New 2000AD-inspired Zarjaz ‘zine, FutureQuake and more out in time for Thought Bubble

Zarjaz Issue 27 - Cover by Neil Roberts
Zarjaz Issue 27 – Cover by Neil Roberts

The latest issue of the 2000AD-inspired fanzine Zarjaz (Issue 27), FutureQuake and other great FutureQuake Press titles are now available online from the Future Quake web shop.

Featuring a cover by Neil Roberts, the new Zarjaz, on sale at this weekend’s Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds, issue includes the great-looking strip “Raid on Caliban” featuring 2000AD characters The V.C.’s, written by Matt Sharp and drawn by David Broughton, an artist I definitely think worth watching.

"Raid on Caliban" written by Matt Sharp, drawn by David Broughton
“Raid on Caliban” written by Matt Sharp, drawn by David Broughton

In the same jam-packed issue, Peeps the droid delivers guest writer Jim Alexander, drawn by Neil Sims, and 2000AD Thought Bubble art competition winner 2014, artist Daniel Dwyer, join many other great creators with another selection of Tales from Tharg’s toy box.

Tales Of Mega-City One- Law In Exile. Written by Santiago Mayaud, art by Daniel Dwyer, letters by Bolt-01
Tales Of Mega-City One- Law In Exile. Written by Santiago Mayaud, art by Daniel Dwyer, letters by Bolt-01

Overall, it’s another cracking read, as you’d expect with editor Dave Evans delivering an other gem.

Writers on Zarjaz 27 are James Alexander, Jim Alexander, David Fenn, Ryan Hickling, Mike Lynch, Santiago Mayaud, Matt Sharp

Art by Chris Askham, David Broughton, Daniel Dwyer, Norrie Millar, Neil Sims, Sam Weller, PL Woods. Cover by Neil Roberts

Letters by Bolt-01

Zarjaz 27 – 48 pages for the astounding price of £3.00 from www.futurequake.co.uk/shop

FutureQuake 2016 - Winter Edition
Cover by ECH

Also out now is the massive 96-page FutureQuake 2016 – Winter edition, with tales that find folk good and bad explore the problems of time travel, run for the presidency, swap their brain into a robot body and in the continuing saga of Idea Space the team take a pause to focus on Alan Chance. All this wrapped in a cover by ECH.

Writers on this jam-packed anthology are Matthew Allen, Alexander Altman, Carlos Angeli, Inderjit Bhullar, Marcello Bondi, Kevin Bovy, Jeff Bowles, Adam Breen, Ethan Burns, Matthew Comer, Lawrence Conquest, Mario Fernandez, Rob Jones, Andre Mateus, Norrie Millar, Chris Nicholson, Carlos Pozo, JJ Robinson, Lee Robson, Dave Tomas, Scott Twells and Dan Whiston.

Art by Adam Caudill, Rafael Chrestani, Bryan Coyle, ECH, Jaye Franklin, Aidan Gilman, Dan Goodfellow, Andrew Hartmann, Darren Stephens, Martina Marzullo, Matt Sandbrook, Fran Strukan, Gustavo Vargas, Denis Vermesse, Edward Whatley and Nathan Webb. Cover by ECH

Letters by Bolt-01, Brian Coyle, Cristian Docolomansky, Ken Ryenolds and Edward Whatley

FutureQuake 2016 – Winter – 96 pages, trade paperback format, only £6.50 From www.futurequake.co.uk

Something Wicked 2016 - Cover
Cover by RH Stewart

The season has changed, the nights are drawing closer and there is a chill in the air. Time to hunker down and read the latest collection of tales from Something Wicked. In the latest 100 page issue there are Demons, Hauntings, posessions, another race for the presidency and at least one psychotic home appliance. All this is wrapped in a cover by RH Stewart.

Writers on Something Wicked 2016 are Marcello Bondi, Karl Brandt, Nick Bryan, Alec Charles, Kirill Chernov, Matt Finney, Steven Fraser, Russell Hillman, Emmet Kiernan, David McCluskey, Dan McKee, Scott Melrose, George Pickett, Patrick Scattergood, Chris Tresson, Virgil Yendell

Art by George Coleman, Damian Johnston, Łukasz Kowalczuk, Mattia Marini, Martina Marzullo, Rui Mendes, Joe Palmer, Pavlos Pavlides, Marco Renna, Barry Renshaw, RH Stewart, David Thomas, Scott Twells, Denis Vermesse, Glyn White, P. L. Woods. Cover by RH Stewart

Letters by Bolt-01, Valia Kapaldi, Barry Renshaw, Ken Reynolds, Glyn White

Something Wicked 2016, only £6.50 From www.futurequake.co.uk/shop

Dogbreath 32 - Cover
Cover by D’Israeli

Finally – don’t miss the latest issue of  Dogbreath (Issue 32) , on the case once again to bring to trial the finest stories the Galactic Crime Commission can dig up. Dirty deeds – check. Time travelling murderer – check. Betrayal – check. All wrapped in a wonderful cover by the one and only D’Israeli.

Letters by Bolt-01, Cristian Docolomansky Also in this issue Leigh Shepherd continues his ‘Case File’ review by looking at ‘Tales from the Doghouse’, ‘The Town That Died Of Shame’ and ‘Incident At The Birth Of The Universe’

48 pages for the astounding price of £3.00!

Writers on Dogbreath Issue 32 are Alexandar Altman, Alec Charles, Richmond Clements, Paul Eldridge, James Feist, Matt Sharp

Art by David Broughton, Patrick Brown, James Feist, D’Isreali, Scott Twells and JP Vilchis.

• If you’re heading to Thought Bubble in Leeds this weekend, you’ll be able to buy current and back issues of FutureQuakeZarjaz and more from editor Dave Evans at the FutureQuake table which is table 87 in the New Dock Hall

• Find all FutureQuake titles online at www.futurequake.co.uk

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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