Thursday, February 11, 2016

Out now in newsagents...

Another stack of titles have arrived in UK newsagents. Here's a quick rundown of the British comics out this week starting with Viz No.253. Another 52 pages of fun for adults of all ages and still the funniest comic on the top shelf. 

2000AD Prog 1967 came out on Wednesday with a cover by Patrick Goddard. Inside, strips continue by some of the best creators in the UK. Not to be missed!
On to comics for all ages, The Beano No.3821 comes bagged with gifts to keep kids occupied during the school break. The comic itself is again packed with great material by some of Britain's best cartoonists.
Toxic No.267 is also bagged, with a toy crossbow and more. Inside the mag is my Team Toxic strip plus Captain Gross by Russ Carvell and another Ruined Ronaldo strip.
There are also four issues of Commando out this week. I covered the details the other day and you'll find that post here:
http://lewstringer.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/this-weeks-commando-comics.html 
From Titan Comics there's Tales From the TARDIS: Doctor Who No.3, with a cover by Lee Sullivan and 100 pages of strips featuring the Ninth and Tenth Doctors. Creators include Nick Abadzis, Elena Casagrande, Cavan Scott, Rachael Stott, Neil Slorance, Rachael Smith and more.
A new issue of The Phoenix will be in WH Smith this Saturday and I'll add a scan of the cover here then.

On to British comics reprinting American material and there's quite a few on sale this week. From Panini UK there's The Mighty World of Marvel No.22 continues the adventures of Daredevil, Agents of SHIELD, and the Silver Surfer...
The Astonishing Spider-Man No.29 features Spider-Man plus new sagas begin for Silk and Spider-Woman...
Essential X-Men No.21 guest stars Miles Morales Spider-Man...
...and from Titan Comics there's Batman No.48, reprinting recent DC Comics stories, and Supergirl No.3 featuring Supergirl, Black Canary, and Batgirl.
This of course just covers comics on sale in newsagents and doesn't include ones only available in comic shops or digital comics. (Speaking of the latter, don't forget Aces Weekly! http://www.acesweekly.co.uk/

6 comments:

ChanneZeroX said...

That's a nice ol' stack, all right. Of comics, that is. Good to see the 9th (and best) Doctor getting so much love recently in comic form, Titan are really pushing the boat out with the medium these days. Something seems strangely lacking though in the visual impact ratio of superhero comics to their movie/TV counterparts.

By which I mean, if really they wanted these titles to fly off the shelves (who am I kidding, right?), maybe they could try going for the same level of art that people are used to seeing in digitally painted movie/video game concept art.

I'm no digi artist myself, but I've got a comic I'm working on myself whose concept art you might have a passing familiarity with on Comics UK forum that aspires, once published and broadly distributed in all every newsagent up and down the country) (Lew - Bwaaah? HAHAHAHA!)to act as something of a jump cable for casual browsers who may not otherwise be sold on the action adventure titles going on cover-related first impressions alone.

"That all sounds fine n' dandy, ChanneZerox- but what makes you think you're good enough to make the slightest difference to nothin'??"... is what you'd probably say if you were simultaneously from 1800s Texas, an 1980s Marines Corps drill instructor, yet still familiar with 21st century nerd culture- an unlikely scenario, and yet one I'm strangely drawn to assuming you can confirm is completely in line with reality?

Whew. I've had too much coffee and really need to get back to processing these referrals.

Lew Stringer said...

Panini UK are restricted to what Marvel supply them with these days so they can't generate new art for the covers unfortunately.

James Spiring said...

Strange that the Ninth Doctor got that Tales from the Tardis cover when the issue is 75% Tenth Doctor and only 25% him. Should've used Nine on issue 2 (which was an even 50/50 split) and had Ten on issue 3's cover IMHO.

Lew, it sounds like ChanneZeroX was talking about Titan and DC, not Panini and Marvel.

Lew Stringer said...

Same situation anyway, James.

DoctorDeath said...

Lew- having read many of your posts, I note you still have many copies of the Beano from decades back, complete with your name still intact - did you keep them all? I got rid of my piles of comics when I was in my teens I guess, and still regret it now, particularly the Beano. I had issues dating back to the seventies right into the eighties, a near complete collection, in fact.

Lew Stringer said...

I saved some old Beanos, but not all. A dozen or so from the sixties.

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