Something For The Weekend: the Doctor battles the Master! – New Comics On Sale (w/c 28th November 2016)

Doctor Who: The Third Doctor - Heralds of Destruction #3 Cover A

Doctor Who: The Third Doctor – Heralds of Destruction #3 Cover A

Here’s this week’s round up of new comics in British newsagents and comic shops skewed, as ever to highlighting British creators and publishers.

This is a bit of a quick round up owing to various circumstances, some work related, but I hope you don’t mind my shameless highlight for the latest issue of Doctor Who: The Third Doctor – Heralds of Destruction #3 from Titan Comics, Paul Cornell‘s last ever Doctor Who comic story (coincidentally edited by me, who commissioned his first official Who strip, way back when I was editing Doctor Who Magazine. I’m very honoured).

It’s a groovy tale of deception, and aliens, guest starring the original Master as played n screen by Roger Delgado – and part of the tale takes place in companion Jo Grant’s head! Featuring fab art by Christopher Jones, it’s available from Wednesday in all good comic shops.

Justice League of America #10

Justice League of America continyes this week, #10 written and with arty by another Marvel UK veteran Bryan Hitch ((cover above by Daniel Henriques, but look out for a variant by John Romita and Danny Miki.

The League members in the ancient past catch up with those in the present, and the whole future is at stake! The League thought they had beaten Rao, at great personal cost, but his final solution for the people of Earth is far more than even The League can stand against.

Resident Alien: The Man With No Name #3 - SMALLLI’d also like to highlight Resident Alien: The Man With No Name #3. Released 10th November, its slipped past my radar, so apologies to writer Peter Hogan and artist Steve Parkhouse. Resident doctor-detective (and alien) Dr. Harry tries to find a dead man’s daughter and expose a possible drug ring, while federal agents close in on him and Nurse Asta. There’s m in this celebrated science-fiction/murder-mystery series. Worth grabbing if you haven’t already.

UK Newsagents Releases

There are plenty of comics on sale in newsagents that still delight in bringing you such subversive delights, including 2000ADThe BeanoDanger Mouse comic, Commando (latest release intel here), EPIC! (recently revamped), Judge Dredd MegazinePanini Comics Marvel Collector Editions titles, Titan Comics superhero titles and VIZ, with great strips also featuring in titles such as Doctor Who MagazineDoctor Who Adventures, Titan’s Doctor Who: Tales from the TARDIS (collecting their strips from the US format titles), MegaTOXIC 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 25 Montage

Aces Weekly Volume 25 is out now! Coming at you in seven weekly parts every Monday night – for just £1, in any currency, per week! There is no better deal on the planet for discerning comics readers!

In Volume 25… Part 3 of “The Flight”, from Jeffrey Vaughn and The Art of Brendon and Brian Fraim ; the tragi-comic, and inimitable, “Why Don’t You Love Me?” from Paul Rainey; “Mercy Killing” from Marcello Bondi and Giuseppe Latanza ; the radical, “Goons Of The Galaxy”, from the spaced-out, Marc Jackson ; feverish fantasy from Jok LP and Rodolfo Santullo in “The Big Hit” ; a beautifully told tale of a drowned world of the future, in, “BOOM! Nowhere”, from Katie Cunningham and Heather Fisher; and, later in the volume, in the tradition of “Blacksad” and Elephantmen, the AW team bring you “Chief Inspector Gator” from Anthony Zicari and Oscar Capristo… up to 200 pages, including Extras. £1 per week. That’s it – that’s all!

Although the many “likes” and “shares” for Aces Weekly on various social media are stratospheric, the team on this digital anthology don’t need a bunch of flowers, just one, like a rose – in the modest shape of a £1 per week subscription – a just £1 per week subscription, in any currency. Without subscriptions there’d be nothing here for you to like and appreciate – none of the terrific images, the extraordinary styles.

Cyberspace publishing benefits reader and creator alike in the way Aces Weekly does it do it, and will always do it, but it needs help to make its way to the target it deserves to reach. Spread the word!

British Comic Publishers


2000AD Prog 20092000AD Prog 2009

Cover by Staz Johnson, colour by Gary Caldwell

Featuring: Judge Dredd: Cube Root of Evil by Arthur Wyatt (Writer), Jake Lynch (Artist), John Charles (Colourist), Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)

Savage: The Marze Murderer by Pat Mills (Writer), Patrick Goddard (Artist), Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)

Hunted by Gordon Rennie (Writer), PJ Holden (Artist), Len O’Grady (Colourist), Simon Bowland (Letterer)

Future Shocks: Return of the Revolutionaries by Rory McConville (Writer), Eoin Coveney (Artist), Ellie De Ville (Letterer)

Flesh: Gorehead by Pat Mills (Writer), Clint Langley (Artist), Ellie De Ville (Letterer)

Judge Dredd Megazine 378

STILL ON SALE Judge Dredd Megazine 378

Cover by Ryan Brown

In this issue: Judge Dredd: Psicho by Peter Milligan (Writer) Jake Lynch (Artist) Tiernen Trevallion (Colourist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer); Blunt by TC Eglington (Writer) Boo Cook (Artist) Simon Bowland (Letterer); Angelic: Home is The Hunter by Gordon Rennie (Writer) Lee Carter (Artist) Simon Bowland (Letterer); Anderson: The Deep End by Alec Worley (Writer) Paul Davidson (Artist) Len O’Grady (c) Ellie De Ville (Letterer).

Features: interview with Glyn Dillon, obituary of Steve Dillon, Thrill-power Overload. Bagged reprint: Sinister Dexter: Pros and Cons.

Still On Sale: 

The 2000AD Script Book

Original scripts by leading comics writers accompanied by the final art, taken from the pages of the world famous 2000AD comic. FROM THE MINDS OF THE MEGA-MASTERS For the first time Rebellion presents an astonishing and insightful collection of 2000AD scripts, written by some of the most successful and critically lauded talent behind the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic.

Featuring original script drafts and the final published artwork for comparison, this is a must have for fans of 2000AD and is an essential purchase for anyone interested in writing comics.

• Order this book from here (using this link helps support downthetubes)

Dan Dare: The 2000AD Years Volume Two

Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future is a British icon. He was created by Frank Hampson in 1950, and first appeared in the Eagle comic where he was an instant hit with the British public. Almost a decade after the original series had ended, Dan Dare was resurrected in the pages of a brand new sci-fi comic for boys – 2000 AD! In this volume: Dan Dare and the crew of the Eagle One continue their journey through deep, uncharted space, where they encounter a host of evil alien tyrants, including Dare’s arch-nemesis the Mekon! This volume of Dan Dare concludes the iconic British hero’s adventures within the pages of 2000 AD.

• Read Colin Noble’s Review

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Titan Comics


Doctor Who: The Third Doctor - Heralds of Destruction #3 Cover C by Kelly Yates

Doctor Who: The Third Doctor – Heralds of Destruction #3 Cover C by Kelly Yates

Doctor Who: The Third Doctor – Heralds of Destruction #3
Writer: Paul Cornell
Artist: Christopher Jones

As the Doctor and Jo Grant attempt to defeat an invasion of shapeshifting robots, their true enemy plots against them from inside UNIT! When danger comes, wearing a familiar face, will the Doctor be able to see it in time – or will one of his closest allies pay the price? Doctor Who superstar Paul Cornell and stunning artist Christopher Jones continue their take on a classic Doctor as you’ve never seen him before!

COVER A: Arianna Florean
COVER B: Photo
COVER C: Kelly Yates

Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor Year Two #12 Cover A by Alex Ronald

Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor Year Two #12 Cover A by Alex Ronald

Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor Year Two #12
Writer: Robbie Morrison
Artist: Mariano Laclaustra

The Terror of the Cabinet Noire continues, as the Doctor finds himself teamed with a rebellious French swordswoman to battle the infamous Cardinal Richelieu and his secret police! But it’s not just the Cardinal they have to worry about – it’s his allies, who definitely aren’t from around here…!

Cover A: Alex Ronald
Cover B: Photo
Cover C: jaKE

Peepland #2 Cover A by Chris Wahl

Peepland #2 Cover A by Chris Wahl

Peepland #2
Writers: Christa Faust & Gary Phillips
Artist: Andrea Camerini

With the evidence in hand, Nick and Roxy begin piece together movements of the Central Park slayer, but the NYC police department have another suspect in mind. Meanwhile, the real killer steps up the search for the missing videotape.

COVER A – Chris Wahl
COVER B – Will Conrad
COVER C – Alex Shibao

Tank Girl Gold #2 Cover A by Peepland #2 Cover A by Chris Wahl

Tank Girl Gold #2 Cover A by Peepland #2 Cover A by Chris Wahl

Tank Girl Gold #2
Writer: Alan Martin
Artist: Brett Parson

There may be no “I” in team but there’s certainly a “U” in onslaught! Break out your jock straps and crash helmets, folks; we’re going full contact for the Tank Girl Gold Super Sports Special!

Cover A: Chris Wahl
Cover B: Black Frog
Cover C: Brett Parson

Torchwood #3 Cover A by Claudia Ianniciello

Torchwood #3 Cover A by Claudia Ianniciello

Torchwood #3
Writers: Carol Barrowman, John Barrowman
Artist: Antonio Fuso

Captain Jack, Gwen, and the crew of the scientific vessel Ice Maiden are plunged into a new world-threatening crisis, as Jack uncovers more about the ancient evil returning to devastate the globe! Outnumbered and outgunned, can this Torchwood World Tour still make a difference?

Cover A: Claudia Ianniciello
Cover B: Will Brooks Photo
Cover C: Pasquale Qualano

Vikings Uprising #3 Cover A by Claudia Caranfa

Vikings Uprising #3 Cover A by Claudia Caranfa

Vikings: Uprising #3
Writer: Cavan Scott
Artist: Daniel Indro

In the wake of another massacre, Lagertha must rally Ragnar for aid to help quell the uprising, but her former husband is haunted by ghosts of the past. Lagertha must lead an expedition against the rebel slaves, but is shocked when she learns of their next target…

Cover A: Claudia Caranfa
Cover B: Photo
Cover C: Simon Myers

Small Press Spotlight

Last Driver - Cover

The Last Driver by Chris Barker and Shaky Kane is available now from Dead Canary Comics. Read Tony Esmond’s review here

New US Comics On Sale in UK Comic Shops

Information courtesy of First Age Comics from their order list. For details of every US comic release (and more) in all comic shops, visit Diamond Comics Previews page. Not every comic shop stocks the full range but every comic can be ordered from your local comic shop

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Dark Horse Comics

Art Of Metal Gear Solid V Ltd Edition – Hard Cover
Astrid Trade Paperback Volume 01 Cult Of Volcanic Moon
Conan The Slayer #5
Cryptocracy #6
Danganronpa The Animation Trade Paperback Volume 03
Oh My Goddess Omnibus Trade Paperback Volume 05
Rook Trade Paperback Volume 2 Desperate Times
Serenity No Power In The Verse #2 (Of 6) Main

Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes #3 - SMALL

Cover by Duncan Fegredo

Tarzan On The Planet Of The Apes #3 (Of 5)
Witchfinder City Of The Dead #4

DC Comics

Aquaman Hard Cover Volume 8 Out Of Darkness
Batman Animated Series Christmas with The Joker Af
Batman Annual #1
Batman Detective Comics Hard Cover Volume 9 Gordon At War
Batman Detective Comics Trade Paperback Volume 8 Blood Of Heroes
Cyborg Trade Paperback Volume 2 Enemy Of The State (Res)
Direct Currents #1 (Net)
Green Arrow An Adult Coloring Book Trade paperback
Harley Quinn Red Black & White Holiday Statue
Injustice Gods Among Us Year Five Annual #1
Justice League Of America #10
Justice League Of America #10 Romita Variant Ed
New Talent Showcase #1
Robin Trade Paperback Volume 3 Solo (Res)
Sinestro Trade Paperback Volume 4 The Fall Of Sinestro
Suicide Squad #7
Suicide Squad #7 Variant Edition
Superman Annual #1
Superman The Golden Age Trade Paperback Volume 02
Wacky Raceland #6 (Of 6) – Variant Covers

IDW Publishing

Ghostbusters International #11
Ghostbusters International #11 Subscription Variant
Godzilla Rage Across Time Trade paperback


Fans of the long-running MASK strips in British comics may want to check out this new incarnation from IDW

Mask Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #1 – Variant Covers
Mickey & Donald Hard Cover Search For Zodiac Stone
Mickey Craziest Adventures Hard Cover
Revolution #5 (Of 5)- Variant Covers
Theory Of The Grain Of Sand Trade paperback
TMNT Shadows Of The Past Board Game
TMNT Universe #4 – Variant Covers
Uncle Scrooge Timeless Tales Hard Cover Volume 02
X-Files (2016) #8 – Variant Covers

Image Comics

Deadly Class #24 (Mature Readers)
Image Plus #8 (Walking Dead Heres Negan Pt 8) (Mature Readers)
Monstress #8 (Mature Readers)
Paper Girls Trade Paperback Volume 02
Romulus #2 (Mature Readers)
Saga #40 (Mature Readers)
Seven To Eternity #1 3rd Printing
Seven To Eternity #2 2ng Printing
Seven To Eternity #3 – Variant Covers
Sex #33 (Mature Readers)
Shutter #24 (Mature Readers)
Surgeon X #3 (Mature Readers)

Marvel Comics

Amazing Spider-Man #20 2nd Printing Alex Ross Variant Cc
Black Panther #7 2nd Printing Stelfreeze Variant Now
Black Widow #8
Deadpool Back In Black #4 (Of 5)
Deadpool Back In Black #4 (Of 5) Lim Variant
Doctor Strange Sorcerers Supreme #1 2nd Printing Albuquerque Variant
Extraordinary X-Men #16
Ghost Rider #1 Now
Great Lakes Avengers #2
Guardians Of Galaxy #14
Ivx #0 (Of 6) – Variant Covers
Luke Cage Iron Fist And Heroes For Hire Trade Paperback Volume 01
Marvel Free Previews 2016 #3 (Bundle Of 25)
Mighty Thor Prem Hard Cover Volume 02 Lords Of Midgard
Moon Knight Trade Paperback Volume 01 Lunatic
Ms Marvel #13
New Avengers #18
Old Man Logan #14
Prowler #1 2nd Printing Foreman Variant Cc Now
Sensational She-Hulk By John Byrne Trade paperback Return
Star Wars Annual #2
Star Wars Annual #2 Charretier Variant
Star Wars Episode III Hard Cover Revenge Of Sith
Thunderbolts #7 Now
Totally Awesome Hulk #12 Cw2
Uncanny Inhumans #16
Venom Space Knight Trade Paperback Volume 02 Enemies And Allies
Vision Trade Paperback Volume 02 Little Better Than Beast
X-23 Complete Collection Trade Paperback Volume 02
X-Men Alpha Flight Trade paperback
Young Avengers By Heinberg And Cheung Complete Coll Trade paperback

Other Publishers Comics and Graphic Novels

Savage #1 Cvr A Larosa
12 Beast Graphic Novel Volume 4 (Mature Readers)
Adventure Time Original Graphic Novel Islands
Anne Happy Graphic Novel Volume 3 Unhappy Go Lucky
Archie Funhouse Christmas Annual Digest #23
Assassination Classroom Graphic Novel Vol 13
Black Clover Graphic Novel Volume 4
Bloodshot Reborn Deluxe Hard Cover Volume 01
Blue Exorcist Graphic Novel Vol 16
Brik #5 (Of 6) (Mature Readers)

Britannia #1 - 3rd Printing

Britannia #1 (Of 4) 3rd Printing
Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Juan Jose Ryp (Cover Artist: Cary Nord

On the fringes of civilization, the world’s first detective is about to make an unholy discovery…

Well worth a look, this one – and given this is the third printing, it’s clear a lot of you already have!

Ruled by the Fates. Manipulated by the Gods. Commanded by Caesar. In the year 65 A.D., one’s destiny was not his own. At the height of Nero’s reign, a veteran of Rome’s imperial war machine has been dispatched to the farthest reaches of the colonies to investigate unnatural happenings… In the remote outpost of Britannia, Antonius Axia – the First Detective – will become Rome’s only hope to reassert control over the empire’s most barbaric frontier…and keep the monsters that bridge the line between myth and mystery at bay… From comics mastermind Peter Milligan (X-Statix, Shade the Changing Man) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (NINJAK, Clone) comes a psychological journey into terror, temptation, and bloodshed – presented in an all-new prestige format limited series! Prestige Format.

Broken Moon Legends O/T Deep #2 (Of 6)
Caliber Presents Graphic Novel Volume 2 (Mature Readers)
Classic Illustrated Trade paperback Last Of Mohicans Hard Cover
Combat Jacks #2
Copra Trade paperback Round Four (Mature Readers)
Days Missing Hard Cover Volume 2 Kestus New Ed
Deadworld Slaughterhouse Trade paperback (Mature Readers)
Dean Koontz Frankenstein Storm Surge Hard Cover
Disciples Trade Paperback Volume 1 (Mature Readers)
Disney Frozen #3
Doctor Who 12th Year Two #12 – Variant Covers
Doctor Who 3rd #3 (Of 5) – Variant Covers
Dragons Rioting Graphic Novel Volume 5 (Mature Readers)
Empire Of Blood Trade Paperback Volume 01
Erb Land That Time Forgot #3 Main Cvr
Erb Land That Time Forgot #3 Painted Sub Cvr
Escape From Monster Island Trade paperback
Everyones Getting Married Graphic Novel Volume 3 (Mature Readers)
Exodus Life After #9 (Mature Readers)
Faith (Ongoing) #5 2nd Printing
Fish Eye #1
Flesh Of White #2 (Of 4)
Foiled Graphic Novel New Printing
Food Wars Shokugeki No Soma Graphic Novel Vol 15
Foxy Lady Fbi #1
Generation Zero #4 – Variant Covers
Gft Red Agent Human Order #1 – Variant Covers (Mature Readers)
Godkiller Walk Among Us Complete Collection Trade paperback (Mature Readers)
Grimm Tales Of Terror Holiday Special 2016 – Variant Covers (Mature Readers)
Guns Of The Black Bat #3
Haikyu Graphic Novel Volume 6
Happiness Graphic Novel Volume 2
Hard Case Crime Peepland #2 (Of 5) – Variant Covers
In Spectre Graphic Novel Volume 1
Indie Comics #3 (Mature Readers)
Indoctrination #5
Indoctrination Trade Paperback Volume 1
Invader Zim #15
Jughead #11 Cvr A – Variant Covers
Jungle Fantasy Ivory #3 Costume Change Set (Mature Readers)
Kodoja V2 #1 (Of 5) – Variant Covers
Kulipari Heritage #4 (Of 4)
Kuroko Basketball 2in1 Trade Paperback Volume 03
La Muerta Descent #1 Grindhouse Ltd Sgn Ed (Mature Readers)
Lady Death Zodiac #1 All Naughty Ed – Variant Covers Lake Jehovah Gn
Lucas Stand #6 (Mature Readers)
Masamune Kuns Revenge Graphic Novel Volume 3
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #9
Monster Musume Graphic Novel Vol 10 (Mature Readers)
Munchkin #23
Mutts Treasury Year Of Yesh Soft Cover
No Angel #1 (Mature Readers)
One Piece 3in1 Trade Paperback Volume 18
Other Side Of Secret Graphic Novel Volume 3 (Mature Readers)
Pandoras Eyes Hard Cover (New Printing) (Mature Readers)
Planet Of Daemons #1 (Of 4)
Pokemon Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Graphic Novel Volume 2
Pokemon Pocket Comics XY Graphic Novel
Prison School Graphic Novel Volume 5 (Mature Readers)
Public Relations #13 (Mature Readers)
Remind Graphic Novel Volume 2
Revisionist #6
Rick & Morty #20
Rivers Of London Night Witch Trade paperback (Mature Readers)
Robyn Hood Trade Paperback Volume 4
Rowans Ruin Trade paperback
Roy Crane Buz Sawyer Hard Cover Volume 4 -Zazarofs Revenge
Savage #1 – Variant Covers
Serving Supes #6
Shekhar Kapur Devi Rebirth #4 – Ltd Ed Frison Sketch Cvr
Shekhar Kapur Devi Rebirth #5 – Ltd Ed Frison Sketch Cvr
Sherlock Holmes Dark Detective Gn
Simpsons Illustrated #26
Sin Eternal Return To Dantes Inferno Gn
Six Million Dollar Man Fall #5 (Of 5)
Skip To The End #3 (Of 4)
Skydoll Spaceship Graphic Novel (Mature Readers)
Smosh #6 (Of 6) – Variant Covers
So Cute It Hurts Graphic Novel Volume 10 (Mature Readers)
Sonic The Hedgehog #289 – Variant Covers
Spookhouse #2
Squalor Graphic Novel
Stargate Atlantis Gateways #1 – Variant Covers
Sword Art Online Girls Ops Graphic Novel Volume 3
Tales From The Crypt #1 – Variant Covers
Tank Girl Gold #2 (Of 4) – Variant Covers
Tarot Witch Of The Black Rose #101 (Mature Readers)
Tarot Witch Of The Black Rose #95 Studio Deluxe Ed (Mature Readers)
The Skeptics #2 (Mature Readers)
Titan #4 (Mature Readers)
Torchwood #3 – Variant Covers
Turn Loose Death Rays & Kill Hard Cover Complete Fletcher Hanks
Velda Girl Detective Graphic Novel Volume 1
Vikings Uprising #3 (Of 4) – Variant Covers
Voltron Legendary Defender #5
White #1 (Of 4) (Mature Readers)
Wolfcop #2 (Mature Readers)
Wuvable Oaf Hard Cover Blood & Metal
Yona Of The Dawn Graphic Novel Volume 3


Back Issue #93
Brickjournal #10
Comic Book Creator #13
Filmfax #146
Horrorhound #62
Illustration Magazine #54


44 Caliber Funk Prose
Adventure Time Official Cookbook Hard Cover
Assassins Creed Essential Guide Hard Cover
Batman Celebration Of Classic Tv Series Hard Cover (Res)
Best Of Star Trek Magazine Soft Cover Volume 2 Fifty Years Of Star Tre
Blacklist MMPB Beekeeper No 159
Comp Aliens Vs Predator Omnibus MMPB
Deus Ex Black Light MMPB
Flash MMPB Haunting Of Barry Allen
Life & Legend Wallace Wood Hard Cover (Res)
Naruto Itachi Story Soft Cover Novel Volume 2
Ntr Netsuzou Trap Graphic Novel Volume 2 (Mature Readers)
Panel To Screen Style American Film Comic Books Blockbuster Era
Scumbag Loser Omnibus Graphic Novel (Res) (Mature Readers)
Star Wars Poe Dameron Flight Log Hard Cover (Res)
Warhammer 40k Silent War

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