British Comic Shop Comic Releases (30th July 2014) – Walter the Wobot back in 2000AD

100th Anniversary Special: Guardians Of The Galaxy #1


Here’s a list of comics – both US and UK releases – on sale in specialist UK comic shops from tomorrow, Wednesday 30th July 2014, courtesy of First Age Comics, Lancaster. We’ve picked out the titles published by British publishers in bold below, or titles with a British connection we’re aware of.

Releases include 2000AD Issue 1892, which pays tribute to the comic’s first art editor, Jan Shepheard, by reviving the original “Judge Dredd” logo on this week’s strip… prompting at least one 2000AD forum member to suggest it should return permanently. The issue also sees the return of Judge Dredd’s mechanoid servant Walter the Wobot… you have to wonder how on Earth does it survive so many apocalyptic disasters in Mega-City One!

Also out on Wednesday is the 100th Anniversary Special: Guardians of the Galaxy #1 from Marvel, written by Britain’s Andy Lanning and New York-based editor and writer Ron Marz (who also writes Adventures of Superman, out this week from DC) and featuring stunning looking art from Gustavo Duarte. The Special is one of a five-issue weekly “100th Anniversary” mini-series from both acclaimed and up-and-coming creators that give readers a glimpse at the potential Marvel Universe of 2061. The Special is released just as Guardians of the Galaxy hits cinemas here in the UK.

“Andy’s been a huge part of the Guardians of the Galaxy for almost a decade,” noted Marvel Senior Editor Nick Lowe about the project back in April on Comic Book Resources, “so this book would be like he’s come back for a seminal run as a man of — how old is Andy? He’s really old. He’ll probably be 150 in 2061. Andy grabbed industry veteran Ron Marz (whose credits are just too broad to list here). And Gustavo is a relative newcomer who Andy actually brought to the table.”

Artist John Royle is British creator whose work features in this week’s releases, providing both cover and interior art for Danger Girl Mayday Issue 3. After more than a decade of absence, former Danger Girl Natalia Kassle is back in action! But has the world’s deadliest secret agent returned for redemption… or revenge?  Comic Book Resources has a preview of the issue here.

Tomorrow also sees the release of the first issue of Sally of the Wasteland from Titan Comics, written by Victor Grishler (X-Men, Angel & Faith, Noir) and artistic up-and-comer Tazzio Bettin. This first issue in a fantastic new series proves Armageddon can be fun! Check out our preview of the first issue here

The release list below features mainly US titles from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, IDW, Image Comics and other publishers, including Trade Paperbacks. We’re not including merchandise releases in these news items.

  • 100th Anniversary Special: Guardians Of The Galaxy 1
  • 2000AD Prog 1892
  • Adventures Of Superman 15
  • All New Ghost Rider 5
  • Aquaman Annual 2
  • Armor Hunters:Harbinger 1
  • Avengers 33 ORIGINAL SIN Tie-In
  • Avengers World 10
  • Baltimore: Witch Of Harju 1
  • Bart Simpson Comics 91
  • Batman Beyond Universe 12
  • Batman Eternal 17
  • Black Butler TP Vol 17
  • Black Science 7
  • Bodies 1
  • Caliban 5
  • Captain Midnight 13
  • Clive Barker’s Nightbreed 3
  • Cowl 3
  • Cyclops 3
Danger Girl: Mayday #3

Cover art by John Royle


  • Danger Girl Mayday 3
  • Day Men 4
  • Dead Letters 4
  • Deadpool: Dracula’s Gauntlet 4
  • Detective Comics Annual 3
  • Drumhellar 7
  • Emily And The Strangers: Breaking Record 2
  • Evil Empire 3
  • Fangoria 334
  • Fatale 24
  • Five Weapons 10
  • Fuse 6
  • GFT Helsing 4
  • GFT Realm War 1
  • GFT Vs Wonderland 1
  • Ghostbusters 18
  • God Is Dead 17
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy 17
  • Harley Quinn 8
  • Hawekeye 19
  • Iron Man Special 1
  • Iron Patriot 5
  • Justice League 32
  • King Conan Conqueror 6
  • Low 1
  • Manhattan Projects 22
  • Massive 25
  • Mercenary Sea 6
  • Mind Mgmt 24
  • New 52 Futures End 13
  • New Avanger s21
  • Original Sin 3.3
  • Outcast By Kirkman And Azaceta 2
  • Prophet 45
  • Red Lanterns Annual 1
  • Red Sonja
Sally Of The Wasteland #1 - Variant Cover

The variant cover of Sally of the Wasteland #1 from Titan Comics. Check out our preview here

  • Sally Of The Wasteland 1
  • Sandman Overture 3
  • Secret Avengers 6
  • Shadow Over Innsmouth One-Shot
  • Simpsons Illustrated 12
  • Sinestro 4
  • Smallville Season Eleven Special 5
  • Sovereign 5
  • Star Wars Rebel Heist 4
  • Tarot Witch Of The Black Rose 87
  • Ten Grand 10
  • Transformers Robots In Disguise 31 DAWN OF THE AUTOBOTS
  • Twilight Zone 7
  • Ultimate FF 5
  • Uncanny Avengers 22
  • Uncanny X-Men 24 ORIGINAL SIN Tie-In
  • V-Wars 4
  • Vertigo Quarterly 1 MAGENTA
  • Wake 10
  • Witchblade 177
  • X-Men 17
  • X-O Manowar 27

• First Age Comics is at 3 Moor Lane, Lancaster LA1 1QD. Open: Tuesday-Friday 10am-16.30pm, Saturday 10am-17.30pm. Find them on Facebook

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The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. 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 "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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