Here’s a list of comics – both US and UK releases – on sale in specialist UK comic shops from tomorrow, Wednesday 29th October 2014, courtesy of First Age Comics, Lancaster. We’ve picked out the titles published by British publishers in bold below, or titles with a British connection we’re aware of.
Don’t forget that despite many publishers lack of faith in full-blown cover to cover comic strip action and humour, there are still comics on sale in newsagents that still delight in bringing you such subversive delights, including The Beano and Commando, with great strips featuring in titles such as Judge Dredd Megazine, Doctor Who Magazine, Doctor Who Adventures, TOXIC, VIZ and more.
2000 AD Prog 1905 (Rebellion)
There’s monstrous mayhem behind some horrifying Hallowe’en week cover art by the delightfully devilish Dave Kendall this week in 2000AD, also on sale in all good newsagents and through various digital platforms. “Judge Dredd” continues his role as Block Judge for Gramercy Heights, and is determined to bring the troublemakers to heel in a new story from John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra; in “Stickleback – The Thru’Penny Opera” by Ian Edginton and D’Israeli, the master criminal is pulling the strings amidst the denizens of the capital’s underworld, and leads a gang of freaks, oddballs and semi-supernatural entities that have the city under their thumb.
Also this issue: Pat Mills and John Higgins continue with “Greysuit: Prince of Darkness” starring John Blake, a Delta-Class assassin working for a shadowy branch of British Intelligence. Given superhuman powers through extreme mental conditioning, Greysuits are feared for their ruthlessness. But Blake’s programming started to break down, and he became aware of what had been done to him. Brought back into the fold and reprogrammed, he has now been tasked with assassinating a cop…
Plus, don’t miss out on “Icabod Azrael – One Last Bullet” by Rob Williams and Mike Dowling, featuring an Old West outlaw killed by hired gunmen who found himself in the underworld — and tricked by a demon he now seeks revenge on all creation; or “Kingdon – Aux Drift” by Dan Abnett and Richard Elson, set on Earth, in the far future. Mankind has been all but destroyed, those still surviving forced into hiding by Them — insectile creatures that have taken over the world. Charged with protecting humanity are genetically engineered dog-soldiers like Gene the Hackman — savage warriors that patrol the wilderness, directed by Urgings from their Masters. Now, Gene has lead his pack to the mining outpost of Aux Drift, under attack by Them…
- Adventure Time: Banana Guard Academy 4
- Adventure Time 33
- Aliens: Fire And Stone 2
- All New X-Men 33
- Aquaman 35
- Archer And Armstromg 25
- Axis: Carnage 1
- Axis: Revolutions 1
- Baltimore: Wolf And The Apostle 1
- Batman: Eternal 30
- Black Butler Trade Paperback Volume 18
- Black Science 10
- Bob’s Burgers 3
- Captain Victory And Galactic Rangers 3
- Captain Midnight 16
The Chimera Brigade (Titan Comics)
Writers Fabrice Colin and Serge Lehman and artist Fabrice Gess bring you a stunning period cross between The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Planetary and B.P.R.D., The Chimera Brigade is a captivating series of graphic novels – humming with imagination, memorable characters, and alternate-history twists.
The year is 1938, and a new generation of superhumans, born as a side effect of secret chemical weapons, have taken control of the capital cities of Europe…
Fans of comics have always wondered why superheroes, which predominate in America, never conquered Europe to the same extent. Now The Chimera Brigade reveals the hidden, deadly history of Europe’s last and only generation of superhumans…
- Conan The Avenger 7
- Dark Gods 1
- Death Of Wolverine: Deadpool And Captain America 1
- Death Of Wolverine: Logan Legacy 3
Deathlok 1 (Marvel Comics)
Mike Perkins (Spellbinders, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) delivers the art for this new series written by Nathan Edmondson (Black Widow, The Punisher) offering a new take on the iconic cyborg character making waves on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. After Michael Collins, there was Henry Hayes – a medic who travels to war zones to heal the wounded, who has no idea that when he’s in the field, he’s activated by a mysterious group and becomes the ultimate weapon of assassination and war: Deathlok.
Doctor Who 11th Doctor 4 (Titan Comics)
Alice Obiefune always wanted to see a space station – one of those proper ones, like on the telly, with impressive bulkheads, sweeping corridors and stunning views of eternity. Maybe with an exotic matter wormhole nearby, if it’s not too much trouble. Aliens optional, but a bonus as long as they’re friendly.
That’s just one of the reasons Alice and the Doctor have come to a remote space research facility.
The views are breathtaking… but so is the formless creature creeping through the station, stealing voices and inflicting comas on those research scientists unlucky enough to be caught.
Tracking the temporal trail of the slippery SERVEYOUinc corporation, has the Doctor found more than he bargained for? And will this entity from between the stars be the death of them all?
Writer Al Ewing (Loki: Agent of Asgard) and artist Boo Cook (2000AD, Elephantmen) ramp up the claustrophobia for a terrifying space adventure!
Dredd Uprise 1 (of 2) (Rebellion)
Arthur Wyatt (Dredd: Underbelly) and Paul Davidson (X-Men Legacy) bring you a new Dredd movie sequel mini-series. In the neglected sector of Mega-City One known as The Spit, tensions are reaching boiling point amongst the citizens as the shiny new mega-block Oemling Tower is being constructed for those that can afford to live in it. As the Judges face running battles with rioters, the underground movement known as Uprise stokes the flames of dissent
- Dungeons And Dragons: Legends Of Baldur’s Gate 1
- Earth 2 Worlds End 4
- Elektra 7
- Fantastic Four 12
- Flash 35
- GFT Robyn Hood Ongoing 3
- God Is Dead 23
- Goon: Occasion Of Revenge 3
- Green Lantern Hard Cover Volume 5: Test of Wills
- Guardians Of The Galaxy 20
- Harbingers Omegas 3
- Harley Quinn Annual 1
- Inhuman 7
- Justice League Dark Annual 2
- Justice League United Annual 1
Lenore 11 (Titan Comics)
Someone’s going to die in this latest issue of Roman Dirge’s cult hit comic… After four issues it’s time for a death in the family. And we’re not talking about a case of mild death – you know, when a character comes back after a year or so, no longer dead. We’re talking dead-dead. Dead as a doornail dead, the pushing up daisies kind of dead. And Roman swears blind it’s sticking, “no one’s curing this dose of the deads,” said he, if we’d asked him and he’d said that in response.
But who will it be..?
Will it be Lenore, the titular star of the comic, or maybe Ragamuffin, her stalwart and loyal companion? Perhaps Death will come a knocking on the door of Pooty, the trident armed, bucket-headed demon from Heck, or maybe it’ll be the sinister, eons-old serial killer, Mr. Taxidermy – the self appointed protector of Lenore and children everywhere?
Or perhaps it’s that new, good-looking crew member dressed in the red shirt.
There’s only one way to find out…
- Little Nemo: Return To Slumberland 2
- Low 4
- Marvel Graphic Novel Collection 76: Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.L.D. Hard Cover
- Marvel Previews – November 2014
- Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man 31
- Massive 28
- New 52 Futures End 26
- Nova 22
- Pathfinder: City Of Secrets 6
- The Phantom 1
Previews 314 (Diamond)
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- Rasputin 1
- Roche Limit 2
Sally of the Wasteland #4 (Titan Comics)
Victor Gischler (X-Men, Angel & Faith, Noir) Tazio Bettin’s trigger-happy heroine reaches the climax of her post-apocalyptic pursuit in this epic penultimate issue.
New Orleans ain’t what it used to be… Long gone are the jazz bands, boutiques and Mardi Gras mayhem, leaving only rubble and mutants in their wake. With their goal in sight, Sally and her crew are gonna need a little more than luck if they’re hoping to navigate the city in one piece. Better get those guns loaded, ladies!
- Saga 24
- Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman 3
- Sex 17
- Shadow: Midnight In Moscow 5
- Simpsons Comics: Explosion 1
- Sinestro 6 GODHEAD
- Sonic Boom 1
- Southern B*stards 5
- Sundowners 3
- Thanos: A God Up There Listening 4
Thought Bubble Anthology 2014 (Image Comics)
With this year’s Thought Bubble Festival rapidly approaching (9-16th November 2014), it’s time for their annual collection of new short stories by some of the best in the business, plus many more names to be announced. All profits from this comic go to Barnardo’s, one of the largest children’s charities in the UK.
- Thunderbolts 32
- Transformers: IDW Collection Volume 2
- Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye 34 DAWN OF THE AUTOBOTS
Uber 19 (Avatar Press)
Kieron Gillen has captivated the comics’ community with the horror and drama unfolding in the enhanced human warfare of World War Two. As the war starts to slide in favour of the Nazis unstoppable Ubers, the Allies strikeout with a desperate gamble. They can’t match the Uber Battleships one-on-one, but maybe they can use surgical strikes against the mounting tide. Join the legions of readers as the misery of super human warfare continues to unfold. Available with Regular & Wraparound covers by Caanan White, Propaganda Poster cover by Michael DiPascale, and War Crimes and Blitzkrieg Incentive covers by Caanan White.
- Vertigo Quarterly 1 YELLOW
War Stories 2
No one captures the horror and misery of war like Garth Ennis. The horrors of World War Two bomber pilots faced were so much greater than simply the enemy fire. The mettle of a man gets tested in many ways in a conflict of that scale. Ennis proves time and time again that in battle it isn’t the technology or the weapons you wield, but the fire within that leads to the ultimate outcome on the battlefield. Available with Regular, Wraparound, Good Girl Nose Art, and Battle Damage Retailer Incentive covers by Matt Martin.
- Wayward 3
- Wolverine And The X-Men 11
- Wonder Woman 35
• First Age is hosting a signing by Batman and Doctor Who artist Dave Taylor on Saturday 1st November, signing copies of the newly-released Twelfth Doctor #1 from Titan Comics between 12 noon and 1.00pm. (I’ll be lurking there, too, lurking in the background). This is the same day as the shop’s annual Hallowe’en festivities. Not only do you get to enjoy Dave’s company, but there will also be cake. The natives don’t bite. Much.
• First Age Comics is at 3 Moor Lane, Lancaster LA1 1QD. Open: Tuesday – Friday 10.00am – 4.30pm, Saturday 10.00am – 5.30pm. Find them on Facebook
• First Age Comics also has a shop site on e-Bay: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/First-Age