Here’s this week’s list of comics on sale now in comic shops across the UK. As usual, our list highlights the work of British creators and publishers.
Prize-winning British cartoonist Julian Hanshaw makes his US debut this week with the rich and meditative story of Tim Ginger, published by IDW/Top Shelf. Once a government test pilot, now a widow, Tim enjoys a quiet retirement in New Mexico… until a conspiracy theorist starts asking uncomfortable questions, and the haunting reappearance of an old friend provokes some hard choices about when to let go and when to hold on.
Along with the release of a collection of Dark Justice, Prog 1940 of 2000AD continues the senses-grabbing roll the weekly comic has been on for a while. The “Judge Dredd” story is a real chiller (if you’re a regular Thrill Seeker, you’ll know why), with stunning art and creepy story; and “Helium” is absolutely terrific – D’Israeli’s art on this steampunk-inspired strip is simply stunning.
Over at Titan Comics, the first issue of the much anticipated Blacklist #1 is now on sale, which we previewed here a while back.
In terms on non-UK creator books, I’ll be aiming to take a look at IDW’s first Robert Heinlein tie-in title Citizen of the Galaxy, written by Robert Lazaro and Eric Gignac with art and cover by Steve Erwin. Citizen of the Galaxy adapts the verteran SF author’s well-known interstellar action-adventure coming-of-age tale. And how could I not be intrigued by Secrets Of Ninja: Shinobi Teachings Of Hattori Hanzo, a Graphic Novel scripted by Sean Michael Wilson?
Comic creators may want to check out some new digital tutorial projects from Image. Photoshop artist Brian Haberlin takes you through the basics of computer colouring, starting with a very basic colouring style then build to a more complex one. It’s recommended for those that are just starting out coloring or even Photoshop first timers.
You should of course to check whether the format of these releases is compatible with your computer system here in the UK.
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, Commando, Judge Dredd Megazine, Panini’s superhero titles and VIZ, with great strips also featuring in titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Doctor Who Adventures, Titan’s Doctor Who Comic (collecting their strips from the US format titles) Mega, TOXIC and many others.
The Hachette Judge Dredd Collection is also on sale now, but you may now have to subscribe if you want to continue buying it as Part Works are not distributed in newsagents after their first few issues.
Plus, the wonderful Phoenix Comic is on sale in all Waitrose supermarkets as well as available on subscription and through its dedicated iPad app.
British Comic Publishers
2000AD Prog 1939
Featuring “Judge Dredd: Blood of Emeralds” by Michael Carroll, Colin MacNeil, Chris Blythe, and Annie Parkhouse; “Absalom: Under A False Flag” by Gordon Rennie, Tiernan Trevallion, and Simon Bowland; “Jaegir: Tartarus” by Gordon Rennie, Simon Coleby, Len O’Grady, and Simon Bowland; “Outlier: Dark Symmetries” by TC Eglington & Karl Richardson; Helium by Ian Edginton, D’Israeli, and Ellie De Ville.
Judge Dredd: Dark Justice
Writer: John Wagner Artist/Cover Artist: Greg Staples
After a ten year absence, the life-hating super-fiend from Deadworld – Judge Death – returns! Having previously been destroyed by nuclear fire and dragged to hell by the vengeful spirits of those he had murdered, Death has managed to return to world, ready to resume his mission in destroying all life. On his own, Death is a devastating force of evil, but once united with his “brothers” – Judges Fear, Fire, and Mortis – the quartet of terror are near invincible! Can Judge Dredd and Psi-Judge Anderson possibly stop the Dark Judges from attempting to destroy Mega-City One again?
Zenith Phase 4 Hard Cover
Writer: Grant Morrison Artist/Cover Artist: Steve Yeowell
With the Lloigor defeated nothing can stand in the way of the superhumans and universal domination! The remaining members of the original British super-team Cloud 9 with some additional powered affiliates (including Zenith’s infant son) have destroyed America in retaliation for an attempt on their lives. Now they plan to incubate in the sun and evolve to the next level of existence, destroying the Earth as they do so. Once again Zenith and St. John must make a stand for humanity and this time it’s personal! Grant Morrison (WE3) and Steve Yeowell (Devlin Waugh) bring you the mind-blowing finale to one of the most celebrated series in British comics.
Blacklist #1 (Variant Covers)
Writer: Nicole Dawn Phillips Artist: Beni Lobel
The brand-new original official comic series based on the critically acclaimed NBC crime drama The Blacklist, starring James Spader, written by series script coordinator Nicole Dawn Phillips! When the FBI is framed for the public killing of a political activitist at an open-air rally, Reddington recognises the hallmarks of a dangerous, media-manipulating Blacklister, known as Leon Kiklinski, aka The Lobbyist. So begins the latest case for the FBI’s covert counter-intelligence unit codenamed The Post Office. But is this new Blacklist member working alone or is there a mysterious puppet master behind the scenes orchestrating a planned series of attacks against the FBI for his own nefarious purposes and if so, what is his connection to the Concierge of Crime, Raymond Red Reddington?
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Hard Cover Volume 2 Weeping Angels Of Mons
Writer: Robbie Morrison Artist: Daniel Indro Cover Artist: Tommy Lee Edwards
The second collection of the new tenth Doctor series sends the Doctor and new companion Gabriella Gonzalez hurtling back into the past and into the trenches of World War One! Bombed by the German artillery, arrested as spies by the British, Gabby and the Doctor soon learn that there’s something even worse moving in the gas and wreathes of smoke out in No Man’s Land – stone statues who move only when you’re not looking at them! The Weeping Angels have come to feed on the futures of young soldiers in their hundreds of thousands! Collects Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #6-10.
Something At Window Is Scratching Graphic Novel
Writer/Artist/Cover Artist: Roman Dirge
A collection of short poems all telling macabre and twisted tales for children of all ages! From serious sinister one page poems like “Critter Pie” and “Pear Head Man and Bread Boy” to longer stories such as “The Sideways Man” and the title story, “Something at My Window is Scratching.” this is Roman Dirge at his most macabre best, short stories with creepy stings in their tales.
US Comic Publishers
Diamond Previews #323
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Dark Horse Comics
Adventures Of Dr Mcninja Trade Paperback Volume 3 King Radical
Archie Vs Predator #4 (Main Cover)
Writer: Alex De Campi Artist: Rich Koslowski, Fernando Ruiz Cover Artist: Andrew Pepoy
As casualties continue to mount, it’s up to Betty and Veronica to put aside their differences if the gang hopes to rid Riverdale of the Predator menace-but can the girls keep their claws out of each other long enough to keep the Predator’s claws out of everyone?!
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #17 (Main Cover)
Elfquest Final Quest #10
Fight Club 2 #3 (Main Cover)
Frankenstein Underground #5
Gantz Trade Paperback Volume 36 (Mature Readers)
Mind Mgmt #35
Mind Mgmt Hard Cover Volume 5 The Eraser
Oreimo Kuroneko Trade Paperback Volume 2
America Vs The Justice Society Of America Trade Paperback
Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist/Cover Artist: Trevor McCarthy
Mera joins the hunt for Aquaman as he continues to be an enemy of the Kingdom of Atlantis!
Arkham Manor Trade Paperback Volume 1
Batman 66 #25
Batman Gothic Deluxe Edition Hard Cover
Writer: Grant Morrison Artist/Cover Artist: Klaus Janson
In this epic from BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #6-10, published here for the first time in hardcover, the Dark Knight Detective must defeat an immortal killer while dealing with a terrifying horror from Bruce Wayne’s youth. While plagued by nightmares about his childhood, Batman investigates the murders of crime bosses in Gotham City. But what will he do when he discovers that the macabre killer is actually the headmaster who tormented Bruce Wayne as a boy?
Batwoman Trade Paperback Volume 6 The Unknowns
Effigy #7 (Mature Readers)
Fables Trade Paperback Volume 22 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Bill Willingham Artist: Mark Buckingham & Various Cover Artist: Nimit Malavia
It’s the final trade paperback volume of FABLES! No, wait – it’s FABLES #150, the grand finale of the best-selling, award-winning comic book series! And it’s also an original graphic novel in the tradition of 1001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL! Yes, it’s all this and more! Join us for 150 – that’s, right, 150! – pages of new stories starring your favorite Fables, all from the mind of Bill Willingham. It all starts with an 80-page lead story illustrated by series regulars Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha, plus stories illustrated by Mark Schultz, Gene Ha, Neal Adams, Andrew Pepoy and many more!
Don’t miss the final bows for Boy Blue, Stinky, Lake and more in this once-in-a-lifetime issue that also features a foldout cover by Nimit Malavia that opens into a four-panel mural! It’s even got metallic ink!
Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest Hard Cover (Mature Readers)
Gotham By Midnight #7
Harley Quinn & Power Girl #2
Injustice Gods Among Us Year Four #6
JLA Gods And Monsters Batman #1
Justice League 3001 #2
Justice Society Of America A Celebration Of 75 Years Hard Cover
Legends Of The Dark Knight Norm Breyfogle Hard Cover
Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #12
Teen Titans #10
Trinity Of Sin Trade Paperback Volume 1 The Wages Of Sin
Vertigo CMYK Trade Paperback (Mature Readers)
We Are Robin #2
Wonder Woman #42
Dungeons & Dragons Legend Of Drizzt Trade Paperback Volume 2 Exile
Edward Scissorhands #10 Whole Again
Eric Powells The Goon Chinatown Artist Ed Hard Cover
Fly Outbreak #4
Galaxy Quest Journey Continues Trade Paperback
GI Joe (2014) Fall Of Gi Joe Trade Paperback Volume 2
GI Joe A Real American Hero #216
Infinite Loop #4
Jem & The Holograms #1 Plugged In Ed 3rd Printing
Mickey Mouse #2
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #32
October Faction Trade Paperback Volume 1
Robert Heinleins Citizen Of The Galaxy Trade Paperback
Star Trek Ongoing #47
TMNT Casey & April #2
Transformers Robots In Disguise Animated #1
Uncle Scrooge #4
Wally Wood Ec Comics Artisan Ed Trade Paperback
Walt Disney Comics & Stories #721
Walt Disney Comics & Stories #721 Blank Sketch Cover
Winterworld Frozen Fleet #3
IDW – Top Shelf
Writer/Artist/Cover Artist: Julian Hanshaw
Prize-winning British cartoonist Julian Hanshaw makes his American debut with the rich and meditative story of Tim Ginger. Once a government test pilot, now a widow, Tim enjoys a quiet retirement in New Mexico… until a conspiracy theorist starts asking uncomfortable questions, and the haunting reappearance of an old friend provokes some hard choices about when to let go and when to hold on.
NB You should of course to check whether the format of the digital releases below is compatible with your computer system here in the UK.
68 Last Rights #1 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Cowl #11 (Mature Readers)
Dead At 17 Trade Paperback Volume 7 Blasphemy Throne
Digital Art Tutorials Advance Digital Coloring Volume 1
By Brian Haberlin
For Adobe Photoshop 7 users (and up), for example, offers seven complete lessons in colouring using five unique styles and advice on how to colour and use colorize line art effectively. Image says the release offers newcomers and seasoned pros alike will find fresh inspiration and techniques for their digital art toolbox.
Digital Art Tutorials Beginning Digital Coloring CD ROM Volume
By Brian Haberlin
Watch step by step as Photoshop artist, Brian Haberlin, takes you through the basics of computer coloring. We start with a very basic coloring style then build to a more complex one. Showing how to flat and color with the Gradient tool along the way to learning more complex rendering. Recommended for those that are just starting out coloring or even Photoshop first timers.
Digital Art Tutorials Sketch To Paint
By Brian Haberlin
• Mixed digital and analog media workflow.
• Transform quick sketches into exquisite digital paintings.
• ~148 min. | Instructor: Brian Haberlin | For Adobe Photoshop 7 (and up)
Create artwork that cannot be done wholly through digital or traditional media. Exploit the strengths of each for truly distinctive paintings, step-by-step, by looking over the artist’s shoulder!
Digital Art Tutorials Special Effects
By Brian Haberlin
• 25 FREE SPECIAL EFFECTS FILES!
• Use however you like…no strings attached!
• Perfect for beginners wanting to jumpstart the sizzle-factor in their work.
• ~80 min. | Instructor: Brian Haberlin | For Adobe Photoshop 7 (and up)
Add sparkle and atmosphere, lasers and more to give the “WHIZ-BANG!” that make comics pop and 3D renders hum!
Dream Merchant Trade Paperback (Mature Readers)
Five Ghosts #17
Ixth Generation #4 (Variant Covers)
Lil Depressed Boy Trade Paperback Volume 5
Runlovekill #4 (Mature Readers)
Savage Dragon Changes Trade Paperback
Sidekick #11 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Sons Of The Devil #3 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Stray Bullets Sunshine & Roses #6 (Mature Readers)
Valhalla Mad #3
Writer: Joe Casey Artist/Cover Artist: Paul Maybury
Alcohol. Revelry. Immortality. Betrayal.
Wolf #1 (Mature Readers)
All New Hawkeye #4
Daredevil Trade Paperback Volume 3 Daredevil You Know
Deadpool Classic Trade Paperback Volume 12 Deadpool Corps
E Is For Extinction #2 (Secret Wars)
Future Imperfect #3 (Secret Wars)
Guardians Of Galaxy Trade Paperback Volume 3 Guardians Disassembled
Hulk Trade Paperback Volume 3 Omega Hulk Book 2
Legendary Star-Lord Trade Paperback Volume 2 Rise Of Black Vortex
Loki Agent Of Asgard #16 (Secret Wars)
Writer: Al Ewing Artist/Cover Artist: Lee Garbett
THE LAST DAYS OF LOKI ARE UPON US!
• The final hours of Asgard build to their cosmic climax!
• Will King Loki succeed? Can the Gods survive? Is there any hope at all?
• And are we ever going to reveal what happened to AAAH AAAAAH WHO THE HECK IS THAT ON THE COVER AAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!
Magneto #20 (Secret Wars)
Marvel Zombies #2 (Secret Wars)
Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist: Kev Walker Cover Artist: Ken Lashley
• Stranded in the Deadlands and saddled with a mysterious child, Elsa Bloodstone is determined to traverse the zombie-ridden landscape and get home.
• But haunted by ghosts from her past-including visions of her stern father, Ulysses Bloodstone – Elsa begins to realize it may not be the zombies she fears most…
Marvel’s Agents Shield Season Two Declassified Slipcase Hard Cover
Old Man Logan #3 (Secret Wars)
Punisher #20 (Secret Wars)
Rocket Raccoon Prem Hard Cover Volume 2 Storytailer
Savage Wolverine Trade Paperback Volume 4 Best There Is
Writers/Artists: Various Cover Artist: 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! Then, Wolverine takes on the Wild West! Finally, in the present, Wolverine collides head first 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
Spider-Man And X-Men Trade Paperback
Spider-Man Big Time Trade Paperback Volume 4 Complete Collection
Star-Lord And Kitty Pryde #1 (Secret Wars)
Uncanny X-Men #35
Weirdworld #2 (Secret Wars)
A Certain Magical Index Graphic Novel Volume 2
Accel World Graphic Novel Volume 4
Adventure Time #42
Akame Ga Kill Graphic Novel Volume 3
Archie Comics Spectacular Friends Forever Trade Paperback
Archie Funhouse Comics Double Digest #16
Archie Vs Sharknado One Shot Reg Cover
Archies Favorite High School Comics Trade Paperback
Awkward Graphic Novel
Awkward Graphic Novel Hard Cover
Baby Sitters Club Color Ed Graphic Novel Volume 1 Kristys Great Idea
Bart Simpson Comics #97
Betty & Veronica Comics Double Digest #235
Black Butler Trade Paperback Volume 20
Book Of Death Fall Of Bloodshot #1 (Variant Covers, One Shot)
Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Doug Braithwaite Cover Artist: Jefte Palo
Superstar creators Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN) and Doug Braithwaite (IMPERIUM) chronicle Bloodshot’s ultimate fate in a visionary tale of present and future torn from the
pages of BOOK OF DEATH!
Burning Fields #6
Cavewoman Castaway One Shot Cover D
Charmed Season 10 #10 A Cover Seidman (Mature Readers)
Crossed Badlands #75 Chicago Art Deco Cover (Mature Readers)
Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Rafa Ortiz Cover Artist: Michael DiPascale
Cover: Michael DiPascale
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Art: Rafa Ortiz
Devil Is Part Timer Graphic Novel Volume 2
Disciples #1 2nd Printing (Mature Readers)
Disciples #2 (Mature Readers)
Durarara Yellow Scarves Graphic Novel Volume 3
Enormous Volume 2 #1 (Variant Covers)
Writer: Tim Daniel Artist: Mehdi Cheggour Cover Artist: Charlie Adlard
The ravaged city of Phoenix offered no refuge for Ellen Grace in the aftermath of the uprising of the Enormous. Will the harsh environs of surrounding Sonoran desert prove to be any different for the survivors as they seek shelter in an abandoned missile silo? Their new neighbors might have something to say about that…After all, in a world dominated by monsters, man is still the most dangerous animal.
Fante Bukowski Graphic Novel
Final Fantasy Type Side Story Graphic Novel Volume 1 Reaper Icy Blade
First Love Monster Graphic Novel Volume 1
Grimm’s Fairy Tales #112 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Grimm’s Fairy Tales Little Mermaid Trade Paperback Volume 1
God Is Dead #39 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Hellbreak #5 (Mature Readers)
Inu X Boku Ss Trade Paperback Volume 8
It Will All Hurt #2 (Mature Readers)
Jim Butcher Dresden Files Down Town #6
John Carpenter’s Asylum #11 (Mature Readers)
John Carter Warlord #9 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Kagerou Daze Graphic Novel Volume 2
Karneval Graphic Novel Volume 2
Lady Death (Ongoing) #0 Raw Power Cover (Mature Readers)
Lady Death (Ongoing) #1 Thorns Cover (Mature Readers)
Lady Death (Ongoing) #25 Rock & Roll Cover (Mature Readers)
Lady Death Apocalypse #1 Kickstarter Cover (Mature Readers)
Magical Girl Apocalypse Graphic Novel Volume 4 (Mature Readers)
Mayday #4 (Mature Readers)
Monster Trade Paperback Volume 5 Perfect Ed Urasawa
Motorcycle Samurai Trade Paperback Volume 1
My Little Monster Graphic Novel Volume 9
Power Up #1
Prison School Graphic Novel (Mature Readers)
Puella Magi Madoka Magica Homuras Revenge Graphic Novel Volume 1
Resident Evil Marhawa Desire Graphic Novel Volume 5 (Mature Readers)
Rick & Morty #1 3rd Printing
Rick & Morty #4
Secrets Of Ninja: Shinobi Teachings Of Hattori Hanzo Graphic Novel
Writer: Sean Michael Wilson Artist/Cover Artist: Akiko Shimojima
This historically grounded manga follows the ninja Nagata Saburo as he teaches his son, Hisaaki, the weapons, secret tactics, and values of the ninja. All of the tactics Saburo teaches to his son are drawn from the Shinobi Hiden, the most famous of the “ninja scrolls” written by Hattori Hanzo, general to the warlord Tokugawa Ieyasu and one of the most famous warriors in Japan. These scrolls provided practical instruction for professional ninja, but they also provide insightful theories of social relationships and human interaction, studying the nature of deception, falsehood, and self-protection. As Hisaaki grows from boy to man, Wilson skillfully interweaves real lessons, weapons, and skills used by ninja in feudal Japan, depicted with detail by artist Akiko Shimojima.
Sixth Gun Trade Paperback Volume 8 Hell And High Water
Skystorm Origins #3
So I Can’t Play H Graphic Novel Volume 2 (Mature Readers)
Sonic Universe #78 Spaz Reg Cover
Sons Of Anarchy #23 (Mature Readers)
Soul Eater Not Trade Paperback Volume 5
Stan Lee Chakra The Invincible #1
Steve Jobs Insanely Great Graphic Novel
Sunny Hard Cover Volume 5
Swords Of Sorrow #3 Rare Lupacchino Virgin
Swords Of Sorrow Sonja Jungle #1 Cover A Anacleto
Terra Formars Graphic Novel Volume 7 (Mature Readers)
Tower Chronicles Dreadstalker #12
Writer: Matt Wagner Artist/Cover Artist: Simon Bisley
Though his past has long been a mystery, supernatural bounty hunter John Tower finally reveals the gruesome details of his former life with the only living soul he can trust: his unofficial partner, FBI agent Alicia Hardwicke. Fighting together, they must retrieve three mystical artifacts – only then will Tower be freed from his wretched curse. In the epic conclusion to DreadStalker, Tower and Alicia barely escape the clutches of a demon from the VERY depths of hell. After eluding capture, their return home is met with an unwelcome visitor.
Vampirella Army Of Darkness #1 Rare Lee Virgin
Zombie Tramp Ongoing Trade Paperback Volume 3 Breaking Bath (Mature Readers)
Comic Shop News #1466
G Fan #109
Star Wars Insider #159 Newsstand Ed
Star Wars Insider #159 Px Ed
Accel World Novel Volume 4
Batman Arkham Knight Offic Novelization Mmpb
Big Big Overstreet Price Gd Volume 45
Doc Savage Double Novel Volume 82 Boss Of Terror & Magic Forest
Durarara Light Novel Volume 1
Log Horizon Light Novel Volume 2
Malefic Time Apocalypse Hard Cover Volume 1
Night Hawk The Hell Caverns Prose Novel
No Game No Life Light Novel Volume 2
Octopus Rises Hard Cover Novel
Record Of Agarest War Heroines Visual Bk Soft Cover
Senran Kagura Off Design Works Soft Cover (Mature Readers)
Seven Wild Sisters Soft Cover
Sherlock Holmes & Kolchak Cry For Thunder Prose Novel
Shining Blade & Ark Coll Visual Materials Soft Cover
Warhammer 40k Xenos Soft Cover
Why How What First Big Book Of Art By Brosmind Hard Cover
XIII Art Of Nekro Hard Cover Volume 1
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