Mystery and adventure have been the bywords for Cinebook releases this month, with four titles on sale now, including the long-awaited conclusion to the epic tale of Long John Silver. Here’s a run down of the releases.
One by one, the Pope’s warrior monks fall to the Scorpion’s blade or desert their master. Feeling his enemy circling ever closer, Trebaldi grows desperate and hires Rome’s best paid assassins to go after him – and whomever else stands in his way.
As the women in his life choose their destinies, an old enemy reappears to plague the Scorpion… or perhaps to bring him the truth at last, hidden behind his mask.
This is one of our favourite Cinebook series here at downthtubes.
• Buy The Scorpion Volume 1: The Devil’s Mark from amzon.co.uk
• Buy The Scorpion Volume 2: The Devil in the Vatican from amazon.co.uk
• Read Jeremy Briggs review of The Scorpion Volume 3: The Holy Valley
• Read Jeremy Briggs review of The Scorpion Volume 4: Treasure of the Templars
• Read Jeremy Briggs review of The Scorpion Volume 5: In The Name Of The Father
• Read Jeremy Briggs review of The Scorpion Volume 6: Angel’s Shadow
Point Central is a multicultural space station that serves as a sort of United Nations to the galaxy. Tasked with protecting the new ambassador from Earth, Valerian is kidnapped alongside his charge in a lightning commando attack. It’s up to Laureline to do all the heavy lifting and slog through the seedy bowels of the station as she tries to locate and rescue them — and figure out who kidnapped them and why.
• Read Jeremy Briggs review of Valerian and Laureline Volume 1 – The City of Shifting Waters
• Read Jeremy Briggs review of Valerian & Laureline Volume 2 – Empire Of A Thousand Planets
• Buy Valerian & Laureline Volume 3: The Land Without Stars from amazon.co.uk
• Buy Valerian & Laureline Volume 4: Welcome to Alflolol from amazon.co.uk
• Buy Valerian & Laureline Volume : Birds of the Master from amazon.co.uk
The Neptune is gone, stolen by the Indian guide Moc, or maybe by Guiana-Capac’s malevolent gods. The last members of the ill-fated expedition — Silver, Dantzig, Livesey and Bonnet — are stranded in the ancient city. Far from being broken, however, they will face head-on what lies inside the gargantuan ruin, each for his own reasons: revenge, duty, gold… or to rescue the beautiful Lady Hastings. For Moc isn’t done with them, and he has plans for Vivian.
• Read Jeremy Briggs review of Long John Silver Volume 1 – Lady Vivian Hastings
• Read Jeremy Briggs revie of Long John Silver Volume 2 – Neptune
• Read Jeremy Briggs review of Long John Silver Volume 3 – The Emerald Maze
Nanabozo, the Great Rabbit, is… well, a giant rabbit. He’s also a powerful sorcerer, and Rainbow’s spirit guide, as Great Eagle is for Yakari. When he appears to the young Sioux to tell him his charge has disappeared, little Yakari is swept up in a quest that will make him turn into a giant, run on smoke, fly, and travel to the ice banks where the polar bears play.
• Cinebook Official website: www.cinebook.co.uk
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. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 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.