The Thirteenth Floor – Collected volumes of an old Scream! and Eagle favourte

Thirteenthlland. Jose Ortiz provided the art and gets co-creator credit. Initially printed in Scream! a British anthology comic with a horror theme. Scream! later merged with the rebooted Eagle and The Thirteenth Floor was one of the stories to transfer across.

Hibernia have published two collected volumes of The Thirteenth Floor. I’ve previously reviewed other publications from Hibernia, The Tower King, Death of Valiant and Beyond 2000AD

The Thirteenth Floor Volumes 1 & 2 are their latest publications. Volume 1 is a re-issue from 2007, Volume 2 is out for the first time. Continue reading

DREDD: The Illustrated Script & Visuals – Alex Garland & Jock

Dredd ScreenplayDREDD: The Illustrated Script and Visuals

Publication date: 17 JULY 2014
Pages: 240

Price: £25 UK & Ireland / $35 US / $40 Canada

Diamond order code: MAY141560
ISBN: 978-1-78108-291-1

Just so that no one is under any misconception – I’m reviewing this from a Pdf, no physical review copies exist.

So, Dredd 2012, how about that? Regular readers of this blog will know that it was that film that started me out doing this Reviews Blog. I actually took time out of a trip visiting my Daughter and her family in Liverpool to go to London for the Fan Prerelease Screening of this film after winning the ticket on 2000AD’s Twitter.


The Hardback version of this book has sold out at source – that source was the 2000AD Futureshop (they dropped the name ‘Futureshop a while back, I’m old school).

I am aware that you may be able to bag one of these at OK Comics in Leeds. Continue reading

The Royals: Masters of War by Rob Williams – issue 6 (spoilers)

The Royals 6The Royals: Masters of War
a six issue mini-series

Published by Vertigo July 2014

Writer: Rob Williams
Pencils: Simon Coleby
Inks: Gary Erskine
Colorist: JD Mettler
Letters: Wes Abbott

Cover: Coleby & Mettler

This is the final issue of the series.

The Royal families around the world rose to power because they alone possessed super powers. After living thousands of years and fighting in many wars Jimmu, Emperor of Japan, agreed with the lesser Royals that no Royal would become involved again in the wars of lesser beings.

WWII Britain and Prince Henry, the second son of the King of England could no longer stand aside and see the common people of Britain face the wrath of Germany alone. Continue reading

The Final Charge – Royal Armouries 23rd to 25th August

TheFinalCharge3August Bank Holiday Weekend 2014.
Royal Armouries Leeds
8 adults
£6 Concessions
£25 Family (2+2)

Atkinson Action Horses are bringing their WWI horse show to Royal Armouries Leeds.

I’ve been to see the team several times, you’ll find many articles on this blog about them. They always put on a great show and are very welcoming to the audience, you can get up close to the stars of the show afterwards (yes I mean the horses).

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IDW at Booth 2643 – San Diego Comic Con 2014


San Diego Comic Con is coming – 24th to 27th July –  IDW will be at Booth 2643.

I did an article on the 2000AD  Booth on the 5th and there was some nice stuff on show.

IDW have a shed load of comics at varying price range… for full descriptions and cover images on IDW’s website.

A few exclusives are available for pre-order from IDW’s webstore beginning today, July 7. Fans that preorder will be able to pick up their books from the IDW booth – they are exclusives remember. All exclusives will be available during show hours at the booth.

Signing at their booth will be:
Mike Mignola
Dave Gibbons
Walter Simonson
and Jim Steranko

Descriptions below in the words of IDW: Continue reading

One Night in Sixes by Arianne ‘Tex’ Thompson

one_night_in_sixes_250x384One Night in Sixes
by Arianne ‘Tex Thompson

Published by Solaris
22 July 2014

464 Pages

ISBN (Mobi): 9781849977654  - £5.99
ISBN (Epub): 9781849977654  – £5.99
ISBN (Print): 9781781082389  - £7.99

This is the first book in the series ‘Children of the Drought’.

A Western by any other name, as the cover suggests. However it isn’t exactly any type of Western that might have been written by J T Edson or Louis Lamour.

If you’ve ever read a Western, I read a few in my teens, you’ll find this book familiar territory. The travel across country sounds similar and the boarder town could be anywhere in the West of USA. It could be but it isn’t

In fact I’ll use a paraphrase of that hackneyed expression – this certainly isn’t Kansas.

This story is not just a Western – I’m not sure if the publishers would prefer ‘Horror’ or ‘Fantasy’ but given they also publish the British anthology comic 2000AD I can’t see either label worrying them.

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2000AD at Booth 2806 – San Diego Comic Con 2014

San Diego Comic Con is coming – 24th to 27th July – and 2000AD will be there as usual. I won’t… but one day, lottery win permitting.

2000 AD will be found at Booth 2806,  with signings from creators including artists; Jock, Chris Burnham & Henry Flint and Dredd writer Michael Carroll.

There will be a 2000AD panel entitled  ‘2000 AD Zarjaz Hour’ panel on Thursday 24th July at 2pm in room 29A.

ADredd Underbelly PosterDredd: Underbelly posters by Jock

Price: $20 Signed and numbered 11′ x 17′ print
restricted to just 250 copies


Dredd Underbelly TeeDredd: Underbelly T-shirt by Jock

Price: $25 Black T-Shirt in sizes small to XXXL



Dredd vs Dredd PosterDREDD vs Judge Dredd posters by Henry Flint

Price: $20 Signed and numbered 11′ x 17′ print
restricted to just 250 copies



Dredd vs Dredd TeeDREDD vs Judge Dredd T-shirts by Henry Flint

Price: $25 Black T-shirt
sizes small to XXXL



2000 AD San Diego baseball caps2000 AD SD 2014 CAP

Price: $15



Judge Death TteeBrian Bolland ‘Judge Death’ T-shirt

Price: $25.00
Sizes small to XXXL!