Sentinel Issue 6 – Pocket Book – Live in Kickstarter – Spoiler Light Preview

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Sentinel Issue 6
Bad Kitty

Self Published via Kickstarter

Previous Issues available on Etsy

Writer:
Alan Holloway
Artist:
Morgan Gleave
Book Design:
Ed Doyle

I’ve been backing Sentinel on Kickstarter for most of their issues. Kickstarter is a great place to find Comics. This was the case before Covid but for some it has become more important. 

On Kickstarter you can find Creator Owned comics from well known names. You can also find books like this which Publishers may be reliuctant to take risks on due to sales of similar products.

Sentinel is inspired by DC Thompson’s ‘Starblazer’. 64 Page Pocket Books were very popular in the 1970s, few still exist. Commando is probablyt the best known which has continued through the years. 

Sentinel was planned quite a while before Issue 1 was launched in May 2020. I am aware Alan Holloway had already scripted several issiues and had Artists lined up in advance.

Issue 6  ‘Bad Kitty’ is a light hearted tale of a Dog, a Cat and a Crook.

The script is very spirited and has several surprises. I have limited the Preview Pages to 2 as Spoilers start that soon. You will find some Creator Owned projects from some well known names. You will also find books like this which publishers might not take a risk on due to sales of similar products.

Sentinel is inspired by DC Thompson’s ‘Starblazer’. 64 Page Pocket Books were very popular in the 1970, few still exist. Commando is probably the best known which hascontinued through the years.

Sentinel was planned quite a while before Issue 1 was launched in May 2020. I am aware Alan Holloway had already scripted several issiues and had Artists lined up in advance.

Issue 6  ‘Bad Kitty’ is a light hearted tale of a Dog, a Cat and a Crook.

The script is very spirited and has several surprises. I have limited the Preview Pages to 2 as Spoilers start that soon. There are a number of gags and several nods to well known Cartoon & Comic characters, including a mild-mannered Janitor.

Among designs in the comic is the logo of a Rock Group, Cats In Space. Permission was sought and they gave permission. The book carries an advert for their current record. There is an optional special cover using this logo by Mal Earl, you can see this below the Preview Pages.

I don’t know what other references Artist Morgan Gleave was given in the Script but there are a few familiar looking characters without being obvious copies. Of course given Parody rules he could have gone for closer similarities but that might have impinged on maintaining his own design.

It is a good read that works well in this format.

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