Judge Pigg?

From the pages of Oink! Issue one of which will be getting a Retro Review in the next week I wonder if Zarjaz would be up for printing a new one of these if pitched? Hmmmmmm…….  

Comic Con spotlight – 2000AD @ Thought Bubble

My favourite English convention, Thought Bubble, returns on the 23rd September. Thought Bubble is the UK’s largest event of its kind – an annual celebration of sequential art in all its forms, including everything from superhero comics to independent and small-press artists and writers. It’s all kinds of awesome. The full festival programme can be…

Bride of Frankenstein Con sketch by Steve Sims

Another one from my new sketchbook. Was REALLY pleased with this and pretty sure the artist was too….which is always nice after the initial “You want me to draw WHO?” You can check out more of Steve’s work HERE and I also did a review of one of his comics HERE

The closest to a Jack Kirby Tribute we can get

It would have been Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday today. This is a comic site so I wont waste any time telling you anything about how good and important he was and still is for the comic’s world. I’ll instead post Brendan McCarthy’s gorgeous tribute cover to issue 13 of the IDW series. Thanks for…..well, everything….

Review – 2000AD 2046

I’ll try and avoid any major spoilers so feel free to read this if you haven’t got your issue yet or are just deciding if you want to pick it up. Cover – C’mon, a giant demonic Mech? What’s not to love here? Great stuff from Karl Richardson and I particularly liked the splash of…

Review: One Eyed Jack!

A no nonsense, unstoppable, hard as nails cop written by the inimitable John Wagner? Yes please!  I’ve spent an awful lot of my life (and even more of my money) indulging in such pleasures, so I was thrilled when Rebellion announced that One Eyed Jack, the seminal antihero who precluded Judge Dredd, was to be…

ANOTHER free Dredd comic courtesy of David Broughton/Zarjaz

David Broughton has been good enough say we can share the link to another of his 2000AD advent calendar comics, Bad Crop. So….over to Dave! Judge Dredd and his team on their Quasar bikes which originally appeared in Judge Dredd ‘Cursed Earth’ brought back to take part in the 25 page full colour 2000AD forum…

Review – Doctor Who : The Lost Dimension pt1

Sooooo, The Lost Dimension.  This’ll be Titan’s big Doctor Who crossover event spanning eight issues over the four ongoing Who series and four special editions. I won’t post any major spoilers but in this issue alone we’re getting appearances by SIX Doctors, Captain Jack, the Doctor’s Daughter, white holes, multiple Cloister Bells and the person…

Coming Soon from Titan – The Hookjaw Archives HC

Hardback collected shark comics? Pat Mills? Traumatised 70’s kids? (I was one so I’m allowed to say that). Banned for being too graphic? SIGN ME UP! HOOKJAW ARCHIVES HC Writer: Pat Mills and Ken Armstrong Artist: Ramona Sola and various Publisher: Titan Comics BW/FC – 160pp – $34.99 On sale in comic stores: August 30…

The Friday Faves – PJ Holden

A guest post by PJ Holden “Pick a favourite” he said “It’ll be easy” he said. Yeah, eff you Rich. Ahem. So I had to pick one US comic covers out of every US comic cover in the world that’s ever existed ever ever and say why all the others must now burn in a…

Zarjaz art lineup revealed

Looking forward to this one especially as we’re hopefully now getting into Leeds early enough to actually go to this! Also really chuffed to see Mark Chilcott on the bill as his art is amazing and I was lucky enough to do a few comics with him back in the day including a really fun…

Retro Review – Mandy #521

Why issue 521? Because this is the closest one I could find to the launch date of 2000AD issue 1 and I wanted to see what the contemporary output for girls comics was like. Why Mandy? Because I got jealous of how much fun Michael Carroll seemed to be having checking out issue one of…

Realm of the Damned hits Amazon Prime.

I say “hits” it’s probably more of a brutal hacking. Loved the comic of this, enjoyed the hell out of the motion comic as well. I’ve got it sat amongst the dvds but you can now view it via Amazon Prime! For the 2000AD lot it’s written by Alec Worley and all the artwork is…

Dredd sketch by Dave Clifford

Ok, I’ve fudged the rules a little for this blog post – it’s not actually a Con sketch, but it is by an indie artist, and as it’s such an awesome Dredd sketch, I had to post it up! Dave Clifford is one half of the brilliant indie comics team behind Bearded Skull Comics and their small…

Coming Soon – The Bloody Best of Lenore

Coming out in hardback on September 19th I really can’t wait for this as I’ve been a huge fan of Lenore for years! Full release info below and expect a review in the next week or two from Iz. This will of course be totally unbiased even though she already owns all the collections …….

Coming Soon : Mycroft Holmes and The Apocalypse Handbook!

This September 19 sees the release of Mycroft Holmes and The Apocalypse Handbook by actor, author, and cultural ambassador Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. This all-new graphic novel collects the smash-hit and critically acclaimed comic series which saw Abdul-Jabbar’s own unique take on the older brother of Sherlock Holmes. Mycroft Holmes and The Apocalypse Handbook (128pp, $16.99, 9781785853005)…