With the USA currently in a state of political upheaval, it’s always worth remembering that things are never as unique as they first might see. Kate Rhoade’s Killing The President is a chronicle of the assassination of US President William McKinley in 1901, and may at first glance appear be a tale from a bygone […]
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 latest series from Black Mask Studios (Critical Hit, The Forevers), Everfrost sees the fantastic team of Ryan K Lindsay and Sami Kivela (Beautiful Canvas) reunite for a highly ambitious and emotionally charge slice of science fiction. But will we warm to its charms or will it leave readers out in the cold?
The Unthinkables (Unlikely Hero Studios) With an ultra violent beginning which sees a bunch of superheros in space being murdered, the Unthinkables sets out it’s stall very early, as an adult all action superhero. What follows is a slick, albeit a bit jumbled, superhero origin story, that feels more like an issue #0 rather than […]
How is your identity constructed? What makes you special? For art student Sam, the subject of Steven Christie’s new graphic novel Turtlenecks, it’s his striking blue flower that he proudly wears every day.
Don’t be fooled by the cutesy title, this is not a loveable all ages book about some kind of fluffy woodland creature. This is a slice of cool contemporary crime comics from writer Jed McPherson (Deadbeat, The Show) that is coming soon to Kickstarter and will get you in a bear hug and not let go!
In a world where plants are the enemy, police-detective Priss must choose between her love for the illegal flower she owns, or the success of her murder investigation, in which her flower’s doppelgänger is the prime suspect. Where does her allegiance really lie? Publisher: Mild Frenzy Writer: Iqbal Ali Artist: Priscilla Grippa, Ken Reynolds(Lettering) Price: […]
With the Milford Green Saga still fresh in our minds, we check out Mikael Hankonen’s fantastical webcomic, Year in Hereafter, about a group of young men who are transported to another world in order to battle a destructive mystical entity.
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
In the beginning was the word, and the word was ‘Directed Panspermia’ – OK, we know that’s two words – but those two words are the concept at the heart of RJ Collins ambitious high concept sci-fi series Arks that mixes creation myth and interstellar space travel to create a story that is out of this world.