Eleventh Hour In Shops Now

Eleventh Hour Volume 1, the anthology title created by Orang Utan Comics Studio and published by AAM/Markosia hits retail stores worldwide this week. Featuring twelve stories by the creative minds at Orang Utan Comics Studio with art by artists from four continents, the title includes something for everyone; sci-fi, horror, superheroes, fantasy, manga and beyond.

Nominated for a prestigious Eagle Award this year, the Eleventh Hour series has received plaudits from across the comics industry. “As my British friends might say, Eleventh Hour is ‘bloody brilliant.’” says Dwight L. MacPherson (The Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allen Poo). “Superheroes, science-fiction, horror – this extraordinary anthology has something for everyone. Do not miss it!” –

“Eleventh Hour is a thought provoking collection of UK talent,” argues David Bircham (Brodie’s Law – Pulp Theatre), “showing without question that the rise of outspoken comic creators within the UK is producing outstanding quality.”

Eleventh Hour Vol 1 is available from comic shops everywhere, but some comics fans may have trouble finding it.

“We’ve been hearing from a lot of people that their local comic shop has told them that they can’t or won’t order Eleventh Hour for them,” says Orang Utan Comics Studio Managing Editor, Ian Shaman. “We’ve had a great response and received a lot of support from some retailers, but it seems a shame that many retailers, particularly in the UK, aren’t getting behind the UK comics industry and promoting it to their customers. That said, we want to make sure that people know they can buy Eleventh Hour direct from the publisher, AAM/Markosia and can also order it online from Amazon.”

Orang Utan Comics Studio also attend many conventions across the UK, where you can pick up all of their titles, including Eleventh Hour Vol 1, the Eleventh Hour Collector’s Edition and Baby Boomers #1 (which are both also now available to order from the OUCS online store: http://orangutancomics.co.uk/store.html).

Don’t miss the Orang Utan crew at the London Film and Comic Con (19th-20th July, Earls Court) and the Birmingham International Comics Show (4th-5th October, Thinktank).

• For more information on Orang Utan Comics visit them online at www.orangutancomics.co.uk

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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