Friday, December 28, 2012

Aces Weekly - Don't miss out!


One of the new British comics launched this year was Aces Weekly, an anthology of brand new strips by a variety of creators. Similar to the traditional weekly comics of old in fact, but with important differences. Aces Weekly is exclusively digital, and all the strips are creator-owned. When you buy Aces Weekly you're not lining the bulging bank account of some big corporation. The comic is based on a profit-sharing scheme and although all the work is done up front for nothing, any profits are then divided equally amongst the contributors. 

Aces Weekly is the brainchild of V for Vendetta artist David Lloyd, who set up the concept with his own money earlier this year. The editor is Bambos Georgiou, who has numerous years of experience as an editor, writer, letterer and artist, and the contributors range from all over the world. Each volume of the comic consists of seven weekly issues for just £6.99 / $9.99 / €7.99 - a pound an issue! You can't say fairer than that.

The beauty of digital comics is that they're always available, so for those of you who haven't yet subscribed, here's what you're missing. In Volume One...

SHOOT FOR THE MOON
by Alexandre Tefenkgi and Mauricet

PROGENITOR
by Phil Hester, John McCrea and Matthew Wilson

VALLEY OF SHADOWS
by David Jackson and David Lloyd

RETURN OF THE HUMAN
by JC Vaughan and Mark Wheatley

PARADISE MECHANISM
by David Hitchcock from a plot by Kerry Hitchcock

COMBAT COLIN
by Lew Stringer

THRUD THE BARBARIAN
by Carl Critchlow

PSYCHO GRAN
by David Leach

A TALE FROM GIMBLEY
by Phil Elliott

DR QUEER
by Mychalio Kazybrid and Bambos Georgiou

HARMONY
by Estéban Hernandez

CHLOROFORMS
by Lucy Stone and Rory Walker




...and in Volume Two, which began a few weeks ago...

THE CAT THAT CAME TO CALL
by Kathryn Layno

SANTA CLAUS VS THE NAZIS
by Benjamin Dickson and Gavin Mitchell

BLUE CAT
by James Hudnall and Val Mayerik

THE KEPT WOMAN
by Algesiras and Yishan Li

LEGION ZERO
by Ferg Handley and Kev Hopgood

CATALYST ISLAND
by Henry Flint




Remember, Aces Weekly is exclusively digital. There's no point in 'waiting for the print edition' because there isn't going to be one. Producing a print edition would bump up the price considerably (due to paying printers, distributors, and retailers) and would make it unfeasible. I appreciate that some people can't access some digital comics because they require an iPad, but Aces Weekly can be read on any computer or tablet device. (Except, I understand, for small devices such as iPhones.)


Intrigued? Want to support a new UK / international comic? Follow the link to the Aces Weekly website and subscribe today!
http://www.acesweekly.co.uk/home


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