Sneak Peek: Elephantmen get set to make their debut in SHIFT #2

The second issue of the second volume of SHIFT, published by GetMyComics, is on sale soon in all good newsagents and comic shops – and there’s so much in it, it’s another 100-page Special, that sees the debut of the stunning “Elephantmen – War Toys” in a UK-published title, by Richard Starkings and Moritat.

SHIFT Volume Two Issue Two - Elephantmen - War Toys - art by Moritat

Also this issue, there’s more from the incredible Liam Sharp, with “Ghost in the Sword“, and Lyndon Webb returns to the independent anthology title with a follow up to fan favourite “Perfect Shot”, from Volume one, Issue Eight called “Muscle Memory“. Plus, there’s another one-shot, too, “Sweep and Clean“, from Mike Lynch and Nate Donnell.

As if all that wasn’t enough, we’re also treated to more “To the Death” from Simon Furman and Geoff Senior, and another great episode of “Shifter” from Skip Brittenham and Brian Haberin; a special Spacewarp story from Pat Mills with newcomer Bogomil Kolokov, and a peak at the amazing Requiem: Vampire Knight, now appearing on The Cove, the SHIFT digital reader platform at – sign up and get the first volume for free!

• SHIFT Volume Two Issue Two is on sale in all good newsagents and comic shops next week | Order you copy now direct from GetMyComics at theshift.store – Subscriptions, merchandise and back issues (including starter packs for those just finding SHIFT) are available, and cover prints, too

• To find out more about SHIFT and get details on pre-order and offers, follow the magazine on Facebook.com/shiftcomic or on Twitter @comic_shift

Check out the SHIFT digital reader platform at thecove.place

Inside SHIFT Volume Two Issue Two…

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SHIFT Volume Two Issue Two - Elephantmen

ELEPHENTMEN WAR TOYS – PART ONE
Created by Richard Starkings

The story of the war to end all wars – the prequel to the hit series, Elephantmen, finds Africa and China at war. The battlefield: Europe, recently devastated by a lethal virus. Enter: MAPPO ’s soldiers, The Elephantmen. Even in the face of blistering resistance, it seems that nothing can stop MAPPO ’s advance across France to the North…

This is this issue’s “big read” – and what an opener!

SHIFT Volume Two Issue Two - Ghost in the Sword by Liam Sharp

THE GHOST IN THE SWORD
Created by Liam Sharp

Liam Sharp brings us another beautifully drawn story, bringing in all of his artistic skills – and leading on from last issues “Chronicles of Lib La Roche”…

SHIFT Volume Two Issue Two - Muscle Memory

MUSCLE MEMORY PART ONE
Created by Lyndon Webb

Following on from “Perfect Shot”… Experience, bullets and soup. What more does a deadly assassin need?

SHIFT Volume Two Issue Two - SHIFTER

SHIFTER PART TWELVE
Created by Skip Brittenham and Brian Haberin

Noah Freeman is mastering his new found skills, and the tools at his disposal – an alien technology, storing creatures from Earth ’s history, and allowing him to take control and port them around the world. Noah must now use this ability to save the town of Green Valley after a nearby dam has been destroyed.

SHIFT Volume Two Issue Two - Sweep and Clean

SWEEP AND CLEAN
Created by Mike Lynch

Set in a future war, Sweep and Clean follows a lone solider and his combat drones who are sent into a war-torn city to shut down a node that is blocking their communications – only to discover how far the enemy is willing to go to win the war…

SHIFT Volume Two Issue Two - To the Death

TO THE DEATH PART TWELVE
Created by Simon Furman and Geoff Senior

Having been diverted to the moon, Aleksy Dryagin discovers he is surplus to requirements, and that in the eyes of The Triumvirate – Veni, Vidi & Vici – he is now a threat. Sure enough, White Noise, a subversive organisation led by the enigmatic Deacon Snow, is keen to recruit Dryagin to their cause, first saving him from certain death at the hands of his own pyro-warfare expert, Kraken.

The Triumvirate engage the services of “soldier-of-fortune”, Killatoa, to make certain Dryagin never makes it home to his wife and son…

COMICSCENE PRESENTS…

John Freeman interviews Richard Starkings in the first of a two-part interview, all about his time in the industry, his roots at Marvel UK, Elephantmen, Comicraft and more! So much more in fact, there will be a bonus part to the interview on the new creator interviews section soon at theshift.store

SHIFT Volume Two Issue Two - Fu-Tant

PAT MILLS – FU-TANT & VAMPIRE KNIGHT

A special presentation of a new Fu-tant story from the Spacewarp universe – plus preview pages from the amazing Requiem Vampire Knight!

Pre-order this issue direct here

• SHIFT Volume Two Issue Two is on sale in all good newsagents and comic shops next week | Order you copy now direct from GetMyComics at theshift.store – Subscriptions, merchandise and back issues (including starter packs for those just finding SHIFT) are available, and cover prints, too

• To find out more about SHIFT and get details on pre-order and offers, follow the magazine on Facebook.com/shiftcomic or on Twitter @comic_shift

Check out the SHIFT digital reader platform at thecove.place

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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