Jikan takes on Dracula in Paragon 15

Paragon Issue 15 delivered in time for Christmas – what a great present!

Paragon Issue 15 - CoverA new issue of Paragon, one of Britain’s terrific independently published anthologies is out now, just in time for Christmas – 44 pages of wonderful comic strips wrapped in a Mike Mignola-inspired cover by Davey Candlish and Jim Cameron. It’s an issue that includes a great Jikan story pitting the demon hunter against Dracula himself and a terrific-looking new series, Bludd and Xandi, from Mark Howard and Tom Newell.

Paragon Issue 15 is, possibly, the best issue of this great comic yet – as you’ll see from some of the sample art below…

Jikan by Mark Howard, art by Chris Askham, lettered by Jim Campbell
Jikan by Mark Howard, art by Chris Askham, lettered by Jim Campbell

Jikan – the time-travelling demon hunter – finds himself on a rather familiar 19th century sailing ship, the Demeter, and faces the great vampire himself! Featuring stunning art by Chris Askham, story by Mark Howard, lettered by Jim Campbell.

Bludd and Xandi by Mark Howard. Art by Tom Newell
Bludd and Xandi by Mark Howard. Art by Tom Newell

• Mark  Howard also gives us the first episode of a brand new adventure, Bludd & Xandi – a pair of celestial enforcers sent to Earth. With art by the fantastic Tom Newell (inks by Davey Candlish), this one looks terrific.

"The Biggest Stick" by by HdE and Jim Cameron
“The Biggest Stick” by by HdE and Jim Cameron

• Also included is a one shot sci-fi tale about Weapons of Mass Destruction by HdE and Jim Cameron called The Biggest Stick

El Bigote by Matt McLaughlin, El Chivo and Bolt-01
El Bigote by Matt McLaughlin, El Chivo and Bolt-01

• Matt McLaughlin, El Chivo and Bolt-01 return to bring us a new tale of El Bigote – the undead Mexican bandit  – “La Noche de Los Muertoads”

Spencer Nero by Greg Meldrum and Stephen Prestwood
Spencer Nero by Greg Meldrum and Stephen Prestwood

• Regular contributors Greg Meldrum and Stephen Prestwood team up to deliver another episode of Spencer Nero –  the British 1930s adventurer – this time taking on the evil that is Mrs  Simpson (Yes, that Mrs Simpson!)

Priced just £2.50, Paragon Issue 15 is available now from Lulu – order now and not only will you should you it delivered for Christmas but there’s also 30% off!

What are you waiting for? Paragon offers a fantastic mix of strips, lovingly assembled for your enjoyment. Go and buy one now! (And back issues, too, if you haven’t already!)

 

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John Freeman

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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