In Review: Shaman Kane #8 by David Broughton

Another smashing issue of Shaman Kane from David Broughton is out in the wild. Grab a copy soon!

Shaman Kane #8 by David Broughton - Cover

David Broughton has been publishing Shaman Kane came for some time now, running one-off and serialised stories in his terrific melding of science fiction and superhero. The latest issue, released earlier this year, continues a great run of SF horror tales.

In Issue Eight – “What Awaits on Sigma 958?” – in the main story for the issue, we’re back to a one-shot story – but it’s quite a delight, with Shaman asked to investigate a mystery behind a mining time which has gone silent on the frontier planet.

Shaman Kane #8 by David Broughton - Sample Page

It’s not long before he is up against what appears to be a dangerous bunch of alien beasts, splendidly realised, but there’s a deeper mystery behind the threat. However, I don’t want to spoil things by giving the ending to the story away.

Shaman Kane #8 by David Broughton - Sample Page
Shaman Kane #8 by David Broughton - Sample Page

Often, when reading David‘s work, and enjoying his art, the scale of his stories I’m remind me of the sense of wonder that I got watching films like Forbidden Planet and reading Jack Kirby’s New Gods and 2001 tales as a kid, and 2000AD, too – and this latest, enjoyable story is no different.

“What Awaits on Sigma 958?” is great fun, and, as usual, cracks along at a merry pace, taking no prisoners in the telling.

We’re also treated to a short opening teaser of what looks to be new multi-part epic, and a new danger for Shaman Kane. I’m looking forward to that!

• If you want your own copy of Shaman Kane #8, offering 44, full colour US size pages and two self-contained stories: offer includes packaging and second class UK Post Only. (Overseas customers please contact David for a quote.) Please send a Total of: £9.00p to his PayPal email account:

• Back issues of Shaman Kane #1 – #7 are available from GetMyComics, and #1 – 6 are also on sale. Search for “Shaman Kane” in the indie section of their catalogue

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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