Carlos Ezquerra’s Strontium Dog screen print for Thought Bubble

For those of you not following Vice Press on Twitter  they’ve posted the rocking Carlos Ezquerra Strontium Dog pic above which will be available at the 2000AD Art Exhibition at Thought Bubble in September. This is down as an exclusive but what that’s seemed to mean in the past is that it’s first come first…

Review – Sentient Zombie Space Pigs

Having a sort out this morning and found and re-read the first issue of Sentient Zombie Space Pigs. As it’s still available I wanted to post a quick review on here but rather than do one from scratch I’ve taken the review I originally wrote for the ECBT2000AD site and updated it. Because I’m lazy….

2000AD Prog 2045 : Subscribers Preview (follow link for cover image)

Dredd cover by Cliff Robinson and Dylan Teague Inside? Part one of a new Dredd, War Buds, by John Wagner and Dan Cornwell. We get the next parts of Greysuit, The Alienist and Hope and there’s the first of a new 3Rillers, Mechastopheles by Gordon Rennie, Lawrence Rennie and Karl Richardson. And a new “Thrills”…

Doctor Who : Doorway to Hell out soon….or maybe even now

Boasting a really nice cover by David Roach, Doctor Who : Doorway to Hell is officially down for a September release. Despite that rumours abound that it’s already hit some shops so might be worth a look if you can’t wait a few more weeks. From Amazon, who currently show a September 14th release date…

The Friday Faves

In what will hopefully be the first of a regular thing (I already have a 2000AD artist lined up for next week) I give you the Friday Faves where we get someone to give us two of their favourite comic covers. One from UK Comics, one from US. We’ll also let them throw in one…

Win a subscription to 2000AD : The Ultimate Collection

Lets get the big question out of the way first…. as someone who wants to win this himself WHY AM I TELLING YOU ? I’m starting to think when the wife tells me I’m pretty it’s her nice way of saying stupid. Anyway, 2000AD : The Ultimate Collection. I’ve got a sneaky look at the…

Review – Ballgame Issue 1

Another slice of small press from Good Comics, this is the work of Paddy Johnson and is an autobiographical comic about the author’s childhood and, in particular, his early sporting experiences. As with a lot of small press comics the artwork is….well lets say it’s artwork by a writer. One of the best things about…

Retro Review – Monster Fun #1

From waaaaay back in 1975! I think might have had this one as a kid, do remember reading loads of Monster Fun and knowing all the characters. Definitely had all the annuals. Can’t be 100% though as I would have just turned five and I’ve drunk a lot of alcohol since then. Cover shows Kid…

Bride of Frankenstein Con sketch by Stuart Tipples aka Stu-Art

Another one from the Book of Brides I started off at the Cardiff Independent Comic Expo. Been a big fan of Stu’s art for years but more importantly he’s an awesome guy to get pissed with…even if he’s wrong about a lot of movies especially Suicide Squad. Another guy you’ll see at cons selling very…

Guest Retro Review – The Rarest Marvel UK Comic?

The Rarest Marvel UK Comic? by Michael Carroll For a few years now I’ve been steadily compiling a list of all the comics (and story-papers) ever published in the UK. The list is nowhere near complete (it currently contains 1,559 different titles: I’m guessing that I’ve passed the half-way mark, but probably not by much)….

Some Boo-tiful artwork (see what I did there?)

Apparently it’s Boo Cook’s birthday so first off… HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Also, any excuse to post up some of his art. There’s also some amazing pics of his spine image for the new 2000AD hardback collection doing the rounds so go hunt those down as well.  

Review – Doctor Who the 11th Doctor Year 3 #8

Not really read much in the way of Doctor Who comics. Well, not since it was Doctor Who weekly back in the 80s anyway. But I was a big fan of the Matt Smith run on Who (even if it did introduce Clara…hsssssssss) so as this is a part one…. Opening page gives us a…

Sneak Preview – Realm of the Damned vol 2

Courtesy of artist Pye Parr here’s a look at a typically sedate and understated panel from the upcoming second volume of Realm of the Damned. The first volume was originally serialised in the Judge Dredd Megazine and I LOVED IT! To keep with its metal theme this is comics turned up to 11. Batshit crazy…

Free Rogue Trooper Comic?

Created by David Broughton along with Dave Evans and Richmond Clements of Zarjaz, “More Milli-Com Memories” was originally put together for the 2000AD message board annual advent calendar. Over on his blog, David has posted up a really interesting page of layouts and design along with some step by step pages showing the creation process….

Comic Con Info – True Believers Comic Festival: Summer Variant edition 20.08.17

One week today sees the True Believers Comic Festival: Summer Variant Edition taking place at Blackfriars Priory in central Gloucester from 11am until 4pm. A mini version of the annual show based at Cheltenham Racecourse, this con will continue the main event’s exceptionally strong focus on comic books, their creators, fans and the community that surrounds…

Only two days left on the Fantagraphics charity sale!

As well as being a comics nerd I’m also a gaming nerd (current addiction : Elder Scrolls Online) so as such am a big fan of the Humble Bundle website. If you don’t know they basically sell game bundles at ridiculous discounts with a cut going to charity. What some people don’t know is that…