British Comic Shop Releases (26th November 2014) – Arkwright, Judge Dredd and Moore!

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Here’s a list of comics – both US and UK releases – on sale in specialist UK comic shops today, Wednesday 26th November 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 British 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.

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This week also sees the release of the latest Diamond Previews (December 2014), which has the theme “Unsung Heroes: Heroes worth your time”. The catalogue reveals upcoming comics up to two months on sale in comic shops, enabling advance ordering of hundreds of comics and graphic novels from the best comic publishers; the coolest pop-culture merchandise on Earth; plus PREVIEWS exclusive items available nowhere else. This December issue features items scheduled to ship in February 2015 and beyond.

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Features classic Cliff Robinson cover art, from surely one of the all-time great Judge Dredd art droids, who just keeps on improving, and other than co-creator Carlos Ezquerra, understands the character better than anyone.

This issue includes exciting conclusions to “Judge Dredd: Block Judge” and “Kingdom: Aux Drift”, in this week’s Prog, with “Ichabod Azrael: One Last Bullet”, finishing next week.

All remaining stories will be wrapped-up by Prog 1911, to make way for 2000AD fans yearly Christmas present, Prog 2015 – out on 17th December 2014.

Adventure Time: Banana Guard Academy 5
All New Ghost Rider 9

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ALL NEW INVADERS #12 (Marvel Comics)
Writer: James Robinson Artist: Marc Laming Cover Artist: Michael Komarck

• In 1917, what brought together UNION JACK, IRON FIST, and FREEDOM’S FIVE? Would you believe… invading MARTIANS?!
• Plus: THE WINTER SOLDIER sends the modern-day INVADERS to England to help SPITFIRE…but why?

 

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ALL NEW INVADERS Trade Paperback Volume 2: Original Sin (Marvel Comics)
Writer: James Robinson Artists: Marc Laming, Steve Pugh Cover Artist: Greg Land

Jim Hammond, the original Human Torch, must reveal the Invaders’ tragic original sin – and it traces all the way back to Hiroshima! Did the team make a fatal miscalculation by disobeying orders from on high, and will Japanese super heroine Radiance make them pay the ultimate price? Then, when the Torch’s former sidekick, Toro, is kidnapped, the Invaders discover a devastating new threat! Toro’s kidnapper now controls every single Deathlok in the Marvel Universe! And this enemy’s control over artificial intelligence just might extend to the Torch! Can Namor, the Winter Soldier and the Torch save humanity from death by Deathlok? Is one of the “band of brothers” a traitor? And what do Killraven and a Martian invasion have to do with everything? This one has it all! Collecting All-New Invaders #6-10.

Amazing X-Men 13
Angry Birds/Transformers 1
Aquaman 36
Arkham Manor 2

 

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ARKWRIGHT INTEGRAL (Dark Horse Comics)
Writer and Artist: Bryan Talbot

In a swirling multiverse of endless possibilities and incalculable dangers, the fate of infinite existences depends on one man, a being of vast psychic power capable of traveling between parallel realities – Luther Arkwright! In a sprawling adult epic of boundless imagination, The Adventures of Luther Arkwright and Heart of Empire are brought together for the first time in one essential hardcover volume.

The creation of Bryan Talbot, recognized as a master of graphic fiction, this collection features an afterword by Warren Ellis.

Baltimore: Wolf And Apostle 2
Bart Simpson Comics 93
Batman 66 Issue 17
Batman Beyond Universe 16
Batman: Eternal 34
Batman: Eternal Trade Paperback Volume 1
Bee And Puppycat 6
Blue Exorcist Graphic Novel Volume 12

 

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BODIES #5 (OF 8) (DC Comics)
Writer: Si Spencer Artist: Dean Ormston & Various Cover Artist: Brian Bolland

While Whiteman is summoned to the high court, Edmond is busted out of jail, which leads each to very different near-fatal encounters. Shahara has lost the most important part of her case while Maplewood comes face to face with hers. The killers are approaching…and the wind begins to howl.

 

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CAPTAIN AMERICA AND MIGHTY AVENGERS #2 (Marvel Comics) AXIS
Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Luke Ross

Once, Luke Cage was a man of the people… a champion of the community… a hero for everyone who needed help.

But there’s a new Luke Cage in town… and the only one he’s helping is himself!

Plus: Captain America declares war – on the Mighty Avengers!

Capture Creatures 1
Catwoman 36
Clive Barkers Nightbreed 7
Colder Bad Seed 2
Conan The Avenger 8
COWL 6

 

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CROSSED PLUS 100 #1 TASTE TEST (Avatar Press)
Writer: Alan Moore Artist: Gabriel Andrade

Before the Crossed epic by Moore begins, Avatar are offering a sampler platter, if you will, showing the savoury goods on offer. Get a first look at the pencil art of Gabriel Andrade, design sketches, and notes from Alan Moore. This special edition is limited to just 3000 copies and will be in stores the week before #1.

Available in ’Crossed’ and ’Human’ Flavour editions, equally limited to a scant 3000 copies. Allocations may occur.

Cyclops 7
Dark Engine 4

 

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DAWN OF PLANET OF APES #1 (Boom! Studios)
Writer: Michael Moreci Artist: Dan McDaid Cover Artist: Christopher Mitten

Michael Moreci (Curse, Hoax Hunters) and Dan McDaid (Doctor Who, Mind the Gap) bring the hardworld of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes to life – dealing with both classic and modern POTA questions of what the true meaning of “society” is, and if being “civilized” is even possible in a world wracked with strife.

Bridging the 10 year gap between the Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes films, fans will bear witness to the fall of humanity and the rise of Caesar’s civilization. While the apes of the world have yet to advance as a species, Caesar must find a way to unify them to one cause.

On the other side of the country, Malcom must venture into the decaying Americas with his family to find a cure for the plague slowly killing his wife, Rita. World powers will shift as civilizations collapse and rise.

Dead Boy Detectives 11
Dead Letters 6
Death Of Wolverine: Logan Legacy 5

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Writer: Nathan Edmondson Artist: Mike Perkins

“FLIGHTPATH”
• In a mission that twice-crosses the globe, Deathlok must stop an airplane mid-flight.
• While Henry Hayes tries to balance his life at home with the missions he doesn’t even know about, other parties, good and bad, are taking an interest in him.
• Deathlok is activated, only to find himself racing against the clock in the Philippines.

Deathstroke 2
Delinquents 4

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DOCTOR SPEKTOR #4 (D.E.)
Wrieter: Mark Waid Artist: Neil Edwards Cover Artist: Christian Ward

Is Spektor the Key? Why is everything around him falling away? Will his ultimate decision destroy the universe…or unlock it? It’s magical mysterious mayhem all the way in this final issue!

Earth 2 Worlds End 8
Edward Scissorhands 2

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THE EVIL WITHIN #3 (OF 4) (Titan Comics)
Writer: Ian Edginton Artist: Alex Sanchez

Bethesda Software’s new survival horror game, The Evil Within, has spawned a world of terror inhabited by a monstrous menagerie of horrific creatures, human and otherwise. Into this mental multiverse stumbles Dana Robinson whose mind seems to hold the key to the horrors she encounters – but first she has to escape the cannibal affections of the voracious Chainsaw Man!

Fangoria 337
Flash 36
GFT Robyn Hood Ongoing 4
GI Joe 3
Gotham By Midnight 1
Halo Escalation 12
He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe 19

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HINTERKIND TRADE PAPERBACK VOLUME TWO (DC Comics)
Writer: Ian Edginton Artist: Francesco Trifogli Cover Artist: Greg Tocchini

These stories from issues #7-12 begin with Princess Tersia, who has a vision of the future and the shape of things to come. In this vision she’s married to Jon Hobb and carrying his baby. Oh, and there’s a dragon! Is it a dream or a nightmare? Meanwhile, bounty hunters Starla and Jubal find the tables are turned as they’re run to ground by a Centaur posse.

Infinity Man And The Forever People 5

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JUDGE DREDD #25 (IDW)
Writer: Duane Swierczynski Artist: Nelson Daniel Cover Artist: Mark Torres

“Mega-City Manhunt, Part One” …. Dredd has defeated the Dark Judges and broken out of Sector One… only to find himself a fugitive in Judge Cal’s insane surveillance state, with only Anderson in his head helping him survive Cal’s rabid manhunt…

Labyrinthectomy Lunceonette One-Shot
Lazarus 13
Loki Agent Of Asgard Trade Paperback Volume 1 TRUST ME
Madman In Your Face 3D Special
Manhattan Projects 25
Marvel Graphic Novel Volume 78 Hard Cover ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN DEATH OF SPIDER-MAN
Marvel Previews December 2014
Massive 29
Memetic 2
Mind Mgmt 28
My Little Pony Mystery Minis
New 52 Futures End 30
New Avengers 27 TRO
New Warriors 12
Nova 24 AXIS
Oddly Normal 3
ODYC 1

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PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR #1 (OF 4) (Titan Comics)
Writers: Alex Matthews and Jai Nitz Artists: Lucas Fereyra and Lawrence Etherington Cover Artist: Lucas Fereyra

DreamWorks’ Penguins of Madagascar are getting their own brand new 4-issue comic series! Yep, Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private are jumping from the big and small screen to the CMYK panels!

Read our Preview here

Pop 4
Prophet Strikefile 2
Q2 Rtn Quantum And Woody 2
Rasputin 2
Red Lanterns 36 GODHEAD
Red Sonja: Black Tower 3
Roche Limit 3

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SALLY OF THE WASTELAND #5 (OF 5)
Writer: Victor Gischler Artist: Tazio Bettin

Secret societies, spooky scientists and shuddery scenarios abound as Sally’s Wasteland crusade reaches its epic conclusion, but what does this mean for our butt-kicking heroine? Will she save the world and bag the dude of her dreams to boot? Find out all and more in this nail-biting final issue!

Read our Preview here

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SAVAGE WOLVERINE PREMIUM HARD COVER VOLUME 4 BEST THERE IS (Marvel Comics)
Writers and Artists: Various Cover: Declan Shalvey

Untold tales from Wolverine’s century-long life! In 1963, Wolverine must defend a group of innocent workers from evil. Meanwhile, in Dallas, an event will change the world.

Then, meet the sole survivor of the 1929 Valentine’s Day Massacre: Wolverine! It’s gangsters, bullets, babes, villains, heroes and murder in a showdown in Capone’s town! Next, in the midst of World War I, Logan leads a daring mission, finds himself at the business end of twenty German soldiers’ guns and discovers that he isn’t the only mutant at war! Plus: Wolverine takes on the Wild West!

Finally, in the present, Wolverine collides headfirst with some bad luck on the worst possible day. He’s the best there is at what he does – but what if he has a bad day? Hopefully Jubilee can lend a hand! Collecting SAVAGE WOLVERINE #18-23.

Scarlet Spiders 1 SV
Secret Avengers 10
Secret Origins 7
Sex 18
Shadow Show 1
Sheltered 13
Sidekick 9
Skylanders 2
Spider-Man 2099 Issue 6 SV
Star Spangled War Stories Featuring GI Zombie 4

Steampunk Battlestar Galactica #4

STEAMPUNK BSG 1880 #4 (OF 4) (D. E.)
Writer: Tony Lee artist: Aneke Cover Artist: Ardian Syaf

It’s the final battle as the Aethership Galactica and its allies take the fight to Baltar! Can this rag-tag collection of survivors defeat the mighty Cylonic Empire? And what happens when one of Galactica’s allies betrays everyone? Who lives, and who dies? Come with us as #1 New York Times bestselling author Tony Lee brings this miniseries to a shattering conclusion!

V3 Issue 3
Sundowners 4
Superior Foes Of Spider-Man 17
Superior Iron Man 2 AXIS
Superman 36
Taror Witch of The Black Rose 89
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters 2
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing 40
Tomb Raider 10

TOWER CHRONICLES: DREADSTALKER #4 (Legendary Comics)
Writer: Matt Wagner Artist: Simon Bisley

Isolated in the desert, John Tower finds himself at the mercy of a vicious predator whose nest contains another clue to a centuries-old curse. But attempting to lift this hex may very well cost Tower his life! Meanwhile, FBI agent Alicia Hardwicke continues to search for the secrets to Tower’s past by infiltrating his small group of trusted confidants. What she discovers is truly shocking!

Transformers: Drift – Empire Of Stone 1
Transformers More Than Meets The Eye 35 DAYS OF DECEPTION
Transformers Vs GI Joe 4

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TREES #7 (Image Comics)
Writer: Warren Ellis artist: Jason Howard

Chenglei’s life is changing so quickly, under the shadow of the tree over Shu, that he doesn’t know if he can keep up with it. He’s worried that he’s running headlong into something awful. He has no idea what’s really waiting for him in the dark at the end of the line.

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TUROK DINOSAUR HUNTER #10 (D.E)
Writer: Greg Pak, Paul Tobin Artists: Felipe Cunha, Stephen Downey Cover Artist: Bart Sears

Life is difficult for Turok in the “civilized” Great Britain of the 1200s, where he’s treated as a “savage” despite being able to tame dinosaurs better than anyone. But a murder conspiracy against one of his allies will send the dinosaur hunter deep within Sherwood Forest, and back into his element.

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UMBRAL #11 (Image Comics)
Writer: Antony Johnston Artist: Christopher Mitten

“IN NOBODY WE TRUST” Only Rascal can save…bShayim and Munty?! But not before she decides it’s time for a pretty drastic change. And that’s not even mentioning what she sees in the blade, or who follows her into the woods. It’s time to stand and fight!

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UNWRITTEN VOLUME TWO APOCALYPSE #11 (DC Comics)
Writer: Mike Carey Artist: Peter Gross Cover Artist: Yuko Shimizu

The end is near, and the final battle is about to be fought – and Tom is back where he never wanted to belong. But if he’s going to die tomorrow, then tonight he’s got some unfinished business – with the most derivative boy wizard in all the worlds.

Wayward 4
Wolverine And X-Men 12 AXIS
X-Files Year Zero 5

• 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

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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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