SHIFT Presents… Spacewarp cover by Charlie Gillespie revealed

Publisher and comic distributor GetMyComics have revealed the cover for the newsstand “PUNX” edition of Spacewarp by the sensational Charlie Gillespie.

SHIFT Presents… Spacewarp cover by Charlie Gillespie

Repackaged for shops, in staple-bound 64-page format, with a brand new one page colour strip, the title, on sale next month, is part of of the publisher’s line of SHIFT Presents… titles, bringing amazing creators and publishers to shelves around the country.

This special edition of Spacewarp is produced with Millsverse Publications and Pat Mills, creator of 2000AD and developer of Judge Dredd.

Spacewarp is a British Science Fiction comic of great new hero comic strips for the Science Fiction world we live in today. Featuring “Special Forces One” at war with Giant Viruses, “Jurassic Punks” versus Dinosaurs! “Xecutioners” – authorised to terminate Aliens! “Slayer” – one Robot in a Galactic war against a million Space Knights. Plus, “Hellbreaker” escapes from Hell to punish the Living, and “Fu-tant”, too – a terrifying school for Mutants! All interacting in a unique Spacewarp Universe!

Inventive, action-packed, heartfelt, heroic, humorous, fast-paced and fantastic value for money – as only the Brits know how.

Aimed at “ordinary readers of all ages”, SHIFT Presents Spacewarp newsstand edition is being made available online first, and will be posted early July – several weeks before release in shops. Online orders come with an art print of the cover.

As we previously reported, the team at GetMyComics, publishers of the SHIFT anthology and distributors of a wide range of comics to British comic shops, is working with a number of independent publishers and creators on SHIFT Presents…, a brilliant new project to bring their comics to an unsuspecting public through high street newsagents across the UK.

Running alongside GetMyComics flagship SHIFT title, SHIFT Presents… is a series of self-contained collections or stories in either the SHIFT format, or UK magazine size.

Because SHIFT has already secured a placement in over 1500 newsagents across the UK, SHIFT Presents… is an extension of the title and not a separate publication requiring additional distribution costs to bring to the news stand.

SHIFT Presents… Brawler. Cover art by Mark Montague

Also out next month is SHIFT Presents… Brawler!, an 84-page square bound, SHIFT format title, produced with in partnership with Time Bomb Comics and ComicScene, which features strips from Time Bomb’s two Brawler anthologies and the ComicScene 2021 Annual.

Offering 11 action-packed stories, the title features a fine array of the UK’s best independent creators,including “Major Rakhana” by Steve Tanner, Pete L Woods and Bolt-01, “Westernoir” by Dave West, Gary Crutchley and Matt Soffe, “Wolfheart” by Ferg Handley, James Devlin and Bolt-01, “Amnesia Agents” by Jason Cobley and James Gray, “Dick Turpin and the Crawling Terror” by Steve Tanner, Roland Bird, Brett Burbridge and Bolt-01, “Shaman Kane” by David Broughton and much more. This title also includes an exclusive story not seen anywhere else, “The Baker Street Irregulars”, by David Morris and Patrick O’Connor.

You can pre-order SHIFT Presents… Spacewarp now (and as part of a two-pack with SHIFT Presents… Brawler) for delivery several weeks ahead of arrival on the shelves

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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