Tiptoeing around the minefield that is the debate over this all female creator issue and the accusations of tokensim and exploitation, Luke checks out this year’s Sci Fi Special and finds it wanting.
Those chaps over at Vice Press have a new print coming this Thursday. It’s a Dark Judges one by John McCrea and coloured by John Kalisz.
It comes in at 30cm x 40cm and costs £20 and anyone who has bought a print from this company before, will know that the quality is spot on.
Make sure to visit their site this Thursday, for the official release and see what deals they have, as they are doing bundles with this print. More on the bundles on the actual day!
For more info follow this LINK
Luke’s reading pile next to the marital bed is growing ever higher. Risking life threatening injury, he picks out 2000AD’s contribution to this year’s Free Comic “Book”( if you must) Day. Is it a worthy attempt to snare new readers? Or just a vain bid at drawing attention to the Prog’ and a dry run in a longer term plan to refocus the title?
The scribe behind the new Chopper series, Ladies & Gentlemen, Mr. David Baillie,
We at ECBT are sure that most of you will be aware of Zarjaz and its sister publication, Dogbreath from FutureQuake Press but for those few that are not. These are excellent fanzines, with Zarjaz based on all things 2000 AD and Dogbreath, all things Strontium Dog.
Issue 30 of Zarjaz features a scrotnig (it would be too easy to say zarjaz) cover by Dan Cornwell. Who came to our attention with his sterling work on Rok of the Reds by John Wagner and Alan Grant and shortly afterwards, he bagged himself a Dredd strip and didn’t disappoint.
Anyway, this issue comes out in March and if you go to the website (linked up below) you will be able to order it when the time comes but while you wait, why not buy some back issues of both fanzines.
ComicScene UK is a new, full colour A4 specialist monthly magazine, dedicated to everything comics! The living legend that is Pat Mills has been revealed to be writing a column each month, under the banner of ‘Last Word’ and if any of you know uncle Pat, he is knowledgeable and sometimes outspoken in his views but you don’t survive for long in the world of comics, if you don’t know what you are doing!
“The ‘Last Word’ column is expected to be as colourful, controversial and outspoken as his appearances in the recent 2000AD documentary ‘FutureShock’ and his book ‘Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave! – 2000AD and Judge Dredd: The Secret History’. Pat Mills said about the announcement, “I’m passionate about British comics and their unique place in the world. Unfortunately, their spirit can be diluted and devalued by trying to emulate the Americans, and by a certain bland, ‘make no waves’ thinking. I’m looking forward to shedding a little light on some dark corners of the industry, and suggesting some possible solutions in my new column: The Last Word!””
You can subscribe to the magazine at http://tictail.com/ComicsFlix or contact ComicScene UK direct at firstname.lastname@example.org for Europe, America and Worldwide subscriptions. Tony Foster from ComicsFlix publishing “We are very pleased that we have the Godfather of comics writing a regular column for ComicScene UK. Pat has been a success across the world and created some of the greatest comic stories and characters. The ideas, advice and recommendations he will share in ComicScene UK will be worth the cover price alone. We look forward to him having the last word in every monthly issue.”
The new ‘ComicScene UK’ is a specialist full colour A4 monthly magazine with all the latest news and articles on classic comics, reprinted material, new titles and comic creators. Published by http://ComicsFlix.org it will be a showcase for fans including the best in Cosplay, UK fandom and stripzines now and from the last 50 years. The magazine is available by mail order only and you can subscribe in advance now at http://tictail.com/ComicsFlix A limited print run ‘ComicScene UK’ will give a percentage of the profits from the title to provide free kids comic workshops across the U.K.
Upcoming features in ComicScene UK will include; Judge Dredd v Batman, Strontium Dog, DR and Quinch, Free Comic Day, 80 years of the Beano, The Prisoner and Superman, Six Million Dollar Man v Mach One, Charley’s War, Bella at the Bar, Slaine, Halo Jones, Rok of the Reds, 50 years of fandom and comic con, 40 years of Starlord, 40 years of Misty, 30 years of Tank Girl and Deadline, 30 years of Hellblazer, 20 years of the comic blog Down The Tubes, the new Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker, the Return of Roy of the Rovers plus all the latest news and gossip from the comic, small press, cosplay and related media industry from some of the best writers in the business!
The first 48+ page issue will be available from May 1st 2018, just prior to Free Comic Book Day, and then monthly from August. Each issue is £8.50 (for Europe, America and Worldwide – please add £2 per copy on published prices) but you can subscribe today and 12 issues for the price of 11. E mail email@example.com for details. You can get issue one for £8.50 You can get ComicScene UK for a 6 month subscription of £45 (saving £6) You can get ComicScene UK for a 12 month subscription of £93.50 and you will get issue 1 for FREE – 12 issues for the price of 11! Subscribe at http://tictail.com/ComicsFlix Further details at https://comicsflix.org/subscribe-to-comicscene-uk/ … Contact details firstname.lastname@example.org for Europe, America and Worldwide subscriptions by paypal, bank transfer or setting up a standing order. E mail from UK if preferred option.”