Sunday, April 30, 2017

ONE-EYED JACK ready to pre-order

Here's the cover to Rebellion's first book in their Treasury of British Comics series. One-Eyed Jack will be published on 15th June but you can pre-order it now from the 2000AD shop. 

As well as the standard £14.99 edition there's also a limited bookplate edition for £19.99 which is signed by the strip's creator/writer John Wagner. To order your copy, visit this link:

The book will collect all of the One-Eyed Jack strips that originally appeared in Valiant weekly in the 1970s. There's also a new introduction by John Wagner and a colour gallery of the covers that featured One-Eyed Jack. 

Here's more info, courtesy of Rebellion...

CREATIVE TEAM: John Wagner, Gerry Finley-Day (w) John Cooper (a) 
REGIONS: UK, worldwide digital
RELEASE DATE: 15 June 2017
PAPERBACK - 156 pages
PRICE: £14.99 (UK)
ISBN: 9781781085721

John Wagner's take-no-prisoners-cop and the forerunner to Judge Dredd is collected for the very first time! Part Dirty Harry, part Judge Dredd, all badass! Police Detective Jack McBane is the toughest, meanest law enforcer in 1970's New York City. Having lost his left eye in the line of duty, McBane will stop at nothing to rid the crime-infested streets of scumbags and villains - even if it means having to occasionally break the rules! This is the first collection from Rebellion's dedicated Treasury of British Comics line, collecting lost comics from the golden age of British comics.

The book will be available in print from: book stores, Amazon, and comic book stores via Diamond

Saturday, April 29, 2017

SPACE ACE No.8 is here!

It may only be published three times a year, but editor John Lawrence keeps to a regular frequency and always delivers a quality comic. Ron Turner's Space Ace No.8 is out now, featuring more classic work by the late, great artist Ron Turner. 

This 40 page issue reprints four short Space Ace stories from the 1963 publication The Book of Space Adventures. Each story has been recoloured, re-lettered, and remastered by John Ridgway, so in effect it's a new version of the classics and a team effort between the two artists. 

There's also a four page article written by John Ridgway, where he explains his painstaking process to colourise the strips. 

There's also a lively two page letters section rounding off the issue. 

In this age of multi-part story arcs, crossovers, and "event" comics, it's a refreshing change to have short, self-contained adventure stories. Something of a lost art in many cases. Fans of Ron Turner will be happy to see this latest issue and I hope anyone genuinely interested in classic British comics will buy it too.

Ron Turner’s Space Ace is not available in newsagents. Issue 8 costs £8.95 UK, £12.50 for Europe and £14.50 for international orders. Copies may be obtained via PayPal (please use friends and family option) at: Otherwise cheques (UK funds only) payable to: John Lawrence, to 39 Carterweys, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5 4RB 

Is this the end of PSYCHO GRAN?

Say it ain't so! Will Psycho Gran meet her maker? Well, she meets the Grim Reaper in the first episode of her latest adventure in Aces Weekly Vol.27 No.5, online now. 

Psycho Gran first appeared in Oink! comic back in 1986 and since then, her creator David Leach has given us brand new stories from time to time, particularly in Aces Weekly. Will her 31st anniversary year be her last? Find out by subscribing to the latest volume of Aces Weekly for just £6.99 for seven issues.

The latest issue also includes:

FLIGHT by Jeff Vaughn and Brendon and Brian Fraim. 

SICARIOS by Roberto Corroto and Erito Montana.

DUNGEONS AND BURGLARS by Santullo and Jok.

BOOM! NOWHERE by Kate Cunningham and Heather Fisher


There's also a Psycho Gran digital solo comic, and you can buy that from ComiXology here:


The Art of Stranski is a new 100 page full colour hardback book by Lorenzo Etherngton, one of the best illustrators of modern day UK comics. It's scheduled to be published this August, and a copy can be yours by backing it now on Kickstarter. And you know how Kickstarter works; the more you pledge, the more bonus items you get!

It looks fantastic! To find out the full details, and to see a video about the project, visit this link:

Prog Preview: 2000AD Prog 2029

Here's your weekly advance preview of the next issue of 2000AD. This edition will be in the shops on Wednesday 3rd May. Thanks to Rebellion for the images. Click on each page to see it full size.

In this issue:
Judge Dredd: Harvey by John Wagner (w) John McCrea (a) Mike Spicer (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)

Defoe: Diehards by Pat Mills (w) Colin MacNeil (a) Ellie De Ville (l)

Brink: Skeleton Life by Dan Abnett (w) INJ Culbard (a) Simon Bowland (l)

Scarlet Traces: Cold War - Book 2 by Ian Edginton (w) D'Israeli (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)

Cursed: The Fall of Deadworld by Kek-W (w) Dave Kendall (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)

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

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