There’s a great looking mix of strips on offer in The77 Issue #7, currently seeking crowdfunding on Kickstarter – the latest, 64-page, comics anthology, featuring everything from space opera and mythology, to action and comedy or monsters and robots in each issue of our oversized anthology.
The standard cover of this issue was, of course, commissioned well before the sad passing of actor and singer Meat Loaf, but it’s a fun homage to the late Richard Corben’s classic Bat out of Hell album cover by Ben Macleod, and I’m looking forward to seeing the strip.
Created by hot new talent and legendary creators from your British comics childhood, here’s a quick rundown of what’s on offer in the latest project from The77 Publications.
First, the variant cover for this issue, painted by Bruno Stahl, featuring the Viking story “Jǫrmun“, written by The77’s own Dave Bedford. It’s a terrific eye catcher, and if you’re interested, Bruno is selling the original art, here.
Here’s a picture-led guide to the strips in this issue, too…
All in all, a heady mix!
Rewards this time out include exclusive commissions and sketches, original artwork, The77 merchandise and back issues.
As I’ve said before, The77 is a project that’s grown in the telling, offering an enjoyable mix of comics of different genres. Worth a look, and, perhaps, some of your hard-earned dosh!
• If you missed a previous issue of The77 you can get them here – or on this Kickstarter
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.