Monday, October 23, 2017

Preview: INFINITY No.6

Not a comic, but a magazine that will appeal to many of you, Infinity is a British mag that is dedicated to classic film and television (with occasional articles on comics). Here's an advance look at issue No.6, which spotlights The Prisoner TV series in this, its 50th anniversary year. (Cover art by Mark Maddox.) There'll also be many features on other items too, as you can see from the cover. 

You'll find Infinity in WH Smith and selected newsagents. (My local Smiths still insists it's a children's magazine and stocks it with the nursery comics, but most sensible branches will put it next to 2000AD, SFX, etc.)

Infinity No.6 will be out on Thursday 23rd November. The current issue (No.5) is still available in shops and this is the cover to look for...

You can follow Infinity magazine on their Facebook page here:

If you're a fan of The Prisoner, this is the website for you:

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Mick McMahon returns to Judge Dredd!

Next week's issue of 2000AD (Prog 2054) sees one of the comic's original artists return to illustrate a one-off Judge Dredd story. The renowned Mick McMahon is back, drawing Lord of the Fyreflies, with colours by Chris Blythe. An instant collector's item! 

In fact, it's a very solid issue all round, with top class material from cover to cover. Here's a preview of the issue, courtesy of Rebellion...

UK & DIGITAL: 25th October 2017 £2.75
NORTH AMERICA: 25th October 2017 $7.99

In this issue:
JUDGE DREDD: LORD OF THE FYREFLIES by rory McConville (w) Mick McMahon (a) Chris Blythe (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)

INDIGO PRIME: A DYING ART by Kek-W (w) Lee Carter (a) Simon Bowland (l)

SLÁINE: ARCHON by Pat Mills (w) Simon Davis (a) Ellie De Ville (l)

SINISTER DEXTER: AZTEC CAMERADERIE by SDan Abnett (w) Steve Yeowell (a) John Charles (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)

ABSALOM: TERMINAL DIAGNOSIS by Gordon Rennie (w) Tiernan Trevallion (a) Ellie De Ville (l)

Available in print from: UK newsagents and all good comic book stores via Diamond 

Friday, October 20, 2017

See you in Loughborough!

This Sunday (22nd October) I'll be at Loughborough Comic-Con, at Loughborough Leisure Centre. As well as the guests listed above, there'll also be stars from television including Sophie Aldred, Hannah Spearritt, Danny John-Jules and more! Come along and join us!

Out now from Panini UK...

MIGHTY WORLD OF MARVEL #14. On sale 19th October!
100-page special! Five fantastic stories! £3.99!
The Champions are born! Marvel's teenage heroes are striking out on their own, and they're going to do things their way! A hot new series begins by Mark Waid and Humberto Ramos!
The Black Widow returns – and now she's got the Weeping Lion working for her! By Chris Samnee and Mark Waid!
The Guardians of the Galaxy face a showdown with the dreaded Mother Entropy! By Jim Starlin and Alan Davis!
A Civil War II chapter! Nick Fury discovers the shocking truth behind the secret SHIELD cult! By Declan Shalvey!
A special Captain America adventure set in World War II by Stan Lee and Bruce Timm!

Featuring material first printed in Champions #1, Guardians of the Galaxy: Mother Entropy #5, Black Widow #7, Marvel 75th Anniversary #1 and Civil War II: Choosing Sides #5-6.

ESSENTIAL X-MEN #16. On sale 19th October!
76 pages of mutant mayhem! £3.99!
Storm is caught between Cyclops and Medusa as the mutant/Inhuman conflict accelerates! Don't miss ‘Death of X’ by Charles Soule, Jeff Lemire and Aaron Kuder!
Pslyocke battles her way across the world – and is ambushed by Mystique! By Cullen Bunn and Greg Land!
Featuring material first printed in Death of X #2-3 and Uncanny X-Men #14-15.

DEADPOOL UNLEASHED #7. On sale 19th October!
76 pages of the Merc with a Mouth! Three wild adventures! £3.99!
There's a new Mercs for Money team – but Domino is running it! Can Deadpool cope with his reduced status?! By Cullen Bunn and Iban Coello!
Deadpool the Duck tackles the sinister Roxxon Corporation! By Stuart Moore and Jacopo Camagni!
Deadpool and Hawkeye battle mind-controlled cosplaying assassins! By Gerry Duggan, Matteo Lolli and Jacopo Camagni!

Featuring material first printed in Deadpool: Mercs for Money #5, Deadpool the Duck #3 and Hawkeye vs Deadpool #1-2.

The Spirit of the Lakes

One spectacular comic I bought last weekend at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival was The Spirit, a massive (broadsheet) sized 12 page comic featuring strips by the top talent in the industry.

The one-off comic was produced for the Festival, to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Will Eisner, The Spirit's creator. With a wonderful cover by Becky Cloonan, each interior page features a tribute strip of The Spirit by the following creators:
Brendan McCarthy, Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, Graham Dury and Simon Thorp, Chris Samee, John M Burns, Sergio Aragones, Peter Milligan and Duncan Fregredo, Seth, Jason Latour, Johnathan Ross and Bryan Hitch, and a back cover illustration by Michael Cho.

There's also a tribute written by Neil Gaiman, and an article by Chris Murray and John McShane on how Will Eisner influenced a change in direction of British comics. 

The comic was edited by Sean Phillips and is truly a classy production. This deserves a place in everyone's collection, and if you'd like a copy you can buy one directly from the comic shop Page 45 in Nottingham or from their website:
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