Bad Company: First Casualties Signing at Gosh! in June

Bad Company Signing - Gosh June 2016London’s Gosh! will be hosting a signing with the stellar line-up of Peter MilliganRufus Dayglo and Jim McCarthy for the latest installment in the Bad Company series. The signing will be from 1-2.00pm on Saturday 4th June 2016.

Bad Company was originally created by Peter Milligan, Brett Ewins and Jim McCarthy, debuting in 2000AD in 1986. The story follows a young solider fighting in a war to defend his home planet. He is the only survivor of his platoon and  he ends up recruited into ‘Bad Company’, a group of misfit renegades.

Writer Peter Milligan returns to the series after a 13 year absence from the pages of 2000AD, joined by Rufus Dayglo on pencils, whose work on the title acts as a loving tribute to Brett Ewins (who sadly passed away in 2015) and Jim McCarthy, the original inker.

The exclusive Bad Company: First Casualties Gosh! Bookplate by Rufus Dayglo
The exclusive Bad Company: First Casualties Gosh! Bookplate by Rufus Dayglo

Bad Company: First Casualties collects the 12 part run from 2000AD. Rufus has also provided Gosh! with an exclusive signed bookplate for the collection.

The signing will get underway on Saturday the 4th of June from 1-2pm. If you can’t make it along but you want a signed copy, then drop a line to and they’ll arrange for a copy to be popped aside for you.

Mail order is also available: postage in the UK is a flat rate of £5 and quotes for international shipping are available on request.

• Check out the Gosh! Bad Company: First Casualties Signing Facebook event page here

• Gosh! 1 Berwick Street, Soho, London W1F 0DR | Open 10.30am – 7.00pm Seven days a week | Web: | Tel: 020 7636 1011 | Email:

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor. He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY. Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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