Wagner And Grant’s “Rok Of The Reds” Kicks Off In March

Rok of the Reds #1

First announced in February last year, BHP Comics will launch the Alan Grant and John Wagner-penned mini series Rok of the Reds in March, featuring stunning art by Dan Cornwell, coloured by Abigail Bulmer and lettered by Jim Campbell.

Rok of the Reds (first announced as Rom of the  Reds) is a six part black comedy revealing what happens when the lives of a dangerous intergalactic outlaw and an arrogant footballer collide.

With his home world destroyed, Rok of Arkadi is on the run and needs a hiding place. And that hiding place happens to be troubled football star Kyle Dixon.

A tale of revenge, redemption and the ‘beautiful game’, the book is the work of industry legends John Wagner and Alan Grant (Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, Judgement on Gotham, A History of Violence) teaming up once again and working with extraordinary artist Dan Cornwell.

“The art looks epic in the pages they have sent us,” our very own Tony Esmond enthused last February, “and Dan has a really great sense of scale in his work that really brings back the glory days of John Byrne. I’m really excited to see the whole finished product as these pages are really polished for a newcomer.”

“How lucky can an artist get,” Dan told Tony, “not only to work with the legends John Wagner and Alan Grant but also to work on a whole new character that combines Sci-Fi and football!

“Drawing alien worlds one day and a run down stadium the next. This story is a joy to draw.”

Founded in 2011 as a creators cooperative under the publishing banner Black Hearted Press, the company now known as BHP Comics started out handling experimental self-published works from a range of writers and artists before developing into a full-time publishing company in 2013, not only releasing its own independent comics but also running a number of events across Scotland and the north of England.

Rok of the Reds #1 is available to pe-order here now. #2 is scheduled for release in May

(6 Part Mini-series)

Issue 1 March 2 2016 | 24 Pages | R.R.P £3.99

Written by John Wagner & Alan A. Grant
Art by Dan Cornwell
Colours by Abigail Bulmer
Lettering by Jim Campbell

Rok of the Reds #2

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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