Despite the variety that comes along in small press comics, traditional fantasy stories involving elves and fairies seem to be something of a rarity. That’s why, when one hits our (metaphorical) desk, we at take note. This week, James Blundell does just that with the first issue of Plague, which sees these fantastical beings surviving in the midst of a very human ailment.
‘Leading the way in British graphic novels and comics’. That is the mantra Markosia Comics operates by and it’s a mantra that suits the company perfectly, with many new and emerging British comic talent seeking them out to help bring their ideas to life. A great example of this is Mi Sweethart from writer Sam Head and artist Rachel Nutkins, in which the eponymous lead seemingly faces an assassination attempt. But will this title make a killing with readers?
A lesser known, yet consistent staple of the industry since 2005, UK publisher Markosia have brought out many interesting titles both in print and digitally. Now, they introduce us to the world of Scavenger, a comic about a poor scavenger taking on the might of an empire. But will this comic be a diamond in the rough or will it end up on the scrapheap?
Originally seen in the pages of Aces Weekly, Benjamin Dickson and Gavin Mitchell’s seasonal action adventure Santa Claus vs. The Nazis is about to get a new print release courtesy of the folk at Markosia. Even though we’re a couple of months early for St Nick’s Big Day, we managed caught up with Ben and Gavin to talk about the ultimate battle between good and evil!
Indie publisher Markosia are attempting to enter the world of espionage with Darren Pearce and Stuart Jennett’s Elena: Divinity Rising #1 – a fusion of spy thriller, with a touch of superpowers and a strong female lead. Can this new offering be a success in this tough genre or is that mission impossible?