Get ready to have your minds blown… US publisher IT’S ALIVE! has just beyond thrilled to announced the return of the the brilliant independent comic, Fish Police, created by Steve Moncuse.
Yes, the creator-owned comic book that rocked the 1980s, and was even turned into a TV show by Hanna-Barbera for CBS is coming back – with all-new stories, as well as reprints of the original run.
Published between 1985 and 1991, the marvellous film noir-inspired Fish Police centred on law and crime in a fictional underwater metropolis with the protagonist, Inspector Gill, trying to solve various crimes, often Mafia-related, while avoiding being seduced by the buxom Angel Jones. Begun at Steve’s own Fishwrap Productions, it was picked up by Comico and then Apple Press.
Steve went on to created Livingston Mountain (Malibu/Adventure, 1991) and wrote the spin-off series Fish Schticks (Apple, 1991–1992), drawn by Steve Hauk. He also worked as an inker at Marvel, notably on Blade the Vampire Hunter (1994–1995) and Star Trek: Early Voyages (1998), and on Ghost (1998–2000) for Dark Horse, and other titles.
“We are talking about All New Fish Police Comics by the original creator, Steve Moncuse,” publisher Drew Ford enthuses. “And better still, the story will pick up around where it left off almost 30 years ago.
To tease the project, IT’S ALIVE! has new cover art by Steve Moncuse, coloured by the brilliant Ronda Pattison… (TMNT, The Maxx, Usagi Yojimbo).
Keep your eyes peeled for more announcements on the IT’S ALIVE social media, including the upcoming launch of a crowd-funding campaign to support the return of Fish Police.
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.