The team behind the brilliant action adventure anthology Paragon have announced the impending publication of a Paragon Annual for 2015, something of a homage to their love of British Christmas annuals of yesteryear.
Due to be released next month, the Annual will feature some old favourites in new adventures, new characters, new artists, new writers “and the return of one character you probably didn’t expect to see back,” says editor Davey Candlish. “This is going to be great!”
Davey reveals his decision to publish an annual was spurred on by the major British comic publishers release of comic annuals this year – even if some had only limited distribution. While The Beano, The Dandy and Doctor Who are among major releases across the UK, DC Thomson have offered several specialist annuals such as Topper and Hotspur via their online shop, and Egmont have published a number of limited distribution annuals, available in key supermarkets – Roy of the Rovers and Battle among them.
“All this reminiscing made me decide that there will be a Paragon annual this year, so be sure to keep an eye on the title’s blog as I reveal details of all new tales starring Jikan, Spencer Nero, Bulldog and the return of an old favourite – Icarus Dangerous!” he enthuses.
The Paragon Annual 2015 is out in December via lulu.com, but while you’re waiting, you might want to shell out for the latest issue of the regular comic, Issue 17, which was released back in October, warpped in a stunning cover by Shaky Kane (with inks by Jim Campbell and colours by Owen Watts).
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.