Something For the Weekend (w/c 29th August 2026): Psycho Gran and Walter the Wobot? I’m in!

2000AD Prog 1996

It’s been a busy week thanks to the Bank Holiday, so I’ll make this quick. Walter the Wobot makes a guest appearance in “Judge Dredd” in this week’s 2000AD (prog 1996). What further reason do you need to get to your newsagent or comic shop and buy a copy? Go, but take us with you on your smartphone, we have some more suggestions on what to but, too…

Oh, and there are al manner of new Doctor Who collections out from Titan Comics. Who needs that new TV series when there’s this much to read?

UK Newsagents Releases

Commando No 4943 – Ice-Cold CombatThere are plenty of comics on sale in newsagents that still delight in bringing you such subversive delights, including 2000AD, The Beano, Danger Mouse comic, Commando (latest release intel here), Judge Dredd MegazinePanini Comics Marvel Collector Editions titles, Titan Comics superhero titles and VIZ, with great strips also featuring in titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Doctor Who Adventures, Titan’s Doctor Who: Tales from the TARDIS (collecting their strips from the US format titles), Mega, TOXIC and many others.

Still on sale this week in newsagents is Panini Comics first issue of their new Lion Guard comic, packed with original adventure stories featuring Kion and his group of friends on their journey to protect the Pride Lands and defend the Circle of Life. It comes with two jigsaw puzzles plus a collectable figurine.

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

So let’s not get too downhearted by some British publishers lack of faith in full-blown cover to cover comic strip action and humour that only those of us over a certain age remember.

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 Novelseries.

Note that you may now have to subscribe if you want to continue buying Part Works some are not distributed in newsagents after their first few issues.

Digital Comic Picks

Psycho Gran by David Leach
Psycho Gran by David Leach
Aces Weekly Volume 23 is out now – but the last week is imminent! Just £1 a week gets you this and more to come forever – well, you know… till the mountains fall into the sea: Dylan Teague, Paul Rainey, Marc makes comics, David Leach, Jeffrey Vaughn, Brendon and Brian Fraim, Jok LP and Rodolfo Santullo, plus Roberto Corroto Cuadrado and Ertito Montana. Up to 200 pages of cool stuff – for a pound a week!

What more reason do you need to try this comic out than Psycho Gran by David Leach?

Tune in now at www.acesweekly.co.uk/shop

Don’t miss out on all the Previous Volumes, either, which have up to 200 pages of comics including Extras, and in full form feature in an exclusive Week-to-Week facility, which transforms any volume’s serialised stories into continuous comic book-sized narratives.

British Comic Publishers

2000AD/Rebellion

2000 AD Prog 1996

Judge Dredd: Ladykiller by John Wagner (w) Carlos Ezquerra (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Scarlet Traces: Cold War by Ian Edginton (w) D’Israeli (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Jaegir: Warchild by Gordon Rennie (w) Simon Coleby (a) Len O’Grady (c) Simon Bowland (l)
Outlier: Survivor Guilt by TC Eglington (w) Karl Richardson (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
Anderson : Psi Division by Emma Beeby (w) Nick Dyer (a) Richard Elson (c) Ellie De Ville (l)

Titan Comics

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Year 2 #12 - Cover ADoctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Year 2 #12
Writer: Rob Williams
Artist: I.N.J. Culbard
Colorist: Hi-Fi
Letterer: Comicraft

Filled with new purpose, and information from the mouth of the WAR DOCTOR himself, Alice is closing in on the truth behind the Doctor’s possible-crime. But something horrific is stirring within the Squire, and the Doctor finds himself caught between duty and honor! Plus, Abslom Daak makes a fateful decision…!

Cover A: Claudia Ianniciello
Cover B: Photo – Will Brooks
Cover C: Lee Sullivan Abslom Daak Variant
Cover D: Stephen Byrne

Vikings #4 - Cover A
Vikings #4 – Cover A
Vikings #4
Writer: Cavan Scott
Artist: Staz Johnson

Ragnar Lothbrok has emerged from the bloody battle victorious, but will he survive the night that follows as he’s betrayed by one of his closest friends? Meanwhile, back at home in Kattegat, the rebellion against Ragnar’s family takes a deadly turn, as all seems lost.

Cover A: Peter Snejbjerg
Cover B: Photo
Cover C: Photo Shield

Titan Comics Collections

 

Penguins of Madagascar Volume 4Penguins of Madagascar Volume 4
Writer: Cavan Scott
Artists: Lucas Ferreyra, Egle Bartolini, Grant Perkins
On sale in comic stores: Now
On sale in book stores: 13th September

More action, adventure and comedy with Skipper, Kowalski, Private and Rico. The North Wind and the Penguins of Madagascar team-up – and then argue a lot. Plus, the mysterious super-villain Artic Fox causes all sorts of trouble for our Fantastic Feathered Four!

All, this plus special back-up stories featuring the Baby Penguins of Madagascar and the North Wind!

Blacklist Volume 2: ArsonistBlacklist Volume 2: Arsonist

Writer: Nicole Phillips
Artist: Beni Lobel
FC – 128pp – $14.99 – ISBN: 978-1782762973
On sale in comic stores: Now
On sale in book stores: 27th September

Collects The Blacklist #6-10.

The Arsonist. Red and Liz are forced to go on the run to clear her name after Liz is framed as a KGB agent and killer by the shady Cabal group. But with a deadly new Blacklister cleaning house, can Red and Liz get to him before he destroys all the evidence.

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Volume 5Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Volume 5
Writer: Nick Abadzis
Artists: Elena Casagrande, Eleonora Carlini
Colorists: Arianna Florean, Hi-Fi, Rodrigo Fernandes
Cover: Alice X. Zhang
FC – 128pp – $19.99 – ISBN: 978-1785854286
On sale in comic stores: Now
On sale in book stores: 27th September

Collects: Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Year Two #6-10

The Tenth Doctor’s star-crossed epic continues, as allies become enemies in an interstellar arena! Plus – the Doctor, Gabby and Cindy face off against the terror of the Wishing Well Witch: Gabby and Cindy’s first trip to the UK turns deadly in a small, superstitious town, as an ancient evil is resurrected!

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Volume 5Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Volume 5
Writers: Si Spurrier & Rob Williams
Artists: Simon Fraser, Warren Pleece, Leandro Casco
Colourists: Gary Caldwell, Hi-Fi
Cover: Alex Ronald
FC – 128pp – $19.99 – ISBN: 978-1785853517
On sale in comic stores: Now
On aale in book stores: 27th September

Collects: Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Year Two #6-10

The Doctor struggles to clear his name, and rediscovers more of what his War Doctor incarnation got up to during the Time War! Plus: the Squire uncovers her true past, and Alice cracks a temporal mystery. (While Abslom Daak uses his chainsword to bash things a lot) Guest-starring River Song, and the best jailbreak of ANY century!

 New Graphic Novels/ Collections on Sale in UK Bookshops

Information courtesy distributors Turnaround
▪ Attack On Titan: Lost Girls The Manga 1 (Kodansha, 9781632363855)
▪ Deadpool: World’s Greatest Vol. 3: The End Of An Error (Panini, 9781846537677)
▪ Fairy Tail Blue Mistral 3 (Kodansha, 9781632363183)
▪ The Heroic Legend Of Arslan 5 (Kodansha, 9781632362186)
▪ Humanoids Presents: The Jodoverse (Humanoids, 9781594651670)
▪ LDK 6 (Kodansha, 9781632361592)
▪ Maga-Tsuki 4 (Kodansha, 9781632362421)
▪ Marie Antoinette, Phantom Queen (NBM, 9781681120294)
▪ Neat Stuff (Fantagraphics, 9781606999424)
▪ Nichijou Volume 4 (Vertical, 9781942993339)
▪ Paradise Residence Volume 3 (Kodansha, 9781632363107)
▪ Witchcraft Works Volume 9 (Vertical, 9781942993155)
▪ Your Lie in April 9 (Kodansha, 9781632361790)

US Comics On Sale This Week

List in part courtesy First Age Comics Lancaster – all the comics below can be ordered through your local comic shop, as can the 2000AD and Titan Comics titles above

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Support Your Local Comic Shop. Art by Nick Miller
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4001 AD 4
Abe Sapien 36
Afterlife With Archie 10
Aliens Defiance 4
All New Wolverine Annual 1
Amazing Spider-Man 17
Astonishing Ant-Man 11
Batman 66 Meets Steed And Mrs Peel 2
Bloodshot Reborn 16
Blubber 3
Carnage 11
Civil War II Choosing Sides 5
Comicare Silver Age Bags
DC Comics Bombshells Annual 1
Deathstroke 1
Earth 2 Society Annual 1
East Of West 29
Edens Fall 1
Future Quest 4
Gotham Academy Annual 1
Guardians Of The Galaxy 11
Harley Quinn And Her Gang Of Harleys 5
Howard The Duck 10
Invincible 130
James Bond 9
Jem And The holograms 18
Jupiter’s Legacy Volume 2 Issue 3
Justice League Of America 9
Lazarus 24
Legend Of Wonder Woman 9
Lucifer 9
mae 4
Marvel GN Collection Vol 123 : Hawkeye – Life as a Weapon HC
Marvels Mightiest Heroes Vol 71 Moon Knight HC
Marvel Previews 14
Marvel Universe Guardians Of The Galaxy 11
Micronauts 5
MIghty Morphin Power Rangers 6
Ms Marvel 10
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 45
Nova 10
Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat 9
Postal 14
Predator Vs Judge Dredd Vs Aliens 2
Previews 336
Rick And Morty 17
Rick And Morty Lil Poopy Superstar 2
Rocket Raccoon And Groot 8
Saga 37
Silver Surfer 6
Spider-Gwen 11
Spider-Man 7
Spider-Man 2099 Issue 14
Star Wars: Han Solo 3
Suicide Squad: War Cimes Special 1
Tank Girl: 2 Girls 1 Tank Issue 3
Teen Titans 23
Titans 2
TMNT Universe 1
Transformers 56
Transformers Till All Are One 2
Uncanny Avengers 13
Witchfinder City Of The Dead 1
X-Files Origins 1
X-O Manowar 19

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", working as a freelance editor, as Creative Consultant on the new Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years. His credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel UK and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines. He also edited STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics, including Team M.O.B.I.L.E. and The Beatles Story. 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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