Gentlemen of the Apocalypse by Batton Lash

Aces Weekly – back on your (computer) screens!

Gentlemen of the Apocalypse by Batton Lash
Gentlemen of the Apocalypse by Batton Lash

The latest volume of Aces Weekly showcases some of the brightest talent from across the globe in an exclusively digital weekly comic art magazine – and its fifth volume, a seven-issue, seven-week run – has just launched.

Published by David Lloyd – the guy who gave you V For Vendetta – Aces Weekly gives great newcomers and industry greats the opportunity to connect directly with their readers to tell any story they want to tell.

“In this volume we are proud to feature a new series from one of the greatest and wittiest creators of US comics – Batton Lash – the guy who produced the memorable, Wolff and Byrd – Counselors of The Macabre!” David tells us. For Aces Weekly Volume Five, Batton has created The First Gentleman of The Apocalypse.

“Can such a personage thrive and survive in a world gone to hell? Find out…”

Fawkes by Paul McCaffrey
Fawkes by Paul McCaffrey

Also featured is a fantastic-looking new strip called Fawkes, from a downthetubes favourite, Paul McCaffrey, and more besides…

James Hudnall and Val Mayerik return with the wonderful Blue Cat…
James Hudnall and Val Mayerik return with the wonderful Blue Cat…
Dave Hine and Shaky Kane baffle with the bizarre on Cowboys and Insects…
Dave Hine and Shaky Kane baffle with the bizarre on Cowboys and Insects
Dan Christensen tells a silent story of secret messages in Run…
Dan Christensen tells a silent story of secret messages in Run

Slash Moron

… and Bambos Georgiou, Jim Hansen and John Burns take us into the world of super spaceguy, Slash Moron. Where things don’t quite go as well for him as they do for that other spaceguy, whose name sounds so much like his…

Plus, later in the run, expect a new strip from Jasper Bark and Alfa Robbi.

This fine pack of Ace creators on Volume Five are in the good company of fellow Aces, John McCrea, Phil Hester, Mark Wheatley, JC Vaughan, David Hitchcock, Steve Bissette, Yishan Li, Algesiras, Alain Mauricet, Kat Layno, Mike Collins, Bill Sienkiewicz, Dylan Teague, Colleen Doran, Ben Dickson, Gavin Mitchell, Phil Elliott, Lew Stringer, and many more in the vibrant team of top-class talent the AW team have been bringing to you, and will continue to bring to you, if you subscribe and join their club!

• Volume 5 comprises seven weekly issues totalling up to 210 pages of great serials, short stories and extras for just £6.99, $9.99, or 7.99 Euros from www.acesweekly.co.uk. Sold by subscription, and tailored to perfection for iPad, Android, laptop or PC, and accessible whenever and wherever you’re connected

• Meet the Aces Weekly team at the London Film and Comic Con, at Earls Court, 6-7th July 3013

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John Freeman

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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