A quick plug, courtesy of digital comics distributor Comixology, to remind folk here that Paul Grist’s wonderful Jack Staff is available on iPhone and more.
Out now are Issue 9 and 10, with Issue 9 offering “Titanic team-up action as Britain’s Greatest Hero, Jack Staff, and Castletown’s Cast Iron Champrion, Tom Tom the Robot Man, join forces in the hunt for superhero-hating Detective Inspector Maveryk!
You’ll also learn the full details of the Freedom Fighters’ battle to halt the Nazi invasion of Castletown in 1942.
In Issue 10, it’s time for more action from Karl Stringer, a man who was just a thief until he stole the Claw, a strange metal glove that bonded with his own hand and gave him the power of invisibility! He became the mysterious Super Villain known as The Claw – until the police caught up with him.
Right now he’s called Ben Kurmer and he’s part of Q, the enigmatic investigators of the Question Mark Crimes – only when he gets caught up in a diamond robbery, he has to decide if he’s really a hero or a villain!
• More info on Issue 9 of Jack Staff on the Comixology site
• More info on Issue 10 of Jack Staff on the Comixology site
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.