Sandwiched between writer Jim Alexander’s “Calhab Justice” (featuring in the Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection Issue 47, out now) and Savant (an alien goes walkabout around the Universe accumulating the memories of the dead with art by Will Pickering, debuting in March 2017 and scheduled for Dark Horse Presents #32-37) is award-nominated Wolf Country #6.
Wolf Country pits vampires against werewolves in a Wild West setting, which might sound a bit like post-Trump United States, but it’s much more fun than that.
The story so far: an unlikely truce between the wolf and vampire Settlement has been brokered by the vampire known as Luke. However, this fledgling truce is at risk now that Luke’s whereabouts are known to vampire soldiers. Meanwhile, Halfpenny’s mission in Free State has taken a strange and sinister turn.
Shortlisted for the True Believers award for Best UK Comic, written by Jim Alexander, Wolf Country #6 is drawn by Will Pickering, with Jim Campbell on lettering and Luke Cooper on cover duties.
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.