Something For the Weekend – Killer Dinosaurs in This Week’s New Comics in the UK (w/c 3rd October 2016)

2000AD Prog 2001

Despite all the excitement of last week’s sell-out 2000AD prog 2000, don’t be thinking the team on the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic are resting on tier laurels!

Prog 2001 offers a fine mix this issue, which includes a new Judge Dredd story from Rob Williams, Trevor Hairsine, Barry Kitson, Dylan Teague, and Annie Parkhouse; and new thrill “Counterfeit Girl” by Peter Milligan, Rufus Dayglo, Dom Regan and Ellie De Ville continues. And who would want to miss “Flesh: Gorehead” by Pat Mills, Clint Langley and Ellie? On sale now in all good newsagents!

It’s a busy week again for Titan Comics who, like the 2000AD team, have invaded the US this weekend to be at New York Comic Con. Out this week is the first shot out of the publishers  Hard Case Crime imprint arrives in stores. Triggerman #1 – an operatic Prohibition era epic – from visionary director of The WarriorsWalter Hill and co-writer Matz, with art from trusted collaborator Jef.

This week also sees The Ninth Doctor entangled once more with UNIT, in Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #6! Welcome back to the 12970s (or is it the 80s?) in this timey-wimey trip like no other from Cavan Scott and Adriana Melo.

Assassin’s Creed: Assassins #12 – by Anthony Del Col, and Conor McCreery with art by Neil Edwards – also hits stores this week with a brand new arc Charlotte is still reeling from her encounter with Erudtio – will the forces unite in time?

UK Newsagents Releases

There are plenty of comics on sale in newsagents that still delight in bringing you such subversive delights, including 2000AD, The Beano, Danger Mouse comic, Commando (latest release intel here), Judge Dredd Megazine,Panini Comics Marvel Collector Editions titles, Titan Comics superhero titles and VIZ, with great strips also featuring in titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Doctor Who Adventures, Titan’s Doctor Who: Tales from the TARDIS (collecting their strips from the US format titles), Mega, TOXIC and many others.

Don’t forget the wonderful Phoenix Comic is on sale in many (but not all) Waitrose supermarkets and selected high street WH Smiths stores – and some comic shops (stockist list here), as well as available on subscription.

So let’s not get too downhearted by some British publishers lack of faith in full-blown cover to cover comic strip action and humour that only those of us over a certain age remember.

Hachette Partworks, whose partwork titles include Doctor Who: The Complete History and Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection, continue their How To Draw The Marvel Way, along with their re-release of their hugely successful part work, Marvel’s Marvel Ultimate Graphic Novel series.

Note that you may now have to subscribe if you want to continue buying Part Works some are not distributed in newsagents after their first few issues.

Digital Comic Picks

Aces Weekly Volume 24 is out now. Just £1 a week gets you this and more to come forever – xxx. Up to 200 pages of cool stuff – for a pound a week! This brilliant comics project run by artist David Lloyd is four this week offers a great slice of original digital comics, his work aided and abetted by Bambos Georgiou, Aces Weekly great co-founder and Subscription Manager, and Simon Russell, their Managing Editor.

Aces Weekly begin their fifth year of publication with an ever-expanding list of contributors from an ever-expanding range of locations, their ambition to expand our readership to a range that is just as wide. Some of the contributors to the comic – David, Geoff Wessel, Dave Jackson, and Keith Kopnicki, will be at New York Comic Con this weekend, so do stop by their stand and introduce yourself in the T9 in Artists Alley, almost all day on all days of the show.
If you subscribe, you’ll get access to all the Previous Volumes, either, which have up to 200 pages of comics including Extras, and in full form feature in an exclusive Week-to-Week facility, which transforms any volume’s serialised stories into continuous comic book-sized narratives.

British Comic Publishers

2000AD/Rebellion

2000AD Prog 2001

In this issue, which features a cover by Clint LangleyJudge Dredd: Get Sin by Rob Williams, Trevor Hairsine, Barry Kitson, Dylan Teague, Annie Parkhouse; Savage: The Marze Murderer by Pat Mills, Patrick Goddard, Annie Parkhouse; Hunted by Gordon Rennie, PJ Holden, Len O’Grady, Simon Bowland; Counterfeit Girl by Peter Milligan, Rufus Dayglo, Dom Regan, Ellie De Ville; Flesh: Gorehead by Pat Mills, Clint Langley, Ellie De Ville

Be sure to look out for the reprint edition of 2000AD Prog 2000 and the latest Judge Dredd Megazine!

Titan Comics

Assassin's Creed: Assassin's #12
Assassin’s Creed: Assassin’s #12
Writers: Anthony Del Col & Conor McCreery
Artist: Neil Edwards
Colorist: Ivan Nunes
Letterer: Comicraft
A brand new arc! And an explosive new secret! While Charlotte is reeling from the meeting with Erudtio, it is time for the Assassin cell headed by Brotherhood stalwart Galina Voronina to pull her team together, but will she be able to do it alone, or is it time for reinforcements?
COVER A: Natasha Alterici
COVER B: Maria Laura Sanapo
COVER C: Paul Duffield
Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #6 - Cover A
Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #6
Writer: Cavan Scott
Artist: Adriana Melo
Colorist: Mateus Lopes
Letterer: Comicraft
Welcome back to the 1970s (or is it the 80s?)! The Doctor becomes entangled once more with the forces of UNIT when a cache of potentially devastating top secret material is leaked to the media. But does the UNIT whistleblower have a point? Alien invasion and internecine intrigue combine in an explosive new story!
Cover A: Simon Fraser
Cover B: Photo
Cover C: jaKE
Triggerman #1 Cover A: Jef
Triggerman #1 Cover A: Jef

Triggerman #1

WRITER: Walter Hill, Matz
ARTIST: Jef
Locked up for a life of murder, Roy Nash never thought he’d walk the mean streets of Chicago again… let alone rescue his beloved, Lena. But when the city’s Mafia elite spring the notorious gun-for-hire to handle one last assignment, Roy once again finds himself thrown headfirst into a life of bloodshed and bullets as he sprints a breathless race to save the girl he left behind.
From legendary screenwriter and director Walter Hill (The Warriors, Red Heat, Last Man Standing) and French comics Matz, comes this hardboiled crime thriller set in the bullet-ridden streets of 1930s Chicago.
 
COVER A – Jef
COVER B – Dennis Calero
COVER C – Fay Dalton
COVER D – Robert Hack
COVER E – Francisco Paronzini

New Graphic Novels On Sale This Week in Bookshops

Available in book shops and comic shops, distributed by Turnaround Distributors

▪ Garden Of Flesh (Fantagraphics, 9781606999356)
▪ In Fox’s Forest (Fantagraphics, 9781606999561)
▪ Internal Wildness (Avery Hill, 9781910395233)
▪ Real Deal Comix (Fantagraphics, 9781606999264)

US Comics On Sale This Week

List in part courtesy First Age Comics Lancaster – all the comics below can be ordered through your local comic shop, as can the 2000AD and Titan Comics titles above

• No local comic shop? check out the latest comics online at ForbiddenPlanet.com (using this link helps support downthetubes)

Support Your Local Comic Shop. Art by Nick Miller
• Check out our British and Irish Comic Shops Map | Art by Nick Miller. We’ve got a range of merchandise featuring this art on sale via CafePress

Archer & Armstrong #8
All New Wolverine #13
Amazing Spider-Man #19
Aquaman #8
Archangel #3
Autumnlands Tooth & Claw #13
Batman #8
Batman 66 #4
Big Trouble in Little China Escape New York #1
Bloodshot Reborn #18
Cyborg #2
DC Comics Bombshells #18
Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love #1
Deadpool: Black in Black #1
Death of Hawkman #1
Death of X #1
Dishonored #3
Dungeons & Dragons #5
Everafter from the pages of Fables #2
Future Quest #5
Ghostbusters International #9
Giant Days #19
Green Arrow #8
Green Lanterns #8
Harley Quinn #5
He Man Thundercats #1
Injustice Gods Among Us Year Five #19
Invincible Iron Man #14
James Bond #10
Justice League #6
Marvels Mightiest Heroes vol 73
Midnighter & Apollo #1
Nightwing #6
No Mercy #10
Now Champions #1
Now Deadpool & Mercs for Money #4
Now Doctor Strange #12
Now Jessica Jones #1
Paper Girls #10
Penny Dreadful #4
Pop Green Arrow Vinyl Figure
Red One #4
Revolution #2
Scarlet Witch #11
Shade the Changeling Girl #1
Shadow Death of Margo Lane #5
Spider-Man 2099 #16
Superman #8
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #2
Transformers #57
Transformers More than Meets the Eye #57
Uncanny X-Men #14
Walking Dead #159
Walking Dead TP Volume 16

• First Age Comics, 3 Moor Lane, Lancaster LA1 1QD | Open: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5.30pm | 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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