The latest issue of digital action adventure and SF anthology 100% Biodegradable – Issue 13 – is on sale now, and features some great strips from a 2000AD droid and many other great comic creators. (I’m not counting myself as one of those “greats”, but I’m in the mix, too). Here’s a peek at some of the pages.
Inside: a war hungry colonel cryogenically freezes himself in the hope of skipping ahead to where the action’s at in Tony Suleri and David Hailwood‘s “Everlasting Peace”; a diminutive space skull seeks vengeance on humanities overlords in Kek-W (2000AD, Cap’n Dinosaur) and Lukasz Kowalczuk‘s (Aces Weekly, Vreckless Vrestlers) “Tiny Skull Attack”; Travis and Rourke take on a ruthless undead army of Deadbolts in the penultimate part of David Hailwood & John Freeman (Judge Dredd Megazine, Crucible) and Brett Burbridge‘s “Death Duty”; and a young girl with incredible powers might be all that stands between humanity and extinction in Chris Redfern (Futurequake, Sliced Quarterly) and Edward Whatley‘s (The Gathering, Dober-Man) “Atomic Control”.
• 100% Biodegradable Issue 13 digital anthology is 36 pages, colour and b/w. 15+ age rating, due to violent gun-totting shenanigans, severed heads and such-like.
Here’s some reviews from people I’ve yet to bribe, in the interests of balance!
“A brilliant mix of dry humour, action, and story driven narrative.” – Robert Bagley, A Place To Hang Your Cape
“The kind of smart script and stylish art that would feel right at home in the pages of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic!” Alex Thomas, Pipedream Comics
“Good old fashioned sci-fi escapism, and the art of Tony Suleri is worth the entrance fee alone” Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier
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.