New episodes of Mirabilis, which ran in the dead-but-just-resting The DFC, have just been posted online: www.mirabilis-yearofwonders.com/Episodes.html
The creation of Dave Morris and Leo Hartas, Mirabilis was originally intended to appear in episodic form in Random House’s weekly comic, before being collected for publication in book form. As the DFC has gone (although it may resurface next year), you’ll now have to wait for the graphic novels – the first of which, Winter, is planned to be 160 pages long.
The creators will announce the release date for that as soon as they know it.
“We’re hoping to get all the earlier episodes up online eventually, but for contractual reasons that isn’t possible just yet,” says Dave. You can read the first four episodes, and episode 1, “Stung!” in both English and French.
DFC readers who were left on tenterhooks with Estelle plummeting through the train window at the end of episode 10 (“Outside Looking In”) can now find out what happened. Those further two episodes, “Murders to Dissect” and “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants” may only be online for a limited time, however, so read them while you can!
Incidentally, of the many Flash readers for online comics I’ve used, the engine for Mirabilis is excellent, if a little requiring of instinctive clicking on first use. There’s no clutter of uneccessary bells and whistles to help read the strip. Check it out.
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.
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