British Comic Shop Releases (18th February 2015) – Survival Geeks and Multiversity Mastermen!

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Here’s this week’s list of comics – both US and UK releases – on sale in specialist UK comic shops tomorrow, Wednesday 18th February 2015. We’ve picked out the titles published by British publishers in bold below, or titles with a British connection we’re aware of, including cover artists.

This week sees a new Thrill join the line up of 2000AD – the Tharg’s 3rillers story “Survival Geeks – Steampunk’d” by Eddie Robson and Darren Douglas. Meanwhile, over at Titan Comics, two new Madefire Comics arrive in print – Captain Stone #3 and Mono #3 and at Dark Horse, Brendan McCarthy and Dave Gibbons feature in the latest line up of Dark Horse Presents.

Over at DC, another Multiversity title written by Grant Morrison – Multiversity Mastermen #1 – gets underway, while at Marvel, Al Ewing continues to deliver some great fun with Captain America and The Mighty Avengers and Loki, Agent of Asgard.

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 MegazineDoctor Who MagazineDoctor Who AdventuresTOXICVIZ and many more.

The Hatchette Judge Dredd Collection has also just launched in newsagents.

Plus, the wonderful Phoenix Comic is on sale in all Waitrose supermarkets as well as available on subscription and some comic shops. Read Richard Bruton’s preview of the latest issue  (#163) over on the Forbidden Planet blog.

British Publishers

2000AD/Rebellion

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A new three-part Tharg’s 3rillers story “Survival Geeks – Steampunk’d” by Emma Beeby, Gordon Rennie and art by Neil Googe gets the cover for this issue, in which in  ‘Station to Station’, a woman begging on a Tube carriage becomes part of an experience far bigger than herself.

The issue – also on sale in newsagents and digitally – also features “Judge Dredd: Dark Justice” by John Wagner & Greg Staples; “Ulysses Sweet, Maniac For Hire: Psycho Therapist” by Guy Adams and Paul Marshall; and “Savage: Grinders” by Pat Mills and Patrick Goddard.

Humanoids Inc.

Barbarella & the Wrath of the Minute-Eater

Barbarella Wrath Of The Minute Eater Hard Cover (Mature Readers)
Writer: Jean-Claude Forest, Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist/Cover Artist: Jean-Claude Forest

Jean-Claude Forest’s timeless erotic science fiction classic, from which the cult-favorite movie of the same name stems from, is now available featuring a brand new, contemporary English-language adaptation by writer Kelly Sue DeConnick (Marvel’s Captain Marvel, Avengers Assemble, Dark Horse’s Ghost, Image’s Pretty Deadly). Published in black & white, this edition includes both the original Barbarella graphic novel and its never-before-published-in-the-English-language sequel, The Wrath of the Minute-Eater.

Titan Comics

13 Coins #5

 

13 Coins #5 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Martin Brennan, Michael B. Jackson Artist/Cover Artist: Simon Bisley

The power and the glory. From Eisner Award-winning artist Simon Bisley comes a new series that finds Heaven and Hell at war in an angelic battle over the fate of Mankind. With Armageddon just around the corner, it’s time for John Pozner, our planet’s only hope against the coming holy skirmish, to step up and prove his worth in the eyes of the angels. But will he survive the trials ahead of him or be cast into bloody oblivion?

 

Captain Stone #3

 

Captain Stone #3 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Liam Sharp, Christina McCormack Artist/Cover Artist: Liam Sharp

The world’s only superhero has vanished! Seemingly an unstoppable force for good, his strength and bravery matched only by his compassion, what weakness triggered his catastrophic fall from grace? Now’s your chance to find out!

Read Our Preview

 

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Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #7 (Variant Covers)
Writer: Robbie Morrison Artist: Daniel Indro Cover Artist: Verity Glass

Trapped in a field hospital in No Man’s Land, the Doctor and Gabby are surrounded on all sides by a force of starving Weeping Angels. Their only allies – a handful of experienced soldiers, the friendly-but-exhausted Corporal Jamie Hamilton, and beds full of the walking wounded. As the siege stretches on and watchful eyes grow weary, who will be the first to blink?

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Mono #3

Mono #3
Writer: Liam Sharp Artist: Ben Wolstenholme, Fin Cramb

Allied ape-man assassin Mono’s mission into the black heart of Nazi-occupied France has taken a deeply disturbing turn when he faces the savage stormtroopers of the Nagazi!

US Comics

Dark Horse Comics

BPRD Hell On Earth #128
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #12
Creepy Comics #19


Dark Horse Presents 2014 #7

Dark Horse Presents 2014 #7
Writer: Mike Mignola & Various Artist: Matt Kindt & Various Cover Artist: Gabriel Ba

In this 80-page, two hundredth issue of the multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-winning anthology, Mike Mignola and Gabriel Ba revisit Hellboy’s time in Mexico with a follow-up to their story “The Coffin Man.” Fred Van Lente delivers a story about the telepathic cyborg gorilla Ape-X! Brendan McCarthy’s Dream Gang returns! And Sergio Aragonés delivers the first chapter of a new Groo tale with writer Mark Evanier!

Features a story from Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) and Dave Gibbons (Watchmen)! 80 pages! 3 Eisners! 3 Harveys! Five bucks!

Mike Mignola Writer:, Fred Van Lente Writer:, Alex de Campi Writer:, Damon Gentry Writer:, Ed Brisson Writer:, Matt Kindt (W/A), Brendan McCarthy (W/A), Mark Evanier Writer:, Gustavo Duarte (W/A), Gillian Flynn Writer:, Dave Gibbons Artist: , Fábio Moon Artist: , Miguel Sepulveda Artist: , Jerry Ordway Artist: , Aaron Conley Artist: , Michael Walsh Artist: , Sergio Aragonés Artist: , Gabriel Bá (Cover), and Eric Powell (Variant cover)

EI8HT #1 Outcast
Groo Friends And Foes #2
Lady Killer #1 (Second Printing)
Strain Night Eternal #6 (Mature Readers)

DC Comics

Batgirl #39
Batman And Robin #39
Batman Blink Trade Paperback
Batman Eternal #46
Batman Superman #19
Batwoman #39
Constantine Trade Paperback Volume 3 The Voice In The Fire (N52)


Damian Son Of Batman Trade Paperback (N52)

 

Damian Son Of Batman Trade Paperback (N52)
Writer: Andy Kubert, Grant Morrison Artist/Cover Artist: Andy Kubert

Damian Wayne, the son of Batman, has adopted the cape and cowl as his own…but what horrific events set this troubled hero on the path of his dark destiny? It’s a possible future that may never be in this epic written and drawn by Andy Kubert! Plus, in a tale written by Grant Morrison, Damian Wayne is the Batman of Tomorrow in a story set 15 years from now in a nightmarish future Gotham City! Collecting DAMIAN: SON OF BATMAN #1-4 and BATMAN #666.


Earth 2 Worlds End #20


Fables #149

Fables #149 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Bill Willingham Artist: Mark Buckingham & Various Cover Artist: Nimit Malavia

The end of the Fables world looms as an epic battle brews between two sisters. Will Rose Red follow fairytale tradition and betray Snow once more? And what role will Bigby Wolf play in their rift? Also featuring “The Last Story of Briar Rose” by FAIREST: IN ALL THE LAND artist Chrissie Zullo.


Green Lantern New Guardians #39
Green Lantern New Guardians Trade Paperback Volume 5 Godkillers (N52)


Infinite Crisis Fight For The Multiverse #8

Infinite Crisis Fight For The Multiverse #8
Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Eduardo Francisco & Various Cover Artist: Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz

The first mission comes to an end as the battle to save Nil reaches its conclusion. Facing impossible odds against Nightmare Brainiac and his legion of Nightmare Metallos, the heroes’ only hope is to reignite the defenses of the Monitor’s tower. And the person they have to rely on to do this is none other than Lex Luthor of the Gaslight World!


Injustice Gods Among Us Year Three #10
Justice League #39
Justice League #39 Combo Pack
Kitchen #4 (Mature Readers)
Mortal Kombat X #1 2nd Ptg (Mature Readers)


Multiversity Mastermen #1

Multiversity Mastermen #1
Writer: Grant Morrison Artist/Cover Artist: Jim Lee, Scott Williams

Superstar writer Grant Morrison joins legendary artist Jim Lee on Earth-10 for one of the most dynamic, action-packed issues of this entire world-shattering series – THE MULTIVERSITY: MASTERMEN!

Imagine a world where the Nazis not only won World War II but went on to direct world culture for the next 60 years with the help of an orphaned, alien super-weapon known as Overman! But hope is not lost! Rising from the ashes of oppression are a diverse band of heroes raging against the fascist regime – a band of heroes known as THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS!

What nightmarish parallel worlds haunt the dreams of Overman? Who is the mysterious figure called Uncle Sam? And when the dust settles, will the actions of Phantom Lady, Black Condor, Human Bomb, Doll Man and The Ray be enough to stop Leatherwing, Blitzen and the other “heroes” of Earth-X?

Learn all this and more in this exciting issue that acts as chapter seven of the critically acclaimed MULTIVERSITY storyline.


New 52 Futures End #42 (Weekly)
Red Hood And The Outlaws #39
Scalped Hard Cover Book 01 Deluxe Edition (Mature Readers)
Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #7
Supergirl #39
Superman Wonder Woman #16
Superman Wonder Woman #16 Combo Pack
Teen Titans #7
Teen Titans Go #8
Trinity Of Sin #5
Wonder Woman #39

Image Comics

Autumnlands Tooth & Claw #4 (Mature Readers) (Variant Covers)
Bitch Planet #3 (Mature Readers)


Criminal Trade Paperback Volume 2 Lawless

Criminal Trade Paperback Volume 2 Lawless (Mature Readers)
Writer: Ed Brubaker (A/CA) Sean Phillips

THE BEST-SELLING CRIME SERIES CONTINUES IN THIS STRIKINGLY-DESIGNED NEW EDITION FROM IMAGE!

LAWLESS: A story of brotherly love and hate, as Tracy Lawless finally returns home to find out who murdered his kid brother, and how much their family history has doomed them both. This is where BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS take the world they created in CRIMINAL, VOL. 1 and begin stretching the boundaries of what crime comics can be.


Deadly Class #11 (Mature Readers)
Drifter #4 Cvr A Klein (Mature Readers) (Variant Covers)


Fuse #10

Fuse #10 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Antony Johnston Artist/Cover Artist: Justin Greenwood

“GRIDLOCK,” Part Four
What does terrorism look like on a space station? Klem and Ralph are about to find out-and so are you. You lucky readers.

“Sets a new standard for the genre” – Comics Alliance


Goners #5
Invincible #117
Ixth Generation #2
Lazarus #15 (Mature Readers)
Manifest Destiny #13 (Mature Readers)


MPH #5 (Fegredo Cover)

 

MPH #5 (Variant Covers By Duncan Fegredo And Declan Shalvey)
Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Duncan Fegredo Cover Artist: Duncan Fregredo

Down to the last MPH pills, the gang finds their speed powers running on empty just as the Feds close in. Will they have enough juice to make it through a final showdown? And at last, we learn what makes the mysterious Mr. Springfield so dangerous. MILLAR & FEGREDO dish up an epic finale you’ll never see coming!


Peter Panzerfaust #23
Reyn #2
Rumble #3 (Mature Readers)
Savage Dragon #202
Secret Identities #1
Sparks Nevada Marshal On Mars #1


 

Umbral Trade Paperback Volume 2: The Dark Path
Umbral Trade Paperback Volume 2: The Dark Path (Mature Readers)

Writer: Antony Johnston Artist/Cover Artist: Christopher Mitten

THE PARANOID DARK FANTASY CONTINUES!

Rascal has escaped the city-and the clutches of the terrible Umbral shadow-creatures, disguised as humans! But danger also haunts the dark mist of the Bulaswode, and as betrayal prepares to stab her in the back, Rascal must choose whether to trust her friends…or an Umbral! Master worldbuilders ANTONY JOHNSTON (THE FUSE, Wasteland) and CHRISTOPHER MITTEN (Criminal Macabre, Wasteland) bring you a dark fantasy unlike anything you’ve seen before!

Marvel Comics

All New Captain America #4
All New Captain America Fear Him #3
Amazing Spider-Man Hard Cover Who Am I
Avengers World #17 Tro
Axis Carnage And Hobgoblin Trade Paperback
Black Widow #15


Captain America And Mighty Avengers #5

 

Captain America And Mighty Avengers #5
Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Iban Soria Cover Artist: Sanford Greene

• Someone killed the man White Tiger hated most in the world – and now she has to bring that someone in!
• Meanwhile-something very, very strange is happening to CORTEX Incorporated…
• …and Luke Cage is right in the middle of it.
Rated T+


Civil War Prelude Trade Paperback New Warriors
Daredevil Trade Paperback Volume 2 West Case Scenario


Deathlok #5

Deathlok #5
Writer: Nathan Edmondson (A/CA) Mike Perkins
• A search for his daughter lands Henry Hayes in the hospital.
• Will SHIELD find him before BIOTEK does?
• Andrea is in over her head, until a powerful friend comes to help.
• Deathlok’s future is uncertain as the first arc of the hot new series draws to a close!
Rated T+


Iron Fist Living Weapon #9
Legendary Star Lord #9 Bv


Loki Agent Of Asgard #11

 

Loki Agent Of Asgard #11
Writer: Al Ewing Artist/Cover Artist: Lee Garbett
• Loki faces the punishment of the Gods! Have his sins found him out at last?
• Featuring: the pain of Volstagg! The verdict of Sif! The fury of Freyja! The strange wisdom of Odin!
• And in the midst of all this drama… where’s King Loki?
Rated T+


Magneto #15
Marvel Universe Guardians Of Galaxy #1
Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man #10


Moon Knight #12

Moon Knight #12
Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Greg Smallwood Cover Artist: Declan Shalvey
• The climactic end of MOON KNIGHT arc 2!
• Everything comes crashing down on Mr. Knight.
Rated T+


Ms Marvel #12
Nova #27
Rocket Raccoon #8
Savage Wolverine Trade Paperback Volume 3 Wrath
She-Hulk #12
Silk #1
Silver Surfer #9
Storm #8
Storm Trade Paperback Volume 1 Make It Rain
Ultimate X-Men Ultimate Collection Trade Paperback Volume 5
Uncanny X-Men #31
Wolverines #7
X-Men Trade Paperback Volume 4 Exogenous

Other Publishers

Alice Cooper #6
Ariol Sc Volume 6 Nasty Cat
Atomic Robo Trade Paperback Volume 9 Knights Of Golden Circle
Beardo Trade Paperback Volume 3 Til Debt Do Us Part $19.95
Black Bat Omnibus Trade Paperback Volume 1
Burning Fields #2
Cage Of Eden Graphic Novel Volume 17
Cardfight Vanguard Graphic Novel Volume 5
Charmed Season 10 #5 (Mature Readers)
Cisco Kid Jose Luis Salinas & Reed Trade Paperback Volume 2 Feb 53 – Mar 55
Clive Barker’s Next Testament Trade Paperback Volume 2 (Mature Readers)


Crossed Badlands #72

Crossed Badlands #72 (Mature Readers) (Variant Covers)
Writer: David Hine Artist: Nahuel Lopez Cover Artist: Fernando Heinz

Around every corner is a grinning madman waiting to commit the worst atrocities imaginable to you. David Hine takes a new trip into Japan as the Yakuza find out they may have bitten off more than they can chew. When a mob boss’ daughter is trapped in a cosplay convention, the claret must flow to cut a bloody path of rescue. Available with Regular, Wraparound and Red Crossed Incentive covers by Fernando Heinz, a Fatal Fantasy cover by Michael DiPascale, and a Torture cover by Christian Zanier.


Dawn Vampirella #3
Doktormentor Jail Babe Surgeon Gift Box (Mature Readers)
Epochalypse #4


Eternal #2

Eternal #2
Writer: William Harms Artist: Stefano Simeone Cover Artist: Frazer Irving
After the explosive events of the first issue, the New Life corporation wants to destroy the Human Liberation Army now more than ever! Rathmann is charged with hunting down the HLA’s leader, Gail. In a world of immortal clones, does life truly have meaning?


Evil Ernie #4
Fight Like A Girl #3
Grimm’s Fairy Tales Realm War Trade Paperback Volume 1
Grimm’s Fairy Tales Robyn Hood Ongoing #7 (Variant Covers)
Grimm’s Fairy Tales Tales Of Terror #8 A Cvr Ortiz (Mature Readers) (Variant Covers)
God Is Dead #29 (Mature Readers) (Variant Covers)
Herald Lovecraft And Tesla #2
Jim Henson’s Dark Crystal Trade Paperback Volume 1 Creation Myths
King Mandrake Magician #1
Lady Mechanika #4 Main Cvrs (Mature Readers)
Legenderry Green Hornet #1

Lego Legends Of Chima Graphic Novel Volume 4 Fire Chi
Letter 44 #14
Lone Ranger Vindicated #4
Lucifer And The Biscuit Hammer Trade Paperback Volume 2 (Mature Readers)
Lumberjanes #11
Manga Dogs Graphic Novel Volume 3
Mega Man #46
Mercy Thompson #5
Nancy Drew Diaries Graphic Novel Volume 4
Pathfinder Origins #1 Cvr A Sejic Main
Peanuts Vol 2 #25
Pirate Eye Exiled From Exile #1
Plunder #1
Red Sonja #100
Regular Show #20
Robert Jordan Eye Of The World Hard Cover Volume 6
Rocket Salvage #3
Shadow Year One Omnibus Hard Cover Dm Exc Sgn Remark Wagner
Simpsons Comics #218
Solar Man Of Atom #9
Sons Of Anarchy #18 (Mature Readers)
Stray #1


Suicide Risk #22

Suicide Risk #22
Writer: Mike Carey Artist/Cover Artist: Elena Casagrande

With his newly adopted Earth at stake, Requiem must forge an alliance with a powerful entity more dangerous than himself: Aisa. The follower of a great and ancient goddess, Aisa and her sister Diva may hold the key to closing the F.A.U.L.T.Line once and for all-but which side will Tracey find herself when they do?


Terminal Hero #6

Terminal Hero #6 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Piotr Kowalski Cover Artist: Jae Lee

Last issue! Rory Fletcher has come face to face with the dangerous Mia and Minesh and now he must overcome the strange worlds that their awful drug-addicted powers create. In this final issue of Terminal Hero an old enemy reappears, forcing Rory to face once again the hideous reality of the Tumour Kid. Can Rory survive Mia and Minesh and escape the terrible Tumour monster? Can he escape the death sentence that began this entire journey? And after this final, bruising, shocking issue, will he be in any fit state to return to his adoptive family, waiting for him in California?


Terrible Lizard #4
The Mighty Titan #4
The Valiant #3


Tower Chronicles Dreadstalker Trade Paperback Volume 1

Tower Chronicles Dreadstalker Trade Paperback Volume 1
Writer: Matt Wagner Artist/Cover Artist: Simon Bisley

The supernatural bounty hunter John Tower returns in this thrilling new volume from writer Matt Wagner (Grendel) and artist Simon Bisley (Lobo). After thwarting a demonic possession and tearing a mystic artifact away from the clutches of the Brotherhood of the Rose, Tower believes himself one step closer to his mysterious goals. But the next chapter of his journey leads him and his unofficial partner, FBI agent Alicia Hardwicke, to the frozen wilderness of Canada where they must face off against a nightmarish beast that has been feasting on the locals. Will Tower’s mission prove successful, or is he leading Alicia to any icy tomb?


Twilight Zone #12


Uber Trade Paperback Volume 3

Uber Trade Paperback Volume 3 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Daniel Gete, Gabriel Andrade Cover Artist: Daniel Gete

The horrors of enhanced soldier war have taken a dire turn for the Allies. Their attempts to develop a counter to the German Battleship Ubers have led to a crossroads in development. But the discovery that the Nazis have not only discovered the same weapons but have improved upon them leaves a terrible hole in their ability to mount a defense. With both sides suffering herculean losses and the devastation of world war decimating every nation, the escalation of super human combat is making the Allies desperate for foothold. Kieron Gillen (Journey into Mystery) has created a unique and terrifying mix of the fantastic and the horrible that will leave you speechless in the blood soaked pages of Uber. The horrors of super human warfare are immeasurable. This volume collects issues #12 – 17 of the ongoing Uber comic book series.


Unity #15 (Variant Covers)
Vampirella Feary Tales #5
Walking Man Hard Cover 10th Anniversary Ed
Witchcraft Works Graphic Novel Volume 3
World Of Archie Comics Digest #47
Yo Miss Graphic Novel: A Graphic Tale Of High School

Magazines

Cinema Retro #31 (Mature Readers)
Comic Shop News #1444
Dc Batman Auto Figure Magazine #51 Detective #233
Dc Batman Auto Figure Magazine #52 Forever Movie Boat
Dc Superhero Chess Figure Collection Magazine #75 Gl John Stewart White Bi
Dc Superhero Chess Figure Collection Magazine #76 Atomica Black Pawn
Dc Superhero Chess Figure Collection Magazine #77 Kid Flash White Knight
Fangoria #339
Locus #649
Marvel Chess Figure Collection Magazine #26 Quicksilver White Pawn
Marvel Chess Figure Collection Magazine #27 Green Goblin Black King
Marvel Fact Files Special #6 Incredible Hulk
Sleepy Hollow Official Magazine #2
Star Trek Starships Figure Magazine #34 Vulcan Surak Class
Star Trek Starships Figure Magazine #35 Early Klingon Bird Of Prey

Books

Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean: Crazy Hair


List compiled via Diamond Previews, publishers and with the help of First Age Comics, 3 Moor Lane, Lancaster LA1 1QD. Open: Tuesday – Friday 10.00am – 4.30pm, Saturday 10.00am – 5.30pm. Find them on Facebook

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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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