Mutiny Magazine #1 from FairSquare Comics has sold out at the distributor level on the very day the magazine issue became available, this past Wednesday, November 24th.
Mutiny Magazine is focused on diversity and inclusion and brings mainstream and indie comics together through original comic stories, interviews, and feature stories. Issue #1 debuted with four different covers from Darick Robertson, Gene Ha, Karen S. Darboe, and Marguerite Sauvage.
Mutiny Magazine #1 features interviews with top-tier comic creators: Garth Ennis, Stephanie Phillips, Ray-Anthony Height, Maria Llovet, and Sal Buscema. Original comic stories in the issue (with 50+ pages of content) are created by comic all-stars and on the-verge indie creators, including: Brandon Thomas, Steven Harris, Fabrice Sapolsky, Ibrahim Moustafa, Éric Hérenguel, Izzy Salhani, Alex Schumacher, Mark Stafford, and many more.
The issue also includes feature stories about Marvel’s What If…?, Felix the Cat, and much more.
The first issue will be sent back to press with a new cover and be offered in the January edition of PREVIEWS for a March release along with the second issue which will be released March 9, 2022.
Soaring Penguin Press has always been a huge fan of Mark Stafford’s work, with a story by him appearing in our their first publication back in 1997.
Best known as the co-creator of the graphic novels Cherubs! (with Bryan Talbot), The Man who Laughs, Lip Hook, and The Bad Bad Place (with David Hine), along with extensive work on other projects, Mark has twice been chosen by the British Council to collaborate on projects in South Korea. He is also the current artist-in-residence at The Cartoon Museum in London, UK.
Salmonella Smorgasbord is a new collection that presents stories and pieces in a hefty 200+ full-colour pages, celebrating the grotesque imagination of one of Britain’s most inventive comedic/horror artists. Salmonella Smorgasbord brings together many of Stafford’s rarely seen short comic strips, alongside restored older comics, and even more recent design work for theatre posters, record covers, beer labels, and T-shirt designs—meaning there’s plenty to discover, even for the most ardent fans.
Salmonella Smorgasbord is scheduled for February 2022 and is perfect for anyone with an appreciation of horror, comedy, and underground comics.
Meanwhile… #10 is a 128-page comics anthology with work by Gary Spencer Millidge, David Hine, Mark Stafford, Roger Langridge, Sarah Gordon, Ginny Skinner, Michael Doig, and India Swift, Oisin Roche (with Elaine M Will), Laurel Dundee, Chad Boudreau and Butch Mapa, Burhan Kum, Victor Martins, Andy Pearson (with Louise Fellows), Moray Rhoda and Daniel Hugo, Flo Pizzarello and Elisabeth Eudes-Pascal. Funds are currently being raised to print the comic through Kickstarter.
Meanwhile… is Soaring Penguin Press‘ anthology series, bringing together higher profile creators with less established creators who are looking to see their story in print. Each issue is curated to ensure the best quality of comics storytelling.
Meanwhile… combines ongoing series with stand-alone stories, so that every issue provides a satisfying read, but encourages the reader to pick up the next issue, too.
Heavy Metal Entertainment has announced the release of Heavy Metal #298, the Furthest ReachesSpecial, coming March 2020. In the lead up to Heavy Metal’s landmark 300th issue, the world’s greatest illustrated science fiction mag will take readers to the edge of the cosmos and beyond with this specially curated issue.
Managing editor Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Halloween, Batman Eternal) helms the intergalactic Heavy Metal starship bound for Alpha Proxima 9! An amazing collection of all-new science fiction tales fills this issue. Stories so twisted they are sure to blow a circuit in that defective cybernetic implant you had inserted into your cerebellum.
In this issue:
“Murky World” Chapter 12, by Richard Corben, continues. In a bizarre land populated by hungry deadlings, cruel necromancers, and buxom cyclops, Tugat the warrior sets out to retrieve his lost horse Frix.
David Hine & Mark Stafford create bone-chilling intersections with insectoid life in “Bug House.”
Alex Smith takes us through a “Body Jack“ as modification reaches new frontiers.
Matt Emmons plumbs the robot psyche with “The Incubator.”
Emilio Balcarce & Marcelo Perez explore “A New Life” in the collapse of a robot army.
James Maddox & Ben Templesmith plunge us into the “Abyss of Souls“ with partners lost in space.
“Philip K Dick’s Head is Missing” is based on the true story of the Android Head of sci-fi legend Philip K. Dick that went missing in 2005. In 1980, Robert Faraday, assistant to Philip K. Dick, chronicles the author quickly losing his mind. While the author tries to explain staggering visions from space, his Android simulacrum gains a sentience of its own in the future. A shared destiny links them as events hurtle towards a singularity. By Michael David Nelsen and Dwayne Harris.
Carlos Huante, Artist and concept designer for the Ridley Scott films Alien: Covenant and Alien: Prometheus, is featured with a gallery of previously unseen images and concept designs. Also highlighted in a gallery is futurist visionary Josan “Deathburger” Gonzalez as he discusses his post apocalyptic worlds of Robo-City Prime and New Citadel 9. Interviews by Hanna Means Shannon.
In Omar Estevez and FG Dr. Stain Ortiz Rivero’s “Totemic”, a couple of bandits in a ravaged world discover that sometimes it’s better not to get what you asked for.
“Project Z”: An earth-shattering asteroid changed the course of mankind forever. The few who survived sought to rebuild what was lost, factions of people scattered across the earth, unbeknownst to one another, fight to survive on this now desolate earth. By Matt Medney & Morgan Rosenblum.
“Dowser” is a short story by Dwayne Harris. In a world nearly devoid of drinkable water, a vicious gang holds sway over one of the few remaining wells in the American Southwest. When their well runs dry, they seek out a legendary figure, the Dowser, to help them find another – whether he’s willing to or not.
Heavy Metal #298 features three covers to choose from:
Cover A: “Taarna” by Esau Escorza & Carlos Villas Cover B: “Recalculating” by Gabriel Ippoliti Cover C: by Phil Cohen
The overused term, “rules are made to be broken,” has been said repeatedly when it is thought that someone has gone against convention. As the world slowly embraces the diversity that surrounds it, so has popular media. Comics have always challenged type but has mostly been monochromatic. It has only recently been proactive about being diverse in not only race and sexuality, but also ability. Wave Blue World‘s Broken Frontier offers up stories where they do just that, break the rules.
In “Phantom Limb Ghost Puncher,” a police officer who loses his arm during a rescue, magically receives a mystical weapon which changes his life instantly. In “Stranger Than Fiction,” a clairvoyant helps out a murder suspect, by revisiting the day of the crime through his unconscious mind. In “Dark Dark World,” young imaginative writer plays out a scene for a story, all in her father’s work shed. In “The Wall,” set in a dystopian future, societies’ fortunes are separated only by allegiance.
In “Flyer,” a elderly man, gives a prep talk to his adolescent granddaughter, as she prepares to engage in a dogfight by way of rocketpack. “In The Night, Mountains Grew,” a ranger’s gross miscalculation proves fatal for those she protects. In “The Beard,” a young woman uncontrollably grows a facial hair at a unusually rapid rate, something befuddles her day after day, until she realizes her greater destiny, one that would change her life forever. In “Purgatory,” a woman falls into a coma, and gets transported to a different world, where she gets to be her true self.
In “The Trip,” a rather routine start of a morning for a man and his daughter, becomes a lesson in realizing every day is precious. In “Its About Time,” a scientist uses his considerable powers to time travel before his wife died, but what he finds out changes his whole outlook on her. In “Inside Outside,” a woman coming off her meds is constantly irritated by “cute squishy monsters.” In “Last dance at Omega Point,” as a rocket heads to its firing point, a woman’s life unpacks in alternate reality.
Overall, an excellent comic anthology which explores what can be or what will be. The stories by all the writers pluck the emotions of the reader in the best way possible. The art by the creators are all beautiful. Altogether, a plus sized comic treat which entertains on every page and you will wish was longer.
Story: Greg Pak, Tyler Chin-Tanner,Cullen Bunn, Phil Hester, Robert Dammelin, Justin Zimmerman, A. David Lewis, Fred Van Lente, Carla Berrocal, Jamie Coe, Edie OP, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Merguerite Bennett,Frederik Hautain, Kurt Belcher, Adam Egypt Mortimer, Karrie Fransman, David Hine, Noah Van Sciver, Sean Wang, Salgood Sam, Box Brown, PJ Holden, Scott Ferguson, INJ Culbard, Steve Orlando, Steve Bryant Art: Steve Bryant, INJ Culbard, Yaroslav Astapeev, PJ Holden, Salgood Sam, Sean Wang, Box Brown, Noah Van Sciver, Mark Stafford, Karrie Fransman, Jeff McComsey, Facundo Percio, Rob Croonenborghs, Varga Tomi, Ryan Kelly, Edie OP, Toby Cypress, Jamie Coe, Robert Sammelin, Carla Berrocal, Daniel Warren Johnson, Nathan Fox, Alison Sampson, Noel Tuazon, Aysegul Sinav, Mike Lawrence, Tom Raney, Simon Bowland, Taylor Esposito, Gina Going, Jason Wordie Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy
Written by Hubertus Rufledt with haunting art by Helge Vogt, Titan Comics’ Alisik is a cross between Emily The Strange and Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book – a beautiful dark and gothic tale of mortality and what happens after death.
When Alisik wakes up alone in a cemetery, she thinks she’s in the middle of a nightmare. Terrified, she flees into the night, but realizes she is invisible to everyone she meets. She really is dead, with no memory of how it happened…and only the ghostly residents of the graveyard can help her unravel the mystery of her afterlife.
The Broken Frontier anthology brings together some of the brightest talents in mainstream and indie comics today, to tell their own stories about pushing beyond the limits and exploring the great unknown.
All the stories in the anthology are completely creator-owned which means that writers and artists have the freedom to explore new concepts, or finally tell that one story that’s been bouncing around in their heads for years. And judging by the response we got from so many established creators, it’s pretty clear that projects like this are vital in the comics industry.
I’ve always enjoyed the freedom of independent publishing and have done my best work under those conditions. Here at Graphic Policy I was given a very positive review for my last graphic novel, American Terrorist, which was about protest and revolution in the U.S. My new story for the Broken Frontier anthology, The Wall, also has some political undertones, but they’re set in an alternate dystopian universe.
But don’t worry, I won’t let politics get in the way of a good story. And I’m working with the amazing Toby Cypress (White Suits, Rodd Racer) on this and he’s known for his fast lines and dynamic artwork, so he’ll make sure we keep the pace up.
I can say with total conviction that I’m excited about each and every story in the anthology. Greg Pak and Tom Raney have a soldier with a phantom limb fighting against ghosts. David Hine and Mark Stafford are setting the scene for an existential murder mystery. Fred Van Lente and Alison Sampson are exploring some interesting cultural norms with their female superhero. Marguerite Bennett is telling a tale of folk lore with a park ranger in Alaska. And I’ve already read all of Noah Van Sciver’s story, Down In A Hole, as that one’s in the can. What a great story!
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We want to tell you about the most important new comics journal to arrive in years. With issues releasing every two months, Meanwhile… brings readers an eclectic mix of established, legendary talent and future superstars, acting as a launchpad for the biggest names of tomorrow.
The first issue sees the hugely anticipated return of Gary Spencer Millidge’s Strangehaven. Millidge’s acclaimed idiosyncratic magical reality comic was self-published from 1995 until 2005 in eighteen issues, collected into three graphic novels, gaining numerous international award nominations including Eisners, Eagles and Ignatzes. Meanwhile… presents the exclusive serialization of the fourth and final volume of the series, Strangehaven: Destiny.
They’re also excited to introduce The Bad, Bad Place, a new series by David Hine and Mark Stafford. Among other highlights is Chris Geary’s future spy-story, Melody Baker, 10 Minutes by Yuko Rabbit and Sally Jane Thompson’s Heavy. Rounding out the first issue of Meanwhile…, and cementing our commitment to rising talent, are the 2014 British Library & Arts Thread Comics Unmasked Competition Winners.
Soaring Penguin Press has announced that Mark Stafford and David Hine will be teaming up again, post The Man Who Laughs, their critically acclaimed adaptation of the Victor Hugo novel.
Their new, original story, The Bad Bad Place, will be serialised in Meanwhile…, Soaring Penguin Press’s bi-monthly anthology series which will begin May 2014.
The series follows the sordid and mysterious history of Faraway Hills, a typical modern-built small town in middle-England, seemingly left deserted and abandoned by its citizens – apart from a madman.
The madman, the town’s former Town Crier, reveals story by story the various individuals that disappeared into a mysterious sprawling Victorian manor at the border of the town.
This story will appear alongside the continuation of Gary Spencer Millidge‘s Strangehaven, a superb self-published series from the nineties and noughties, returning to print after an eight-year absence to complete the final chapter.
Meanwhile will also the available digitally via the Sequential app.
Written by Rich Johnston
Drawn by Bryan Turner
SC, 32pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER: Mark Stafford
COVER LE: Fred Hembeck
Diamond Code: FEB120849
Trapped in a warzone, Al Stark has an epiphany: “Americans are a superstitious and cowardly lot. I shall become a Muslim”. Al, newly inspired, takes his jihad to New York City, and a showdown with a Freedom Fighter who resembles a certain Caped Crusader…part of THE AVENGEFULS saga, BLEEDING COOL’s Rich Johnston takes us on a raucous ride through politics, fanaticism and the healing power of Hollywood.