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.
Imagine being stuck in your own body, powerless to control anything happening around you, including the suffering of your family as they watch you deteriorate. In 2013, this actually happened to Zara Slattery, and in her autobiographical graphic novel ‘Coma’, she details how she, and her husband Dan, deal with this traumatic event.
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!”
With a kickstarter campaign currently in full swing for the oversized collected edition, we check out Samuel George London and Mikael Hankonen’s The Milford Green Saga. Is this series, about a Victorian village bearing witness to an alien Invasion, out of this world?
‘The Dancing Plague’ was a real-life phenomenon – in 1518, people started dancing and couldn’t stop. This might sound entertaining, but Gareth Brookes’ take on the event showcases a much darker interpretation of one of history’s most bizarre and unexplainable epidemics.