The latest issue of GetMyComics anthology comic magazine, SHIFT, is in newsagents now, released under the Shift Publishing imprint, offering ongoing stories in pulse-pounding new episodes – “To The Death“, “Shifter“, “Soulwind“, “Crucible” – and the penultimate part of “Kora“, by Chris Geary.
This 84-page issue comes with a striking new cover by Hal Laren, featuring Kora and Killatoa, the latter featuring in this issue’s newsprint pull out.
Don’t forget that Shift Publishing are also currently crowdfunding their first SHIFT Winter Special, and there’s still time to back it.
This 128-page Special, which has already hit its target, features a brand “To The Death” story, by the reunited Dragon’s Claws (Marvel UK) team. Simon Furman and Geoff Senior are joined on the new tale by colourist Steve White and the godfather of the speech bubble, Richard Starkings.
Simon also teams up Barry Kitson for an all-new Sci-fi epic, “Bring The Rayne“, which will feature some of Barry’s finest art in his long and illustrious career.
The SHIFT Winter Special will be released through stores as normal but GMC have also brought it to Kickstarter to engage a new audience, where you can get a Kickstarter exclusive variant cover by Barry Kitson and original art pages and commissions from creators such as Geoff Senior, Barry Kitson, Ian Stopforth, to name just a few.
In SHIFT #9…
KORA by Chris Geary
Crashing on an alien world, winning the hearts of the indigenous species, being captured by her own kind, and escaping – all in a day’s work for Kora. Kora was hunted down and captured by past acquaintances – breaking free, she and her allies plan to strike back – in this, the penultimate episode of the amazing epic.
CRUCIBLE: BEGINNINGS by John Freeman and Smuzz, lettered by Jim Campbell
On Shaarn, the lines between magic and science merge, and much is not as it seems. In pursuit of a mysterious artefact, a party of Expeditioners find themselves in a strange underground world – and under attack!
SHIFTER Created by Skip Brittenham and Brian Habenn
Surviving an attempt on his life, when he was pushed off a waterfall by two men pretending to be lost hikers, Noah Freeman has stumbled on a hidden alien presence – one which lets him interface with a number of ‘catalogued’ animals. Taking control of a human is more complicated, but gaining a mutual understanding Noah begins to investigate the reasons for someone wanting him out of the way and framing him for the murder of his boss.
SOULWIND Created by Scott Morse
SOULWIND is a tale of ancient myth, classic fairy tales, modern pulp and futuristic adventure with an incredible heart The hero has arrived and he’s just a boy – Captain Crash! Losing his robotic colleague in an attack, he and Poke escape and find the chip the aliens were after. .. before Poke is captured! Meanwhile, the mysterious Noir finds out more about Soulwind.
TO THE DEATH by Simon Furman and Geoff Senior
Following his second five-year tour of duty, fighting off-world at the behest “ of the Tri-Corp, Aleksy Dryagin returns to Earth – but his homecoming is forestalled by the Triumvirate, who fear his popularity Dryagin and his ‘Scourge’ Pacifier squadron have quelled an uprising at a mining colony on the moon. And now, one of his own turns against him – Kraken has his own plans and wipes out the colonists and is
ready to take down Dryagin when Leone steps in – giving him Dryagin a fighting chance…
KILLAT0A VOLUME TWO – PART THREE Created by Simon Furman and Geoff Senior
Continuing an all new, never before seen adventure for the aquatic alien menace Killatoa – in the ongoing news strip series “published” in the broadsheet insert The Killatoa Express! (This story takes place after “To The Death” and future issues feature mild spoilers – read at your peril!)
• SHIFT #9 is on sale now in newsagents across the UK, including WH Smith – or order it direct from GetMyComics via getmycomics.com/SHIFT
Writers: Chris Geary, Simon Furman, Brian Haberlin, Scott Morse, John Freeman
Artists: Hal Laren (Cover), Chris Geary, Geoff Senior, Scott Morse, Smuzz
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.