Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Comics International No.206 - out now!

The UK's top comics newszine Comics International is available now at your local comic shop after a delay of several months. Issue 206 comes with a choice of four covers (shown here). Here's the official press release from editor Mike Conroy to tell us more...


COMICS INTERNATIONAL is offering its readers the opportunity to win a ClanDestine original specially drawn for the competition by Alan Davis, the creator of the Marvel series.

The art [shown above] can be won in the much-delayed issue #206 of Europe’s trade paper, which goes on sale week ending August 8. Featuring four alternate covers [pictured] and priced at the usual £2.99/$4.99, the special 116-page issue includes an interview with the British writer/artist about his plans for his superpowered family as well as a host of regular features and numerous other exclusives, among them:

Famed Cerebus cartoonist Dave Sim talks about glamourpuss – in which he takes a unique look at the fashion industry – and Judenhass, which shines a disturbing spotlight on the Holocaust..

Strangers in Paradise writer/art Terry Moore reveals all about his new self-published series, Echo.

Crime novelist Duane Swierczynski discusses Cable, his Lone Wolf and Cub-style reboot of Marvel’s time-travellin’ mutant bad-ass”.

Writers Dan Jurgens and Ron Marz discuss DC’s multiverse; specifically the restoration of the Tangent Universe in Tangent: Superman’s Reign.

Writer Joe Casey speaks about the challenge of resurrecting Rob Liefeld’s Youngblood, his own Image graphic novel, Nixon’s Pals, and writing The Last Defenders for Marvel. In addition, artist Chris Burnham talks about how Nixon’s Pals was developed.

Original Hellblazer writer Jamie Delano talks comics and in particular Narcopolis, the Avatar four-parter he describes as being “in the territory of adult horror/fantasy”.

From Four Feather Falls to Stingray... CI’s unique in-depth examination of TV SF in British comics continues with the second of six instalments focusing on strips based on shows from the man who made SuperMarionation a household word.

ABOUT COMICS INTERNATIONAL: Acquired by Cosmic Publications at the end of 2006, CI was launched in April 1990 to fill a need for a trade magazine for the US and UK comics industry. From its 48-page 4,000 copy debut, it has expanded to a 100-page monthly with many pages in full colour and a circulation in excess of 24,000. Read internationally by fans, collectors, publishers and creators, it is the independent guide to the world of English-language comics.

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