Comic Heroes 27 is out now in UK newsagents and editor Will Salmon describes it as “the best issue yet”. Spread across 148 fine pages of print, the X-Men are on the cover, and there’s a preview of “Apocalypse Wars” with contributions from creators Cullen Bunn, Jeff Lemire and Dennis Hopeless, alongside a rundown of the 20 best X-Men stories of all time, as picked by author Carl Anka – and a preview of Civil War 2.
Also in the issue: Paul Dini and Eduardo Risso talk about about Dark Night: A True Batman Story, and Stephen Jewell interviews Charles Soule; @graGraham Kibble-White takes a look at Mark Millar’s comics’ debut, The Saviour, complete with art from the unpublished Issue 7; director and Doctor Who star Noel Clarke delivers the low-down on his x-rated comics debut, The Troop, published by Titan Comics and its forthcoming sequel
But there’s more: Rat Queen‘s artist Tess Fowler shares her favourite work from subversive fantasy series; the creators of indie hit Beast Wagon tell Comic Heroes about their darkly funny series, and there’s a brand new, exclusive two-page short story in the issue; Overrun’s Andi Ewington is interviewed and, for comic creators, there’s the third part of Mike Garley’s ongoing Creating Indie Comics feature, this issue looking at crowdfunding.
On sale now in all good news agents, you can buy a copy here if your local WH Smiths is too crap to stock it.
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.