Comics based on films are nothing new. From Star Wars to Psycho there has long been a link between the silver screen and the printed page. Madi is a little different however as despite existing in a universe shared by co-writer Duncan Jones’ films Moon and Mute, this is a whole new story, illustrated by some of the most talented artists in comics.
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Launching a series about a teenage girl, her cat and her grandmother seems, on the surface, an unusual move for 2000AD. But when the girl is an intergalactic bounty hunter piloting the starship Full Tilt Boogie, things start to fall into place. Does this series from Alex de Campi and Eduardo Ocana hit the jackpot or is it a bit of a lemon?
Flying Bears! Cave Women! Vampires in the Asda car park! Yes, the long-awaited Shaky Kane and Krent Able collaboration Kane & Able (of course) is here but are you ready for it?
Sentinel was one of the biggest British hits of last year, mixing sci-fi, humour and adventure. Now the team behind that title, Alan Holloway and Ed Doyle, have launched a title aimed at younger readers called Crackpot. Inspired by the likes of The Beano and Whizzer and Chips, Crackpot is a familiar mix of mad […]
A teenage boy looking for love is transformed into a swamp monster. A pregnant woman turns into a tree. A secret agent following the orders of a sinister balloon marries a human goat. I Feel Love is, it is fair to say, not your traditional anthology.
Imagine if the Silver Age technology Stan and Jack gave us in the Sixties was real. If we’d lived in a world of flying cars, time machine and galactic nullifiers sixty years ago what would life be like now? Dose shows us and it’s not a pretty sight.
Imagine if you could delete memories, forget the past, un-remember people. That’s the conceit behind Black Mask’s X’ed by Tony Patrick and Ayhan Hayrula with the first arc of the recent series, now collected for the first time.
If you had to name a team of superheroes you’d probably think of The Avengers, The X-Men or The Justice League. This month Rebellion launch the first Vigilant collection, a team book made up of “a diverse melange of heroes and anti-heroes, robots and mystics, the living and the dead”. Does this team of British heroes rise to the occasion or should they be pensioned off to the Fortress of Solitude?
The new comic from writer/artist Bruno Stahl (Spacewarp/Heavy Metal) opens with a quote from Antonio Gramsci: “The old world is dying and the new world struggles to be: now is the time of monsters”. This might sound like the book is going to be heavy going but Boom Bandits is a fun, barn-storming romp with more than a hint of Deadline or early 2000AD
Blowback from writers James Hereth and Rhonda Smiley and artist Kev Hopgood is a blockbuster movie on the printed page. US marines travel through time to 1776 where they team up with American revolutionaries to fight flesh-eating pirates. There are fist fights, gun fights and explosions from the opening scene of the graphic novel when the hard-boiled Corporal Church yells out “Best be prepared for anything!”