New Comics On Sale This Week in the UK – On the King’s Road, with Judge Dredd and Doctor Who in tow

Judge Dredd: Dead Zone

Right. I’ve just been down to Lancaster’s First Age Comics to have a look at the new comics, only to be told that while Titan’s Johnny Red is selling well there, more people would have bought  if “they had only known about it”. Which makes it even more urgent that we continue our mission to spread the word about new comics so you do know about the things you’d rather not miss out on…

As usual, our weekly list of new titles is skewed towards British comic creators and publishers, on sale in all good comic shops (and in the case of some titles, newsagents and supermarkets). We make no apologies for this.

Along with the latest 2000AD and Judge Dredd: Dead Zone (which is stunning), top of my reading list this week is King’s Road #1 from Dark Horse (which we plugged a while back), written by Peter Hogan with art from Phil Winslade and Staz Johnson. This marvellous 48-page special includes all King’s Road chapters from Dark Horse Presents – and an additional issue’s worth of story drawn by the new King’s Road art team.

Artist Staz Johnson (Judge Dredd) and colourist Douglas A. Sirois (The 7th Sword) join Hogan to continue this tale of a family on the run from magical, other-dimensional monsters.

Also on the US side, although this week sees the release of the final first series of Arcadia from Boom!, writer Alex Paknadel tells me he’s busy at work on the next – and has several irons in the fire with more new comic projects, which is great news for fans of this hit comic. Keep an eye out for his name.

UK Comics – Newsagents Spotlight

Commando 4890As 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 10th February 2015

British Publishers

2000AD/ Rebellion

2000AD Prog 1967

2000AD Prog 1967

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.

Judge Dredd: Dead Zone
• Available from Forbidden Planet here

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! More masterful storytelling by John Wagner with stunning art by Henry Flint.

Strontium Dog: Outlaw

Strontium Dog: Outlaw
• Available from Forbidden Planet here

The latest digest-format classic collection from 2000AD. The inhabitants of Jock’s Landing on the water world of Och-Eleven have been slaughtered and everyone thinks mutant bounty hunter Johnny Alpha and his partner Wulf are the murderers! Framed by two sinister Stix brothers in retaliation for the murder of their brother, the hunters become the hunted and must evade a legion of Strontium Dogs, whilst trying to clear their names.

Titan Comics Comics

Assassin's Creed #5 - Cover A

Assassin’s Creed #5
Writers: Anthony Del Col & Conor McCreery
Artist: Neil Edwards
Colorist: Ivan Nunes
Letterer: Comicraft
COVER A: Matt Taylor – Available from Forbidden Planet here
COVER B: Mariano Laclaustra – Available from Forbidden Planet here
COVER C: Dennis Calero – Available from Forbidden Planet here

Charlotte has to call on all she has learned from her ancestor Tom Stoddard to save her cell from decimation at the hands of Abstergo. In doing so, she learns more about herself, and more about the Brotherhood than she expected, and is forced to decide where her loyalties lie…

Bloodthirsty #5 - Cover A

Bloodthirsty #5
WRITER: Mark Landry
ARTIST: Richard Pace
COVER A: Ashley Witter – Available from Forbidden Planet here
COVER B: Georges Jeanty – Available from Forbidden Planet here
COVER C: Joel Carpenter – Available from Forbidden Planet here

With Hurricane Rose in full swing and New Orleans’ poor and needy in the firing line, it’s going to take more than one man’s effort to save this sinking city. But will community spirit be enough to prevail? Find out in this nailbiting finale (featuring an epilogue by Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 8 artist, Georges Jeanty)!

Deus Ex Universe: Children's Crusade #1

Deus Ex Universe: Children’s Crusade #1
Writer: Alex Irvine
Artist: John Aggs
Cover A: Concept Design By Yohann Schepacz – Available from Forbidden Planet here
Cover B: Game Cover By Michaël Verhaaf – Available from Forbidden Planet here
Cover C: Alex Ronald – Available from Forbidden Planet here
Cover D: Blank Sketch

With society still reeling from the Aug Incident – the Illuminati orchestrated event which caused augmented individuals to mindlessly attack their ‘natural’ counterparts – anti-aug sentiment is at an all-time global high. Task Force 29 – an Interpol-funded coalition, created to quash the rising tide of terrorist activity – stands as the world’s main defence against total anarchy.

In the city of Prague, where tension is especially high, the team’s latest recruit, Adam Jensen, readies for his first mission with the unit. But being augmented himself, how will the former SWAT officer handle himself when faced with the grim reality of the mechanical apartheid?

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #2.6 Cove A

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #2.6
Writer: Nick Abadzis
Artist: Elena Casagrande
Colorist: Arianna Florean
Letterer: Comicraft
Cover A: Alice X Zhang – Available from Forbidden Planet here
Cover B: Photo cover by Will Brooks – Available from Forbidden Planet here
Cover C: Question 6 variant – Available from Forbidden Planet here

The Doctor and Gabby are still caught between two factions as modern humanity is born. Neanderthals and Cro Magnons clash, and their actions will shape the direction taken by humankind in the millennia to come! Plus: Cindy discovers an alarming secret back in NYC… and in deep space, Anubis grows impatient!

Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #2.2 Cover A

Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #2.2
Writer: Robbie Morrison
Artist: Rachael Stott
Colorist: Ivan Nunes
Letterer: Comicraft
Cover A: Alex Ronald – Available from Forbidden Planet here
Cover B: Photo cover by Will Brooks – Available from Forbidden Planet here
Cover C: Rachel Stott – Available from Forbidden Planet here
Cover D: Freely orderable incentive cover by Question No. 6 – Available from Forbidden Planet here

CLARA OSWALD AND THE SCHOOL OF DEATH, Part 1.

The gothic, sprawling Ravenscaur is the top private school in the UK, educator of the children of royalty, politicians and celebrities, and epicentre of generations of power and influence. When an old friend of Clara’s dies at the school under mysterious circumstances, she and the Doctor go undercover to investigate…

The Troop #3 - Cover A

The Troop #3
Writer: Noel Clarke
Artist: Joshua Cassara
Cover A: Joshua Cassara – Available from Forbidden Planet here
Cover B: Yishan Li – Available from Forbidden Planet here

The ranks of the Troop continue to swell… teenager torch, Hotshot, and Virus, a little bundle of virulence, have been joined by Torrent, a young girl who gives a whole new meaning to ‘stream’ of consciousness. Now they begin to dig like fingernails in a scab to uncover the secrets of their origins…

US Comic Publishers

Dark Horse Comics

Abe Sapien #31 Main Cover
Alabaster The Good The Bad & The Bird #3
Archie Archives Hard Cover Vol 12
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 Trade Paperback Volume 4 Old Demons
Eltingville Club Hard Cover
Giganto Maxia Trade Paperback
Harrow County #9

King's Road - Cover

King’s Road #1
Writer: Peter Hogan Artist/ Cover Artist: Phil Winslade, Staz Johnson

This 48-page special includes all King’s Road chapters from Dark Horse Presents by Peter Hogan and Phil Winslade-and an additional issue’s worth of story drawn by the new King’s Road art team! Artist Staz Johnson (Judge Dredd) and colorist Douglas A. Sirois (The 7th Sword) join Hogan to continue this tale of a family on the run from magical, other-dimensional monsters.

Leaving Megalopolis Surviving Megalopolis #2
Massive Ninth Wave #3
Mirrors Edge Exordium #6

Will Eisner’s Spirit New Adventures Hard Cover 2nd Edition

Will Eisner’s Spirit New Adventures Hard Cover 2nd Edition
Writers/ Artists: Various

In 1997, Will Eisner gave permission for a new series of Spirit stories to be commissioned, written and drawn by the most famous names in the comics industry. The call went out, and the response was nothing short of remarkable, with contributions from such creators as Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, Neil Gaiman, Paul Chadwick, and Eddie Campbell.

Zodiac Starforce #4

DC Comics

Batman #49
Batman 66 Meets The Man From U.N.C.L.E. #3
Batman And Robin Eternal #19
Batman Arkham Knight Batgirl And Harley Quinn #1
Batman Harley And Ivy Deluxe Edition Hard Cover
Batman Superman #29
Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3
Black Canary #8
Catwoman #49
Constantine The Hellblazer #9
Constantine The Hellblazer Trade Paperback Volume 1 Going Down
Dark And Bloody #1 (Mature Readers)
Dark Knight Returns Trade Paperback New Edition
DC Comics Bombshells #9

Earth 2 Society #9

Earth 2 Society #9
Writer: Dan Abnett Artist/ Cover Artist: Jorge Jimenez

The Mist rises in New Gotham as Batman takes on this strange new foe! And Hawkgirl finds herself outnumbered as she confronts Fury and the new Amazons.

Fables The Wolf Among Us #14 (Mature Readers)
Flash #48
Gotham Academy #15
Green Lantern Corps Edge Of Oblivion #2
Harley’s Little Black Book #2
Injustice Gods Among Us Year Five #3
Injustice Gods Among Us Year Three Hard Cover Volume 2
Injustice Gods Among Us Year Three Trade Paperback Volume 1
Justice League Of America The Silver Age Trade Paperback Volume 1
Legend Of Wonder Woman #2

Lucifer #1 2nd Printing (Mature Readers)
Writer: Holly Black Artist: Lee Garbett Cover Artist: Dave Johnson

The anti-hero who made his debut in THE SANDMAN and starred in his own hit series is back in a new series by best-selling writer Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles) and artist Lee Garbett (Loki)!

As this series begins, God is dead-and Gabriel has accused Lucifer of His murder. Lucifer had motive and opportunity, but claims he can prove his innocence. If Gabriel finds the killer and takes the culprit into custody, his sins will be forgotten, and he’ll be welcomed back to Silver City. So, despite the fact that Lucifer just opened a nightclub on Earth and is hiding a mysterious wound, the two brothers set off to solve their Father’s murder. Their investigation will span Heaven, Hell, Earth and beyond in this antagonistic buddy-cop noir with an angelic flair

New Romancer #3

New Romancer #3 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Peter Milligan Artist/ Cover Artist: Brett Parson

It’s the most romantic time of the year! Yes, that time when Casanova tries to have Lord Byron for dinner, Lexy discovers something shocking inside the mysterious Incubator building and infamous spy Mata Hari tries to reunite with a long-dead lover. Meanwhile, Lexy’s nemesis enlists the services of Byron’s daughter, Ada Lovelace, while Raj goes to even more desperate lengths to save his floundering dating start-up. All this and a candlelit dinner on the Golden Gate Bridge in the special Valentine’s Day issue!

New Suicide Squad #17
Red Hood Arsenal #9
Scooby Doo Where Are You #66
Secret Six Trade Paperback Volume 1 Friends In Low Places
Sinestro Trade Paperback Volume 3

Slash & Burn #4

Slash & Burn #4 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Si Spencer Artist: Max Dunbar, Ande Parks Cover Artist: Tula Lotay

The past continues to flare up in Rosheen’s face, fanning the flames of chaos that threaten to incinerate her carefully constructed cover. Innocent childhood indiscretions and messy grown-up gropings collide in a blaze of feathers, funerals, fracking and flamingos.

Starfire #9
Telos #5
Y The Last Man Trade Paperback Book 4 (Mature Readers)

IDW Publishing

Atomic Robo Trade Paperback Crystals Are Integral Collection
Cat Tower Building Game

Fistful Of Blood #4

Fistful Of Blood #4
Writer: Kevin Eastman Artist: Simon Bisley Cover Artist: James Ryman

Just as Blondie loses all hope in her battle with the Zombies and Vampires, a gang Ducati riding, black leather, Mac 10 toting thugs roll into town, seeking refuge after a bank heist – the whole town explodes in a battle for the last man, or woman, standing – in a climax you don’t want to miss.

GI Joe A Real American Hero #225
Gutter Magic #2
Insufferable On The Road #1
Jem & The Holograms Valentines Day Spec 2016
Jem & The Holograms Valentines Day Spec 2016 Valentines Day
Luna The Vampire #2
Mickey Mouse #9
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #39
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #39 Valentines Day Card V
October Faction #13
Onyx Trade Paperback
Renee Graphic Novel (Mature Readers)
Skylanders Light In The Dark Hard Cover
Star Trek Starfleet Academy #3
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 IDW Greatest Hits
TMNT Amazing Adventures #7
TMNT Animated Trade Paperback Volume 7 The Invasion
TMNT Kevin Eastman Notebook Series Hard Cover 2014 Annual
Transformers More Than Meets Eye #49
X-Files Season 11 #7
X-Files The Truth Is Out There Trade Paperback (Prose)
Zombies Vs Robots Trade Paperback Volume 2 War Bots

Image Comics

Autumnlands Tooth & Claw #9 (Mature Readers)
Black Jack Ketchum #3
Black Science #20 (Mature Readers)
Descender #10

Injection #7

Injection #7 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Writer: Warren Ellis Artist/ Cover Artist: Declan Shalvey

Detective and sandwich enthusiast Vivek Headland investigates the strange case of the man having an affair with the ghost of his dead girlfriend.

Limbo #4 (Mature Readers)
Low #11 Shore Of The Dying Light Part 1(Variant Covers)
Manhattan Projects Sun Beyond The Stars #4
No Mercy #7
Spread #13 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
They’re Not Like Us #11 (Mature Readers)

Marvel Comics

1602 Witch Hunter Angela Trade Paperback

1602 Witch Hunter Angela Trade Paperback
Writer/Artists: Various Cover Artist: Stephanie Hans

In one of the most magical realms on Battleworld, Angela and Sera are Witch Hunters — the scourges of King James’ England, just as it stood in 1602. But their target now is a new breed of evil: the power-bargaining Faustians! The Faustians have made their deal not with the Devil, but with the ever-seductive Enchantress — and that may be just as deadly. Have your psychic ribbons and lethal weapons at the ready, for the hunt is on! But beware a land where the dead walk, the faerie folk flutter and a ragtag band of ne’er-do-wells perform for your entertainment — that’s right, it’s the Guardians of the Galaxy, 17th-century style! Plus: Revisit the early dawn of the Marvel Universe in the first issue of Neil Gaiman’s original classic 1602! Collecting 1602 WITCH HUNTER ANGELA #1-4 and 1602 #1.
Rated T+

Agents Of Shield #2
All New All Different Avengers #5
All New Hawkeye #4
All New Wolverine #3 Bengal 2nd Printing Variant
All New Wolverine #5
All New X-Men #2 Bagley 2nd Printing Variant
All New X-Men #4
Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection Trade Paperback Return Of Sinister Six
Astonishing Ant-Man #3 Brooks 2nd Printing Variant
Black Knight #4
Captain America Sam Wilson #4 Renaud 2nd Printing Variant

Carnage #3 Del Mundo 2nd Printing Variant
Writer: Gerry Conway Artist: Mike Perkins Cover Artist: Michael Del
From Marvel Comics. Trapped down in a mineshaft with Carnage, the situation for the FBI’s symbiote squad gets hairy when John Jameson loses his cool. You won’t want to miss th–AROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Rated T+.

Daredevil #2 Garney 2nd Printing Variant

Darth Vader #16

Darth Vader #16
Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Salvador Larroca Cover Artist: Kaare Andrews

NEW STORY ARC!

•  The planet Shu-Torin (introduced in the Darth Vader Annual) is revolting.
•  Darth Vader is tasked with leading a military assault.
•  Has Vader’s rise to glory begun?
Rated T

Deadpool #4 Hawthorne 2nd Printing Variant
Deadpool #7
Deadpool Firsts Trade Paperback
Fallen Son Death Of Captain America Trade Paperback New Printing
Guardians Of Galaxy #5
Illuminati #4
Marvel Universe Captain America Civil War Digest Trade Paperback
Marvel Universe Guardians Of Galaxy #5
Mighty Thor #2 Dauterman 2nd Printing Variant
Marvel Masterworks Daredevil Hard Cover Vol 10
Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #2 Reeder 2nd Printing Variant
Ms Marvel #4

New Avengers #6

New Avengers #6
Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Gerardo Sandoval Cover Artist: Matt Rhodes

• The Cross-Time Team-Up races to its conclusion –
guest-starring the Avengers of 20XX!
•  Moridun, star-sorcerer from before time began, makes his move — and for one Avenger, it could be the last!
•  It’s up to Wiccan to save the world – but will he lose his soul in the process?
Rated T+

Old Man Logan #2
Power Man And Iron Fist #1 By Greene Poster
Red Skull Trade Paperback
Red Wolf #3
Secret Wars Journal Battleworld Trade Paperback
Silk #4
Spider-Gwen #5
Spider-Gwen #5 By Cho Poster
Spider-Man #1 By Pichelli Poster

Spider-Man 2099 #6

Spider-Man 2099 #6
Writer: Peter David Artist: Will Sliney Cover Artist: Francesco Mattina

• Miguel O’Hara’s crusade against the mysterious organization called FIST continues!
•  But there’s trouble in New York when the Inhuman LASH (y’know, the one from a little show called Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) arrives AND PUTS MIGUEL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE INHUMAN CONFLICT!
Rated T

Spider-Man Deadpool #1 McGuinness 2nd Printing Variant
Spider-Man Deadpool #2
Spidey #1 By Young Poster
Totally Awesome Hulk #3

Ultimates #4

Ultimates #4
Writer: Al Ewing Artist/ Cover Artist: Kenneth Rocafort

• The Ultimates are headed to the very edge of everything that is – and beyond! Destination: Outside!
•  But on the way, they’re going to have to deal with pan-dimensional parasites, rogue realities, universal systems…
•  …and an enemy from Blue Marvel’s past.
Parental Advisory

Weirdworld #3
X-Men Trade Paperback Age Of Apocalypse Dawn

Other Publishers Comics And Graphic Novels

Adventure Time #49
Alice Cooper Vs Chaos #6 Cover A Chin
Aliens Vampirella #6 Cover A Hardman
Apama Undiscovered Animal Trade Paperback Volume 1

Arcadia #8

Arcadia #8
Publisher: BOOM! STUDIOS
Writer: Alex Paknadel Artist/ Cover Artist: Eric Scott Pfeiffer

Final issue! In Arcadia, Lee Garner gives someone a “factory reset,” while people at Arcadia Base Station One begin falling ill in the face of a new viral onslaught.

Archie Jumbo Comics Double Digest #266
As You Were Volume 4 Living Situations
Badger #1 (Mature Readers)
Bigfoot Sword Of The Earthman #3 (Variant Covers)
Bloodshot Reborn Trade Paperback Volume 2 The Hunt
Bloodthirsty #5 (Variant Covers)
Cage Hero #4
Cavewoman Shorts #2 (Variant Covers)
Charmed Season 10 #16 (Mature Readers)
Classic Illustrated Trade Paperback Adventures Huckleberry Finn
Classic Illustrated Trade Paperback Journey To The Centre Of Earth
Classic Illustrated Trade Paperback Robin Hood
Crickets #5 (Mature Readers) (Note Price)
Cyrus Perkins And The Haunted Taxi Cab #4
Cyrus Perkins And The Haunted Taxi Cab Trade Paperback
Disney Pixar Good Dinosaur Cinestory Trade Paperback
Doc Savage Spiders Web #3 Cover A Torres
Doing Time Graphic Novel (Mature Readers)
Dr Mirage Second Lives #3 (Variant Covers)
EC Reed Crandall & Feldstein High Cost Of Dying Hard Cover
Grimm Fairy Tales #119 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Gunnerkrigg Court Trade Paperback Volume 3 Reason
Hayate Combat Butler Graphic Novel Vol 27
Hellbreak #10 (Mature Readers)
Hip Hop Family Tree #7
House Of Montresor #1
Insexts #3 (Mature Readers)
Interceptor #2 (Mature Readers)
Invader Zim #7

James Bond #4

James Bond #4
Publisher: D. E.
Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Jason Masters Cover Artist: Dom Reardon

Dynamite Entertainment proudly continues the first James Bond comic book series in over 20 years!

James Bond is alone in Berlin, with nothing but the clothes on his back and the gun in his hand. When help is offered from an unexpected source, Bond has no choice but to accept it – even though it may guarantee that he doesn’t live through the night.

Jonesy #1
Jughead #4 Reg Cover A Henderson
Lantern City #10
Last Contract #2
Last Sons Of America #3
Lego Legends Of Chima Graphic Novel Volume 6 Playing With Fire
Lego Legends Of Chima Hard Cover Volume 6 Playing With Fire
Letter 44 #23
Lola Xoxo Wasteland Madam #4 (Variant Covers)
Love & Rockets Library Gilbert Graphic Novel Volume 6 Comics Dementia
Love And Rockets New Stories Trade Paperback Volume 8
Magika Swordsman & Summoner Graphic Novel Volume 3 (Mature Readers)
Maximum Ride Trade Paperback Volume 9
Narcopolis Continuum #2 (Mature Readers)

Ninjak #12

Ninjak #12 (Variant Covers)
Publisher: VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Doug Braithwaite, Juan Jose Ryp Cover Artist: Doug Braithwaite

Into the darkness…as “OPERATION: DEADSIDE” reveals the secrets of Shadowman!

MI-6’s doomed rescue mission into a parallel dimension is in dire peril as Ninjak and Punk Mambo find themselves faceto-face with the one and only Shadowman! But what is the true nature of the man once called Jack Boniface…and has his time trapped amidst the Deadside’s horrors stolen his humanity once and for all?

Nod Away Graphic Novel
Persona 4 Graphic Novel Volume 1
Precinct #3 Cover A Davila

PS Blackcross #1 Midtown Exclusive Cover
Publisher: D. E.
Writer: Warren Ellis Artist/ Cover Artist: Colton Worley

Written by Warren Ellis and featuring an exclusive cover by Colton Worley, this limited edition was created for Midtown Comics and the London Super Comic Convention. In this issue, Warren Ellis introduces comic readers everywhere to BLACKCROSS, a supernatural extension of the PROJECT SUPERPOWERS mythos.  It’s a ghost story about something reaching out from the other side of the night, through the forest and mist of this remote town, to grasp at the hearts of a handful of people who may not find out that they’re the targets of a strange killer until it’s much, much too late.

Public Relations #5 (Mature Readers)
Reincarnation Man #1
Rogues Cold Ship Trade Paperback (Mature Readers)
Roman Ritual Trade Paperback
Sanjay And Craig Graphic Novel Volume 2 New Kid On The Block
Sanjay And Craig Hard Cover Volume 2 New Kid On The Block
Scribbler Graphic Novel (Mature Readers)

Second Sight #1

Second Sight #1
Publisher: AFTERSHOCK COMICS
Writer: David Hine Artist/ Cover Artist: Alberto Ponticelli

Ray Pilgrim knows how to get inside a killer’s head. Getting in is the easy part…

20 years ago, Ray Pilgrim became a celebrity when he discovered his unique ability to see through the eyes of psychotic killers who were terrorizing London.  But his world collapsed around him when he was accused of the same crimes as the monsters he hunted.

Now, Pilgrim’s teenage daughter is using her blog to investigate a ring of child abusers that includes some of the most powerful men in British society – men who are prepared to kill anyone who threatens to expose them. In order to protect his daughter and uncover the truth, Pilgrim must reluctantly revisit his past and the twisted path that led to the hotel room the media called The Bloody Chamber.

Shaft Imitation Of Life #1 (Mature Readers)

Snow Blind #3

Snow Blind #3
Publisher: BOOM! STUDIOS
Writer: Ollie Masters Artist/ Cover Artist: Tyler Jenkins

After Trent is taken into police custody, Teddy’s parents take the family to a cabin to get away for a few days, unaware that Teddy knows the truth about everything.

Spongebob Comics #53
Street Fighter Unlimited #3 Cover A Genzoman Story
Street Fighter Unlimited #3 Cover B Cruz Ultra Jam

Sunflower #4

Sunflower #4
Publisher: 451 MEDIA GROUP
Writer: Mark Mallouk, Andi Ewington Artist/ Cover Artist: Lee Carter

Hell hath no fury like a mother scorned. CJ’s relentless pursuit of her kidnapped daughter Sunflower continues, knowing full well that all roads lead to the nightmare they call Rush Bridge. We know CJ is willing to sacrifice her body to the cause, but is she willing to sacrifice her mind as well? The answer to that question will lead to a truly shocking encounter!

Thea Stilton Hard Cover Volume 5 Secret Of The Waterfall
Tinker #1
Tokyo ESP Graphic Novel Volume 3
Tokyo Ghoul Graphic Novel Volume 5 (Mature Readers)
Trancers Trade Paperback (Mature Readers)
Tuki Save The Humans #4 (Variant Covers)
Ultraman Graphic Novel Volume 3
Underworld Hoboken To Hollywood Hard Cover

Vampblade #1

Vampblade #1 AOD (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Publisher: ACTION LAB – DANGER ZONE
Writer: Jason Martin Artist: Winston Young Cover Artist: Simon Bisley

From Action Lab Entertainment. The co-writer and artist of Zombie Tramp unleash breakout character Vampblade in her own all-new ongoing series! When young comic shop employee Katie Carva is transformed by mystical blades into a walking talking (slicing & dicing) ’90s comic book bad girl, she must quickly learn how to survive the new grotesque world the blades reveal. Now, other-dimensional parasites hidden all around us resembling the “space vampires” from the 90s comic, Vampblade, are all too real, and out for her blood! AOD Collectables offers this new exclusive variant cover from legendary artist Simon Bisley, which comes in both a regular and a risqué variation.

Vampirella Archives Hard Cover Vol 13 (Mature Readers)
Venture Trade Paperback
Walt & Skeezix Hard Cover Volume 6 1931 – 1932
Was She Pretty Graphic Novel (D&Q Ed) (Mature Readers)
Welcome Back #5
Welcome Back Trade Paperback Volume 1
Widow Archives Trade Paperback Volume 2 (Mature Readers)
Zagor Red Sand Graphic Novel
Zombie Tramp Ongoing Trade Paperback Volume 6 Unholy Tales Of The Dirty Sou
Zombie Tramp VD Special One Shot (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)

Magazines

Cinema Retro #34 (Mature Readers)
Comic Shop News #1495
Doctor Who Magazine #495
Ever After High #2
Horrorhound 2015 Fall Annual Special
Marvel Chess Figure Collection Magazine #49 Sabretooth Black Knight
Marvel Chess Figure Collection Magazine #50 Beast White Rook
Marvel Super Heroes Magazine #20
Scary Monsters Magazine #100

Books

Batman & Robin Adventures Yr Trade Paperback Clayfaces Slime Spree
Batman & Robin Adventures Yr Trade Paperback Jokers Magic Mayhem
Batman & Robin Adventures Yr Trade Paperback Scarecrows Nightmare Maze
Batman & Robin Adventures Yr Trade Paperback Two Face Face Off
Batman Talking Bust & Illus Book Kit
Black Bat Double Novel #2 Black Bat Strikes Again
Blood Sweat & Bond Behind Scenes Of Spectre Hard Cover
Shadow Double Novel Volume 103 Romanoff Jewels
Shafts Revenge Novel (Mature Readers)
Warhammer Lords Of The Dead Soft Cover

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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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