Despite all the excitement of last week’s sell-out 2000AD prog 2000, don’t be thinking the team on the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic are resting on tier laurels!
Prog 2001 offers a fine mix this issue, which includes a new Judge Dredd story from Rob Williams, Trevor Hairsine, Barry Kitson, Dylan Teague, and Annie Parkhouse; and new thrill “Counterfeit Girl” by Peter Milligan, Rufus Dayglo, Dom Regan and Ellie De Ville continues. And who would want to miss “Flesh: Gorehead” by Pat Mills, Clint Langley and Ellie? On sale now in all good newsagents!
It’s a busy week again for Titan Comics who, like the 2000AD team, have invaded the US this weekend to be at New York Comic Con. Out this week is the first shot out of the publishers Hard Case Crime imprint arrives in stores. Triggerman #1 – an operatic Prohibition era epic – from visionary director of The Warriors, Walter Hill and co-writer Matz, with art from trusted collaborator Jef.
This week also sees The Ninth Doctor entangled once more with UNIT, in Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #6! Welcome back to the 12970s (or is it the 80s?) in this timey-wimey trip like no other from Cavan Scott and Adriana Melo.
Assassin’s Creed: Assassins #12 – by Anthony Del Col, and Conor McCreery with art by Neil Edwards – also hits stores this week with a brand new arc Charlotte is still reeling from her encounter with Erudtio – will the forces unite in time?
UK Newsagents Releases
There are plenty of comics on sale in newsagents that still delight in bringing you such subversive delights, including 2000AD, The Beano, Danger Mouse comic, Commando (latest release intel here), Judge Dredd Megazine,Panini Comics Marvel Collector Editions titles, Titan Comics superhero titles and VIZ, with great strips also featuring in titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Doctor Who Adventures, Titan’s Doctor Who: Tales from the TARDIS (collecting their strips from the US format titles), Mega, TOXIC and many others.
Don’t forget the wonderful Phoenix Comic is on sale in many (but not all) Waitrose supermarkets and selected high street WH Smiths stores – and some comic shops (stockist list here), as well as available on subscription.
So let’s not get too downhearted by some British publishers lack of faith in full-blown cover to cover comic strip action and humour that only those of us over a certain age remember.
Hachette Partworks, whose partwork titles include Doctor Who: The Complete History and Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection, continue their How To Draw The Marvel Way, along with their re-release of their hugely successful part work, Marvel’s Marvel Ultimate Graphic Novel series.
Note that you may now have to subscribe if you want to continue buying Part Works some are not distributed in newsagents after their first few issues.
Digital Comic Picks
Aces Weekly Volume 24 is out now. Just £1 a week gets you this and more to come forever – xxx. Up to 200 pages of cool stuff – for a pound a week! This brilliant comics project run by artist David Lloyd is four this week offers a great slice of original digital comics, his work aided and abetted by Bambos Georgiou, Aces Weekly great co-founder and Subscription Manager, and Simon Russell, their Managing Editor.
British Comic Publishers
2000AD Prog 2001
In this issue, which features a cover by Clint Langley: Judge Dredd: Get Sin by Rob Williams, Trevor Hairsine, Barry Kitson, Dylan Teague, Annie Parkhouse; Savage: The Marze Murderer by Pat Mills, Patrick Goddard, Annie Parkhouse; Hunted by Gordon Rennie, PJ Holden, Len O’Grady, Simon Bowland; Counterfeit Girl by Peter Milligan, Rufus Dayglo, Dom Regan, Ellie De Ville; Flesh: Gorehead by Pat Mills, Clint Langley, Ellie De Ville
Be sure to look out for the reprint edition of 2000AD Prog 2000 and the latest Judge Dredd Megazine!
New Graphic Novels On Sale This Week in Bookshops
Available in book shops and comic shops, distributed by Turnaround Distributors
▪ Garden Of Flesh (Fantagraphics, 9781606999356)
▪ In Fox’s Forest (Fantagraphics, 9781606999561)
▪ Internal Wildness (Avery Hill, 9781910395233)
▪ Real Deal Comix (Fantagraphics, 9781606999264)
US Comics On Sale This Week
List in part courtesy First Age Comics Lancaster – all the comics below can be ordered through your local comic shop, as can the 2000AD and Titan Comics titles above
Archer & Armstrong #8
All New Wolverine #13
Amazing Spider-Man #19
Autumnlands Tooth & Claw #13
Batman 66 #4
Big Trouble in Little China Escape New York #1
Bloodshot Reborn #18
DC Comics Bombshells #18
Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love #1
Deadpool: Black in Black #1
Death of Hawkman #1
Death of X #1
Dungeons & Dragons #5
Everafter from the pages of Fables #2
Future Quest #5
Ghostbusters International #9
Giant Days #19
Green Arrow #8
Green Lanterns #8
Harley Quinn #5
He Man Thundercats #1
Injustice Gods Among Us Year Five #19
Invincible Iron Man #14
James Bond #10
Justice League #6
Marvels Mightiest Heroes vol 73
Midnighter & Apollo #1
No Mercy #10
Now Champions #1
Now Deadpool & Mercs for Money #4
Now Doctor Strange #12
Now Jessica Jones #1
Paper Girls #10
Penny Dreadful #4
Pop Green Arrow Vinyl Figure
Red One #4
Scarlet Witch #11
Shade the Changeling Girl #1
Shadow Death of Margo Lane #5
Spider-Man 2099 #16
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #2
Transformers More than Meets the Eye #57
Uncanny X-Men #14
Walking Dead #159
Walking Dead TP Volume 16
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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. 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.