Shipping in the US and beyond on or around Wednesday 18th May 2021 is BACK ISSUE #127, a “Soldiers” issue with a Sgt Rock cover by Brian Bolland that will please fans of both war and superhero comics.
Featuring Sgt. Rock revivals, Hulk foe General Thunderbolt Ross, Beetle Bailey in comics, DC’s enemy-starring Blitzkrieg, War is Hell’s combat deadman John Kowalski, Atlas/Seaboard’s savage soldiers, The ‘Nam, Nth Man the Ultimate Ninja, and Gerry Conway and Jose Luis Garcia’s Cinder and Ashe.
Featuring a cover by Brian Bolland this edition of BACK ISSUE highlights the work of Chris Claremont, Peter David, Chuck Dixon, Michael Golden, Larry Hama, Joe Kubert, Jeph Loeb, Don Lomax, Doug Murray and more.
Brian Bolland’s Sgt. Rock art first appeared as a frontispiece in the Sgt Rock Special #2 in 1992, marking the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. We previously featured it on downthetubes , spotlighting the work of colourist Marco Lesko.
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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