Games company Megaton has just released the first page of a 10-page comic via Facebook to promote their forthcoming tabletop game, Armoured Syndicate, which will then run on the company web site (www.armouredsyndicate.com)
Armoured Syndicate, created by Ben Jarvis, is a new 32mm scale miniatures range and tabletop game of mechs, gangs and corporate suits fighting for resources in the new “Wild West”.
The promotional comic is written/edited by Rik Hoskin (Star Wars, Mercy Thompson, White Sand), drawn by Tom Crielly (The Big Book of Urban Legends), coloured by Brazil-based Tom Garcia (Mercy Thompson, Pathfinder) and lettered by Simon Bowland (The Incredible Hulk, 2000AD)
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.