100% Biodegradable Issue 17 is on sale now, crammed with digital comics goodness – available from all the usual electronic outlets. Here’s the line-up and yes, of course I’m just a teeny bit biased about this title for obvious reasons given the creator line-up that includes myself and many great creators I’ve worked with in the past… it’s an honour to be part of the creative team on this project!
Inside Issue 17:
Rourke (co-created by John Freeman and Liam Sharp) braves the hazardous Radlands in her hunt for relics from a bygone era in a brand new strip by John Freeman (Judge Dredd Megazine, Crucible), Bill Storie (Spaceship Away, and the semi-official ongoing Garth) and Brett Burbridge (Sliced, Sh*t Flingers)…
A musician seeks shelter from the rain inside a hotel from hell in “Capsule” by Brian Pearlman, Armin Ozdic and Liam O’Connor
The crew of the Skow 709 face off against an ancient alien race, deadly mercenaries, and technology gone haywire in the third part of “Skowdogs” by John Freeman, David Hailwood, Dave Thomson and Ken Reynolds
A scientist solves mankind’s waste crisis by using the past as a dumping ground in “Waste Of Time” by Tony Suleri (Cosmogenesis, Slumdroid) and David Hailwood (Toxic, Strip).
And in the concluding part of “Switchblade” by Alan Burrows (Eagle, 2000AD) and Paul H Birch (Toxic, Bombscares), the titular character finds himself up to his neck in giant psychotic dentistry obsessed mutant germs!
• 100% Biodegradable Issue 17 – the digital anthology is 36 pages, colour and black and white is available for just $0.99/69p from Drivethru Comics and Comicsy. A ComiXology release will follow at a later date; previous issues are available here.
Oh yes – and because I am biased, check out these independent reviews!
“A “must-read” for all lovers of sci-fi and fantasy comics.”
Haydn Hades, A Place To Hang Your Cape
“The kind of smart script and stylish art that would feel right at home in the pages of the galaxy’s greatest comic!”
Alex Thomas, Pipedream Comics
“Featuring a bevy of supremely talented writers and artists, the book just has an absolutely fun feel to it”
Anthony Ray Bench, Fanboy Nation
For those who prefer print format, 100% Biodegradable Collections 1, 2 and 3 – which collect strips from issues 1-6, 7-10, and 11-14 respectively, are available on Drivethru comics. Each 100+ page anthology is packed with more than 20 strips from the likes of Kek-W, Jon Haward and Dan Cornwell, and priced at £10/$12.
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.