Something For The Weekend… Doctor Who? James Bond? Johnny Red? Comics On Sale 4th November 2015 leave you spoilt for choice!

Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor #1 Variant by Mariano Laclaustra

Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor #1 Variant by Mariano Laclaustra

Well, aren’t we spoilt for choice this week when it comes to titles from British creators with new work this week? Will you be a Doctor Who, James Bond or Johnny Red advocate – or hedge your bets and buy the lot? Or just go for something else entirely, like another great issue of 2000AD (“Bad Company” continues to thrill!) or the latest issue of Miracleman from Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham?

See? So many options! And that’s just scratching the surface….

Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor #1Who Sop Variant by Emma Vieceli and Hi-Fi

Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor #1Who Sop Variant by Emma Vieceli and Hi-Fi

Well, let me suggest at the very least a peek at the new Eighth Doctor mini series from Titan Comics, penned by George Mann with art from Emma Vieceli, coloured by Hi-Fi, lettered by Comicraft. This is a bright, breezy opener introducing a cheery Eighth Doctor on a mission, who finds painter Josephine Day ensconced in his house (yes, this Doctor has a house in a pleasant English village – well, pleasant apart from the monsters menacing it, that is). With some smashing art and great gags acknowledging artist Emma’s art style (Animae particles!), it’s a smashing opener for this new mini series. There are a huge variety of variant covers to choose from, too. (This “spoilt for choice” theme is rampant this week, isn’t it?)

Dom Reardon's cover for James Bond #1

Dom Reardon’s cover for James Bond #1

Then there’s James Bond #1 from Warren Ellis, with art from Jason Masters, published by Dynamite Entertainment – a gritty, no nonsense tale that I think will please fans of the original, early novels. Stirring stuff.

(If you don’t know what I did there, then James Bond isn’t for you).

Of course, the book I was really looking forward to was the first issue of the eight-issue Johnny Red mini series and I’m not disappointed, even if the book’s hero isn’t revealed in person until late on. Garth Ennis offers fans a modern day investigation into a World War Two mystery about a recently-discovered, badly shot up Hurricane, while artist Keith Burns delivers some cracking aerial warfare in the skies of wartime Russia.

While it might seem a slow start to an action series, Garth introduces the title’s lead with an appreciated level of detail and an air of mystery, gives us some interesting modern-day characters to engage with, while, art-wise, the book is a delight. Things will get full on as this series develops and I’m looking forward to the rest of the story. Recommended!

As usual, don’t forget that despite many British publishers lack of faith in full-blown cover to cover comic strip action and humour, there are still comics on sale in newsagents that still delight in bringing you such subversive delights, including The Beano, Commando, Judge Dredd Megazine, Panini’s superhero titles and VIZ, with great strips also featuring in titles such as Doctor Who MagazineDoctor Who Adventures, Titan’s Doctor Who Comic (collecting their strips from the US format titles) Mega, TOXIC and many others.

The Hachette Judge Dredd Collection is also on sale now, but you may now have to subscribe if you want to continue buying it as Part Works are not distributed in newsagents after their first few issues.

Plus, the wonderful Phoenix Comic , which celebrates its 200th Issue this week, the first independent weekly comic (not counting DC Thomson or IPC/Fleetway titles) to reach such a landmark since TV21 way back in November 1969. It’s now on sale in many (but not all) Waitrose supermarkets and – at last, selected high street WH Smiths stores – and some comic shops (stockist list here) as well as available on subscription and through its dedicated iPad app.

• You may also be already thinking about Christmas, so you may also like to check out this year’s crop of annuals, which are available in all good bookshops at a steady pace right now.

UK Comic Publishers

2000AD/ Rebellion

2000AD Prog 1955

2000AD Prog 1955

Featuring Judge Dredd: Islands by Michael Carroll, Paul Marshall, Gary Caldwell, and Annie Parkhouse; Defoe: The London Hanged by Pat Mills, Leigh Gallagher, and Annie Parkhouse; Brass Sun: Motor Head by Ian Edginton, INJ Culbard, and Ellie De Ville; Sinister Dexter: The Taking of the Michael by Dan Abnett, Patrick Goddard, Eva De La Cruz, and Ellie De Ville; Bad Company: First Casualties by Peter Milligan, Rufus Dayglo, Jim McCarthy, and Simon Bowland.

Cracking "Bad Company" art from Rufus Dayglo in 2000AD Prog 1955.

Cracking “Bad Company” art from Rufus Dayglo in 2000AD Prog 1955.

Jaegir: Beasts Within Trade Paperback

Jaegir: Beasts Within Trade Paperback
Writer: Gordon Rennie Artist: Simon Coleby, Carl Critchlow Cover Artist: Simon Coleby

While war rages across the galaxy between the Great Nordland Republic and their Souther enemies, Kapiten-Inspector Atalia Jaegir of the Nordland State Security is charged with investigating and tracking down war criminals. It’s a thankless task, one viewed with suspicion and hatred by her own people, and Jaegir is no stranger to conflict and betrayal!

Ro-Busters -Nuts and Bolts Volume 1

Ro Busters Comp Nuts & Bolts Hard Cover Volume 1
Writer: Pat Mills Artist: Dave Gibbons, Kevin O’Neill Cover Artist: Dave Gibbons

Saved from the scrap heap by billionaire Howard Quartz, sewer droid Ro-Jaws and battle-weary war-bot Hammerstein became part of Ro-Busters – Quartz’s international, robotic rescue squad. Plunged into situations far too dangerous for human beings to handle, the robotic duo need to maintain a 100% success rate, or face the threat of being dismantled by the sadistic battle tank Mek-Quake!

Read Antony Esmond’s review here

Iznogoud Graphic Novel Volume 12 Iznogoud Fairy Tale Cinebook

Iznogoud Graphic Novel Volume 12 Iznogoud Fairy Tale
Writer: Rene Goscinny Artist/ Cover Artist:  Jean Tabary

When a particularly inept fairy in training accidentally arrives in Baghdad and mistakes Iznogoud for Prince Charming, it’s easy to expect a merry string of disasters. And the unlikely pair don’t disappoint; fairy tales will never be the same again! Whether pulled through the looking glass or forced to demonstrate his many virtues, poor Iznogoud is, once again, going to suffer for our entertainment!

Valerian Graphic Novel Volume 10 Brooklyn Line

Valerian Graphic Novel Volume 10 Brooklyn Line
Writer: Pierre Christen Artist/Cover Artist: Jean-Claude Mezieres

On Earth and in space, in the past and the future, greed and the thirst for power place Mankind in immediate danger. The two Galaxity agents’ investigation into the elemental forces appearing on Earth continues. While Laureline, dogged and efficient, follows a promising lead somewhere in outer space, Valerian is struggling to unravel the mysterious events plaguing our 20th century. Demonstrations of fantastic phenomena follow in quick succession, pushing poor Valerian to his limits. And matters will have to be settled simultaneously in New York and on an asteroid on the edge of the galaxy to save our world.

Panini UK

Doctor Who Trade Paperback: The Eye Of Torment

RECOMMENDED Doctor Who Trade Paperback: The Eye Of Torment
Writer: Scott Gray & Various Artist: Mike Collins, Martin Geraghty Cover Artist: Mike Collins

A new collection of comic strip adventures of the Twelfth Doctor and Clara, as portrayed by Peter Capaldi, from the pages of Doctor Who Magazine. Includes a wealth of exclusive, brand new material revealing how the strips were created, featuring contributions and commentary from the writers and artists. The collection contains four adventures: “The Eye of Torment,” by Scott Gray, illustrated by Martin Geraghty; “Instruments of War,” written and illustrated by Mike Collins; “Blood and Ice,” written by Jacqueline Rayner and illustrated by Martin Geraghty; and “The Crystal Throne,” by Scott Gray, illustrated by Mike Collins.

• Recommended for some of the SCARIEST monster ever in a Doctor Who comic strip!

Soaring Penguin Press

Meanwhile #4

Meanwhile #4
Includes work by Gary Spencer Millidge and others Cover Artist: Darryl Cunningham

Meanwhile… #4 features a brand new, self-contained strip by the inimitable Darryl Cunningham, who also provides the cover for the issue. As you’d expect the publishers offering up their deluxe trio of contuniuing series, with all-new episodes of Yuko Rabbit’s 10 Minutes, The Bad Bad Place by David Hine and Mark Stafford, and the fourth installment of Strangehaven by Gary Spencer Millidge.

Titan Comics

Bloodthirsty #2

Bloodthirsty #2  (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Writer: Mark Landry Artist: Ashley Witter

Coast Guard veteran Virgil Lafleur’s hunt for his brother’s killers leads to an explosive confrontation at the Rising Sun Caberet – the seediest club the Big Easy has to offer – where he quickly discovers that lap dances and strong drinks are far from the only attractions on offer.

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Year Two #2 Cover A

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Year  Two #2 (Variant Covers)
Writer: Simon Spurrier, Rob Williams Artist: Simon Fraser Cover Artist: Alex Ronald

The breathless chase through time and space continues, with the Doctor and Alice on the run over a crime committed by one of his previous incarnations! Things get complicated – quick – as a chainsword-wielding freelancer boards the TARDIS. Is Abslom Daak – Dalek Killer – for it is he! – friend, foe, or something even worse? With only minutes left before the implant in Alice’s head gives their location away to the transtemporal bounty hunters on their tail, the Doctor won’t have time to weigh his options – and the consequences will be heavy!

Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor #1 Cover C - Warren Pleece

Doctor Who The Eighth Doctor #1 (Variant Covers)
Writer: George Mann Artist: Emma Vieceli Cover Artist: Alice X Zhang

“I’m the Doctor, and i’d very much like to know what you’re doing in my house…” Get ready for an all-new season of comics adventures featuring the eighth Doctor, as played by Paul McGann in the Doctor Who movie, fan-favorite minisode “Night of the Doctor,” and over fourteen years (and counting!) of astounding Big Finish audio spectaculars! Five amazing, interconnected new stories take the Doctor on a rollercoaster of threat and misadventure, as he investigates the mysteries surrounding his new companion Josie. Victorian magic shows, murderous trees, lost books, crystalline life-forms, barges in space crammed with the undead – and the grand journey all begins in a sleepy Welsh town besieged by living paintings!

Home Trade Paperback Volume 2

Home Trade Paperback Volume 2
Writer: Max Davison Artist: Lucas Ferreyra, Matt Hebb

Fresh from DreamWorks Animation’s new film Home, Titan Comics bring you the all-new adventures of the friendliest and most inept world dominators you’ve ever seen! The Boov are an alien race trying to make Earth their home, but they really don’t get human culture. Collects issues #3 & #4 of the Home original comic.

Carlos Ezquerra's variant cover for Titan's Johnny Red #1

Carlos Ezquerra’s variant cover for Titan’s Johnny Red #1

RECOMMENDED Johnny Red #1 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Keith Page Cover Artist: Blank

Legendary British fighter ace, Johnny ‘Red’ Redburn, returns once more as the commander of the Falcons – a Russian fighter squadron battling the Nazis in the skies over Stalingrad. But dogfighting Messerschmitts is about to become the least of his troubles when the NVKD – the notorious Soviet secret police – come calling!

Kung Fu Panda #2

Kung Fu Panda #2
Writer: Simon Furman Artist: Lee Robinson, Philip Murphy

It’s the concluding part of “Wake Me Up Before You Po-Po”! The villains behind the Sleepy Sickness have been revealed! Can Po defeat them before he and the Furious Five fall asleep? Also, in “No Rest for the Wicked,” Po wants a day off, but minor crises, bad guys and kitchen malfunctions stand in his way!

US Comic Publishers

Dark Horse Comics

Angel And Faith Season 10 #20 Main Cover
Archie Vs Predator Hard Cover
Barb Wire #5
Call Of Duty Black Ops III #1
Dead Vengeance #2
Joe Golem Occult Detective #1
Lara Croft Frozen Omen #2
Mister X Razed Trade Paperback
Order Of The Forge Trade Paperback
Shaper Trade Paperback

This Damned Band #4

This Damned Band #4
Writer: Paul Cornell Artist/ Cover Artist: Tony Parker

Bassist Alex Lodge owes a lot of money to his . . . “pharmaceutical representatives,” and now they’ve come to collect. With something satanic already afoot in their recording chateau, can the band make it out alive? The Mephistophelean misadventures of Motherfather continue, from Paul Cornell (Wolverine, Action Comics) and Tony Parker (Mass Effect: Foundation)!

Usagi Yojimbo Gallery Edition

DC Comics

Bat Mite #6
Batman And Robin Eternal #5
Batman Arkham Knight #10
Batman Arkham Two Face Trade Paperback
Batman Legends Of The Dark Knight Trade Paperback Volume 5
Batman The Dark Knight Saga Hard Cover
Birds Of Prey Trade Paperback Volume 1
Detective Comics #46
Green Arrow #46
Green Lantern #46
Harley Quinn & Power Girl #5

Justice League Gods And Men Flash #1

Justice League Gods And Men Flash #1
Writer: Rob Williams Artist: Jesus Merino Cover Artist: Francis Manapul

The Flash is forced to take on the role of the Black Racer, harbinger of death! But can anyone escape this unlikely grim reaper?

Justice League Darkseid War Superman #1
Lobo #12
Luthor Trade Paperback
Midnighter #6
Mortal Kombat X #12 (Mature Readers)

Robin Trade Paperback Volume 1 Reborn

Robin Trade Paperback Volume 1 Reborn
Writer: Chuck Dixon, Alan Grant Artist: Norm Breyfogle & Various Cover Artist: Brian Bolland

In these 1990s tales, teen hacker Tim Drake discovers the secret of Bruce Wayne’s alter ego-but how will he convince the Dark Knight to make him the new Robin? First, he’ll travel the globe, tracing Bruce Wayne’s footsteps to study detection and martial arts. Then, as the new Robin, Tim must stop The Joker’s rampage!

Collects ROBIN #1-5, ROBIN II #1-4 and BATMAN #455-457.

Sandman Overture Deluxe Edition Hard Cover

Sandman Overture Deluxe Edition Hard Cover (Mature Readers)
Writer: Neil Gaiman Artist/ Cover Artist: J. H. Williams

Twenty-five years after THE SANDMAN first changed the landscape of modern comics, Neil Gaiman’s legendary series is back in a deluxe hardcover edition! From the birth of a galaxy to the moment that Morpheus is captured, THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE features cameo appearances by fan-favorite characters such as the Corinthian, Merv Pumpkinhead and, of course, the Dream King’s siblings: Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium, Destruction and Destiny. This volume collects THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE #1-6 in its entirety, plus bonus material.

Scooby Doo Team Up #13
Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #16
Suiciders Hard Cover Volume 1 (Mature Readers)
Survivors Club #2 (Mature Readers)

Unfollow #1

Unfollow #1 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Rob Williams Artist: Michael Dowling Cover Artist: Matt Taylor

A dying social media mogul leaves his billions to be split evenly between 140 random people-or however many of them are still alive at the moment of his death. Rob Williams (MARTIAN MANHUNTER, THE ROYALS: MASTERS OF WAR) and Michael Dowling (Death Sentence) assemble a cast that includes a young black man trying to get by in St. Louis, an Iranian reporter in need of hope, a retired special forces soldier with a strange sense of purpose, and a thrill-seeking heiress, in this thriller that shows we’re all still part of the food chain.

IDW Publishing

Angry Birds Super Angry Birds #3
Atomic Robo & The Ring Of Fire #3
Donald Duck #7
Insufferable #7
Mickey Mouse #6

Miracleman Artifact Edition Hard Cover

Miracleman Artifact Edition Hard Cover
Artist: Garry Leach & Various Cover Artist: John Totleben

Re-invented by Alan Moore, Miracleman was launched 30 years ago in the now legendary Warrior magazine. It turned the concept of “super-hero” on its ear with big ideas that helped redefine an entire genre… when Miracleman fought Kid Miracleman on the streets of London… well, things would never be the same.

And then there was the art.

Miracleman had a true knack for bringing out the best work from extraordinary artists. Starting with co-creator Garry Leach, followed by Alan Davis (and others) and finishing with one of the most amazing endings in comics history by the phenomenal John Totleben, Miracleman was a work of art painted on a grand canvas, unlike anything before or since.

My Little Pony Friends Forever #22
October Faction #10
Sherlock Holmes 7 Per-Cent Solution #4
Sherlock Holmes 7 Per-Cent Solution #4 Subscription
Star Trek New Adventures Trade Paperback Volume 2
Star Trek New Visions Hollow Man
TMNT Color Classics Series 3 #11
Transformers More Than Meets Eye #46 (Variant Covers)

Image Comics

Axcend #2 Cover A (Mature Readers)
Black Science #17 (Mature Readers)
Citizen Jack #1 Cover A Patterson (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Copperhead Trade Paperback Volume 2
Dark Corridor #4 (Mature Readers)

Elephantmen #67

Elephantmen #67 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Richard Starkings Artist: Axel Medellin Cover Artist: Karibu

In every war, there are casualties.

Humans #9 (Mature Readers)
Invincible Hard Cover Volume 10 Ultimate Collection
Lazarus #20 (Mature Readers)
Monstress #1 (Mature Readers)
Nailbiter #17 (Mature Readers)
Paper Girls #2
Rasputin #10 (Mature Readers)
Saints #2
Sex #25 (Mature Readers)
Stray Bullets Sunshine & Roses #9 (Mature Readers)
Surface Trade Paperback Volume 1 (Mature Readers)
Velvet #12 (Mature Readers)
We Stand On Guard #5 (Mature Readers)

Marvel Comics

Age Of Apocalypse Trade Paperback Warzones
Amazing Spider-Man #3
Avengers By Busiek And Perez Omnibus Hard Cover Volume 2
Avengers Vs Infinity #1
Blade Undead By Daylight Trade Paperback

Contest Of Champions #2

Contest Of Champions #2
Writer: Al Ewing Artist/ Cover Artist: Paco Medina

• Ares lives!
• The god of War vs. Maestro…and Iron Man & Gamora!
• Who is the shadowy player scheming with the Grandmaster? You’ll never guess!

Rated T

Deadpool #1
Doctor Strange #2
Drax #1
Extraordinary X-Men #1
George Romeros Empire Of Dead Trade Paperback Act Three
Guardians Of Galaxy Solo Classic Omnibus Hard Cover
Hawkeye Trade Paperback Volume 5 All New Hawkeye

Hercules #1

Hercules #1
Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Luke Ross

“Still going Strong”

The World’s first super hero decides it’s time to get back in the game, protect the innocent, defend the world, and generally remind everyone why he set the mark for heroism in the first place. Make way… Hercules is back! The greatest son of Olympus is thrown into the fight against threats ancient and modern, and Hercules demonstrates that a legend, no matter how strong he is, survives on his experience, and his ability to move with the times. A modern world, an age-old hero… and blockbuster action!
Rated T+

Howard The Duck #1
Invincible Iron Man #3
Marvel Universe Guardians Of Galaxy #2
Max Ride #1 Ultimate Flight

Miracleman By Gaiman And Buckingham #4Miracleman By Gaiman And Buckingham #4 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Neil Gaiman Artist/ Cover Artist: Mark Buckingham

• Gaiman and Buckingham craft a bedtime story for the Golden Age!
• “Winter’s Tale” tells the journey of Miracleman’s daughter and her adventure crossing the cosmos to find the Qys.
• What – or who – has “Retrieval” brought back from Infra-Space?
• Including material originally presented in MIRACLEMAN (1985) #20, plus bonus content.
Parental Advisory

New Avengers By Jonathan Hickman Hard Cover Volume 2
Nova #1
Spider-Gwen #0
Star Wars #1 Cassaday 7th Printing Variant
Star Wars #11
Star Wars #2 Cassaday 6th Printing Variant
Star Wars #3 Cassaday 4th Printing Variant
Star Wars #5 Cassaday 2nd Printing Variant
Star Wars #6 Cassaday 3rd Printing Variant
Star Wars Kanan Trade Paperback Volume 1 Last Padawan
Star Wars Lando #3 Maleev 2nd Printing Variant
Star Wars Princess Leia Trade Paperback
Uncanny X-Men #600
Vision #1

Other Publishers Comics And Graphic Novels

Adventure Time Flip Side Mathematical Hard Cover
Aliens Vampirella #3 Cover A Hardman
Black Rose Alice Graphic Novel Volume 6 (Mature Readers)
Blankets Graphic Novel (D&Q Ed) (Mature Readers)
Blankets Hard Cover (D&Q Ed) (Mature Readers)
Bob’s Burgers Medium Rare Trade Paperback
Bobs Burgers Ongoing #5 (Variant Covers)
Cage Hero #1
Captain Freebird Graphic Novel
Carpe Noctem #6 (Mature Readers)
Charmed Season 10 #13 A Cover Seidman (Mature Readers)
Chi Sweet Home Graphic Novel Volume 12
Class Photo Graphic Novel
Complete Peanuts Hard Cover Box Set 1995-1998
Complete Peanuts Hard Cover Volume 24 1997-1998

Crossed Hard Cover Volume 14

Crossed Hard Cover Volume 14 (Mature Readers) – Trade Paperback also available
Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Rafa Ortiz Cover Artist: Fernando Heinz

Kieron Gillen (Uber, Wicked & Devine) takes the horrors of the Crossed back to the ancient past where 75,000 years ago humanity came as close as it has ever come to being purged from the Earth. There were as few as 2000 humans remaining. This is historical fact. Why it came to this is generally blamed on super-volcano Toba causing a minor ice-age. But that’s not the full story. That is not the history of the Homo Tortor, i.e. Man The Torturer. This empire before the beginning of time, that sends raiding parties gathering other Homo species and enormous mega-fauna, invented cruelty, refined domination, and perfected killing. And they think their power will last forever. There is no help, there is no hope. There is only the Crossed. This volume collects issues #75 – 80 of the ongoing Crossed: Badlands series. Available in paperback and hardcover editions.

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Hard Cover Volume 10 Old School
Evil Dead 2 #3 Beyond Dead By Dawn
Evil Dead 2 Tales Of The Exmortis #2

ExMortis #1

Exmortis #1
Publisher: 451 MEDIA GROUP
Writer: Andi Ewington, Williams Artist/ Cover Artist: Raymund Bermudez

When the Nazis unearth the long lost diary of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein they carry on his work reanimating the corpses of fallen soldiers and building an army of undead infantry to fend off the Allied liberation of Europe. To fight fire with fire, the Allies recruit a guerilla force of supernatural proportions, corralling a team of experts that included Jack Glendon aka Wolfman, Junior aka Frankenstein, Vlad aka Dracula, Erik Leroux aka the Phantom, and Hans Volger aka the Gillman. The Deadly ½ Dozen become our nation’s only hope and salvation against the Third Reich in an epic battle of gore and glory to stop the Red Menace and save the world from the most terrifying monster of them all – Man.

Exodus Life After #1 (Mature Readers)

The Faceless Ghost Graphic Novel

The Faceless Ghost Graphic Novel
Publisher: SHAMBHALA
Writer: Sean Michael Wilson (A/CA) Michiru Morikawa

Over one hundred years ago, the writer Lafcadio Hearn gathered and translated into English a selection of traditional Japanese ghost/mystery stories. They were published as Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things. In this new graphic novel, acclaimed manga creator Sean Michael Wilson retells six of these stories. All of them are very well known in Japan, where ghosts and demons are often called yokai, meaning “the mysterious and weird.” Today these stories find expression mostly in movies and manga, but they remain rooted in the traditional ghost stories of the Edo-era known as kaidan, which means “recited narrative of strange, mysterious, rare, or bewitching apparitions.”

Forty Coffins One Shot
Grimm Fairy Tales Coven #4 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Grimm Fairy Tales #116 Wicked (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Ghetto Klown Graphic Novel
Golden Age Greats Spotlight Volume 17

Grant Morrison’s 18 Days #5

Grant Morrison’s 18 Days #5 (Variant Covers)
Writer: Grant Morrison & Various Artist: Jeevan Kang, Francesco Biagini Cover Artist: Mukesh Singh

Bheeshma, the last super-warrior from an earlier age joins the battle at last unleashing terror from the skies. “Grandfather Bheeshma is the Big Man. Bheeshma the Terrible. The Supreme Superwarrior of his Age, Indestructible Bheeshma. He’s Obi-Wan Kenobi and Arnold rolled into one but his time is coming to an end and perhaps he can feel the chill. No matter, it is said that Bheeshma will die only when he wants to…” – Grant Morrison.

Also available with a Bheeshma Supreme cover and a Bheeshma’s Blessing cover, each by Mukesh Singh and each limited to 1,000 copies.

Grimm Fairy Tales Arcane Acre Trade Paperback Volume 2
Hangman #1 (Mature Readers)
Imperium Trade Paperback Volume 2 Broken Angels
Ingress Niantic Project Begins Graphic Novel
Irredeemable Premier Edition Hard Cover Volume 1

James Bond #1 Cover - DIncen Mooney

James Bond #1 (Variant Covers)
Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Jason Masters Cover Artist: Dom Reardon

Beginning “VARGR”, the first story in the ongoing James Bond comic series by best-selling writer Warren Ellis! James Bond returns to London after a mission of vengeance in Helsinki, to take up the workload of a fallen 00 Section agent. But something evil is moving through the back streets of the city, and sinister plans are being laid for Bond in Berlin…
In Stores November 4th in advance of the block buster movie on November 6th! Dynamite Entertainment is proud to launch the first James Bond comic book series in 20 years! “Ian Fleming’s James Bond is an icon, and it’s a delight to tell visual narratives with the original, brutal, damaged Bond of the books.” – Warren Ellis

Jeffrey Jones Idyl Im Age Hard Cover
Jeffrey Jones Idyl Im Age Soft Cover
John Carpenters Tales For Halloween Night Graphic Novel (Mature Readers)
John Flood #4
Jojos Bizarre Adventures Battle Tendency Hard Cover Volume 1
Kill My Mother Trade Paperback

Klaus #1

Klaus #1
Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Dan Mora Cover Artists: Frazer Irving, Dan Mora

What’s to Love: Grant Morrison is one of the most prolific and best-selling writers in comics, earning a reputation for his ability to effectively revamp superheroes like Animal Man, Batman, and the X-Men. His creator-owned titles are also highly praised, including The Invisibles, Nameless, We3, and Joe the Barbarian, because no one tells mythical stories better than him. In Klaus, Grant reimagines one of the biggest cultural myths in history, and we could not be more excited to pair him with one of our homegrown talents, Dan Mora (Hexed)!

What It Is: Set in a dark fantastic past of myth and magic, Klaus tells the story of how Santa Claus really came to be. Where did he begin? What was he like when he was young? Why does he do what he does? How does he do what he does? And what happens when he faces his greatest challenge? Drawing on Santa Claus’ wilder roots in Viking lore and Siberian shamanism-taking in the creepier side of Christmas, and characters like the sinister Krampus-Klaus is a “Santa Claus: Year One.”

Kodt Bundle Of Trouble Trade Paperback Volume 52
Legend Of Oz Wicked West #2 (Variant Covers)
Livingstone Graphic Novel Volume 1
Marvel Avengers Paint By Numbers 5 Classic Scenes
Mouse Guard Legends Of Guard Hard Cover Volume 3
Mutts Treasury Playtime Soft Cover
Ninjak #9 (Variant Covers)
Niobe She Is Life #1 Woods Cover
Pacific Rim Tales From The Drift #1
Pre Code Classics Web Of Evil Hard Cover Volume 2
Pre Code Classics Web Of Evil Slipcase Edition Volume 2
Puppetmaster Trade Paperback Volume 1 Offering
Red Rosa Graphic Biography Of Rosa Luxemburg Graphic Novel
Regular Show #29
Rising Of The Shield Hero Graphic Novel Volume 1 Manga Compasion
Rogues #2 Odd Parenthood (Mature Readers)
Rosario Vampire Graphic Novel Complete Box Set

Rowans Ruin #2

Rowans Ruin #2
Writer: Mike Carey Artist/ Cover Artist: Mike Perkins

Katie begins to see a mutilated figure in the mirrors of Emily’s home.

Roy Thomas Presents Planet Comics Hard Cover Volume 10
Roy Thomas Presents Planet Comics Slipcase Edition Volume 10
Say I Love You Graphic Novel Volume 10
Scarlett Star On The Run Graphic Novel
Sip (Strangers In Paradise) Kids Collected Edition Trade Paperback
Sixth Gun Dlx Hard Cover Volume 3
Sixth Gun Gunslinger Edition Hard Cover Volume 3
Snoopy Vs Red Baron Hard Cover
Sonic Super Digest #14
Sunny Side Up Graphic Novel Hard Cover
Tarot Witch Of The Black Rose #76 Studio Dlx Edition (Mature Readers)
The Valiant #1 One Dollar Debut Edition
Titan #2 (Mature Readers)
Toil & Trouble #3

A Train Called Love #2

A Train Called Love #2 
Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Mark Dos Cover Artist: Russell Braun

Myles and Valerie’s face-off with the appallingly German Schmitt brothers takes an unexpected turn, while Marv’s plans for Mike turn out to be inappropriate and then some. Meanwhile, Penny tells Marcy the sorry tale of what she caught Marv doing on the internet, Call-me-Dave comes a-calling, and love blossoms while bullets fly…

Ufology #6
Terminus Cosmos
Winners Graphic Novel (Mature Readers)
Wonder Woman War Years Hard Cover
Woods #17
Zits Treasury Trade Paperback Zits Apocalypse Are You Ready


007 Magazine Presents #1 Goldfinger Portfolio
Comic Shop News #1481
Cosplay Culture Magazine #24
DC Batman Auto Figure Mag #69 Batman #555
DC Superhero Chess Figure Collection Mag #93 Guy Gardner White Bishop
DC Superhero Chess Figure Collection Mag #94 Black Hand Black Rook
DC Superhero Chess Figure Collection Mag #95 Orion White Pawn
Filmfax #142
Heavy Metal #277 Cover A Royo (Mature Readers)
Heavy Metal #277 Cover B Skinner (Mature Readers)
Marvel Chess Figure Collection Mag #44 Magik White Pawn
Marvel Chess Figure Collection Mag #45 The Brood Black Pawn
Marvel Chess Figure Collection Mag #46 Lady Deathstrike Black Pawn
Marvel Fact Files Special #10 Ant-Man
Sci Fi & Fantasy Modeller Volume 39
Star Trek Starships Figure Mag #54 Steamrunner Class


Art Of Stephen Hickman Hard Cover
Bond Vs. Bond Girls Guns Gadgets & The Guy
DC Super Heroes Batman Yr Trade Paperback Scarecrows Panic Plot
Doctor Who Complete History Hard Cover Volume 3 12th Doctor Stories 242 & 243
Doctor Who Light Up Weeping Angel & Book Kit
Doctor Who Time Lord Fairytales Hard Cover
Hobbit Art Of War Battle Of 5 Armies Chronicles
Imagery From Birds Home Art Bill Carman Hard Cover
Infected By Art Best Worlds Fantasy Sf Horror Art Hard Cover Volume 3
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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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  1. …..and not forgetting Accent UK’s ‘The Troll’ which has now shipped via Diamond to comic stores worldwide and was advance reviewed by Jeremy Briggs at Down The Tubes here;

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