The team at Fallen Heroes – the comics adaptation of the top-selling novel by Barry Nugent – have released a second teaser poster in advance of the project’s launch at the Cardiff Comic Expo next month.
The comic is being written by Martin Conaghan, whose work includes stories for Caliber Comics and works in sports broadcasting at the BBC, with art from Steve Penfold.
This is the second of six teaser posters for the upcoming Issue 1 launch. “I’ve now seen 18 pages of art and I know I’m biased, but I love every single page of what I’ve seen,” says Fallen Heroes author Barry. “It’s blown me away seeing my story translated to the comic form.
“This was something I never expected to happen,” he adds. “I can’t wait to hold the finished comic in my hands and hopefully that won’t be too long a wait. This is right up there with the first time I walked into Waterstones and saw my book staring back at me on the shelf.
To celebrate its launch at Cardiff International Comic Expo Fallen Heroes – The Comic Adaptation #1 will be numbered and contain exclusive artwork from Andie Tong (DC Comics, Marvel, Darkhorse, Mirage Studios, Image and Markosia), Leigh Gallagher (DC Comics and 2000AD) and Emma Vieceli (SelfMadeHero, Marvel, Image, Random House, Toykopop and Future Publishing).
This numbered limited edition will only be available at the Cardiff Comic Expo (any reprints of issue one will not contain this artwork). Once they’re gone they’re gone – so make sure you pick up your limited edition copy at the convention.
The team tell us they also have an awesome motion trailer for the comic which will be launching soon – so keep an eye on the Fallen Heroes website for that.
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.