Mars Attacks: First Born issue 2 – spoiler light

MA_FirstBorn02_cvrSUBMars Attacks Issue 2
A miniseries
Published by IDW

Story by Chris Ryall & Sam Kieth
Writer: Chris Ryall
Artist: Sam Kieth
Letterer: Shawn Lee

Mars Attacks created by Len Brown

The Tim Burton film was on last night here in the UK and I realised I hadn’t reviewed this book from last Wednesday! I’m a bit behind on my reviews of several comics, apologies.

So last month we met Woody, his niece Clare and the adopted member of the family named Baby. This issue we meet a few of the neighbours.

To recap – the Martians have attacked and laid waste to most of USA, one assumes most of the world. Survivors are dotted around but now and then the Martians turn up, as though searching for something… Continue reading

Vampire Vixens of The Wehrmacht to be reprinted in Heavy Metal – spoiler light

heavymetallogoHeavy Metal magazine issue 270
Published August 2014
by Metal Mammoth Inc.

Vampire Vixens of the Wehrmacht by The Emperor and Alex Ronald, lettered by Jim Campbell, was a smash hit in 2013. Published by Bump and Grind Comics the comic launched at Glasgow Comic Con on 13th July 2013 and went on to sell out at Thought Bubble in November 2013. Continue reading

Indigo Prime finale Prog 1887 – 25th June 2014

1887-coverProg 1887 brings the climax of Indigo Prime: Perfect Day part 8, a 12 page double length episode. Indigo Prime is a clandestine organisation that oversee the safety of reality. When reality becomes damaged Indigo Prime step in and repair the damage.

2000AD has never shied away from bringing stories that challenge the status quo. Several stories over the years have been direct comments on current political issues, the execution of British Prime Minister Dame Shirley Brown in Invasion for example, a thinly disguised Margaret Thatcher who at time of publication was the Leader of the Opposition in the UK Government. Continue reading

2000AD Prog 1886 – New Artist Tom Foster

1886 COVER2000AD Prog 1886

Published by Rebellion
General Release in shops UK/Ireland 18th June 2014
& worldwide digitally ‘day and date’

2000AD is Britain’s premiere comic aimed at the teen to adult market. A new artist may not seem that big news to some but this is quite a big deal.

Tom Foster won a paid commission at the 2000AD Portfolio Competition at Thought Bubble comic art festival in Leeds, November 2013 – quite some prize.

I regularly attend the two-day convention that brings a close to Thought Bubble’s week-long celebration of sequential art. I recognised Tom before the competition, he came a close second in 2012. I interviewed Tom after his win – you can read that interview here. Continue reading

Win original Judge Dredd artwork! Also Sláine & Rojaws!

2000AD ART ColinOn the 2000AD Comic Artwork Facebook Page there is a free to enter raffle for original pieces of Dredd artwork.

On the right is a page by Colin MacNeil which was the first piece announced. This is not from his epic Insurrection.. (actually I’m not sure what it is from which is slightly embarrasing). Donated by Dale Jackson.

There is no catch, other than it is a closed Facebook Group so you have to join to enter. It is a great opportunity to get your hands on some cool art. Continue reading

Calling the 2000AD collective

This from our good friends over on ECBT2000AD.

Most my 2000AD readers probably already read their blog but just in case…

ECBT2000AD

judge izobel

As originally posted back in September, here’s a reminder now we’re closer to the date. Not reaching the goal may result in her pulling the 2000AD panels at future comic cons. I joke, but she could do it  😉

Iz from the Megacast is doing a sponsored trek in support of the Stroke Association in June so I figured some of you lovely people would be more than happy to chip in a quid or two.

I’ll probably post one or two reminders as we get closer to the date but for now you can get in on the ground floor by checking out her sponsorship page HERE

Cheers. It means a lot.

If any other website/podcast/blogger types wanna spread the word that’d also really be appreciated.

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Batman ’66 Meets The Green Hornet – issue 1

BM66GH1-Print-Cover-bf092Batman ’66 Meets The Green Hornet
Issue 1 of 6

June 2014

Published by DC Comics & Dynamite

Writers: Kevin Smith & Ralph Garman
Artist: Ty Templeton
Colourist: Tony Aviña
Letterer: Wes Abbott

Batman created by Bob Kane
Green Hornet created by George W. Trendle & Fran Striker

I had missed this. I don’t pay a huge anount of attention to DC’s out put till it is on the shelf, apparently same for Dynamite.

The cover caught my eye, the colours on my copy are not quite as bright as the image above and frankly I prefer my copy. This is why I still prefer paper, the result on paper is often superior. Seriously if you don’t beleive me compare your screen to a copy in a shop.

Anyway the cover grabbed my attention and Kevin Smith’s name sealed the deal. I love the Batman series, I haven’t seen all of Green Hornet, but what I saw I liked. Kevin Smith writing this… I guessed he’d get the job done. Continue reading