Not many small press comics reach 25 issues these days. Heck, not many comics from anywhere reach 25 issues, either – but Paragon, the smashing adventure anthology, did just that recently, and the first run of the print edition deservedly sold out very quickly.
Celebrating its silver jubilee and still going strong Paragon #25 , edited by Davey Candlish, features a cover announcing the return of Bludd & Xandi to the comic.
Inside, the celestial agents are sent to hell to question their prisoner…
“Bludd & Xandi” is written by Mark J Howard, with art by Thomas Newell and colours by Karen Holloway.
Spencer Nero – the British hero obsessed with all things ancient Roman – celebrates by joining forces with Captain Winston Bulldog (the anthropomorphic defender of the skies above Blighty) in a double length adventure, “Spencer Nero vs. Britain“.
Join the heroes as they join forces to defeat the politician who wants to rid the land of foreigners by burning them in a giant WG Grace shaped wicker man!
Written by Greg Meldrum with art by Scott Twells, yes, it is as bonkers, – and as utterly brilliant – as it sounds!
Plus, paranormal investigator Eldritch makes his Paragon debut!
Created by Commando comic contributor and small press stalwart Jason Cobley, Eldritch receives a package which states it contains a unicorn egg. Surely not?!
Paragon is always an entertaining read – and this anniversary issue more than continues that tradition. Go on, treat yersel’!
• The first volume of The Jikan Chronicles from Paragon Comic was published in 2010. Ten years on and the fourth and final volume is all written with the art on the first episode nigh on complete.
If you’d like to read the adventures of a time-travelling demon-hunting samurai buy a copy here on lulu.com