Bath Comic and Sci-fi WeekenderThe south west of the UK is the  place to be for comics and sci-fi fans this year! As well as last month’s Melksham Comic Con September sees the first ever Bath Comic and Sci-fi Weekender at the Masonic Hall on September 28th and 29th, which is run by our friends at American Dream Comics in Bath

To help get everyone revved up and excited they have produced this awesome video put together by Damien Valentine.

We hope to have more info about the Bath  Comic and Sci-fi Weekender very soon but in the meantime head over to their Facebook page to find out more!

Judge Dredd goes digital this weekend as  2000AD have released 20 volumes of the best-selling Judge Dredd Complete Case Files graphic novel series on their iOS app (available to download here) and we’ve got a fantastic 20-page Judge Dredd digital preview for you to download.

Sequential – the literary graphic novel iPad app, is having a special promotion on Graphic Novels from Britain, as part of which they’re reducing the price of acclaimed graphic novel VerityFair by Terry Wiley from $9.99 to just 99 cents (69p!) until the end of September.

Pat Mills portraitNot only are 2000AD releasing some of their best new material at the momentvia their iPad edition, they are also resurrecting their incredible back catalogue for a whole new generation to enjoy digitally for the first time. One  title getting the re-release treatment is the surreal and twisted Nemesis the Warlock from Pat Mills and Kevin O’Neill. This tale of an alien sorcerer/freedom fighter/warlock and his ongoing battle with the devillish Torquemada and the evil terminators is a fantastic example of the exciting and original comics that came out of the UK and the pages of 2000AD in the 1980s and a brilliant reminder of what the men behind Marshall Law made their names with. To find out more about this unique character and tell us all about this superb collection of his stories, we contacted Pat, hoping he wasn’t trapped in a travel tube somewhere or at the hands of Torquemada and the Terminators!

Super-Mario-Bros-2-The-ComicIn the pantheon of movies based on video games, there are very few which have achieved the ‘cult’ status that the 1993 Super Mario Brothers Movie has achieved. Despite being met with critical derision and commercial failure on it’s launch, it’s developed a certain affection among gaming geeks and nostalgia buffs of a certain age, thanks in no part to it’s Back to the Future inspired cliffhanger ending. So for those who have always wondered what happened next to these intrepid Italian plumbers, as played by Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo, well your questions are set to be answered as writers Steven Applebaum and Ryan Hoss have set out to create a comic book sequel and so we get to the bottom of how and why this unique take on a unique franchise has come about. 

It’s an eventful week in the world of Mega City One and it’s most famous vehicle of the law. Not only is this week’s 2000 AD a milestone issue and a fantastic jumping on point for new readers, but there’s a fantastic new creator owned series ‘Ordinary’ from Rob Williams and D’Israeli debuting in Judge Dredd’s Megazine #340 as well as a comic book sequel of the Dredd movie. But this Wednesday the 18th September is s also a day of action for fans of the recent Dredd movie who are attempting to get the movie a sequel with an international day of action. It’s never been a better time to be a digital Dredd fan!

This weekend’s must-read digital comics in the Sunday Digest feature a psychic super spy in Brain Boy #1 from Dark Horse Comics, the continuing antics of Valiant‘s Quantum and Woody, Mars Attacks Judge Dredd from IDW Publishing and the re-issue of a 2000AD classic in Pat Mills’ and Kevin O’Neill’s Nemesis the Warlock.

This weekend’s must read digital comics in the Sunday Digest include Dark Horse’s re-imagining of Star Wars based on George Lucas’ original screenplay and a powerful prison drama from Thrillbent with The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood.

Joshua Hale FialkovThe Bunker is a dark and twisted, self-published time travel tale from writer Joshua Hale Fialkov and artist and Joe Infurnari. With it’s split narrative across multiple timelines and Infurnari’s brooding black and white graphics issue #1 rightly made itself a home in last month’s Sunday Digest, but with issue 2 about to hit ComiXology this week, what are the real secrets behind the bunker and it’s cryptic messages from the future. We contacted writer Joshua Hale Fialkov to find out more about the Bunker and how he would react to a cryptic message from his future self? 

Melksham03What do you get if you combine Captain Jack Sparrow, Darth Vader and one of Despicable Me’s Minions with a sleepy Wiltshire market town and a sunny Saturday afternoon – why its the Melksham Comic Convention of course! We were there along with over 600 other eager geeks from all across the UK, so here’s our report on what went down.