New 100% Biodegradable revives “Rourke of the Radlands”, co-created by Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp

100% Biodegradable Issue 16 - Cover
Cover by Brett Burbridge

The latest issue of the ace British digital anthology 100% Biodegradable (Issue 16) is on sale now and of course I’m delighted to report it includes a very special re-presentation of “Rourke of the Radlands – The Wand” – a tale of hard drinking, hot tempered sword and sorcery I co-created with Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp back in the 1990s.

Further Rourke of the Radlands stories are in the works, with Bill Storie delivering art on a new tale called “Fool’s Gold” co-written by David Hailwood for a future issue. And of course, who couldn’t be impressed by the wonderful Rourke cover for this issue by Brett Burbridge?

I do hope you’ll give this project a try – it’s been a real pleasure working with David on the scripts for the stories I have in this issue and despite his nerve-wracking, ever-busy schedule these days, Liam Sharp very kindly offered some pointers on the re-colouring of the Rourke strip in this issue, so my thanks to him for that.

Also in this issue:

  • A Mars base gets infected by a deadly alien parasite in Paul Bradford (Octal, Hallowscream) and Luciano Fleitas‘ (H-alt, The Chronicles Of Terror) haunting sci-fi tale “The Ides Of Mars
  • The crew of Skow 709 runs a gauntlet of ancient alien deathtraps in the second part of “Skowdogs” by myself, David Hailwood (Toxic, Sliced Quarterly) and Dave Thomson (The Psychedelic Journal of Time Travel, Dr WTF?).
  • Switchblade gains a new client as giant mutated germs infest the city in the second part of a three part series by Alan Burrows (Eagle, 2000AD), and Paul H.Birch (Toxic, Creepy Kofy Movie Time)
  • The Odd Squad” is a gem from David Hailwood and the brilliant Tony Suleri, stars a ragtag bunch of mutants and superfreaks dispatching justice

100% Biodegradable is a 36-page digital anthology featuring colour and black and white and Issue 16 is available from DriveThru and Comicsy for a measly 99 cents (at most, 82p in British money). A ComiXology release will follow at a later date – previous issues are available here.

For those who prefer print format, 100% Biodegradable Collections Two and Three – which collect strips from Issues 7-10, and issues 11-14 respectively – have recently been released on Drivethru comics. Each 110-page anthology is packed with more than 20 strips from the likes of Kek-W, Jon Haward and Dan Cornwell, and priced at £10/$12. Book Two can be ordered here and Book Three here

Here’s some teaser pages from the issue…

 

100% Biodegradable Issue 16 - The Ides of Mars
The Ides of Mars

 

100% Biodegradable Issue 16 - Skowdogs Part 2
Skowdogs Part 2
100% Biodegradable Issue 16 - Switchblade
Switchblade
100% Biodegradable Issue 16 - The Odd Squad
The Odd Squad

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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