysterious woman forces him to revisit his past… and tries to make him face up to the future. Death Duty is part of the WarWorldz Shared Universe project and there’s more about “Death Duty” here on downthetubes.

"Living the Dream" by David Hailwood, art by Tony Suleri
“Living the Dream” by David Hailwood, art by Tony Suleri

“Living the Dream” by David Hailwood, art by Tony Suleri, Remix by John Kirkham – Are a man’s crazy dreams of sun surfing and battling aliens on far flung worlds real or delusional?

“Black and White and Read All Over” by Stu Smith and David Hailwood, art by Neil Alexander, lettered by Ken Reynolds – a one page zombie chiller. Literally…

"The Heartless Mind" by Oscar Maltby, art by Dave Snell
“The Heartless Mind” by Oscar Maltby, art by Dave Snell

“The Heartless Mind” by Oscar Maltby, art by Dave Snell, lettered by Ken Reynolds – Mummifcation. What if the afterlife it promises is true? Is there hope for everyone in the world beyond? one Egyptian is determined to find out… whatever the cost!

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• A ComiXology release will follow at a later date; previous issues are available here

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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