Shift Volume Two – Issue 5, out in newsagents in September

Shift Volume Two – Issue 5, on sale next month, is an End of Summer Special that will feature the start of two new stories.

SHIFT Volume Two Issue 5 - featuring the Actress and the Bishop by Brian Bolland

Running to a bumper 116 pages, this special issue features the final part of “Shifter”, the second and closing chapter of Stewart Kenneth Moore’s “Thrawn Janet” (more from Stewart soon) and the last of the current run of “Elephantmen – War Toys”.

Two new strips also join the anthology magazine line-up.

From creators Darren Pearce and Stuart Jennett comes new spy thriller “Elena – Divinity Rising”. Buried in a world of betrayal and espionage Elena Anchova is an extraordinary girl, forced to grow up in an extraordinary world – where everyone wants unlock her unique abilities for their own ends…

Art from “Elena - Divinity Rising” by Darren Pearce and Stuart Jennett
Art from “Elena – Divinity Rising” by Darren Pearce and Stuart Jennett

The amazing “Terminal City” by Dean Motter (The Prisoner: Shattered Visage, Mister X) and Michael Lark (Batman, Gotham Central, Lazarus) is set in a world of 1930’s futurism. Pedestrian skywalks connect mile-high buildings, rocket-finned hovercrafts abound, and watch out, too, for robot receptionists, passenger zeppelins and pneumatic transit tubes.

Strange events begin to unfold at the New World’s Fair – a utopia of unsurpassed technological miracles.

“Terminal City” by Dean Motter and Michael Lark

“One of our personal favourite series, we’re very pleased to present the complete run to you over the coming months,” says publisher Adrian Clarke.

The second part of Stewart Kenneth Moore‘s (2000AD, Project MK Ultra) astounding adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Scots horror, Thrawn Janet, features, too.

TRawn Janet by Stewart Kenneth Moore

As we reported yesterday, this issue of SHIFT, on sale from 28th September 2022, also features living legend Brian Bolland toil its line-up – with the latest in his series of “The Actress and the Bishop”, in gorgeous full colour!

The opening page of "The Actress and the Bishop... Go to the Seaside" by Brian Bolland
The opening page of “The Actress and the Bishop… Go to the Seaside” by Brian Bolland

Look out for the special SHIFT Presents issue releasing at the same time, featuring all the “Actress and Bishop” stories so far, presented in black and white, with two new prose strips, pin ups and interview.

Pre-order Shift Volume Two – Issue 5, on sale from 28th September 2022 in newsagents here | Edition with print also offered

Check out the details of the “Shift Presents… Brian Bolland’s The Actress and the Bishop”

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. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek 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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