Code Pru #2

New Comics On Sale This Week (Wednesday 3rd February) – Bad Kids, Bunnies and Soviet Space Dogs!

2000AD Prog 1966

2000AD have a feast of great graphic albums out this week as well as the regular Prog (1966), but a quick heads up that coming out next week in comic shops is Judge Dredd: Dead Zone by John Wagner, with stunning art by Henry Flint.

In the on-going follow-up to the critically-acclaimed Day of Chaos epic, when Dredd investigates a murder at the memorial to its victims he comes across a slave ring in which people are being sent into the bowels of the earth to rob the bodies of the dead. But when one of the slaves finds a strange bracelet that bestows great power to whoever wears it, he is able to rescue his pregnant sweetheart and escape to the ‘Big Meg’. However, an item this powerful is always being sought after, and it isn’t long before Yodie is being pursued by mysterious agents from the future.

Laika by Nick Abadzis
Laika by Nick Abadzis

It does seem to be a week for re-releases on the books front. If you haven’t already bought a copy, then I urge you to pick up a copy of Laika, the work of Nick Abadzis (best known to some at present for his work on Doctor Who but also author of the wonderful Hugo Tate. The Cigar That Fell in Love With a Pipe from SelfMade Hero, created with David Camus, is by the way now available on the SEQUENTIAL digital app). This is a soft cover release of the Square Fish edition from 2014, issued by Macmillan imprint First Second.

Laika was an abandoned puppy destined to become Earth’s first space traveler. Nick Abadzis masterfully blends fiction and fact in the intertwined stories of three compelling lives. Along with Laika, there is Korolev, the driven engineer at the top of the Soviet space program, and Yelena, the lab technician responsible for Laika’s health and life.

Abadzis gives life to a pivotal moment in modern history, casting light on the hidden moments of deep humanity behind history. (If you’re curious about this aspect of Soviet space history, then you might also like Soviet Space Dogs, a more text driven account of the homeless dogs).

If you’re a comic creator and don’t already have a copy then you really should pick up a copy of the new printing of Comic Book Lettering The Comicraft Way by Richard Starkings and John G. Roshell. This is an invaluable resource for anyone consideirng lettering their comics, although of course it doesn’t actually advise you on how to write, which some letterers I know might wish after dealing with yet another overly-written and badly planned out script… On sale for less than £6, it’s a bargain.

If it’s pure fun you’re after, then do check out the new Graphix edition of Bunny Vs. Monkey by Jamie Smart. Just daft, other editions ae available – while this Scholastic Graphix has only just been released, our very own downthetuber Jeremy Briggs points out the UK edition, tagged of course as “The Phoenix Presents…”, has been out for about 18 months and BvM2 was released in the UK last summer. (Other “Phoenix Presents” books are available).

One item that caught my eye on sale in comic shops this week was Future Shock Zero, published by Big Planet Comics/Retrofit Comics, a comix anthology focusing loosely around the watchwords of Sci Fi Astro Plus and not to be confused with the 2000AD series of the same name. The Washington comic store behind this book say the 136-page book is packed to the gills with talent from the razor’s edge of the thunderground.

With a striking cover by Jordan Speer, contributors on this issue are listed as Lala Albert, William Cardini, Marine Blandin, Jason Murphy, Victor Kerlow, Alex Degen, Vincent Giard, Pat Aulisio, Keren Katz, Aleks Sennwald, Pete Toms, Sungyoon Choi, Tory Sica, Sophia Foster-Dimino, Ben Urkowitz, Anuj Shrestha and Josh Burggraf. More info on the publisher’s web site here

UK Comics – Newsagents Spotlight

Doctor Who Adventures Issue 11 - CoverAs usual, don’t forget that despite some 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 (latest release intel here), Judge Dredd Megazine, Panini’s superhero titles, Titan Comics 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) MegaTales from the TARDISTOXIC and many others.

Plus, the wonderful Phoenix Comic is now on sale in many (but not all) Waitrose supermarkets and – at last, selected high street WH Smiths stores – and some comic shops (stockist list here) as well as available on subscription.

Don’t forget Hachette, the British publisher of titles such as Doctor Who: The Complete History and Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection and launched How To Draw The Marvel Way last month, available in all good newsagents.

The part work – evocative of long-established comic creation guides such as How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way, still a handy guide to drawing action comics in my view,  offers a step by step guide on how to learn to draw like the greats of comic book illustration. More about this new title here

Note that 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.

Aces Weekly Volume 20 PromoNew Digital Comic Picks

Digital releases to look out for include David Lloyd’s fabulous Aces Weekly. Volume 20 started last week! Subscribe now, at just £1 a week, before then and Volume 19 complete begins it, with Volume 20 following on its heels – and then right on to all following volumes as they appear!  Always for just £1 per week. And don’t miss out on all the Previous Volumes, which have up to 200 pages including Extras, and in full form feature in an exclusive Week-to-Week facility, which transforms any volume’s serialized stories into continuous comic book-sized narratives.

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Comics On Sale in UK Comic Shops

On Sale in all good UK comic shops from Wednesday 3rd February 2015

British Publishers

2000AD/ Rebellion

2000AD Prog 1966

Featuring: Judge Dredd: Ghosts by Michael Carroll, Mark Sexton, Len O’Grady, and Annie Parkhouse; Strontium Dog: Repo Men by John Wagner, Carlos Ezquerra, Simon Bowland; The Order: In the Court of the WyrmQueene by Kek-W, John Burns, Ellie De Ville; ABC Warriors: Return to Ro-Busters by Pat Mills, Clint Langley, Annie Parkhouse; and Kingdom: Beast of Eden by Dan Abnett, Richard Elson, Ellie De Ville.

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Judge Dredd Complete Case Files Trade Paperback Volume 26

Judge Dredd Complete Case Files Trade Paperback Volume 26
Writer: John Wagner, Mark Millar Artist: Trevor Hairsine & Various

Mega-City One: the future metropolis bustling with life and every crime imaginable. Keeping order are the Judges, a stern police force acting as judge, jury and executioner. Toughest of all is Judge Dredd. He is the law and these are his stories. After a pack of vicious Dune Sharks attack Mega-City One, Judge Dredd sets out into the Cursed Earth with a group of cadets, intent on finding where the alien fish fiends have come from, so he can wipe them out once and for all! Meanwhile, in another classic adventure from the pages of the Judge Dredd Megazine, Dredd teams up with the celebrity freelance exorcist, Devlin Waugh, to battle Kigishu the evil sorceror.

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Slaine: The Brutania Chronicles Volume 2

Slaine Brutania Chronicles Hard Cover Volume 2
Writer: Pat Mills Artist/ Cover Artist: Simon Davis

The newest Slaine epic continues! Albion, in a time of legend. Celtic warrior Slaine united the tribes of the Earth Goddess Danu and became the first High King of Ireland. After ruling for seven years, he traveled through time to fight for the Goddess in other eras before returning to save his people from the Fomorian sea devils. Now, having journeyed to Monadh to rescue Sinead from the Drune Lords, he must face the powerful might of the Trojan army and their superhuman warrior, the Primordial, in a battle to the death!

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Humanoids Inc

The Tipping Point Hard Cover

The Tipping Point
Writers and artists include: Boulet & Various Cover Artist: Enki Bilal

An all-new collection featuring the work of some of the greatest sequential art creators in the world. Each of these visionaries, from the worlds of manga, bande dessinée, and comics, has written and drawn an original story for this unique anthology, which explores the key moment when a clear-cut split occurs, a mutation, a personal revolt or a large-scale revolution that tips us from one world into another, from one life to an entirely new one: The Tipping Point. From slice-of-life tales to science-fiction and fantastical fables, witness these major changes and evolution through the eyes of artists such as EDdie Campbell, John Cassaday, Bob Fingerman, Paul Pope, Naoki Urasawa, Taiyo Matsumoto, and Enki Bilal. Available in a regular edition and an Ultra Deluxe Slipcase Edition limited to 100 copies, each with 14 individually signed bookplates.

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Titan Comics

Johnny Red #4 (Variant Covers)
Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Keith Burns Cover Artist: Kev Walker
COVER A: KEV WALKER – Available here from forbiddenplanet.com
COVER B: KEITH BURNS – Available here from forbiddenplanet.com

Johnny Red is a leader without a squadron. His beloved Falcons have been taken away from him and sent away on a very secret mission, leaving him to shepherd a new clutch of young pilots on their first mission. But, up in the sun, the Luftwaffe’s fighters wait, looking to rack up more kills.

Check out our preview here

Skydoll Decade Graphic Novel

Skydoll Decade Graphic Novel (Mature Readers)
Writer: Alessandro Barbucci, Barbara Canepa Artist: Barbara Canepa, Alessandro Barbucci

When Noa the Sky Doll is liberated from her life of drudgery by missionaries, it turns out that she is more than just a pretty android built for pleasure. With religion, sensuality and what it means to be human all at stake, Noa must find her true purpose in life.

Tales from Berk - Cover

Tales from Berk
Writer: Simon Furman Artist: Iwan Nazif

Titan Comics proudly presents an all-new Collectors Edition of the original adventures of Hiccup and Toothless! When Stoick and all the grown-ups head off on a mission, Hiccup is left in charge! Sounds like fun? It is – until an old enemy decides to attack Berk! Written by Simon Furman (Transformers), this volume collects Volume 1 (Dragons Down) and Volume 2 (Dangers of the Deep) of the Digest Editions.

Check out our preview here

US Comic Publishers

Dark Horse Comics

Angel And Faith Season 10 #23 Main Cover
Art Camilla Derrico Hard Cover Volume 3 Rainbow Children
Barb Wire #8
Conan Trade Paperback Volume 18 Damned Horde
Goon Library Hard Cover Volume 2
Joe Golem Occult Detective #4
Lara Croft Frozen Omen #5
Lone Wolf 2100 #2
Mystery Girl #3
Oreimo Kuroneko Trade Paperback Volume 4
Sherlock Holmes Crime Alleys Hard Cover

DC Comics

Action Comics #49
Batgirl #48
Batman And Robin Eternal #18
Batman Arkham Scarecrow Trade Paperback
Batman Beyond #9
Batman Europa #4
Bizarro Trade Paperback
Detective Comics #49
Green Arrow #49
Green Lantern #49
Identity Crisis Trade Paperback New Edition
JLA Gods And Monsters Hard Cover
Looney Tunes #229
Midnighter #9
New Suicide Squad Trade Paperback Volume 2 Monsters
Prez Trade Paperback Volume 1 Corndog In Chief
Sheriff Of Babylon #3 (Mature Readers)
Survivors Club #5 (Mature Readers)
Swamp Thing #2

Unfollow #4

Unfollow #4 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Rob Williams Artist: Michael Dowling Cover Artist: Matt Taylor

The rules of the game have been stated, and now the bloodbath begins! Per Rubinstein’s instructions, RaVan is recording it all. Plus, we learn that some of the 140 are a little more well equipped than others. It’s tough to update social media with no fingers…

We Are Robin #8

IDW Publishing

Amazing Forest #2
Angry Birds Comics (2016) #2
Comp Junior & Sunny by Al Feldstein Hard Cover Gift Edition
Devil Tales Hard Cover
Donald Duck #10
Eighth Seal #3
Haunted Horror Pre-Code Cover Colouring Book Trade Paperback Volume 1
My Little Pony Friends Forever #25
Popeye Classics Ongoing #43
Uncle Scrooge #11
Victorie City #2
Walt Disney Comics & Stories #728

Image Comics

Axcend #4 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Black Science Premiere Hard Cover Beginners Guide To Entropy

Comic Book Lettering The Comicraft Way - New Printing

Comic Book Lettering The Comicraft Way – New Printing
Writer: Richard Starkings, John G. Roshell

Back by popular demand! Sixty-four pages of comic book lettering tips and tricks from the award-winning Comicraft studio. This full Colour step-by-step guide is filled to the brim with the wisdom-and wit!-of Comicraft founders Richard Starkings and John ‘JG’ Roshell.

Hinges Trade Paperback Book 02 Paper Tigers
Manhattan Projects Hard Cover Volume 2
Manifest Destiny Trade Paperback Volume 3 (Mature Readers)
Mirror #1 (Mature Readers)
Nailbiter #20 (Mature Readers)
Paper Girls #5
Pretty Deadly #8 (Mature Readers)
Saints #5 (Mature Readers)
Shutter #18 (Mature Readers)
Sidekick Trade Paperback Volume 2 (Mature Readers)
Spawn #260 (Variant Covers)
Velvet #13 (Mature Readers)

The Walking Dead #151

The Walking Dead #151 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Charlie Adlard & Various Cover Artist: Charlie Adlard, Dave Stewart

NEW STORY ARC

Call to arms.

Where Is Jake Ellis Trade Paperback

Wicked & Divine Trade Paperback Volume 3
Wicked & Divine Trade Paperback Volume 3 (Mature Readers)

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Jamie McKelvie & Various Cover Artist: Jamie McKelvie

After the detonation of FANDEMONIUM the gods-as-pop-stars of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE try living in the long dark shadow. Team WicDiv are joined by a stellar cast of guest artists to put the spotlight on each of the gods. The multiple Eisner Award nominated series continues in the only way it knows how: darker, weirder, faster. Don’t worry. It’s going to be okay.

Collects THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #12-17

Marvel Comics

A-Force #2
Amazing Spider-Man #7
Avengers By Jonathan Hickman Hard Cover Volume 3
Captain America 75th Anniv Vibranium Collection Hard Cover
Captain America Sam Wilson #6
Captain Marvel #2

Contest Of Champions #3 Ibanez 2nd Priting Variant
Contest Of Champions #3 Ibanez 2nd Printing Variant
Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Paco Medina, Juan Vlasco Cover Artist: Victor Ibanez

Iron Man! Joe Fixit! Gamora! Marvel’s heavy hitters collide in the contest! Can Iron Man and Gamora trust Guillotine — or is the call of her bloody legacy too strong? Ares strikes! Plus: Venom Hulk?! Rated T. Scheduled to ship 02/03/16 (161)

Contest Of Champions #5

Contest Of Champions #5
Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Paco Medina Cover Artist: Victor Ibanez

TO THE DEATH!

• NO MORE GAMES! White Fox enters the fray – in time for a six-a-side deathmatch!
• And one contestant WILL die – AND MAYBE MORE!
• Plus! A new guest star THRASHES the enemy! You won’t believe who’s back!
Rated T

Daredevil By Mark Waid Hard Cover Volume 4
Deadpool #3 Moore 2nd Printing Variant

Deadpool Mercs For Money #1

Deadpool Mercs For Money #1
Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Salva Espin Cover Artist: Declan Shalvey

Deadpool might be an Avenger now, but he’s also got his own private team of mercenaries…the legally-cleared-to-be-called MERCS FOR MONEY! Got a problem you can’t solve on your own and a pile of money you’d like to be rid of? Just call Deadpool, Stingray, Massacre, Solo, Foolkiller, Terror and Slapstick and watch as that problem is shot, stabbed, eviscerated, pulverized and generally made bloody!
Parental Advisory

Doctor Strange #5
Giant Size Little Marvel Avx Hard Cover
Guardians Of Galaxy #3 Art Adams 2nd printing Variant

Guardians Of Infinity #3

Guardians Of Infinity #3
Writer: Dan Abnett & Various Artist: Carlo Barberi, Juan Doe Cover Artist: Gary Choo

ALL TOGETHER BEHIND ENEMY LINES!

• The only way out is in, as all the Guardians sneak aboard the ominous Structure.
• The gene-cruited Newcomers are swarming: they’re gearing up for something and that can’t mean anything good!
• Plus, The Thing and Groot are in search of a singularly powerful object located in New York City in a story by DARRYL “DMC” MCDANIELS, EDGARDO MIRANDA-RODRIGUEZ and JUAN DOE.
Rated T

Howard The Duck #4
Invincible Iron Man #6
Marvel Universe Deadpool And Wolverine Digest Trade Paperback
Nova #4
Obi-Wan And Anakin #2
Rocket Raccoon And Groot #2

Scarlet Witch #3

Scarlet Witch #3
Writer: James Robinson Artist: Steve Dillon Cover Artist: David Aja

• A magical curse has befallen the Irish countryside and only the SCARLET WITCH has the cure!
• A powerful new magician by the name of the EMERALD WARLOCK has his eye on Wanda…but is he friend or foe?
• Wanda discovers that there is much more to her family history than meets the eye…
Rated T+

Silk #2 Chen 2nd Printing Variant
Spider-Gwen #3 Rodriguez 2nd Printing Variant
Spider-Man #1
Spidey #3

Squadron Supreme #1

Squadron Supreme #1 Alex Ross 2nd Printing Variant
Writer: James Robinson Artist: Leonard Kirk Cover Artist: Alex Ross

They’re each the sole survivor of a lost Earth and they’ll do anything to protect this one, whether you like it or not. The Squadron Supreme — comprising Hyperion (Avengers), Nighthawk (Supreme Power), Dr. Spectrum (the Great Society), Blur (DP7) and Power Princess — are a team that doesn’t ask permission or what the rules are. To them all that matters is the safety of Earth and if you stand in the way … that’s your problem! Tell that to the Squadron’s first target — Namor, destroyer of Dr. Spectrum’s homeworld, who will have to pay for his crimes … but at what cost to the people of Atlantis. Rated T+.

Superior Foes Spider-Man Omnibus Hard Cover
Ultimate End #5 Bagley 2nd Printing Variant

Ultimates #2 Rocafort 2nd Printing Variant

Ultimates #2 Rocafort 2nd Printing Variant
Writer: Al Ewing Artist/ Cover Artist: Kenneth Rocafort

Galactus is beyond good and evil. Galactus is a necessary part of the universe. When Galactus hungers — living worlds must die. The Ultimates have heard it all before, and respectfully … they don’t agree. But can even the ultimate superteam end the threat of the devourer of worlds for good? And if they do — what will take his place? Parental Advisory.

Uncanny Avengers #5
Uncanny X-Men #3
Uncanny X-Men Hard Cover Volume 1
Vision #4

Other Publishers Comics and Graphic Novels

Anya’s Ghost Graphic Novel
Archie 1000 Page Comics Shindig Trade Paperback
Assassination Classroom Graphic Novel Volume 8
Awkward Silence Graphic Novel Volume 5 (Mature Readers)
Baby Sitters Club Colour Edition Graphic Novel Hard Cover Volume 4 Claudia & Mean Jani
Baby Sitters Club Colour Edition Graphic Novel Volume 4 Claudia & Mean Janine

Bad Kids Go To Hell Trade Paperback Volume 2


Bad Kids Go To Hell Trade Paperback Volume 2 (Mature Readers)
Publisher: BAD KIDS LLC
Writer: Matthew Spradlin, Barry Wernick Artist: Alex Williamson, Martin Griffiths Cover Artist: David Beauchene

It’s four years later, and a new group of students has been placed in Saturday detention at good ol’ Crestview Academy. After one of the kids locks away the teacher assigned to watch them, the five of them very quickly find their ranks dwindling as each meets with a gruesome “accident.” They may make it out of the library, but with a new threat revealing itself, is there enough time and resources for at least one of them to make it out alive?

Bad Moon Rising #5
Behind The Scenes Graphic Novel Volume 1
Benny Breakiron Hard Cover Box Set Volume 1-4
Bleach 3in1 Trade Paperback Volume 14
Bobs Burgers Ongoing #8 (Variant Covers)

Bunny Vs Monkey Graphic Novel

Bunny Vs Monkey Graphic Novel
Publisher: GRAPHIX
Writer/Artist/ Cover Artist: Jamie Smart

A classic tale of good versus evil in a zany, over-the-top comic that will have readers of all ages laughing out loud! A team of scientists has sent a monkey into space! And good thing, too, because he’s a mean, selfish, noisy, bullying little fur-bag. But all does not go well with the flight, and Monkey’s spaceship barely clears the first hilltop before crash-landing in a peaceful forest. Monkey decides this is a new world and claims it for his own. And his first decree is that all other animals should be banished! What follows is a series of hilarious, off-the-wall interactions between Monkey and the other forest animals.

Clive Barker’s Nightbreed Trade Paperback Volume 2 (Mature Readers)

Code Pru #2

Code Pru #2 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Publisher: AVATAR PRESS INC
Writer: Garth Ennis Artist/ Cover Artist: Raulo Caceres

That which lurks in the shadows has a name. Spoken only in hushed whispers, tremble in fear at… Squidpump. Pru and her friends are trying to find their way in New York. The same problems we all face, demonic rituals gone wrong, stabbings, and empty fridge, and a multi-tentacle evil about to devour us all. Learning on-the-job is much more challenging with the supernatural!

This series is a lead-in to the ongoing monthly Code Pru stories running in an anthology to be announced shortly.

Raulo Caceres’ art never looked better than in the luscious black and white of this series. Available with Regular, Wraparound, Movie Poster, Nightlife, and a special Pure Art Incentive cover, all by series artist Raulo Caceres.

Comic Fandom Quarterly #4
Crossed Badlands #93 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Deadman Wonderland Graphic Novel Volume 13 (Mature Readers)
Death Defying Dr Mirage #1 One Dollar Debut

Dejah Thoris #1 - Cover C

Dejah Thoris #1 (Variant Covers including Cover C by Tula Lotay)
Publisher: D. E.
Writer: Frank J. Barbiere Artist: Francesco Manna Cover Artist: Tula Lotay (Cover C)

Prepare yourself for Dejah Thoris as you’ve never seen her before! A shocking conspiracy unravels in Helium as Dejah’s father has gone missing. In the wake of assuming the throne, Dejah learns secret information from her past that will have resounding effects on the kingdom – and her life! Join Frank J. Barbiere (The Howling Commandos of SHIELD, The Precinct) and Francesco Manna (Vampirella #100) as Dejah discovers a secret past that will have her leaving Helium for an all-new adventure on her own!

Evil Dead 2 Tales Of The Exmortis #3
Exodus Life After #3 (Mature Readers)
Food Wars Shokugeki No Soma Graphic Novel Volume 10
Future Shock Zero Graphic Novel (Mature Readers) – see info above
Grimm’s Fairy Tales Escape From Monster Island #1 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Grimm’s Fairy Tales Robyn Hood Ongoing #19 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Giant Days #11
God Is Dead #47 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)

Grant Morrison’s 18 Days #8 - Main Cover

Grant Morrison’s 18 Days #8 (Variant Covers)
Publisher: GRAPHIC INDIA PTE. LTD
Writer: Grant Morrison & Various Artist: Saumin Patel Cover Artist: Jeevan Kang

From the mind of legendary creator Grant Morrison, a perfect jumping-on point and stand-alone issue for new readers. We take a break from the battlefield to discover how the seeds of this battle between two great families were planted ages ago, when the mighty warriors we see on the battlefield today were mere children. We learn how Arjuna and Duryodhana, tragic rivals in war today, were the best of friends in their youth as they go on a forbidden demon hunt in the forests of the ancients.

This Variant Wrap Around Collector’s Edition Sketch Cover is also available,  limited to 1,000 Copies.

Grant Morrison’s 18 Days #8 - Variant

 

Grumpy Cat Hard Cover Volume 1
Hero Cats Trade Paperback Volume 3
Humbug #3
I Mage #1 (Variant Covers)
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Battle Tendency Hard Cover Volume 2
Kamisama Kiss Graphic Novel Volume 20
Kennel Block Blues #1
Kiss Him Not Me Graphic Novel Volume 3

Klaus #3

Klaus #3
Publisher: BOOM! STUDIOS
Writer: Grant Morrison Artist/ Cover Artist: Dan Mora

Klaus is caught delivering presents to the town’s children and must fight his way past Lord Maus’s guards to avoid imprisonment.

Knights Of The Dinner Table #228
Lady Rawhide Lady Zorro Trade Paperback

Laika Soft Cover New Printing

Laika Soft Cover New Printing
Publisher: :01 FIRST SECOND
Writer/ Artist:Nick Abadzis

Laika was an abandoned puppy destined to become Earth’s first space traveler. Nick Abadzis masterfully blends fiction and fact in the intertwined stories of three compelling lives. Along with Laika, there is Korolev, the driven engineer at the top of the Soviet space program, and Yelena, the lab technician responsible for Laika’s health and life. Abadzis gives life to a pivotal moment in modern history, casting light on the hidden moments of deep humanity behind history.

Last Man Graphic Novel Volume 1 Stranger
Last Man Graphic Novel Volume 2 Royal Cup
Last Man Graphic Novel Volume 3 Chase
Legend Of Oz Wicked West #5 Cover A Borges
Legend Of Oz Wicked West #5 Cover B Wichmann
Lumberjanes Trade Paperback Volume 3
Magi Graphic Novel Volume 16
Maid Sama 2in1 Trade Paperback Volume 3

Mercury Heat #7

Mercury Heat #7 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Publisher: AVATAR PRESS INC
Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist/ Cover Artist: Nahuel Lopez

Kieron Gillen kicks off the all-new arc with a victorious Luiza settling into her new live on Mercury. Things aren’t so bad once you realize how much you enjoy the violence! But nothing can prepare her for the worst infection possible starting to take root. A true nightmare spoken of in hushed whispers, and far more than any one woman can deal with. Available with Regular, Wraparound, Art Nouveau, Excessive Force, and a special Interstellar Incentive Cover by series artist Nahuel Lopez.

Mike Wolfers Gallery Of Terror #1 (Mature Readers)
My Hero Academia Graphic Novel Volume 3
Nnewts Graphic Novel Volume 2 Rise Of Herk
Nnewts Hard Cover Graphic Novel Volume 2 Rise Of Herk
One Piece Graphic Novel Volume 77
Oxymoron Loveliest Nightmare Trade Paperback (Mature Readers)
Peek The First (One Shot) #1 Reg (Mature Readers)
Princeless Raven Pirate Princess #5 Main Cover

Providence #7 - Cover A

Providence #7 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Publisher: AVATAR PRESS INC
Writer: Alan Moore Artist/ Cover Artist: Jacen Burrows

Robert Black came looking for a story but what he found is a world of misery and woe. He’s become a broken man only beginning to accept the horrors of the Lovecraftian world are real and hiding in plain sight. Alan Moore and artist Jacen Burrows have delivered a slow burn tale of fear and underlying dread that has delighted fans and scholars alike. Moore has written every cover detail, every single page, and every nuance of this work to create his most fully-realized vision to date. Fans of Moore’s immersive style and meticulous grasp of storytelling will be thrilled to add this essential piece of comics history to their collections! Available with Regular, Pantheon, Portrait, Dreamscape Wraparound, Women of HPL, and a special Ancient Tome Incentive cover, all by collaborator Jacen Burrows.

QQ Sweeper Graphic Novel Volume 2
Queen Of Vampires #1 (Mature Readers)
Ramshackle Graphic Novel
Red Sonja Conan Blood Of A God Hard Cover
Red Ten #8 (Mature Readers)

Regular Show #32

Regular Show #32
Publisher: BOOM! STUDIOS
Writer: Mad Rupert, Eddie Wright Artist: Laura Howell, Chris Peterson Cover Artist: Igor Wolski

Rigby and Skips battle for survival in the Crystal Colosseum as Mordecai and Benson work together to steal the Crystal King’s magical jewel. It’s a prison break from the prettiest joint in the sky!

Regular Show Trade Paperback Volume 5
Replica #3 (Mature Readers)
Robot Dreams Trade Paperback
School Judgment Gakkyu Hotei Graphic Novel Volume 1
Seduction Of The Innocent #3
So Cute It Hurts Graphic Novel Volume 5
Spook #2
Stinky Cecil In Terrarium Terror Graphic Novel
Sweaterweather Hard Cover
Thea Stilton Hard Cover Volume 1-4
Tipping Point Hard Cover
Tipping Point Ultra Dlx Hard Cover
Toil & Trouble #6
Tomboy #3 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Toriko Graphic Novel Volume 32

Train Called Love #5

Train Called Love #5 (Mature Readers)
Publisher: D. E.
Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Mark Dos Cover Artist: Russell Braun

Penny and Marcy wake up somewhere strange, while Valerie and Myles find out the secret behind Marv’s potentially disastrous scheme… but their attempts to derail his plans prove fruitless. Mike’s rage at his former employers boils over (unfortunately, at the wrong person), and Penny’s attempt to talk tough with Beverly leads to her getting a lesson in love.

Trancers #3 Main Cover (Mature Readers)
Vampblade #1 Main Cover (Mature Readers)
Voltron From The Ashes #5
Voracious #1 (Variant Covers)

War Stories #16

War Stories #16 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Publisher: AVATAR PRESS INC
Writer: Garth Ennis Artist/ Cover Artist: Tomas Aria

In part one of the three part “Send A Gunboat”, the men of the Royal Navy’s gunboat squadrons defend England’s coast against Nazi raiders. The little boats are fast, heavily-armed and deadly- and terribly vulnerable. And the enemy is never far away, as the commander of one vessel finds when his German opposite number takes a dangerous interest in him and his crew.

Available with Regular, Wraparound Covers by Thomas Aria, Good Girl Nose Art, Battle Damage Retailer Incentive Covers by Matt Martin.

Webwitch #4 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Woods #20
World Of Archie Winter Annual Digest #56
X-O Manowar #44 (Variant Covers)
Yu Gi Oh 3in1 Trade Paperback Volume 5

Magazines

Comic Shop News #1494
Doctor Who Special #42
Famous Monsters Of Filmland #284
Star Trek Starships Figure Magazine #60 Botany Bay
Star Trek Starships Figure Magazine #61 Norway Class
Star Wars Insider #163 Newsstand Edition
Star Wars Insider #163 Px Edition

Books

Agatha H & Voice Of The Castle Girl Genius Novel Soft Cover
Batman Gotham Citys Guardian Yr Sc
Doctor Who Comp Histories Hard Cover Volume 5 11th Doctor Stories 227 -229
Doctor Who Comp Histories Hard Cover Volume 6 4th Doctor Stories 75-77
Drawing Beautiful Women Frank Cho Method Publisher Edition (Mature Readers)
Lego Star Wars Activity Book With Figure
Movie Posters Reimagined Alternative Desis Cult Films Hard Cover
Naruto Shikamarus Story Soft Cover Novel
Secret Hero Society Hard Cover Volume 1 Study Hall Of Justice
Sketchbook Bertail
Sketchbook De Felici
Sketchbook Dean Yeagle Volume 2 (Mature Readers)
Sketchbook Rossi (Mature Readers)
Star Wars Rolling With BB 8 Board Book
Superman Man Of Tomorrow YR Soft Cover

• Thanks to First Age Comics, Moor Lane, Lancaster for comic supplies!

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John Freeman

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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