Plagued: The Miranda Chronicles
Published by Black Hearted Press
Available in print £2.95
Available Digitally on Comicsfix
Writer: Gary Chudleigh
Artist: Tanya Roberts
Letters: Colin Bell
Genre – Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Still catching up with comics I bought at Thoughtbubble in November 2015. I picked this up at the BHP table, a table I had sought out due to the fact they’ve signed John Wagner, Alan Grant and Carlos Ezquerra to produce a new comic together for the first time in decades, you can read more elsewhere on this blog. Since then they’ve also signed Dan Cornwell to illustrate another John Wagner story, I’ve reviewed Dan’s work in Dogbreath issues 28 & 29.
There are three preview pages below that I have ‘borrowed from Plagued’s Twitter Account, follow them to keep up to date. You can ‘Like’ them on Facebook too if you like.
You might consider this a Young Adult title, like Harry Potter or Hunger Games. In this case it is a post apocalyptic tale of Witches and Witch Hunters,
Published by Hachete & Rebellion
4th February 2015
Available in UK & Ireland only
In Stores £6.99
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This series was originally announced some time ago and I wrote about it on 11th December. I wrote a preview of the first issue, America. Here’s more detail on issue 2.
This series is scheduled to run for eighty issues with each book approximately 200 pages of reprinted material from 2000AD or Judge Dredd Megazine. Instead of reprinting the stories in order each book is themed. Issue 2 deals with Judge Dredd’s answer to RoboCop – which itself was of course based on Judge Dredd. There are spoilers below, I consider them to be mild as these are reprints, the preview pages are after the list of contents.
A TV campaign starting 20th January 2015, oddly I’ve yet to see it on TV. Continue reading
2000AD Nort Contingent
Dredd Birthday Bash
Arranged by Judge-Tutor Semple Blog
Facebook Event Page
Saturday 28th February 2015
Approx 12:00 to 18:00 (tbc)
The Victoria Hotel Leeds
28 Great George Street, LS1 3DL Leeds
A month away now. This event is open to all fans of Judge Dredd and 2000AD. Whether you found Dredd through the comics or film this is an event for you.
This is an informal gathering where like-minded individuals can meet and discuss Judge Dredd. It isn’t a convention, no talks or stalls. But feel free to bring things along to show to others. Continue reading
TimeRiders Book 9
The Infinity Cage
By Alex Scarrow
Published by Puffin
6th November 2014
Cover Art: James Fraser
Photography: Neil Spence
This is the ninth book in a series of nine.
I’ve been along for the full journey from the first book. You can read my TimeRiders Series So Far and a review of Book 7, The Pirate Kings and an Interview with Alex Scarrow elsewhere on this blog. I can’t explain my lack of review for Book 8, The Mayan Prophecy.
I’ve also reviewed Alex’s Ellie Quin series and his Doctor Who novella Spore. So it is easy to see that I’m a fan of Alex’s work.
This is ‘Young Adult’ fiction but as Harry Potter and The Hunger Games proved it is perfectly acceptable for Adults to delve into this genre. More precisely this is SciFi, as is Ellie Quin. SciFi is something Alex does well.
If you haven’t read any of this series there are spoilers in the article, though no spoilers of Book 9 itself. So if you haven’t read any I suggest you read the ‘Series So Far’ and pick up Book 1. Continue reading
Star Trek vs The Planet of the Apes
Issue 2 of 5
Published by Boom! Studios
21st January 2015
Writer: Scott Tipton & David
Artist: Rachael Stott
Colours: Charlie Kirchoff
Letterer: Tom B Long
Cover by Rachael Stott
Colours by Charlie Kirchoff
Genre – Sci-Fi, Film tie-in
Star Trek and Planet of the Apes are two of the most enduring classics in Sci Fi film and TV.
You can read my preview of Issue one. Boom! also have a tie-in to the new films currently on sale Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is set between the two latest films.
This story is set in the worlds of the original Star TrekTV series, as you will see from the look of Kor, the Klingon. The crew of the Enterprise have travelled through a wormhole to a parallel Earth, some years in their future. They have arrived in the world of the original Planet of the Apes film series.
You can see the alternative covers before the five preview pages at the end of this article. Continue reading
2000AD Prog 1915
Published in the UK by Rebellion
Saturday 24th January 2015
General release in print & digital
Wednesday 28th January 2015
Available in all good stockists, 2000AD iOS App & 2000AD Shop
Genre – Sci-Fi
Here’s the line-up for this Prog.
Last Prog was Prog 1914. No Letters page.
Tharg bigs upDark Justice and talks about the forthcoming release of a Judge Dredd action figure from 3A. Continue reading
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Issue 1 of 6
Published by Boom! Studios
Writer: Michael Moreci
Artist: Dan McDaid
Colours: Jason Wordie
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover by Christopher Mitten
Genre – Sci-Fi, Film tie-in
You can read my review of Issue 1 of this comic and my comments on the film that the comic is based on:
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes issue 1
In this review I refer Planet of the Apes as PotA, the two latest films as Rise and Dawn and when I refer to the comic it will be by issue name only.
This six part series plugs the gap between Rise and Dawn. There is a ten year span and as yet it is not clear how much of that gap will be filled. I have marked this review as Spoiler Light as much of the outcomed of the paths the characters take in this miniseries are known from the two films. I am assuming most readers have seen both. Continue reading