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Something For The Weekend: Judge Dredd! Aliens! Assassin’s Creed! New Comics On Sale (w/c 5th December 2016)

2000AD Prog 2010

Here’s this week’s round up of new comics in British newsagents and comic shops skewed, as ever to highlighting British creators and publishers.

2000AD steps neatly back to its early “Judge Dredd” tales this week with “In Denial” from Michael Carroll, drawn by Andrew Currie. It’s a bit of a “talkie” episode but there’s some nice commentary on Mega City One’s current state and even some dark humour from Stoneface himself as a twist in the tale. Plus, a great finale to “Flesh” and an absolutely beautifully-realised finale to “Counterfeit Girl“. What’s not to like?

Titan Comics have two phenomenal Number Ones launching with Norman: The First Slash this week, revealing  the origin of the kid killer and unveils even more of his dark secrets and Hook Jaw #1 next Wednesday. We’ve seen the first issue and it’s a stunner – and for those of you worrying this might be some simplistic tale of man versus shark, it’s already obvious that there is plenty more to this new incarnation of the world-famous British strip from Action than meets the eye. Think of the first issue as an aperitif though, despite a high body count!

I think Hook Jaw fans won’t be disappointed by this new imagining written by Si Spurrier with art from Conor Boyle, coloured by Guilia Brusco. You don’t have long to wait now…

Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens #3

Over at Dark Horse Comics, Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens is really into its stride with its third issue, sporting a knock out cover by Glenn Fabry! Written by Eisner Award-winning, New York Times best-selling Chew creator John Layman, it’s well worth a look.

Dr. Reinstöt is hosting a party… an apocalypse party! He’s gotten his hands on some xenomorph DNA: a dream come true for a mad genetic scientist who’s already built a clan of animal hybrids. He’s also captured a Predator, and even his old acquaintance Judge Dredd has come knocking on his isolated lab’s door. Now that his friends are here and ready to go, the only thing left to do is hit the town! They’re taking the party to Mega-City One and raising hell!

UK Newsagents Releases

Beano 3864

The Christmas Beano is on sale now

There are plenty of comics on sale in newsagents that still delight in bringing you such subversive delights, including 2000ADThe BeanoDanger Mouse comic, Commando (latest release intel here), EPIC! (recently revamped), Judge Dredd MegazinePanini Comics Marvel Collector Editions titles, Titan Comics superhero titles and VIZ, with great strips also featuring in titles such as Doctor Who MagazineDoctor Who Adventures, Titan’s Doctor Who: Tales from the TARDIS (collecting their strips from the US format titles), MegaTOXIC 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 25 Montage

Aces Weekly Volume 25 is out now! Coming at you in seven weekly parts every Monday night – for just £1, in any currency, per week! There is no better deal on the planet for discerning comics readers!

In Volume 25… Part 3 of “The Flight”, from Jeffrey Vaughn and The Art of Brendon and Brian Fraim ; the tragi-comic, and inimitable, “Why Don’t You Love Me?” from Paul Rainey; “Mercy Killing” from Marcello Bondi and Giuseppe Latanza ; the radical, “Goons Of The Galaxy”, from the spaced-out, Marc Jackson ; feverish fantasy from Jok LP and Rodolfo Santullo in “The Big Hit” ; a beautifully told tale of a drowned world of the future, in, “BOOM! Nowhere”, from Katie Cunningham and Heather Fisher; and, later in the volume, in the tradition of “Blacksad” and Elephantmen, the AW team bring you “Chief Inspector Gator” from Anthony Zicari and Oscar Capristo… up to 200 pages, including Extras. £1 per week. That’s it – that’s all!

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British Comic Publishers

2000AD/Rebellion

2000AD Prog 2010

Cover by Clint Langley

In this issue:

Judge Dredd: In Denial by Michael Carroll (Writer), Andrew Currie (Artist), Chris Blythe (Colour), Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)
Savage: The Marze Murderer by Pat Mills (Writer), Patrick Goddard (Artist), Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)
Counterfeit Girl by Peter Milligan (Writer), Rufus Dayglo (Artist), Dom Regan (Colour), Ellie De Ville (Letterer)
Flesh: Gorehead by Pat Mills (Writer), Clint Langley (Artist), Ellie De Ville (Letterer)

Cinebook

Web: www.cinebook.co.uk

Blake & Mortimer Volume 24 : The Testament of William S.

Blake & Mortimer Volume 24 : The Testament of William S.
by Andre Juillard, Yves Sente

In Venice, a boating accident leads to the discovery of a 400 year old text bearing the signature ‘W.S.’ and promising the truth about the ‘Shakespeare mystery’. That very night, someone tries unsuccessfully to steal the precious document. The discoverer, Marquis Stefano Da Spiri, decides to send a copy of the document to a specialist of the Bard in London for stylistic authentication. As for the original, he entrusts it to an old comrade in arms from World War Two: Captain Francis Blake.

Buy it from amazon.co.uk

Lucky Luke Volume 62: The Cursed Ranch

Lucky Luke Volume 62: The Cursed Ranch
by Jean Leturgie, Xavier Fauche, Claude Guylouis

When oil suddenly gushes from the ground in Whitney, it makes prospectors very happy, but not the inhabitants, for a pestilential smell soon covers the small town. Abandoning her home, Whitney’s elder Miss Bluemarket moves to Smithville with her three pets – three adult buffaloes. Her search for a new home makes her easy prey for unscrupulous estate agents, and soon she finds herself owning a property whose mere name has the locals shaking in their boots: the Bates ranch!

Buy it from amazon.co.uk

Titan Comics

Web: http://titan-comics.com

Assassin's Creed: Templars #8 Cover A: Dennis Calero

Assassin’s Creed: Templars #8 Cover A by Dennis Calero

Assassin’s Creed: Templars #8
Writer/ artist: Dennis Calero

Things are not all they seem in the Abstergo facility – not for Dre, and definitely not for Otso. When Dre realises he hasn’t been told the whole truth, it’s time for his survival instincts to kick in. The only question is: who can he trust?

Cover A: Dennis Calero
Cover B: Simon Myers
Cover C: Antonio Fuso

Chimera Brigade #3 Cover A: Simone di Meo

Chimera Brigade #3 Cover A by Simone di Meo

Chimera Brigade #3
Writers Serge Lehman, Fabrice Colin
Artist Gess

With the cockroach captured, and Missenbrauch’s evil plans unveiled, will Marie Curie’s daughter be able to band the superhumans together in order to stop another World War? It all now rests on the shoulders of the Man Who Walks Through Walls….

Cover A: Simone di Meo
Cover B: Pasquale Qualano
Cover C: John McCrea

Norman: The First Slash #1 - Cover A

Norman: The First Slash #1 – Cover A

Norman: The First Slash #1
Writer/artist: Stan Silas

A member of the class has disappeared, and Norman is to blame! This bloodthirsty kid’s penchant for killing knows no bounds! With his classmates also out for blood, maybe he should just rid himself of them all, one by one…

COVER A: Marc Ellerby
COVER B: JAKe
COVER C: Rachael Smith
COVER D: Sonia Leong
COVER E: Amoona Saohin

Triggerman #3
Writers: Walter Hill, Matz
Artist: Jef

After a brief brush with Johnny Law, Roy Nash’s cross-country bounty hunt takes a surprising turn when he’s confronted by his former love, Lena Dorsey!

Cover A: Josh Burns
Cover B: Kody Chamberlin
Cover C: Ivan Rodriguez

Small Press Spotlight

The Pull List #4 - Cover

The Pull List #4

This terrific digital magazine from the team behind Pipedream Comics spotlights some of the very best digital comics out there and includes an interview with Aces Weekly editor David Llloyd. Find out more here

New US Comics On Sale in UK Comic Shops

Information courtesy of First Age Comics from their order list. For details of every US comic release (and more) in all comic shops, visit Diamond Comics Previews page. Not every comic shop stocks the full range but every comic can be ordered from your local comic shop

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Dark Horse Comics

Aliens Defiance #7
Baltimore Hard Cover Volume 7 Empty Graves
Bounty #5 (Of 10)
Conan Omnibus Trade Paperback Volume 1 Birth Of Legend
Creepy Archives Hard Cover Volume 25
Game Of Thrones Figure Son Of Harpy
Predator Vs Judge Dredd Vs Aliens #3
Rise Of The Black Flame #4 (Of 5)
Star Trek: The Next Generation Adult Colouring Book
Star Trek: The Original Series Adult Colouring Book
World Of Tanks #3

DC Comics

Absolute Infinite Crisis Hard Cover
Aquaman #12 – Variant Covers
Batman #12 – Variant Covers
Batman 66 Meets Steed And Mrs Peel #6 (Of 6)
Batman 66 Trade Paperback Volume 5
Batman Animated Series Nba Clayface Dlx Af
Batman Arkham Knight Batgirl Oracle Af 2 Pack
Cyborg #6 – Variant Covers
DC Comics Bombshells #20
DC Icons AF Accessory Pack Set 1
DC Rebirth Omnibus Hard Cover
Deadman Dark Mansion Of Forbidden Love #2 (Of 3)
Death Of Hawkman #3 (Of 6)
Everafter From The Pages Of Fables #4 (Mature Readers)
Firestorm The Nuclear Man United We Fall Tp
Flash By Mark Waid Trade Paperback Book 01 (Res)
Flintstones #6 – Variant Covers
Green Arrow #12 – Variant Covers
Green Lanterns #12 – Variant Covers
Harley Quinn #9 – Variant Covers
Harley Quinn Red White & Black Statue
Injustice Gods Among Us Year Five Hard Cover Volume 1
Injustice Gods Among Us Year Four Trade Paperback Volume 2
Injustice Ground Zero #1 – Variant Covers
Justice League #10 – Variant Covers
Justice League Trade Paperback Volume 8 Darkseid War Part 2
Legend Of Wonder Woman Hard Cover
Looney Tunes #234
Midnighter And Apollo #3 (Of 6)
Nightwing #10 – Variant Covers
Raven #1 (Of 6) 2nd Ptg
Shade The Changing Girl #3 – Variant Covers (Mature Readers)
Superman #12 – Variant Covers
Unfollow #14 (Mature Readers)

IDW Publishing

Adventures Of Augusta Wind Last Story #5 – Variant Covers
Angry Birds Comics (2016) #12 – Variant Covers
Atomic Robo And The Temple Of Od #5 (Of 5) – Variant Covers
Dirk Gently Salmon Of Doubt #3 – Variant Covers
Ditko Unleashed Hard Cover
Duck Avenger #2 – Variant Covers
Electric Sublime #3 (Of 4) – Variant Covers
Haunted Horror #25
Jack Kirby Pencils & Inks Hard Cover
Mickey Mouse #15 – Variant Covers
Micronauts #8 – Variant Covers
October Faction Deadly Season #3 – Variant Covers
Popeye Classics Ongoing #53
Powerpuff Girls (2016) #5 – Variant Covers
Star Trek New Visions Special Hidden Face
Star Trek New Visions Trade Paperback Volume 4
Steve Canyon Hard Cover Volume 7 1959-1960
Super F*Ckers Forever #5 (Of 5) Subscription Variant (Mature Readers)
Tmnt Kevin Eastman Notebook Series Hard Cover Michelangelo
Transformers More Than Meets The Eye Revolution #1 – Variant Covers
Walt Disney Donald Duck Sunday Newpaper Comics Hard Cover Volume 2
The X-Files Origins #4 (Of 4) – Variant Covers
Yakuza Demon Killers #2 (Of 6) – Variant Covers
Zombie The Adventure Is Yours Hard Cover

Image Comics

Arclight #3 (Mature Readers)
Beauty Trade Paperback Volume 2 (Mature Readers)
Black Science #26 (Mature Readers)
Black Science Trade Paperback Volume 5 True Atonement (Mature Readers)
Blue Monday Trade Paperback Volume 2 Absolute Beginners
Cannibal #3 (Mature Readers)
Eclipse #4
Glitterbomb #4 – Variant Covers (Mature Readers)
I Hate Fairyland Trade Paperback Volume 2 Fluff My Life
Invisible Republic #13 (Mature Readers)
Island #13 (Mature Readers)
Motor Crush #1 – Variant Covers
Nailbiter #27 (Mature Readers)
ODYC Hard Cover Volume 1 Cycle One (Mature Readers)
One Week In The Library Gn (Mature Readers)
Revival #45 (Mature Readers)
Ringside #8 (Mature Readers)
Savage Dragon #218 (Mature Readers)
Spread Trade Paperback Volume 3 No Safe Place
Violent Love #1 2nd Ptg
Violent Love #2 – Variant Covers(Mature Readers)
Walking Dead #161 – Variant Covers (Mature Readers)
Wicked & Divine #24 Cvr A – Variant Covers
Wicked & Divine 1831 One Shot 2nd Ptg

Marvel Comics

A Year Of Marvels Uncanny #1
All New Wolverine #15
Avengers #1 2nd Ptg Alex Ross Variant Now
Avengers #2
Captain America Steve Rogers Trade Paperback Volume 1 Hail Hydra
Champions #2 2nd Ptg Ramos Var
Champions #3
Clone Conspiracy #3 (Of 5) – Variant Covers
Deadpool #23
Deadpool By Posehn And Duggan Omnibus Hard Cover
Doctor Strange Trade Paperback Volume 1 Way Of Weird
Foolkiller #1 2nd Ptg Johnson Variant Now
Guardians Of Galaxy By Bendis Omnibus Hard Cover Volume 1
Monsters Unleashed Tie-Ins Postcards (Bundle Of 100) (Net)
Moon Knight #9
Nova #1 Now
Occupy Avengers #1 2nd Ptg Alessio Variant Now
Scarlet Witch #13
Slapstick #1 Now
Spider-Man 2099 #18
Star Wars Doctor Aphra #1
Star Wars Episode Iv Trade Paperback New Hope
Star Wars Force Awakens Adaptation Hard Cover
Star Wars Kanan Omnibus Hard Cover
Star Wars Poe Dameron Trade Paperback Volume 1 Black Squadron
Uncanny X-Men Hard Cover Volume 2
Unworthy Thor #1 (Of 5) 2nd Ptg Coipel Variant Now
Unworthy Thor #2 (Of 5)
X-Men Epic Collection Lonely Are Hunted Trade Paperback

Other Publishers Comics And Graphic Novels

A&A #10 – Variant Covers
Adventures Of Basil And Moebius Volume 4 The Fate Of All Fools
Adventure Time #59 – Variant Covers
Adventure Time Comics #1 SDCC Exc
Animosity #1 5th Ptg
Archie 75th Anniv Digest #4
Archie Trade Paperback Volume 2
Army Of Darkness Ash For President One Shot Dread Ltd Edition
Atoll #1 (Mature Readers)
Awake Trade Paperback Volume 2 Escape From Gremon
Barbarella Hard Cover (Mature Readers)
Battlestar Galactica Gods & Monsters #2 – Variant Covers
Belladonna #3 – Variant Covers (Mature Readers)
Big Trouble Little China Escape New York #3 – Variant Covers
Bloody Mary Graphic Novel Volume 5
Bobs Burgers Ongoing Trade Paperback Volume 4 Charbroiled
Boom Box 2016 Mix Tape #1
Britannia #2 (Of 4) 2nd Ptg
By The Numbers Gn
Circle #1 – Variant Covers (Mature Readers)
Coldest Winter Hard Cover (Mature Readers)
Comic Fandom Quarterly #8
Complete Frank Miller Robocop Omnibus Trade Paperback
Dean Koontz Frankenstein Storm Surge Hard Cover Sgn Ltd Edition
Dejah Thoris Soldier Of Memory Trade Paperback
Dragons Defenders Of Berk Gn Volume 2 Snowmageddon
Evil Dead 2 Merry Deadite Xmas One Shot
Faith (Ongoing) #6 – Variant Covers
Flash Gordon Kings Cross #2 (Of 5) – Variant Covers
Gft Jungle Book 2016 Holiday Special – Variant Covers
Giant Days #21
Goldie Vance #8
Grant Morrison’s 18 Days #18 – Variant Covers
Grant Morrison’s Avatarex Directors Cut #2
Heartthrob Trade Paperback Volume 1 Never Going Back Again (Res) (Mature Readers)
Hellchild The Unholy #2 – Variant Covers (Mature Readers)
Jim Henson Storyteller Giants #1 – Variant Covers
Jonesy #5 (2nd Ptg)
Josie & The Pussycats #3 – Variant Covers
Kung Fu Panda Collection Trade paperback
Lady Mechanika Steampunk Colouring Book
Lucas Stand #1 SDCC Exc (Mature Readers)
Lumberjanes Gotham Academy #1 SDCC Exc
Lumberjanes Trade Paperback Volume 5
Mandrake The Magician Comp King Years Hard Cover Volume 2
Mighty Zodiac #6 (Of 6)
Miraculous #7 – Variant Covers
Motro #1 (Of 10) 2nd Ptg (Mature Readers)
Ninjak #22 – Variant Covers
Our Mother Graphic Novel
Penguins Of Madagascar Digest Trade Paperback Volume 3
Power Rangers Pink #1 Sdcc Exc
Providence #11 (Of 12) – Variant Covers (Mature Readers)
Puppet Master #19 – Variant Covers (Mature Readers)
Puppet Master Trade Paperback Volume 5 Vacancy (Mature Readers)
Reggie And Me #1 (Of 5) – Variant Covers
Reincarnate #4 (Mature Readers)
Shadoweyes Soct Cover Deluxe Edition (Mature Readers)
Shekhar Kapur Devi Rebirth #4 Main Cvr
Sleigher Trade Paperback Volume 1 Heavy Metal Santa Claus (Mature Readers)
Space Battle Lunchtime #7 (Of 8)
Steven Universe & Crystal Gems Trade Paperback Volume 1
Tyson Hesse Diesel Ignition Original Gn
Uber Invasion #1 – Variant Covers (Mature Readers)
Voltron Legendary Defender #2 2nd Ptg
Voracious Feeding Time #1 – Variant Covers
Weapons Of The Metabaron Hard Cover (New Edition)
Widow Progeny #2 (Mature Readers)
Wonder Woman 77 Bionic Woman #1 (Of 6) – Variant Covers
Woods #28
Yo-Kai Watch Gn Volume 6
Young Terrorists #1 3rd Printing (Mature Readers)

Magazines

Birth Movies Death Magazine Tim Burton Edition
Bleeding Cool Magazine #24 (Mature Readers)
Hobby Japan Oct 2016
Non Sport Update Volume 27 #6
Rue Morgue Magazine #173

Books

1964 New York Comicon True Story Behind Worlds 1st Comic Con
Art Of Archer Hard Cover
Confounding Case Of Comic Collector Killer Soft Cover
Costume Making Guide Creating Armor & Props For Cosplay
Final Fantasy Xv Complete Official Guide Standard Edition Soft Cover
Krazy Black & White World Of George Herriman Hard Cover
Magika Art Of Melanie Delon Soft Cover (Mature Readers)
Mercenary Freelance Illustration Of Dan Brereton Hard Cover
Peter Bagge Conversations Soft Cover
Pokemon Cookbook Hard Cover
Pop Culture Now Geek Art Anthology Soft Cover
Robert Crumb Sketchbook Hard Cover Volume 1 June 64 – Mar 66 (Mature Readers)
Running Through Corridors Marathon Watch Dr Who Soft Cover Volume 1 60
Running Through Corridors Marathon Watch Dr Who Soft Cover Volume 2 70
Space Helmet For Cow Mad True Story Of Dr Who Soft Cover Volume 2 1990
Warhammer 40k Astra Militarum
Warhammer 40k Talon Of Horus
Warhammer Hammers Of Sigmar

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About John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative" who is 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 25 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary, including DEATH'S HEAD II and WARHEADS. At Marvel he wrote strips for THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS, THUNDERCATS, DOCTOR WHO and co-created SHADOW RIDERS with Brian Williamson and Ross Dearsley. 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. He has written comics for Marvel UK, Judge Dredd Megazine, Lucky Bag Comic, CGL (an Italian publisher), STRIP Magazine and ROK Comics; and edited some of Titan's British comics collections including Dan Dare and Charley's War. 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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