British Comic Shop Releases (12th August 2015) – Four Doctors and War Stories

Doctor Who: Four Doctors - Cover 5

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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. You may also be already thinking about Christmas (some people do, advertisers, mainly), so you may also like to check out this year’s crop of annuals, which are invading bookshops at a steady pace right now.

The big release this week is the first issue Titan Comics Four Doctors crossover, a Doctor Who event featuring three of the modern Doctors in the first issue, which opens with a cameo (and only) appearance of the War Doctor, played by John Hurt on TV. (Whether or not the “Four Doctors” umbrella title for this series includes the War Doctor remains to be seen, although the first issue does suggest it will only be the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth incarnations).

Writer Paul Cornell has clearly immersed himself in Who lore, respecting the continuity established by the Titan Comics series as well as the wider established timeline (such as it is in Doctor Who!). Much of this opening episode is set up: the War Doctor on a devastated Marinus, its much-evolved inhabitants battling the Daleks; Clara meeting the Tenth and Eleventh Doctor’s comic companions in Paris and trying to prevent the Doctors meeting… which, of course proves impossible; and the issue ends on a stonker of a cliffhanger, which, without giving anything away, that harks back to the Ninth Doctor’s on screen adventures.

Paul deftly introduces the cast – aware this crossover will perhaps be picked up by some not already following the Titan books. He gives as much attention to the comic-only companions, Gabby and Alice, as he does to TV companion Clara, making all three believable and entertaining as they try to cope with each Doctor’s foibles. There’s instant friction between the different incarnations – particularly the Tenth and Twelfth Doctors – that has a wonderful resonance for those of us who recall The Three Doctors story of the Pertwee years.

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A troubled Clara and the Twelfth Doctor’s opening scene in Four Doctors.

Complementing Paul’s script is Neil Edwards accomplished, outstanding art. Not only is he a skilled visual storyteller, carrying along the reader at speed in style, but he also adds to the script with little touches that capture the Doctors in particular with considerable skill. Given that half this opening issue’s pages are set in a French cafe with characters at loggerheads, his interpretation of the script is much to his credit, as such pages could have been awfully dull in less capable hands. His likenesses for the TV characters are great, particularly Clara.

Paul has set up the series nicely in this opening issue, weaving a number of strands to his intriguing tale that should satisfy even the most ardent of Doctor Who fans. The Titan Comics team have pulled the stops out on this book and it’s well worth taking a look, in my view.

If you want to hear what Paul and Neil have to say about the project, check out their Panel to Panel interview, embedded here on downthetubes; and have a look at our sneak preview of the issue, which we published a while back.

On a totally different tack, I’m pleased to see that Is She Available, the work of Igor Goldkind and a huge number of artists from many different fields, including Rian Hughes and Glenn Fabry, wrapped in a cover by Bill Sienkiewicz, is now available in comic shops. We gave this project a plug earlier in the year, and this groundbreaking collaboration, featuring between Igor and 15 artists from the world of comics, fantasy and fine art deserves the kudos it’s been getting – and more sales!

Well worth tracking down, too, is the new War Stories collection, which sees the original tales penned by Garth Ennis back in print for the first time in ten years. Fully re-mastered, the collection includes strips drawn by Dave Gibbons, John Higgins and Chris Weston, among others.

Zenith: Apex EditionAs we mentioned last week, the Zenith: Apex Edition – a full size reproduction from 2000AD publishers Rebellion of the original artwork from Grant Morrison and Steve Yeowell’s seminal superhero story from the late 1980s – is out this week, too. This edition will not be available digitally and is limited to only 1,000 first editions, 200 available from 2000AD with a limited edition bookplate signed by Steve Yeowell.

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 MagazineDoctor 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/Rebellion

2000AD Prog 1943

2000AD Prog 1943

Features “Judge Dredd: Enceladus: Old Life” by Rob Williams. Henry Flint, 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 America Trade Paperback

Judge Dredd America Trade Paperback
Writer: John Wagner Artist/Cover Artist: Colin MacNeil

In Mega-City One, the Judges are the law, acting as judge, jury, and executioner. But how do the citizens really feel about a system where they are powerless? America Jara and Bennett Beeny grow up as best friends, living a fairly trouble-free life in a dangerous city… bar the odd encounter with a Judge. Time draws them apart, and when they are brought back together, Beeny is a successful singer and America has become involved with a terrorist organization – with the Judges in its sights!

Titan Comics

21st Century Tank Girl #3

21st Century Tank Girl #3 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Alan Martin Artist: Jamie Hewlett & Various Cover Artist: Brett Parson

Shove this up your gun-turret! After a 20 year time-out, the phenomenal Jamie Hewlett (GORILLAZ) is leaping back on the Tank Girl wagon, re-teaming with series co-creator Alan Martin to bring you a whole new take on the foul-mouthed, gun toting, swill-swigging hellion! Positively turgid with strips, pin-ups, poems the usual balls-to-the-wall bedlamism, with brand new contributions from Hewlett, Martin and the cream of the Tank Girl art community, get ready to sacrifice your last shred of sanity for the stupendous final issue of 21st Century Tank Girl!

Death Sentence London #3

Death Sentence London #3 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Montynero Artist: Martin Simmonds Cover Artist: Montynero

The smash-hit sex, death and superpowers series continues, now ongoing! Verity digs through the wreckage of her life, looking for clues to her future, little knowing that she’s become the most valuable person in the world! Weasel rockets up the charts! And in the US, Jeb’s marital troubles take an explosive turn, as more of the FBI’s plans come to light. Plus, a journalist has dug up a juicy scoop on London’s Mayor. What will he do to make it all go away?

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #14 - Cover A

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #14 (Variant Covers)
Writer: Nick Abadzis Artist: Rachael Stott, Leo Romeo Cover Artist: Mariano Laclaustra

Just one issue away from this year’s season finale, and things have never looked more dangerous for the Doctor and Gabby! Separated by an ancient force from the center of the galaxy, the Doctor takes a cosmic trip into the history of the universe, while Gabby must negotiate with an unearthly intelligence for the sake of the planet! How much has she learned from her brief travels with the Doctor – and will it be enough to save her?

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #15 - Cover ADoctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #15 (Variant Covers)
Writer: Al Ewing, Rob Williams Artist: Simon Fraser Cover Artist: Alex Ronald

It’s the end, but the moment has been prepared for! The first year of the Tenth Doctor and Eleventh Doctor series may have finished on astounding highs – but they’ll be back for brand-new seasons in September, right after Titan’s amazing 5-issue weekly multi-Doctor event written by Paul Cornell, solicited in the very next issue of PREVIEWS!

Doctor Who: Four Doctors - Companion Cover C5

Doctor Who: Four Doctors – Companion Cover C5

Doctor Who: Four Doctors #1 (Ridiculous Number of Variant Covers)
Writer: Paul Cornell Artist/Cover Artist: Neil Edwards

What shocking past event brings three Doctors together – to combat an unknown foe with three incarnations in its sights? The five-part Doctor Who event of 2015 begins here in a tale written by Doctor Who novelist Paul Cornell and illustrated by Neil Edwards that brings together the tenth Doctor and Gabby, the eleventh Doctor and Alice, and the Twelfth Doctor and Clara!

Read our Sneak Preview

Listen to interviews with Paul Cornell and Neil Edwards

Home #2

Home #2
Writer: Max Davison, Martin Eden Artist: Stephen Beckett, Nigel Auchterlounie

Oh, Employment. Set after the film. Oh decides he needs a new job, so he tries out new roles, with terrible results. Jobs include spaceship driver, Big Brain Boov, Boovpad manufacturer, Boov chef, sportsman, artist etc. In the end, he decides that he’s happy enough being himself. Written by Max Davison (Simpsons Comics).

US Comic Publishers

Dark Horse

Abe Sapien #25
Adam.3 #1
Angel And Faith Season 9 Library Edition Hard Cover Volume 02
Avatar Last Airbender Trade Paperback Poster Collection
Eltingville Club #2
Harrow County #4
Hellboy And The Bprd 1952 Trade Paperback
King Tiger #1

Rebels #5Rebels #5
Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Andrea Mutti Cover Artist: Tula Lotay

The young Seth Abbott embarks on the defining mission of his career as soldier and patriot. He must organize the transport of sixty tons of cannon overland from upstate New York south to Boston.

DC Comics

Action Comics #43

All Star Section 8 #3

All Star Section 8 #3
Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: John McCrea Cover Artist: Amanda Conner

All of Sixpack’s problems are solved when J’onn J’onzz, Martian Manhunter, volunteers for the team-ready to blaze into battle with the heroes of Section Eight. But as news spreads across the DC Universe, can our hero’s good luck really last? Can Bueno Excellente defeat an unexpected rival for the hand of his lady love? What is J’onn J’onzz thinking? And what’s that smell?

Arrow Season 2.5 #11
Batman #43
Batman Superman #23
Catwoman #43
Constantine The Hellblazer #3
DC Comics Bombshells #1
Earth 2 Society #3
Fables The Wolf Among Us #8 (Mature Readers)
Gotham Academy #9
Green Arrow #43
Green Arrow Archer’s Quest Deluxe Edition Hard Cover

Hellblazer Trade Paperback Volume 11: Last Man Standing

Hellblazer Trade Paperback Volume 11: Last Man Standing (Mature Readers)
Writer: Paul Jenkins Artist: Sean Phillips & Various Cover Artist: Jae Lee

In these tales from issues #108-120, Constantine summons sinister beings with terrible consequences. Plus, cattle mutilations in Yorkshire lead John to discover that one of the villagers has become a werewolf, but this case of lycanthropy is only a sign of worse to come…

JLA Gods And Monsters #1
Justice League United #12
Lobo Trade Paperback Volume 1 Targets
Mortal Kombat X #9 (Mature Readers)
New Suicide Squad #11
Red Hood Arsenal #3
Scooby Doo Where Are You #60
Secret Origins Trade Paperback Volume 2
Starfire #3
Superman Krypton Returns Trade Paperback

IDW Publishing

Boy-1 #1
Dragonlance Chronicles Trade Paperback Volume 2 Night Dragons Of Winter

Empire Uprising #4

Empire Uprising #4
Writer: Mark Waid Artist/Cover Artist: Barry Kitson

War has been declared on the Empire – but how does the enemy know exactly where to strike and when?

G.I. Joe Snake Eyes Agent Of Cobra Trade Paperback
Garbage Pail Kids Go Hollywood (One Shot)
Millennium Trade Paperback
My Little Pony Friends Forever Trade Paperback Volume 4
Orphan Black #5
Popeye Classics Ongoing #37
Shrinking Man #2
Star Trek Green Lantern #2 (Variant Covers)
Star Trek Planet Of The Apes Trade Paperback Primate Directive
String Divers #1
Transformers Combiner Wars Trade Paperback
Transformers IDW Collection Phase 2 Hard Cover Volume 02
Uncle Scrooge #5
X-Files Season 11 #1

Image Comics

Alex + Ada Trade Paperback Volume 3
Apollo Ix One Shot (Variant Covers)
Artemis Ix One Shot (Variant Covers)

Astronauts In Trouble #3

 

Astronauts In Trouble #3
Writer: Larry Young Artist/Cover Artist: Charlie Adlard

A poem of serious reflection, typically a lament for the dead. A guy got to the moon like he wanted, and ended up not happy about it.

Beauty #1 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Black Science Trade Paperback Volume 3 Vanishing Point (Mature Readers)
Chew Trade Paperback Volume 10 Blood Puddin (Mature Readers)
Descender #6 (Mature Readers)
Dream Police #7
Drifter #7 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)

The Fade Out #8

 

[highlight]RECOMMENDED[/highlight] The Fade Out #8 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist/Cover Artist: Sean Phillips

STORY ARC CONCLUSION: BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS’ best-selling series so far concludes its second act, as every answer Charlie and Gil find brings them into more and more danger.

And remember, every issue of THE FADE OUT is packed with essays and art that are only in the monthly comics.

We say: This book has been terrific from the get go – if you’ve come in too late a trade is on the way and The Fade Out is back with #9 in September!

Fuse #13

Fuse #13 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Antony Johnston Artist/Cover Artist: Justin Greenwood

NEW STORY ARC: 24 hours and a day of chaos for the MCPD! “Perihelion,” the day when the Fuse space station is closest to the Sun, has arrived. All leave is cancelled. All shifts are combined. All hell breaks loose!

Injection #4

Injection #4 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Writer: Warren Ellis Artist/Cover Artist: Declan Shalvey

A spriggan hunt among the dark satanic mills.

Mice Templar V Nights End #4 (Variant Covers)
ODYC #6 (Mature Readers)

Phonogram The Immaterial Girl #1

Phonogram The Immaterial Girl #1 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist/Cover Artist: Jamie McKelvie

The team behind the New York Times bestselling and Eisner-nominated smash hit THE WICKED + THE DIVINE return to the acclaimed urban-fantasy where they first made their names. Nearly a decade ago, Emily Aster sold half her personality for the power to rule a coven of phonomancers. I’m sure nothing could go horribly, monstrously wrong now. In a world where Music is Magic, a song can save or ruin your life. In THE IMMATERIAL GIRL, we discover what a video can do.

Read an interview with Kieron and James about this project on The Guardian web site

Reyn #7
Satellite Sam Trade Paperback Volume 3 Limestone Caves Of Fire (Mature Readers)
Savior #5
Shutter #14 (Mature Readers)
Skullkickers #100
Starve #3 (Mature Readers)
Velvet #11 (Mature Readers)

Walking Dead #145

Walking Dead #145 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Charlie Adlard & Various Cover Artist: Charlie Adlard, Dave Stewart

Blood for Blood.

Marvel

A-Force #3 (Secret Wars Tie-In)
Amazing Spider-Man #20.1
Black Panther By Priest Trade Paperback Volume 1 Complete Collection
Daredevil Typhoids Kiss Trade Paperback
Ghost Racers #3 (Secret Wars Tie-In)
Howard The Duck #5
Inhumans Attilan Rising #4 (Secret Wars Tie-In)

Korvac Saga #3

Korvac Saga #3 (Secret Wars Tie-In)
Writer: Dan Abnett Artist/Cover Artist: Otto Schmidt

OUT OF THE FRYING PAN, INTO THE DESTROYER!

• THE MAESTRO, the THING, and the rest of the crew go looking for the DESTROYER in Norseheim… and find way more than they bargained for!
• What’s a visit to Norseheim without an all-out battle against a guy named ULIK and an ARMY OF TROLLS?
• A face from the past returns-could this spell trouble for THE BARON OF DYSTOPIA?
Rated T+

Master Of Kung Fu #4 (Secret Wars Tie-In)
Max Ride First Flight #5
Mrs Deadpool And Howling Commandos #3 (Secret Wars Tie-In)
Operation Sin Trade Paperback Agent Carter
Planet Hulk #4 (Secret Wars Tie-In)
Secret Warriors Complete Collection Trade Paperback Volume 2
Secret Wars #2 Ross 3rd Printing Variant
Secret Wars #5 (Secret Wars Tie-In)

Secret Wars 2099 #4

Secret Wars 2099 #4 (Secret Wars Tie-In)
Writer: Peter David Artist: Will Sliney Cover Artist: Dave Rapoza

• Miguel Stone bears his talons for the first time!
• The Avengers of 2099 take on Alchemax!
Rated T

Secret Wars Battleworld #4 (Secret Wars Tie-In)
Shield 50th Anniversary By Kirby And Steranko Poster
Star Wars Episode V Hard Cover Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars Lando #1 Maleev 2nd Printing Variant
Star Wars Lando #2
Star-Lord And Kitty Pryde #2 (Secret Wars Tie-In)
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #8
Years Of Future Past #4 (Secret Wars Tie-In)

Other US Publishers

Americatown #1

Arcadia #4

Arcadia #4
Writer: Alex Paknadel Artist: Eric Scott Pfeiffer Cover Artist: Matt Taylor

Corey, Sam, and Lee Garner are locked up in prison, while in the real world Valentin experiments with extracting an Arcadian and uploading them to the brain of a live mouse with horrifying results.

Archie #1 2nd Printing
Archie 1000 Page Comics Jam Trade Paperback
Archie Comics Annual Digest #263
Archon #1
Bighead Graphic Novel (New Printing)
Bill & Ted Most Triumphant Return #6
Blackjack Graphic Novel Second Bite Of The Cobra
Bloodshot Reborn #5 (Variant Covers)
Bobs Burgers Ongoing #2 Rare De La Cruz Virgin Edition
Bravest Warriors #35
Calvin & Hobbes Authoritative Hard Cover
Calvin & Hobbes Essential Hard Cover
Calvin & Hobbes Indispensable Hard Cover
Captain Canuck Series One Compendium Trade Paperback Volume 1
Carpe Noctem Trade Paperback Volume 1 Lost Vegas (Mature Readers)
Citrus Graphic Novel Volume 3 (Mature Readers)
Clarence #3
Clay Lord Master Of Golems Graphic Novel Volume 2
Creeps Graphic Novel Volume 1 Night Of Frankenfrogs
Creeps Hard Cover Graphic Novel Volume 1 Night Of Frankenfrogs
Critter #2 (Variant Covers)
Crossed Badlands #83 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)

Crossed Plus 100 #7

Crossed Plus 100 #7 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist: Fernando Heinz Cover Artist: Gabriel Andrade

A new chapter in Alan Moore’s future Crossed world begins here with his hand-picked successor – Simon Spurrier! Based on the vast world-building notes from Alan Moore, the author of Crossed: Wish You Were Here continues the dystopian narrative based 100 years after C-Day.

After the shocking revelations and atrocities of last issue, Future had to make some hard choices. Now we catch up with her a few years later as Spurrier continues the outline of the intricately detailed world that sprung from the mind of Alan Moore.

Dark Gods Trade Paperback Volume 1 (Mature Readers)
Deadman Wonderland Graphic Novel Volume 10 (Mature Readers)

Dicks Trade Paperback Volume 3: End Of Time

Dicks Trade Paperback Volume 3: End Of Time (Mature Readers)
Writer: Garth Ennis Artist/Cover Artist: John McCrea

In the long-awaited third collection of the bestselling, award-winning masterpiece Dicks, beloved heroes Dougie and Ivor find themselves with a chance to change history- by traveling through time to defeat a deadly threat to their hometown of Belfast. But dark forces emerge to defend the great Icons of Ulster Bigotry- and with long-time enemies Lord Bluevein of the Dong and Satan himself in the mix, what hope have our bumbling private eyes of getting out alive, never mind saving the day? Garth Ennis and John McCrea wind up the greatest comic book saga of all time, in the magnificent Dicks: To The End of Time, Like. This volume collects issues #1-6 of the Dicks: To The End of Time comic book series.

Disney Fairies Graphic Novel Volume 17 Tinker Bell Legend Of Neverbeast
Disney Fairies Hard Cover Volume 17 Tinker Bell Legend Of Neverbeast
Eternal Soulfire #2(Variant Covers)
F1rst Hero Fight For Your Life #1
Fraggle Rock Journey To The Everspring Hard Cover
Gears And Bones #1
Geronimo Stilton Hard Cover Volume 16 Lights Camera Stilton
Grimm’s Fairy Tales Grimm Fairy Tales #113 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Grimm’s Fairy Tales Wonderland #38 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)

Grant Morrison’s 18 Days #2

Grant Morrison’s 18 Days #2 (Variant Covers)
Writer: Grant Morrison & Various Artist/Cover Artist: Jeevan Kang

From legendary creator Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman, Batman & Robin, The Invisibles), comes the second issue of his newest creation! 18 Days is the story of three generations of super-warriors, meeting for the final battle of their age; a climactic war that concludes the age of the gods and begins the age of man. Yudish, leader of the Pandava brothers confronts his cousin the enemy King, one last time. “The essential ambiguity, humanity and realism of these characters, set in this incredible world of the imagination, gives 18 Days its unique flavor. The tone is modern, gritty and emotionally real against a backdrop of techno-mythic super-war.” – Grant Morrison

Hero Cats #7
Hip Hop Family Tree Graphic Novel Volume 3
Imperium #7(Variant Covers)
Ink For Beginners Guide To Getting Tattooed

Is She Available - Hard Cover

Is She Available – Hard Cover
Writer: Igor Goldkind Artist: Glenn Fabry & Various Cover Artist: Bill Sienkiewicz

This book is a groundbreaking collaboration between Igor Goldkind and 15 artists from the world of comics, fantasy and fine art all packaged in a design by Rian Hughes. Goldkind made graphic novels acceptable in the British media in the late 80’s and now his vision of what a graphic novel could be is returning. Not simply with a comic or a graphic novel but with something completely revolutionary. Goldkind has truly reached out and grasped the quality of art in its many forms to produce this beautiful hardcover book.

It Will All Hurt #3 (Mature Readers)
Itsuwaribito Graphic Novel Volume 15
Jeffrey Jones Idyl Im Age Hard Cover
Jeffrey Jones Idyl Im Age Sc
Jughead & Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #15
Justice Inc Avenger #3 Cvr A Francavilla
Kaijumax #5
King #1

King: Mandrake the Magician #3

King Mandrake Magician #3
Writer: Roger Langridge Artist: Jeremy Treece Cover Artist: Declan Shalvey

Impossible dungeons! The world’s leaders are bowing to the evil oppression of The Great Cobra! Can Mandrake and his witch companion Karma perform a great escape from their magical prison and mount a rebellion, or will Earth fall even further into chaos!?

Lady Death Apocalypse #6 Century Set (Mature Readers)
Lady Death Wicked Dlx Coll Box Set (Mature Readers)
Lantern City #4
Letter 44 #19
Little Nemo Big New Dreams Hard Cover
Magi Graphic Novel Volume 13
Masks 2 #5 (Variant Covers)

Mercury Heat #1

Mercury Heat #1 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist/Cover Artist: Omar Francia

Blasting out of the incredible Free Comic Book Day Mercury Heat Debut comes Kieron Gillen’s World-building space epic! This ongoing monthly is pure Gillen, Mercury Heat introduces the sci-fi world of the future where individuals are identified by genetic markers and personality types to fill roles in society, the troublemakers end up on Mercury. Luiza wanted to help people, she wanted with all her heart to be a police officer. But the automated Grapevine system had other plans for her. There are only a few legal options for someone branded with her neuroprofile. As an adult Luiza’s dream came true – just on Mercury where she enforces laws with extreme prejudice as a bounty agent in a world of hard-as-nails miners and cyborgs. Available with Regular, Wraparound, Art Nouveau, Excessive Force, and a special Designs Incentive Cover by series artist Omar Francia. This first issue also has a Black Leather cover, limited to just 750 copies!

Mercury Heat #2

Mercury Heat #2
Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist/Cover Artist: Omar Francia

Kieron Gillen continues to kick things into high gear with the ongoing sci-fi epic Mercury Heat! Luiza is faced with a real murder mystery, and one that gets harder to solve with all the people trying to kill her! But she’ll explore the dark corners of her new home of Mercury and push things too far before she is willing to admit defeat. Available with Regular, Wraparound, Art Nouveau, Excessive Force, and a special Designs Incentive Cover by series artist Omar Francia.

Mercy Sparx #9 Cvr A Blaylock (Mature Readers)
Minecraft Official Mojang Complete Coll Updated Edition
Muirwood Lost Abbey #1
Olympus Hard Cover (Mature Readers)

Providence #3

Providence #3 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Writer: Alan Moore Artist/Cover Artist: Jacen Burrows

In this super-sized, ad-free, third issue, Alan Moore continues to re-define horror in this amazing tome of Lovecraftian influenced nightmares. Providence is an amazing and unique work where Moore has written every cover, every single page, and every nuance of this work to create his most fully-realized vision to date. In this issue, “A Lurking Fear”, Robert Black visits the Bogg’s Refinery in Salem and is introduced to some most peculiar-looking local folks. And a few denizens with very bad intentions. Available with Regular, Pantheon, Portrait, Dreamscape Wraparound, Women of HPL, and a special Ancient Tome Incentive cover, all by collaborator Jacen Burrows.

Quantum & Woody Trade Paperback Volume 4 Quantum & Woody Must Die
Red Sonja #1973 Rare Benes Virgin Art Edition
Sadhu Birth Of The Warrior #2 (Mature Readers)
Sanitarium #1
Sea Urchin Graphic Novel (Mature Readers)
Sleepy Hollow Providence #1
Smurfs Graphic Novel Volume 19 Jewel Smurfer
Smurfs Hard Cover Volume 19 Jewel Smurfer
Sonic The Hedgehog #275 Spaz Wraparound Reg Cvr
Spongebob Comics #47
Star Wars Imperial Handbook Hard Cover
Strange Fruit #1 (2nd Printing)
Stumptown V3 #7

Swords Of Sorrow #4

Swords Of Sorrow #4 (Variant Covers)
Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Sergio Fernandez Davila Cover Artist: Tula Lotay

The wildest Dynamite crossover epic ever told continues at whole cities are smashed together in the prelude to inter-dimensional war! It’s Martians versus Monsters versus Barbarians and more, with the women of Chaos on the wrong side of Good Vs. Evil…plus, where are Red Sonja, Vampirella and Dejah Thoris in their worlds’ time of need? Guest stars galore in this massive tale of battle, blades and bikinis!

Tick Complete Edlund Trade Paperback New Edition
Tsubasa Omnibus Graphic Novel Volume 5

Uber #27

Uber #27 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist/Cover Artist: Daniel Gete

The final issue of Uber Series 1 is here! Kieron Gillen’s incredible altered history epic closes the chapter on the first Uber series with powerful revelations. To this point the war has ravage Europe and left a bloody trail as the Nazi’s inexorable march across the continent continued. But now, Hitler’s boldest stroke yet leaves the entire world trembling at the possibility of global annihilation. Daniel Gete illustrates the final chapter of the first book of Uber! You won’t believe the cliff-hanger here, with answers to follow in 2016’s Uber series 2! Available with Regular, Wraparound, War Crimes, and Blitzkrieg Covers by Daniel Gete, and a Propaganda Poster Cover by Michael DiPascale.

Uncanny Season 2 #5

Uncanny Season 2 #5 (Variant Covers)
Writer: Andy Diggle Artist: Aaron Campbell Cover Artist: Jock
Weaver and Maggie home in on the source of their mysterious powers, but Deacon Styles and the shadowy Cadre are hot on their heels. The final battle begins!

Unity #21
Unity Trade Paperback Volume 5 Homefront
Vampirella Army Of Darkness #2(Variant Covers)
Vamplets Nightmare Nursery #6
Venture #2

War Stories Trade Paperback New Edition Volume 1

War Stories Trade Paperback New Edition Volume 1 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Dave Gibbons & Various

For the first time in a decade, the original War Stories are back in print! Fully re-mastered, these stunning works have never looked so good. Featuring some of the finest war comics ever done, with scripts by Garth Ennis (Preacher, Crossed, The Boys) and art by some of the biggest names in comics. Collected in Volume 1 are:

Johann’s Tiger
Drawn by Chris Weston (The Filth).A German tank crew face their own damnation in the twilight of the Second World War, as old ghosts and old sins catch up with them.

D-Day Dodgers
Drawn by John Higgins (Pride & Joy). British soldiers in the remote Italian campaign find themselves fighting a forgotten war, while others closer to home reap the glory.

Screaming Eagles
Drawn by Dave Gibbons (Watchmen). Exhausted by years of combat, American paratroopers come to the end of the road- and are suddenly granted a strange reward.

Nightingale
Drawn by David Lloyd (V for Vendetta). A Royal Navy escort ship on the nightmarish Arctic convoy run hits trouble- and only the ultimate sacrifice will earn her crew redemption.

Features an afterword by Ennis discussing the real-life origins of all four stories.

We Can Never Go Home #1 3rd Printing (Mature Readers)
We Can Never Go Home #2 2nd Printing (Mature Readers)
We Can Never Go Home #3 2nd Printing (Mature Readers)
Will Eisner Spirit #1 2nd Printing Pope
X-O Manowar #39 (Variant Covers)

Magazines

Alter Ego #134
Back Issue #82
Comic Shop News #1469
DC Batman Auto Fig Mag #63 Batman Odyssey #1
DC Batman Auto Fig Mag Special Arkham Knight Batmobile
Doctor Who Adventures Magazine #4
Filmfax #141
Hobby Japan Jul 2015
Marvel Chess Fig Coll Mag #38 Cyclops White King
Marvel Chess Fig Coll Mag #40 Rogue White Bishop
Megami May 2015
Newtype May 2015
Rue Morgue Magazine #158
Scream Magazine #31 (Mature Readers)
Star Trek Starships Fig Mag #48 Uss Voyager Armored
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Art Of Mouse Guard 2005 – 2015 Hard Cover
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Mark Schultz Storms At Sea Illus Novella Hard Cover
Nestler Girls Hard Cover Volume 01 (Mature Readers)
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Shadow Double Novel Volume 98 Gems Of Doom & Tear Drops Of Budd
Spider Double Novel #7 Flame Master & Green Globes Of Death
Volcanic Girls Hard Cover (Mature Readers)
Warhammer 40k Malleus Sc
Windwill Dragons Leah & Alan Adv Hard Cover
Youre Never Weird On Internet Almost Felicia Day Memoir

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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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