John Higgins cover reveal for Time Bomb Comics Brawler #3, coming soon

Brawler #3 Cover by John Higgins (Time Bomb Comics, 2023)

Following up fast on news of the lineup for the first issue of Time Bomb Comics new ongoing news stand anthology, Quantum, launching in April, the Birmingham-based comics publisher has now revealed John Higgins striking cover for Brawler #3, their occasional anthology of “strange tales and amazing stories”.

Comic art legend John Higgins’ comics work spans 2000AD, DC, Marvel, Marvel UK, and coloured Watchmen.

Brawler made its debut in 2019, the first issue, still available direct from Time Bomb Comics, offering a cover by Staz Johnson and a lineup of strips that included stories by Fraser Campbell, Richmond Clements, Jason Coble, Jason Conley, James Corcoran, Katie Cunningham, Nigel Dobbyn, James Gray, David Hitchcock, Keiko Panda, Mitz, Grace Toscano, Dan Whitehead, and Pete Woods.

#2 followed in 2020, with another terrific regular cover, this time from David Millgate, still available here, with contributions from Bolt-01, Jason Cobley, Gary Crutchley, Katie Cunningham, James Devlin, James Gray, Ferg Handley, Gabrielle Noble, Andrew Richmond, John A. Short, Matt Soffe, Steve Tanner, Danielle Wiebe and Pete Woods.

It also featured the British comics debut of the hit Swedish adventure comics character, “Karl Kampe, Monster Hunter”, by Jorgen Karlsson, Hakan Aydin & Ichsan Ansori.

A launch via Kickstarter will be announced soon. Head here on the crowdfunding site to sign up for an alert.

Based in Birmingham, England, Time Bomb Comics was created in September 2007 and is about one simple thing – good solid comic book entertainment.

For more information on Brawler and other Time Bomb Comics titles head to

Buy back issues of Brawler here direct from Time Bomb Comics

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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