Aces Weekly digital comic gets underway

Aces Weekly (www.acesweekly.co.uk), an exclusively digital comic art magazine featuring some of the world’s finest sequential art creators launched at the weekend and offers a fine mix of strips and creators, combining adventure, science fiction and humour. 

Progenitor by Phil Hester and John McCrea
Progenitor by Phil Hester and John McCrea

The brainchild of V For Vendetta co-creator David Lloyd, edited by veteran comics creator and former Marvel UK editor Bambos Georgiou, the team has gathered together top talents from the US, UK, France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, China, New Zealand and the Philippines in this unique publishing project. 

A volume of Aces Weekly will contain at least 126 pages of top quality comic strip material as well as copious extras such as character sketches, line drawings and unlettered artwork. After the first seven issue volume of ACES WEEKLY has been published on-line there will be a two week break before the next volume begins.

Volume one contains:

• VALLEY OF SHADOWS by David Lloyd & Dave Jackson
• RETURN OF THE HUMAN by JC Vaughn & Mark Wheatley
• PROGENITOR by Phil Hester & John McCrea
• PARADISE MECHANISM by David Hitchcock
• SHOOT FOR THE MOON by Alexandre Tefenkgi & Alain Mauricet

Plus three pagers by Lew Stringer, Carl Critchlow, Mychailo Kazybrid, David Leach, Phil Elliott, Esteban Hernandez & Rory Walker

As long as you have an internet connection you can access your Aces Weekly volumes from your home computer, laptop or tablet device. Just type in your password and you’ll be able to read whichever volumes you’ve subscribed to.

Forthcoming artists include Kyle Baker, Bill Sienkiewicz, Steve Bissette, Herb Trimpe, Marc Hempel, Yishan Li, Dylan Teague, Henry Flint, James Hudnall, Val Mayerik, Hunt Emerson, Roger Langridge, Dave Hine, Paul Peart Smith and many more.

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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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