Creators: Various: Publisher: Future Quake Press Out: Now
The Comic: Out now from Future Quake Press is the Zarjaz Issue 26, featuring cover art by Paul Marshall, coloured by Owen Watts. Within the pages of Zarjaz 26, Peeps the droids smuggles six tales from the sub-sub basement of the Nerve Centre!
The Review: It’s another great issue of the the fab 2000AD-inspired comic zine with six smashing strips on offer. My favourites this time around have to be “Judge Dredd – Billion Credit Heist”, written by Karl Stock, which features some astonishing art by artist Jon Taylor and “Tales Of Mega-City One – A Day In The Life” by writer Santiago Mayaud with more terrific art from a Zarjaz stalwart, Conor Boyle – one of my favourite artists on this book.
But while everyone will have favourites in an anthology title, all round this is another great issue – and I particularly liked the script on “Brigand Doom – Paper Cubs” from writer Mark Howard, well-realised by artist Alexander Mines.
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.