Porcelain: Bone China - Cover

Something For the Weekend – Bone China, Doctor Who and Unmentionables!

Porcelain: Bone China - Cover

Here’s my pick of this week’s list of British creator and British publisher-skewed new comics, including new comics on sale in UK newsagents. This feature covers all titles released from Monday 7th March onwards with most new US comics released on Wednesday 9th March.

There’s some great stuff to look out for this weekend at your local comic shop – not only from the big publishers but from British indie Improper Books, whose MULP: Sceptre of the Sun #1 (reviewed here)and Porcelain: Bone China (reviewed here) titles get comic shop distribution; and US publisher Alternative Comics has released Dawgz by the brilliant Lizz Lunney onto an unsuspecting comics world. Well worth a look, as is Jack Teagle’s The Unmentionables from Big Planet/ Retrofit Comics. Plus, do take a look at the first issue of Baker Street Peculiars by Roger Langridge, on sale from Boom! Studios.

2000AD – on sale in newsagents and comic shops – is really cooling on gas with another all-round smasher of a Prog, with a stunning cover from Tiernen Trevallion. If you haven’t been reading “Judge Dredd: Undercover Klegg” from Rob Williams, D’Israeli and Annie Parkhouse, you’re missing a real treat!

Samurai Comic #1 - Cover B by David Mack
David Mack’s Variant cover for Samurai #1

Over at Titan Comics, this week sees the highly-anticipated release of Samurai #1 by Jean-François Di Giorgio and Frédéric Genêt in an exclusive watercolour variant cover by David Mack. This week also sees the release of Heroes: Godsend #1, a brand-new mini-seres by Heroes: Reborn screenwriter Joey Falco, with art by Roy Allan Martinez.

Not just that, but Titan’s new titles also include the latest adventures of everyone’s favourite Time Lord in Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor Volume 3: Hyperion by Robbie Morrison & George Mann with art by Daniel Indro and Mariano Laclaustra and The Twelfth Doctor Year Two #3, the latest issue of the ongoing series by Robbie Morrison and with art by comics rising star Rachael Stott.

Star Trek Ongoing #55Along with King’s Road #2 from Dark Horse Comics, written by Peter Hogan , with art from Phil Winslade and Staz Johnson, one US title you might want to look out for is IDW’s ongoing Star Trek (#55), written by Mike Johnson, with art by Tony Shasteen, which offers an all-new story set in the universe of the new Star Trek films, celebrating the life of the most iconic character of them all: Leonard Nimoy’s Spock.

In Part One of this four-part story, the elder Spock joins the last survivors of Vulcan to search the galaxy for a new homeworld. This special series is part of IDW’s 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Star Trek franchise and is a touching tribute to the late, great actor and photographer.

Doctor Who: Tales from the TARDIS #4 - CoverUK Comics – Newsagents Spotlight

In UK newsagents, look out not only for your favourite titles but a Batman versus Superman Film Special, a Marvel Fact Files She Hulk Special – and if you’re into Colouring Books, be ready for a slew of new “Art of Colour” one shots, just in time for your Easter break if you’re having one.

This month marks the final issue for Titan’s Simpsons Comics Presents with Issue 28, going off sale and into the comics graveyard at the end of the month – but their regular Simpsons Comic – fast approaching its 250th issue! – is alive and kicking and continues to be great fun.

Commando No 4898 – Fight To The LastAs 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: Tales from the TARDIS (collecting their strips from the US format titles) MegaTOXIC 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.

Hachette Partworks, whose partwork titles include Doctor Who: The Complete History and Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection, continue their How To Draw The Marvel Way, along with their re-release of their hugely successful part work, Marvel’s Marvel Ultimate Graphic Novel series. The new part work follows their success with their  Marvel’s Mightiest Heroes range. This relaunch of The Ultimate Graphic Novels collection, first launched in 2012, gives new readers the chance to enjoy this collection from the beginning. The content of the books is the same, however they will be released in a slightly different order.

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 has started and subscriptions cost just just £1 a 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 9th March 2015

British Publishers

2000AD/ Rebellion

 

2000AD Prog 1971

2000AD Prog 1971

Featuring: Judge Dredd: Undercover Klegg by Rob Williams, D’Israeli, 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.

Humanoids Inc

Retroworld Graphic Nove

Retroworld Graphic Novel (Mature Readers)
Writer: Patrick Galliano Artist: Cedric Peyravernay, Bazal Cover Artist: Cedric Peyravernay

The Earthlings have been occupying the known universe for such a long time that some worlds have forgotten their true origins. The planets which have kept a memory of the “Formers” have come together to form a Galactic Federation, whereas the “Retroes” are worlds that have returned to an archaic way of life. The Federation entrusts a delicate mission to its best agent to help a retro world called Almagiel evolve. Retroworld is a rich sci-fi saga adapted from the work of Julia Verlanger, one of the most celebrated authors of the French science fiction movement.

Improper Books

MULP #1 Promotional Image

MULP Sceptre Of The Sun #1
Writer: Matt Gibbs Artist/ Cover Artist: Sara Dunkerton

MULP is an anthropomorphic comic book, a pulp adventure set in a world of mice. Sceptre of the Sun follows the exploits of Jack Redpath and Vicky Jones as they attempt to unravel a mystery surrounding an ancient stone tablet unearthed during an archaeological excavation in Egypt.

Read Jeremy Briggs review

Porcelain: Bone China - Sample 1

Porcelain Bone China Graphic Novel Volume 2 (Mature Readers)
Publisher: IMPROPER BOOKS
Writer: Benjamin Read Artist/ Cover Artist: Chris Wildgoose

In this follow up to the acclaimed Porcelain: A Gothic Fairy Tale, Child has grown into a Lady, becoming sole inheritor of Uncle’s secrets and wealth. Bone China is the story of Lady, an alchymist, who must forge her own path through the complexities of love, politics, and war.

• Read Tony Esmond’s review

PS Artbooks

Pre Code Classic Avon Eerie Hard Cover Volume 1

Pre Code Classic Avon Eerie Hard Cover Volume 1
Artist: Henry C. Kiefer & Various

Hey kids, come on! What are you waiting for? Moe Marcus, Fred Kida, Wally Wood, Louis Ravielli, Henry C. Kiefer, and Joe Kubert? Avon’s rightly revered Eerie run kicking off in 1941, and you want me to say something that will make you want to buy this volume? Just get your money out and save us all some time! Collects issues #1-7, May/June1951 to June/July 1952.

Roy Thomas Presents Planet Comics Hard Cover Volume 12

Roy Thomas Presents Planet Comics Hard Cover Volume 12
Artist: Murphy Anderson & Various

Hey, PS Artbooks is continuing its epic journey “out of this furshlugginer world” with the twelveth volume of the groundbreaking awe-filled Planet Comics that appeared from Fiction House over a thirteen year period ending in 1953. They’re all here: Flint Baker, Reef Ryan, The Space Rangers, Gale Allen, Star Pirate, Mysta of the Moon, Norge Benson plus many more and a bevy of the most scantily-clad females you’re likely to ever see! Collects issues #54-59 (May 1948 to May 1949) of the original titles from Fiction House.

Titan Comics

The Blacklist Volume 1: The Gambler

The Blacklist Volume 1: The Gambler
Writer: Nicole Dawn Phillips
Artist: Beni Lobel

The brand-new original official comic series to the critically acclaimed NBC crime drama THE BLACKLIST, starring James Spader.

When the FBI is framed for the public killing of a political activitist at an open-air rally, Reddington recognises the hallmarks of a dangerous, media-manipulating Blacklister, known as Leon Kiklinski, aka The Lobbyist. So begins the latest case for the FBI’s covert counter-intelligence unit codenamed – The Post Office.

Collects The Blacklist 1-5

Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor Year Two #3

Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor Year Two #3
Writer: Robbie Morrison
Artist: Rachael Stott
Cover: Alex Ronald

Chaos descends on the private Scottish school of Ravenscaur, as secrets sunk at the bottom of the bay are dragged into the light! As the Doctor investigates reports of a Tunguska-style event that shook the heavens decades previous, Clara unravels an establishment conspiracy that cuts to the country’s heart!

Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor Volume 3: Hyperion

Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor Volume 3: Hyperion
Writers: Robbie Morrison, George Mann
Artists: Daniel Indro, Mariano Laclaustra
Colorists: Slamet Mujiono, Luis Guerrero
Letterer: Comicraft

The Doctor and Clara face impossible odds as the Hyperions – a race of sentient suns who scorched the universe until the Time Lords brought their reign of terror to an end – have returned, and, worse, have come to Earth, in an epic, four-part season finale! Plus – the pair face a marooned creature in a stately home, and visit San Diego Comic Con!

Collects Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #11-15 and the 2015 SDCC-Exclusive Short

Heroes: Godsend #1

Heroes: Godsend #1
Writer: Joey Falco
Artist: Roy Alaan Martinez
Publisher: Titan Comics
Cover A: Roy Alaan Martinez

This five-part story arc focuses on Farah from Heroes Reborn, delving into her past as we find out how she became the woman she is today.
The story begins while Farah is a student in New York City in 2001 and terrorists destroy the World Trade Center… Life for the world and Farah will never be the same again… And how will she cope with discovering her camouflage powers?

Samurai Comic 1 Cover A - Frédéric Genét

Samurai #1
Writer: Jean-François Di Giorgio
Artist: Frédéric Genêt
Cover A – Frédéric Genêt
Cover B – David Mack

The terrible battle against the treacherous Akuma has been won, and the empire is safe once more. But Takeo has set out for the mysterious Unnamed Island to continue his quest to finally discover the truth about his brother and his family… and the symbolic tattoo that saved his life.

The Troop #4 - Cover

The Troop #4
Writer: Noel Clarke
Artist: Joshua Cassara

With one of the team killed, the young, naive members of the Troop must face up to the reality of their situation. They can return to the grim misery of their previous lives – or fully embrace their powers and rain their righteous fury down upon those out to do them harm! Time to decide!

US Comic Publishers

Dark Horse Comics

Alabaster The Good The Bad & The Bird #4
Angel & Faith Season 10 Trade Paperback Volume 4 More Than Kin
Aw Yeah Comics Action Cat & Adventure Bug #1
Game Of Thrones Dragon Egg Bookends
Halo Escalation Trade Paperback Volume 4
Harrow County #10
King Tiger Son Of The Dragon Trade Paperback

Kings Road #2

Kings Road #2
Writer: Peter Hogan Artist/ Cover Artist: Phil Winslade, Staz Johnson

Still reeling from the revelation that their family’s from another dimension, Ashley and Tyler get a history lesson on Avalon and the mythical forces there. Stocking up at a local mall for their journey to this strange realm, the family is attacked by a batch of bizarre creatures sent by the evil queen Malicia!

Leaving Megalopolis Surviving Megalopolis #3
Massive Ninth Wave #4

DC Comics

Action Comics #50

Azrael Trade Paperback Volume 1 Fallen Angel

Azrael Trade Paperback Volume 1 Fallen Angel
Writer: Dennis O’Neil, Alan Grant Artist: Joe Quesada & Various Cover Artist: Joe Quesada, Kevin Nowlan

The first tales of Azrael are collected in stores from BATMAN: SWORD OF AZRAEL #1-4 and issues #1-6 of his solo series. When the Order of St. Dumas targets Batman, Azrael begins to question his life and duty. After working alongside Batman to defeat a demon that threatens the ancient cult, Azrael leaves the Order to train under the Dark Knight.

Batman And Robin Eternal #23
Batman And Robin Eternal Trade Paperback Volume 1
Batman Beyond Trade Paperback Volume 1 Brave New Worlds
Batman By Neal Adams Omnibus Hard Cover
Batman Contagion Trade Paperback
Batman Superman #30
Batman Superman Silver Age Omnibus Hard Cover Volume 1
Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4
Catwoman #50
Constantine The Hellblazer #10
Dark And Bloody #2 (Mature Readers)
Dark Knight III Master Race #3 Collectors Ed
Detective Comics #50

Earth 2 Society #10

Earth 2 Society #10
Writer: Dan Abnett Artist/ Cover Artist: Jorge Jimenez

While Batman and his allies fight to keep their city safe from organized crime, Green Lantern and his wonders struggle to prevent the world from toppling into all-out war. But Hawkgirl may have just uncovered a global threat greater than either of those dangers…one that has come with them all the way from Old Earth…the world-changing intentions of the mighty and secret Amazons!

Earth 2 Society Trade Paperback Volume 1 Planetfall
Fables The Wolf Among Us #15 (Mature Readers)
Gotham Academy #16
Green Lantern Corps Edge Of Oblivion #3
Justice League Throne Of Atlantis Hard Cover Book & Dvd Blu Ray Set
Justice League Hard Cover Volume 7 Darkseid War Part 1
Justice League Trade Paperback Volume 6 Injustice League
Legend Of Wonder Woman #3

New Romancer #4

New Romancer #4 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Peter Milligan Artist/ Cover Artist: Brett Parson

Romantic and brilliant coder Lexy Ryan finally gets her wish: a St. Valentine’s dinner with her dream lover, Lord Byron. But dreams rarely work out the way we want, and when Mata Hari leads her army of cheating husbands onto the Golden Gate Bridge, jaded fantasy quickly turns to full-scale nightmare. Taken prisoner, Lexy and her father clash as the horrible truth about Lexy’s mother’s death is revealed, while Incubator ice-queen Angel gives Byron a terrible ultimatum.

New Suicide Squad #18
Red Hood Arsenal #10
Scooby Doo Where Are You #67

Slash & Burn #5

Slash & Burn #5 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Si Spencer Artist: Max Dunbar, Ande Parks Cover Artist: Tula Lotay

As the Sparky Club body count rises and the list of suspects dwindles, Rosheen is all too aware of the motives fueling this fire-and the most effective way to put it out. But can murder ever be justified? Find out in the explosive climax to the first arc of this exciting new series.

Starfire #10
Superman Batman Volume 1 Hard Cover Book & Dvd Blu Ray Set
Teen Titans Trade Paperback Volume 2 Rogue Targets
Telos #6

IDW Publishing

D4ve2 Trade Paperback Volume 2

Dirk Gently: A Spoon Too Short #2

Dirk Gently: A Spoon Too Short #2
Writer: Arvind Ethan David Artist/ Cover Artist: Ilias Kyriazis

A Spoon Too Short is Dirk Gently’s most baffling and incomprehensible case. Inspired by the tantalizing alternative title for the Dirk adventure Douglas Adams was working on prior to his death, A Spoon Too Short follows the continuing adventures of the world’s weirdest detective all the way to Africa!

Donald Duck #11
Donald Duck Tycoonraker Trade Paperback
Dragonlance Chronicles Trade Paperback Volume 3 Dragons Of Spring Dawning
Drive #4
GI Joe A Real American Hero #226
Gutter Magic #3
Haunted Love #2
Insufferable On The Road #2
Luna The Vampire #3
March Oversized Hard Cover Book 01 Ltd Ed

Mars Attacks Occupation #1

Mars Attacks Occupation #1
Writer: John Layman Artist: Andy Kuhn Cover Artist: John McCrea

The Martians came. The Martians saw. The Martians conquered. Now the space invaders cruelly rule over humanity, which has no hope for liberation… until Ruby Johnson decides that she has had enough.

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Trade Paperback Volume 9
October Faction #14
Paracuellos Trade Paperback Volume 1Sherlock Holmes 7 Per-Cent Solution Trade Paperback
Star Trek Ongoing #55
String Divers Trade Paperback
TMNT Adventures Trade Paperback Volume 11
TMNT Amazing Adventures #8
TMNT Color Classics Series 3 #15
Transformers More Than Meets Eye #50
Victorie City #3
X-Files Deviations (One Shot)
X-Files Season 11 Hard Cover Volume 1

Image Comics

Black Jack Ketchum #4

Bloody Mary Trade Paperback

Bloody Mary Trade Paperback (Mature Readers)
Writer: Garth Ennis Artist/ Cover Artist: Carlos Ezquerra

In 1999, we all went back to war.

In a world only slightly worse than our own, a third great European conflict has dragged the major powers into a lethal war of attrition. Now, Mary Malone, the most dangerous assassin in a land of killers, must face both a man who cannot die and a crazed cult leader whose flock are all too ready to die for him.

Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys, War Story) and Carlos Ezquerra (Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, Adventures in the Rifle Brigade) present an action-packed tale of future warfare and a heroine whose faith lies firmly in firepower.

Codename Baboushka Conclave Of Death #5 Cover A

Codename Baboushka Conclave Of Death #5 (Variant Covers)
Writer: Antony Johnston Artist: Shari Chankhamma Cover Artist: Kate Leth

The plot is revealed! The gauntlet is thrown down! Everything explodes… or at least, it will if Baboushka can’t stop it! Don’t get in her way!

This issues sees the climax of Baboushka’s first mission; and several characters die…

Descender #11 (Mature Readers)
Head Lopper #3 (Variant Covers)

Jupiter’s Circle Volume 2 #4

Jupiter’s Circle Volume 2 #4 (Variant Covers by Bill Sienkiewicz and Frank Quitely, Mature Readers)
Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Chris Sprouse, Walden Wong

A new villain ups the ante with a threat that unites former enemies-and creates new ones.

Limbo #5 (Mature Readers)
No Mercy #8
Savage Dragon #212
Shutter #19 (Mature Readers)
Tokyo Ghost Trade Paperback Volume 1 Atomic Garden (Mature Readers)
Witchblade Michael Turner Litho

Marvel Comics

Agents Of Shield #3 Aso
All New All Different Avengers #3 Alex Ross 2nd Priting Variant
All New Wolverine #6
Amazing Spider-Man #9
Avengers Standoff Assault Pleasant Alpha Saiz Poster
Black Knight #5

Captain America Trade Paperback Volume 1 Marvel Knights

Captain America Trade Paperback Volume 1 Marvel Knights
Writer: John Ney Rieber, Chuck Austen Artist: Various Cover Artist: John Cassaday

Captain America gets the critically acclaimed Marvel Knights treatment! In the aftermath of 9/11, Captain America – already a man out of time – must adjust once again to a terrifying new global landscape. From the ruins of the World Trade Center to the horrors of a small town rocked by terrorism, the star-spangled super-soldier is forced to consider what it means to be the Sentinel of Liberty in an age of incomprehensible new threats. Meanwhile, the man named Redpath has his own American dream, and he orders his Extremists to cleanse the country by force. Only a true patriot, the living embodiment of the United States, can stop them. But when Captain America uncovers new truths about his decades trapped in the ice, the scale of the conspiracy may bring him to his knees! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA (2002) #1-16.
Rated T+

Civil War Black Panther Trade Paperback New Printing
Civil War Captain America Iron Man Trade Paperback
Civil War Wolverine Trade Paperback New Printing
Doctor Strange #5 Nowlan 2nd Priting Variant
Doctor Strange #6
Guardians Of Galaxy #6
Haunted Mansion #1
Howard The Duck #5

Infinity Entity #1

Infinity Entity #1
Writer: Jim Starlin Artist/ Cover Artist: Alan Davis

FROM THE PAGES OF THE THANOS: THE INFINITY RELATIVITY OGN!

When last we saw Adam Warlock, he was a captive of Annihilus of the Negative Zone. So where does THE INFINITY ENTITY #1 find him? Hanging with the original Avengers? Then things start getting weird. But what else would you expect from the cosmic team of Jim Starlin and Alan Davis? Guest starring the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Rated T+

Mighty Thor #5
Mockingbird #1
Ms Marvel #3 Chiang – 2nd Printing Variant
Ms Marvel #5
Red Wolf #4
Rocket Raccoon And Groot #3
Spider-Gwen #6
Spider-Man #1 Pichelli – 2nd Printing Variant

Spider-Man 2099 #8

Spider-Man 2099 #8
Writer: Peter David Artist: Will Sliney Cover Artist: Francesco Mattina

• Miguel learns the truth about Tempest!
• the only thing standing between the two of them? Man-Mountain Marko
Rated T

Spider-Man 2099 #8 Leonardi Story Thus Far
Spider-Man Deadpool #3

Squadron Supreme #2 Alex Ross – 2nd Printing Variant
Writer: James Robinson Artist: Leonard Kirk, Paul Neary 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+. Scheduled to ship 03/09/16. (161)

Star Wars #15 Mayhew – 2nd Printing Variant
Superior Iron Man Trade Paperback Volume 2 Stark Contrast
Thor Corps Trade Paperback
Thor Trade Paperback Volume 2 Who Holds Hammer
Thors Trade Paperback
True Believers Deadpool #1 – 2nd Printing Variant
True Believers Deadpool Musical #1 – 2nd Printing Variant
True Believers Deadpool Origins #1 – 2nd Printing Variant
True Believers Deadpool Variants #1 – 2nd Printing Variant
True Believers Detective Deadpool #1 – 2nd Printing Variant
True Believers Evil Deadpool #1 – 2nd Printing Variant
True Believers Groovy Deadpool #1 – 2nd Printing Variant
True Believers Meaty Deadpool #1 – 2nd Printing Variant
True Believers Uncanny Deadpool #1 – 2nd Printing Variant
True Believers Wedding Of Deadpool #1 – 2nd Printing Variant
Uncanny Avengers #4 Stegman – 2nd Printing Variant
Uncanny Avengers #7 Aso
Uncanny X-Men #2 Land – 2nd Printing Variant
Uncanny X-Men #3 Land – 2nd Printing Variant
Vision #5
Weirdworld #4
X-Men 92 Trade Paperback Volume 0 Warzones

Other Publishers Comics And Graphic Novels

Adventure Time #50
Airship Enterprise #2
Amazing Agent Luna Omnibus Trade Paperback Volume 5
Archie Funhouse Comics Annual Digest #19
Army Of Darkness Furious Road #1 Rare Hardman Virgin

Baker Street Peculiars #1

Baker Street Peculiars #1
Publisher: BOOM! STUDIOS
Writer: Roger Langridge Artist/ Cover Artist: Andy Hirsch

What’s to Love: Roger Langridge (Abigail and the Snowman, The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow), who has delighted us with his imaginative all-ages work for years, is teaming up with Andy Hirsch (Adventure Time) to bring us a new twist within the world of Sherlock Holmes. What if the world’s greatest detective wasn’t quite what he-or she-seemed?

What It Is: It’s a lovely day in 1930s London, right up until a giant stone lion comes to life and starts wrecking the city! It seems like the perfect case for the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. Of course, Sherlock Holmes doesn’t actually exist; he is a fictional character created by housekeeper Mrs. Hudson, who has been the real detective all along, writing Holmes’ adventures under the pen name of John Watson and running around the city in disguise. With an overwhelmed case load she’ll need the help of a precocious bunch of young detectives-in-training to solve the mystery of the living statues. Baker Street will never be the same!

Bigfoot Sword Of The Earthman #4 Variant Covers
Breadwinners Graphic Novel Volume 2 Buhdeuce Rocks The Rocket
Bunker #15 (Mature Readers)
Classic Illustrated Trade Paperback #1 War Of The Worlds
Classic Illustrated Trade Paperback 20,000 Leagues Under Sea
Classic Illustrated Trade Paperback Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde
Classic Illustrated Trade Paperback Frankenstein
Classic Illustrated Trade Paperback Last Of Mohicans
Classic Illustrated Trade Paperback Moby Dick
Classic Illustrated Trade Paperback Oliver Twist
Classic Illustrated Trade Paperback Robinson Crusoe
Classic Illustrated Trade Paperback Romeo & Juliet
Classic Illustrated Trade Paperback Study In Scarlet
Classic Illustrated Trade Paperback Three Musketeers
Classic Illustrated Trade Paperback Time Machine
Creeps Graphic Novel Volume 2 Trolls Will Feast
Creeps Hard Cover Graphic Novel Volume 2 Trolls Will Feast

Crossed Plus 100 #14

Crossed Plus 100 #14 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Publisher: AVATAR PRESS INC
Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist: Rafa Ortiz Cover Artist: Gabriel Andrade

Simon Spurrier continues to deliver shocking developments in the future world of the Crossed. Humanity is taking a stand and fighting back against the rising tide of infection. Future has managed convince the towns of the true threat and a violent resolution has been enacted. But the Crossed have evolved and their plotting and planning are the machinations of generations of madness. How can any sane person hope to understand what is coming next…? Several special themed covers continue to enrich the series:

Delilah Dirk & Kings Shilling Graphic Novel
Devils & Realist Graphic Novel Volume 8 (Mature Readers)
Devolution #1 2nd Printing (Mature Readers)
Disney Princess #1
Doc Savage Spiders Web #4 Cover A Torres
Escape From New York #15
Evergreen Graphic Novel Volume 4
Freezing Omnibus Graphic Novel Volume 4 (Mature Readers)
Grimms Fairy Tales Van Helsing Vs Dracula #5 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Grimms Fairy Tales Wonderland #45 (Variant Covers,Mature Readers)
Gold Digger #230
Hangman #3 Reg Cover A Bradstreet (Mature Readers)
I Mage #2 (Variant Covers)
Imperium Trade Paperback Volume 3 Vine Imperative
Insexts #4 (Mature Readers)
Kennel Block Blues #2
Lady Death (Ongoing) #25 Calgary VIP Cover (Mature Readers)
Lady Death Leather And Lace Collector Box Set (Mature Readers)
Lantern City #11
Last Contract #3
Mayo Chiki Omnibus Trade Paperback Volume 2

Mercury Heat Trade Paperback Volume 1

Mercury Heat Trade Paperback Volume 1 (Mature Readers)
Publisher: AVATAR PRESS INC
Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist/ Cover Artist: Omar Francia, Nahuel Lopez

Kieron Gillen blasts into an all new epic sci-fi series, Mercury Heat! Gillen’s work has gained a massive following from titles like Uber, The Wicked and the Divine, and Darth Vader. Now he takes you to Mercury, a slow turning planet where you can outrun the sunrise along with the blistering heat it brings. This is the new frontier of space, where humanity’s insatiable need for energy is being fueled by Mercury. It’s a tough environment and it attracts a rough crowd. So Luiza is bringing her own heat as a cop on Mercury, since she’s just a bit too intense to be one on Earth. 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 seem to 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. This volume collects issues #1 – 6 of the ongoing Mercury Heat comic book series and the Free Comic Book Day Edition.

Mercy Sparx #11 Cover A Merhoff

Ninjak #13

Ninjak #13 (Variant Covers)
Publisher: VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Doug Braithwaite, Juan Jose Ryp Cover Artist: Doug Braithwaite

SHADOWMAN VS. NINJAK! Who will live…and what will be left of them?

As Ninjak and Punk Mambo uncover the truth about the land of the dead, Shadowman makes his final move to finally wrest control of the uncanny parallel dimension called Deadside!

Only Living Boy Graphic Novel Volume 1 Patchwork Planet
Only Living Boy Hard Cover Volume 1 Patchwork Planet
Precinct #4 Cover A Davila
Red Sonja Volume 3 #1 2nd Printing
Reincarnation Man #2
Shaft Imitation Of Life #2 (Mature Readers)

Snow Blind #4

Snow Blind #4
Publisher: BOOM! STUDIOS
Writer: Ollie Masters Artist/ Cover Artist: Tyler Jenkins

Final issue! Teddy and his family aren’t safe at the cabin when Trent escapes police custody.

Spongebob Comics #54
Star Wars Original Trilogy Graphic Novel Hard Cover
Steam Wars Strike Leader #1
Steven Universe Trade Paperback Volume 2

Street Dawgz by Lizz Lunney

Street Dawgz (Mature Readers)
Publisher: ALTERNATIVE COMICS
Writer, Artist and Cover Artist: Lizz Lunney

Lizz Lunney, a British artist currently living in Berlin, offers up a funny little comic about some ill-behaved street dogs (“dawgz”), who spend much of their day standing around in cardboard boxes craving after crack bones. A Hic + Hoc production.

Street Fighter V (Variant Covers)
Teenage Romances #14

The Unmentionables

The Unmentionables (One Shot)
Publisher: BIG PLANET/ RETROFIT COMICS
Writer, Artist and Cover Artist: Jack Teagle

Lizard Woman and Vulturella are natural foes in the wrestling ring, but outside of it, Lizard Woman is just Lizz, a struggling single mom. Until one night when Vulturella starts going all out against Lizard Woman! Why is Vulturella trying to tire out Lizard Woman? Wrestling action and superheroics from Jack Teagle, creator of Fight! from Nobrow Press.

Through The Habitrails Life Before After Career In Cubicles
Tommy #1 (Mature Readers)
Voltron From The Ashes #6
Voracious #2 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)

War Stories #17

War Stories #17 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Publisher: AVATAR PRESS INC
Writer: Garth Ennis Artist/ Cover Artist: Tomas Aria

The speed of Max’s whirlwind romance shocks everyone, Jonah most of all, but the young gunboat skipper takes life at his usual piratical pace. But out in the fog of the English Channel lurks the real pirate, the German E-Boat commander nicknamed Hans the Bastard- and soon the crew of MGB 969 find themselves charging into a deadly trap. Part two of Send A Gunboat, by Garth Ennis and Tomas Aira. Available with Regular, Wraparound Covers by Thomas Aria, Good Girl Nose Art, Battle Damage Retailer Incentive Covers by Matt Martin.

Magazines

Comic Shop News #1499
Doctor Who Magazine #496
Famous Monsters Of Filmland #277
Heavy Metal #279 Cover A Mitchell & Horkey (Mature Readers)
Heavy Metal #279 Cover B Dekal (Mature Readers)
Illustrators Magazine #13
Judge Dredd Megazine #369
Juxtapoz #182 Mar 2016
Juxtapoz #183 Apr 2016
Megami Jan 2016
Newtype Jan 2016
Scream Magazine #34 (Mature Readers)
X-Files Magazine Special Show Companion Volume 2

Books

Art Of Dean Cornwell Hard Cover (Mature Readers)
Batman Collectables Soft Cover
Powers Secret History Of Deena Pilgrim Novel Hard Cover
Rocket & Groot Yr Novel Stranded On Planet Stripmall
Sketchbook Gatignol
Sketchbook Lereculey
The Strange Case Of Origami Yoda Soft Cover
Time Out Shortlist Gotham Metropolis Guidebook
Warhammer 40k Crusades End Soft Cover
Warhammer 40k War Of The Fang Soft Cover
World According To Superman Hard Cover

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With thanks to First Age Comics, 3 Moor Lane, Lancaster LA1 1QD. Open: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5.30pm.

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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.

2 thoughts on “Something For the Weekend – Bone China, Doctor Who and Unmentionables!

  1. There is no way that Simpsons Comics Presents is on issue 63. Each title in that series had it’s own numbering. A couple of years ago, they combined them all into one title – Bart & Co. I just looked at the Titan Magazines website. It isn’t up to date, but Bart & Co issue 25 was only out in October. Which should make the current issue 30.

    1. Hi James – my apologies – I just checked the data I have access to supplied to retailers and what I’ve used (now corrected) was the Barcode Issue Number, which isn’t the same as the issue number. Simpsons Comics Presents will cease with Issue 28, on sale now, going off sale 30th March. Bizarrley, Simpsons Comic has a barcode number of 47, but the current issue on sale now is 248.

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