Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Preview: THE DRACULA FILE

This Thursday, 19th October, Rebellion publishes the fourth in its Treasury of British Comics books with The Dracula File collected from the pages of Scream! (and Scream! Holiday Specials). As well as the strips, it features a brand new cover by Chris Weston, an introduction by Scream! editor Ian Rimmer, A gallery of Scream! covers that featured Dracula, and a back up article by Dave McDonald charting the history of the path that led IPC to publish Scream!

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

CREATIVE TEAM:  Gerry Finley-Day, Simon Furman, Ken Noble (w) Eric Bradbury, Geoff Senior, Keith Page (a) John Aldrich, Peter Knight (l)
REGIONS: UK, worldwide digital
RELEASE DATE: 19 October 2017
PAPERBACK - 101 pages
PRICE: £15.99 (UK) $19.99 (US)
ISBN: 9781781085998
DIAMOND: AUG171921



Fleeing vampire hunters from behind the iron Curtain, Count Dracula returns to Great Britain with an unquenchable thirst for blood! Unable to accept that the supernatural defector has slipped through his fingers, Rumanian KGB officer Stakis decides to defy his disbelieving superiors and destroy the unholy horror that has plagued the world for centuries. Will 1980s London become the Count’s permanent, new feeding ground? Written by 2000 AD stalwart Gerry Finley-Day and featuring Eric Bradbury’s nightmarish vision of horror’s greatest icon, The Dracula File is a book that you can really sink your teeth into!

Available in print from: book stores, Amazon, and comic book stores via Diamond
Available in digital from: Treasury of British Comics webshop

COMMANDO comics out this week...

Brand new Commando issues 5063-5066 are coming soon, featuring Motor Boat malaises, Commando bomb disposals, Heinkel hesitations and Ypres revenants all to test the mettle of our men at war!


5063: Home of Heroes: The Crew

What was better for a crew at war: the men to be specialists or jacks of all trades? That was the question that faced Lieutenant Frank Temple on his new Motor Boat. Surely to be the best at your job was key to success and survival, but, indeed, with so few men aboard if something happened how would they cope without an able replacement? So, when Frank decided to give his new men extra training for the different positions he thought he was doing the right thing, but his crew weren’t very happy…

With stylish accompanying art from Vicente Alcazar, Ferg Handley’s stiff-upper lip rivalry between Frank and his second in command Steve Hewitt is lovingly brought to life.

|Story | Ferg Handley | Art | Vicente Alcazar | Cover | Janek Matysiak |



5064: Gold Collection: Spy Trap

Mission Brief: parachute into Germany to defuse a British bomb buried in the ruined interior of a feared Nazi prison and rescue to the British agent held inside. Time to detonation: twelve hours.

Commando Lieutenant Phil Searle always stayed cool under pressure, that’s why he was so skilled at defusing enemy bombs and mines. So, naturally, he didn’t flinch when his C.O. volunteered him on a mission to defuse an unexploded bomb in a German prison, or to rescue the British agent held there. But what did throw Phil was his partner on this mission, Helmut Malke, a Jerry with a habit of disappearing right before trouble started…

With Gentry’s combination of big personalities, ‘Spy Trap’s tension is just as high-octane, with enemies around every corner in Bielsa’s detailed artwork and guns aimed right on our hero in Penalva’s bold cover.

|Story | Gentry | Art | Bielsa | Cover | Penalva |
Originally Commando No 396 (April 1969) Reprinted No 1147 (1977)



5065: Action and Adventure: Wings of Woe

Flying from a young age with hopes of becoming a pilot, our hero is instead assigned as a bomb aimer and navigator, but strives to rise in the ranks and take control of his aircraft.  His name is Jurgen Loden and he flies in a Heinkel...

Desperate to live up to his older brother and idol, a German fighter pilot in the First World War, Jurgen wants nothing more than to defend his country, but when he sees the destruction his bombs inflict he begins to question the Nazi cause.

A compelling perspective from George Low, with detailed artwork by Rezzonico and a suitably stunning aerial cover from Ian Kennedy, ‘Wings of Woe’ is a stand out issue for any collection.


|Story | George Low | Art | Rezzonico | Cover | Ian Kennedy |



5066: Silver Collection: Dead Men’s Revenge

Lying under rubble from a fallen building, Nick Gray’s life was slowly draining. That’s when he saw them. Hazy wraiths in uniforms from the last great war. They were at Ypres, they told him. Betrayed by their C.O. they were court martialled and executed on the ground Nick’s broken body lies on. “It’s not your time,” they tell him. Nick must complete the task given to him by these revenants if they are ever to be at peace…

A dark number from Ian Clark, ‘Dead Men’s Revenge’ deals with sacrifice and the young men of World War Two being haunted by the heroics of the past generation which they must live up to. Combine that with artwork and cover by Ibanez and this eerie issue really packs an equally supernatural and poignant punch.

|Story | Ian Clark | Art |Ibanez | Cover | Ibanez |
Originally Commando No 2647 (March 1993)




Monday, October 16, 2017

Preview: JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE No.389

A quick preview of a few pages from Judge Dredd Megazine No.389 out this Wednesday.

UK & DIGITAL: 18th October 2017 £5.99
NORTH AMERICA: 18th October 2017 $13
DIAMOND CODE: AUG171918
COVER: NICK PERCIVAL

In this issue:
JUDGE DREDD: DEFROSTED by Rory McConville (w) Paul Davidson (a) Chris Blythe (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)

ANDERSON: NWO by Alan Grant (w) Paul Marshall (a) Dylan Teague (c) Simon Boland (l)

DEVLIN WAUGH: BLOOD DEBT by Rory McConville (w) Mike Dowling (a) Simon Bowland (l)

LAWLESS: BREAKING BADROCK by Dan Abnett (w) Len O'Grady (a) Ellie De Ville (l)

DOMINION by John Wagner (w) Nick Percival (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)


Features: 
New Comics: Scream! and Misty Special
Interrogation: Simon Furman
Interrogation: Leonardo Manco
New Books: Comic Book Hero

Bagged graphic novel: Tharg's Terror Tales by Arthur Wyatt, Al Ewing, Nicolas Jean, Alec Worley, John Smith, David Baillie (w) John Cooper, Tiernen Trevallion, Cliff Robinson, Yann Valeani, Warren Pleece, Graeme Neil Reid, Mark Harrison, Edmund Bagwell, Will Morris, Tom Foster, Peter Doherty (a) Ellie De Ville, Simon Bowland, Peter Doherty (l)



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

DWM 518 preview

Here's a quick preview of Doctor Who Magazine No.518, in shops this Thursday, 19th October. Packed with news, reviews, interviews, and more. Plus another Daft Dimension from me! Don't miss it!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Your advance preview of the next 2000AD!

2000AD Prog 2053 will be in the shops on Wednesday, but you can see a few preview pages here right now, courtesy of Rebellion! 

UK & DIGITAL: 18th October 2017 £2.75
NORTH AMERICA: 18th October 2017 $7.99
DIAMOND CODE: AUG171917
COVER: BEN WILLSHER

In this issue:

JUDGE DREDD: ADAPTIVE OPTICS by Arthur Wyatt (w) Simon Roy (a), Annie Parkhouse (l)

GREY AREA: HOMELAND SECURITY by Dan Abnett (w) Mark Harrison (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)


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


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