Tag Archives: numbercruncher

Preview: Numbercruncher #4

Numbercruncher #4

Writer: Si Spurrier
Artist: PJ Holden
Colorist: Jordie Bellaire
Letters: Simon Bowland
32pp
$3.99
Titan Comics
Release: 10/23/2013

The shock conclusion of the critically acclaimed temporal afterlife adventure!

An epic battle of wits, wills and divine accountancy has twisted across decades and multiple lifetimes, and now the clash between Bastard Zane and the reincarnating Mathematician is coming to a head.

Who gets what they want? Who loses everything forever? And, when all the cunning plans and clever tricks have been resolved… is there still one last card to play?

Don’t miss the epic finish to the miniseries everybody is talking about!

Numbercruncher_#4_NewWEB

Preview: Numbercruncher #3 (of 4)

Numbercruncher #3 (of 4)

Writer: Si Spurrier
Artists: PJ Holden, Jordie Bellaire
Letterer: Simon Bowland
32pp
Full Color
$3.99
Release: September 18th 2013

Bastard Zane is hot on the Mathematician’s heels, as the reincarnating schemer dives back through time and lifetimes to be with the woman he loves, again and again, across a hundred different incarnations!

The Divine Calculator wants the Mathematician’s mind under his contract, and Zane wants his freedom from the fulfilment of the same… so it’s time to warm up his maths-driven accident gun – and kill the bloody genius as many bloody times as he can bloody reincarnate!

But when you’re dealing with a dead man as smart as this one, things are never going to go smoothly!

Numbercruncher_#3_cover_web

Preview: Numbercruncher #2

Numbercruncher #2

Issue Number: #2 (OF 4)
Page Count: 32pp
Full Color, B&W, or partial color: FC
Publisher: Titan Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 21, 2013

Writer(s): Si Spurrier
Artist Name(s): PJ Holden, Jordie Bellaire

Nothing worse’n a Mathematician in love. 

As he died, in 1969, a Mathematician glimpsed the equation that drives the universe. This allowed him to strike a deal with the Divine Calculator: to be reincarnated, with all his memories intact, for another chance with the woman he loves.

In exchange, when he dies for a second time, he’ll go straight into the workforce of the Afterlife, setting free another operative – a surly chap in a bowler hat by the name of BASTARD ZANE.

But the Divine Calculator has a horrible sense of humor, and he’s incarnated the Mathematician thirty years after his death, in a poverty pit on the other side of the planet. The Mathematician still has a plan to spin things in his favor… but Zane isn’t taking any chances with his cosmic get-out clause.

After all, they don’t call him BASTARD for nothing!

Numbercruncher_#2_Cover_web

 

Review: A1 #3, Chronos Commandos: Dawn Patrol #2, Lenore #8, Tomorrrowland #1, Numbercruncher #1

A1 #3

A1_03_CoverB_Back_webFrankenstein’s Monster is in the Weir and the angry mob greeting him with pitchforks and flaming torches are Mice, Weasels and Rabbits.

From World War 2 to Iraq, you’ll always find Blazing Glory in the thick of it. But after 60 years of combat he’s starting to question what he’s doing and why.

An extremely out-of-shape video game freak assembles his own army of gamers and plans a hit on a well-loved politician.
The reason? Said politician made a really disparaging comment on the nutfreak’s favorite game. Carpediem vs an army of vengeful nerds!

That’s the three stories you’ll find in Titan Comics‘ amazing anthology. Each is totally different in style and story, but they’re all amazingly good. There really is something for everyone, and that something is quality. The three stories, Carpediem, Odyssey, and Weirding Willows are each entertaining in their own way. All are familiar, with similar stories out there, but each have a spin and look that make them stand out from the rest.

Carpediem is the most original of the bunch following a team of super-agents, each named after a day of the week and each with their own “theme” and ability. There’s some great continuing jokes through the series that gets me to laugh with each issue. It’s just mad fun to read.

Odyssey might look like a certain character from another certain company, but it’s standing on its own with a beautiful style and action that keeps you entertained.

Weirding Willows is a mash-up comic taking characters from literary past. You’ll recognize the characters in a whole new way and so far the comic really stands out from all of the other similar comics out there with it’s focus, pacing and amazing art.

Titan Comics is making a case with each issue that A1 could be “the” anthology comic of the year. It’s that damn good.

Story: Dave Elliot, W.H. Rauf Art: Barnaby Bagenda, Sami Basri, Sakti Yuwono, Jessica Kholinne, Garrie Gastony, Rhoald Marcelius
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Chronos Commandos: Dawn Patrol #2

Chron_Comm_02cover_webNazi saboteurs have overrun Chronos Command, and made off with a Chronosphere core – a priceless piece of Allied technology that could change the course of the Time War!

Can the Sarge, his crack squad depleted after the white-knuckle events of #1, mount a daring recovery mission into the past with a unit of rookies? You’d better hope so — because all of history rides on the outcome!

First, lets talk about the art from Stuart Jennett who pulls double duty as the writer. The painted art is jaw dropping and so cool looking. There’s only a few artists who can pull this off and Jennett is up there with a style that makes each character unique and stand out, something some artists of this style have issues with. The art alone makes it a “buy.”

Next is the story which continues the pulpy B-movie fun involving time travel, dinosaurs and Nazis. That combination, how can it not be enjoyable? But, like the first issue, the characters are cookie-cutter and fill their role as the adventure moves along. You have the grizzled leader, the scientist who isn’t a soldier, and the red-shirts that you know will die at some point. They all have their role and fill it well.

The comic is just a lot of fun, it feels like a pulp movie. Rarely does a comic deliver exactly what you expect and does so with as much fun. We’re two issues in and I still think this is one of the most fun comics of the summer.

Story: Stuart Jennett Art: Stuart Jennett
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

It Came! #1

IT CAME! CoverWitness a very British invasion!

Fans of Mystery Science Theater 3000 will love this hilarious B-movie romp, a knowing throwback to the heyday of low-budget SF cinema – in comic book form!

An enormous alien robot lays waste to the English countryside, annihilating bunting, villages and diagonally-sliced sandwiches alike! Only the pipe-chomping space scientist Dr. Boy Brett and his assistant Doris Night (a lady) stand a chance of stopping it from marching all the way to London – but can they possibly escape the grasp of GRURK and get the might of the British Army on their side?!

Keep your upper lips stiff, your ties immaculately knotted, and your notions of gender equality dialled back sixty years – for the sake of the planet!

It Came! feels like a lost classic movie, in this case from Pinetree Studios, filled with advertisements that draw you further into the time this might have come out.

Writer and artist Dan Boultwood continues Titan Comics’ dominance of the B-movie done in comic form with a story that not only feels like a B-movie plot wise, but also pulls from the sexism and misogyny of that time. You’re sucked in and at no point is Boultwood breaking character to update the tale.

Comics are supposed to be fun and Boultwood clearly understands that. This is a great debut and another example why Titan Comics is a publisher to keep an eye on.

Story: Dan Boultwood Art: Dan Boultwood
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

Lenore #8

Lenore#8-coveraWhen a film crew from the “Ghosty Toasty” TV show: “Where we toast that ghost!” turns up at Lenore’s mansion in search of ‘ghosts and ghouls’… they get more than they bargained for, much, much more!

Issue #8 of Lenore marks the beginning of the end for one of Lenore’s main characters; with the start of a four-issue story-arc that will culminate in a fight-to-the-death between two of the comic’s most beloved characters. But who will stand victorious – and who will die, never to live again..?

Each of the four issues will also reveal the shocking truth behind the mask of Taxidermy (perhaps Lenore’s most mysterious and sinister character) and reveal his incredible history, which started back in the days of ancient Egypt!

It’s been a long time since I picked up an issue of Lenore, but even after all these years, creator Roman Dirge has continued the cute and twisted series in exactly the same messed up way I remember. The comic is hilarious, to the point I was laughing out loud numerous times and had people staring at me trying to figure out what I was reading and why it was so funny.

The cute beginning, the skewering of the “ghost hunting” shows that’s on television, and all in a package that moves along Lenore’s story. It all works together in a fun and twisted way.

I got to the end and felt like it’s been too long since I picked up a copy of Lenore. I’ve clearly been depriving myself and need to go back and find out what I’ve been missing all these years.

Story: Roman Dirge Art: Roman Dirge
Story 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy

Tomorrrowland #1

TomorrowLand (Atomeka)From the Eisner award-winning writer of Spider-ManWolverine: OriginThe Inhumans and The Darkness comes a music-led adventure like no other!

Meet Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, two young DJs – and the public faces of the world-renowned Tomorrowland festival – as they are drawn into an impossible adventure to save the vital spark of creativity!

Over the course of this retina-blasting fantasy adventure, the pair find themselves sucked into an eternal war between two worlds, a battle waged between the forces of creation and destruction for the energy we all carry inside us. It’s a war we’re rapidly losing, but can two DJs turn the tide over the course of just one festival?

I went into this comic with no idea what to expect. I’ve seen the build up and the previews and other than it taking place at some music festival, I was in the dark. The comic is best described as a modern fantasy with music acting as magic and full of the types of characters and monsters you’d expect in that type of story.

The characters are interesting too, I’m still not quite sure if I’m totally bought in and like the two protagonists. I’m not bought in that I’m cheering for them right now. Something just doesn’t sit right yet. Maybe it’s because I’m long disconnected from the type of world and environment they live in?

The art though is fantastic, with a great look and feel about it, that’s a major draw to the comic. The look is amazing.

The first issue was enough for me to come back for the second. It’s interesting and unique enough to stand out. We’ll see though what the second issue has in store and if that’ll keep my interest and enjoyment more than just something pretty to look at.

Story: Paul Jenkins Art: Stellar Labs
Story: 7.75 Art: 8.5 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Buy

Numbercruncher #1

Numbercruncher_#1_FinalCoverLayout_lowNumbercruncher is an  off-the-wall romance mixing time-travel, life-after-death and coal-black comedy is by Si Spurrier and  P.J. Holden.

Utterly unusual, vaguely insane, and unexpectedly heart-warming, Numbercruncher follows a brilliant mathematician who dies young, enters the afterlife and discovers a way to cheat the terrifying Divine Calculator. He schemes to be endlessly reincarnated within the lifespan of the woman he loves, no matter how often the violent bailiffs of the Karmic Accountancy cut short each life. It falls to one such bailiff – the surly Bastard Zane – to put a stop to the time-twisting romance once and for all, before the Mathematician can pull-off his greatest trick and escape Existential Justice forever!

Numbercruncher was originally serialized in black & white in Judge Dredd Megazine in the UK. The series is now being newly colored and expanded for the first time by Titan Comics. And that coloring is something that stands out to me, because it’s not the entire comic, instead just specific panels and parts. It’s a look that’s very cool and really catches the eye.

Overall the story is highly entertaining with a concept I haven’t quite seen before. The concept is an interesting one with a new spin in life after death and a main character in Bastard Zane who you can’t quite cheer for. But, at the same time, he’s entertaining, hell the whole world is really entertaining.

The fact that this comic is a reprint doesn’t phase me at all, it’s all new material in my eyes. And it’s material that I find engrossing and creative. I want to see what comes next and where this all goes. If you’ve never read the series before, absolutely check this one out. Another example why Titan Comics is a titan in the industry.

Story: Si Spurrier Art: PJ Holden
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

Titan Comics provided Graphic Policy with FREE copies for review

SDCC 2013: Titan’s New Projects

At San Diego Comic-Con, Titan Comics, the new venture from publishing giant, Titan, announced a brand-new wave of creator-owned titles set for 2014! The new titles span a mix of established comics and novelist talent, as well as up-and-coming creators and artists from whom you’ll soon be hearing much more – such as Victor Gischler, Tazio Bettin, Pat Mills, Carl Potts, Larry Stroman, Lavie Tidhar, Paul McCaffrey and Des Taylor!

The new wave of titles includes assassin black-comedy Accident Man co-created by 2000AD legend Pat Mills with a cover by the incomparable Howard Chaykin; a brand-new chapter of long-running science-fiction gem Alien Legion, by fan-favorite creative team Carl Potts and Larry Stroman; ladies of literature action-adventure Adler by novelist Lavie Tidhar and artist Paul McCaffrey; adrenal grindhouse-flick Sally Of The Wasteland by Victor Gischler and artist Tazio Bettin, with cover by blazing Image stalwart Tim Seeley; and femme-fatale espionage caper Scarlett Couture by famed good-girl artist Des Taylor.

At SDCC, Titan Comics made a splash with numerous launches including fantasy The First Kingdom Vol.1: The Birth of Tundran by comics legend Jack Katz; new horror fantasy collection Razorjack by Watchmen colorist John Higgins; the Eagle-Award-winning comedy Thrud the Barbarian by writer/artist Carl Critchlow; afterlife thriller Numbercruncher by Si Spurrier, artist P.J. Holden and colorist Jordie Bellaire; SF and fantasy anthology Monster Massacre; genre-mashing hormonal superhero Sharky by Dave Elliott and Alex Horley; and videogame tie-in Devil May Cry: The Chronicles of Vergil.

AccidentMan_GN_Cvr_CBR Adler-promo-image-CBR ALEG_CBR Sally-CBR scarlettcover_CBR

Pick(s) of the Week: Day Men #1 and 9 Other Choices

Daymen_CV_1AFor thousands of years, the world has been controlled by the “50 Families” — a secret network of vampire covens engaged in a timeless struggle for power. But when the sun rises, the vampires are forced to employ the services of a human who acts as their daytime fixer and protector…Trained for centuries to be the mortal soldiers of their vampire employers, the Day Men go forth at sunrise, alone into the world, to do the bidding of their sleeping benefactors.

This week sees the release of BOOM! Studios‘ newest original series Day Men. It also marks the first release from industry legend Brian Stelfreeze as part of the BOOM! family, his first monthly drawing of a comic since 2005. The series is created by Matt Gagnon and co-written by Michael Alan Nelson someone who absolutely knows how to write these types of comics.

Do yourself a favor and check out this new series that has a hell of a lot of buzz.

Below are nine other choices in alphabetical order.

  • Batman ’66 #1 – The DC comic book has a lot of chatter and all of it good in this campy return to the feel of the classic television series.
  • Blood Brothers #1 – Dark Horse’s new series that has two vampires who are also modern day bounty hunters. There’s a great comedic tone in this one.
  • The Killer Vol. 4 Unfair Competition – Matz is back with his amazing international series following an international assassin. It’s beyond cool and perfect for fans of Bond.
  • Numbercruncher #1 – Titan Comics has been cranking out some amazing series, and this is no exception. By Si Spurrier!
  • Red Sonja #1 – Gail Simone’s anticipated new take on Red Sonja arrives! And it’s already sold out at the distributor level.
  • Revival #12 – You folks should be reading this!!!!
  • Scarlet #7 – Brian Michael Bendis’ take on the current political unease and activism. It might be a while between issues, but its worth the wait.
  • The Strain: The Fall #1 – The horror series is back with the next volume. Pick it up before it hits the airwaves as a television series.
  • Superior Carnage #1 – So far all of Marvel’s “Superior” comics have been fantastic (though it is just two of them). Can they three-peat?

Preview: Numbercruncher #1

Titan Comics newest series Numbercruncher, will be hitting stores on July 17, 2013. The  off-the-wall romance mixing time-travel, life-after-death and coal-black comedy is by Si Spurrier and  P.J. Holden.

Utterly unusual, vaguely insane, and unexpectedly heart-warming, Numbercruncher follows a brilliant mathematician who dies young, enters the afterlife and discovers a way to cheat the terrifying Divine Calculator. He schemes to be endlessly reincarnated within the lifespan of the woman he loves, no matter how often the violent bailiffs of the Karmic Accountancy cut short each life. It falls to one such bailiff – the surly Bastard Zane – to put a stop to the time-twisting romance once and for all, before the Mathematician can pull-off his greatest trick and escape Existential Justice forever!

Numbercruncher was originally serialized in black & white in Judge Dredd Megazine in the UK. The series is now being newly colored and expanded for the first time by Titan Comics.

Numbercruncher_#1_FinalCoverLayout_low

SDCC 2013: Titan Comics Launches in July With New Line Rolling Out!

PrintTitan Comics, the new venture from publishing giant, Titan, launches in July 2013 – with new titles released throughout the rest of the year and beyond!

The first wave comprises debut dinosaur spectacular Chronos Commandos: Dawn Patrol by writer/artist Stuart Jennett; afterlife thriller Numbercruncher, by writer Si Spurrier, artist P.J. Holden and colorist Jordie Bellaire; B-movie comedy IT CAME! by Dan Boultwood; high-fantasy comedy Thrud the Barbarian by writer/artist Carl Critchlow, new horror fantasy collection Razorjack by Watchmen colorist John Higgins – plus the completely remastered and relettered library of The First Kingdom by comics legend Jack Katz!

The next wave, beginning in October begins with game-changing post-superheroic statement Death Sentence, by writer Monty Nero and artist Mike Dowling and classic fantasy epic Marada The She-Wolf by Chris Claremont and John Bolton.

Titan Comics kicks everything off at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, showcasing brand-new comics and collections available for the first time exclusively at the show. You can find them at the Titan booth #5537 and at special events programming of which you can find out below.

A number of new collections will be available for the first time at SDCC, with creator signings to support:

  • Jack Katz will be signing copies of The First Kingdom Vol.1: The Birth of Tundran on Friday at 3:00PM
  • John Higgins will be signing copies of Razorjack on Friday at 4:00PM
  • Dave Elliott, Dave Dorman, Alex Horley and Andy Kuhn will be signing copies of Monster Massacre, Sharky and A1 on Friday at 1:30PM
  • Roman Dirge will be signing copies of Lenore: Purple Nurples on Thursday at 4:30PM

Other collections available for the first time at SDCC include the Eagle-Award-Winning Barbarian comedy series Thrud the Barbarian, by Carl Critchlow, and Devil May Cry: The Chronicles of Vergil.

With the hotly anticipated first issue of Numbercruncher hitting stores on July 17, Titan Comics is offering SDCC attendees a FREE exclusive art card signed by Si Spurrier with every copy of Numbercruncher #1 purchased – only available at Titan booth #5537.

The full schedule of Titan Comics SDCC activity includes:

THURSDAY JULY 18, 2013

Portfolio Review: Titan Comics

Thursday July 18, 10:00AM – 12:30PM, PR B

Steve White, Titan Comics Senior Editor will be holding portfolio reviews on Friday at 10:00AM – 12:30PM, PR B.

Panel: Roman Dirge REBUILT

Thursday July 18, 3:00PM – 4:00PM, Room: 28DE

Earlier this year, Lenore creator Roman Dirge was almost killed in a Sunset Boulevard hit-and-run that left him lying in hospital with a shattered leg. After months of painful physical therapy, Roman is back – better, stronger… but not necessarily faster… – and is here to discuss his long road to recovery, his return to the drawing board with Lenore issue #8 and his fourth Titan Lenore collection:  Purples Nurples (which will be debuting at the show).

Signing: Lenore – Roman Dirge

Thursday July 18, 4:30PM – 5:30PM, Autograph Alley AA04

Lenore: Purples Nurples – available for the first time at SDCC!

Creator Roman Dirge will be signing copies of his fourth Titan Lenore collection: Purples Nurples on Thursday at 4:30PM – 5:30PM in Autograph Alley AA04.

FRIDAY JULY 19, 2013

Panel: Titan Comics – Launching at SDCC and Beyond!

Friday July 19, 12:00PM – 1:00PM, Room: 32AB

Titan Comics, the new venture from publishing giant, Titan, offering the best original creator-owned comics, alongside new and classic graphic novels, launches this year at SDCC! With all the buzz that’s been generated by first-wave titles like Numbercruncher by Si Spurrier (X-Men Legacy) and The First Kingdom by comics legend Jack Katz, 2013 looks set to be the year of Titan Comics!

Meet the key players behind the new line, go behind-the-scenes of new titles with creators, see exclusive preview art and hear exclusive announcements about brand-new originated titles by new and world-renowned talent!

Guests include: Jack Katz (First Kingdom), John Higgins (Razorjack), Dave Elliott (A1, Monster Massacre, Sharky), Steve White (Titan Comics, Senior Editor) and more!

All attendees to the panel will receive a special limited edition double-sided poster: an IT CAME! 1950s themed cinema style poster, signed by creator Dan Boultwood, and a fantastic Numbercruncher image by artist P.J. Holden. (This limited edition poster is only available to panel attendees).

Signing: Monster Massacre – Dave Elliott, Dave Dorman, Alex Horley and Andy Kuhn

Friday July 19, 1:30PM – 2:30PM, Autograph Alley AA02

Monster Massacre Vol.1 & Sharky – available for the first time at SDCC!

Creators Dave Elliott, Dave Dorman, Alex Horley and Andy Kuhn will be signing copies of Monster Massacre, Sharky and A1 on Friday at 1:30PM – 2:30PM in Autograph Alley AA02.

Attendees to the signing will receive a FREE limited edition signed art print by Mark A. Nelson with every copy of Monster Massacre purchased. (Limited to 50 – first come, first served)

Signing: The First Kingdom – Jack Katz

Friday July 19, 3:00PM – 5:00PM, Autograph Alley AA07

The First Kingdom Vol.1: The Birth of Tundran – available for the first time at SDCC! Creator Jack Katz will be signing copies of The First Kingdom Vol.1: The Birth of Tundran on Friday at 3:00PM – 5:00PM in Autograph Alley AA07.

Attendees to the signing will receive a FREE limited edition signed art card by Jack Katz with every copy of First Kingdom purchased. (Limited to 100 – first come, first served)

Signing: Razorjack – John Higgins

Friday July 19, 4:00PM-5:00PM, Autograph Alley AA03

Razorjack – available for the first time at SDCC!

Creator John Higgins will be signing copies of Razorjack on Friday at 4:00PM – 5:00PM in Autograph Alley AA03.

Attendees to the signing will receive a FREE limited edition Razorjack patch designed by Sally Hurst & John Higgins with every copy of Razorjack purchased. Plus, get your photo taken with Razorjack herself!

SUNDAY JULY 21, 2013

Portfolio Review: Titan Comics

Sunday July 21, 10:00AM – 12:30PM, PR B

Steve White, Titan Comics, Senior Editor will be holding portfolio reviews on Sunday at 10:00AM – 12:30PM, PR B.

Titan Comics in August 2013

DEATH SENTENCE #1

Writer(s): Monty Nero
Artist Name(s): Mike Dowling
Issue Number: 1
Number of Issues/Volumes in Series: 6
Page Count: 32pp
Retail Price: $3.99
Street Date: October 9, 2013

 

What would you do with superpowers – and six months to live? 

That’s the dilemma facing three people who’ve contracted the G+ Virus, a terrifying new STD.

What can graphic designer Verity, failing indie guitarist Weasel and roguish media personality Monty do in the time they have left? Fade away – or go out in a blaze of glory?

By turns funny, dark, sad and spectacular, Death Sentence is an emotional thrill ride through celebrity, loss, passion and creativity. It’s the jaw-dropping next stage in superpowered storytelling!

Packed with unforgettable shocks, quotable dialogue and the character finds of a generation, this is an unmissable debut by two striking and confident new voices!

Death Sentence Cover

THE FIRST KINGDOM VOL 1: THE BIRTH OF TUNDRAN

Writer(s): Jack Katz
Artist Name(s): Jack Katz
Format: Hardcover Collection
Volumes in Series: Vol.1 out of 6
Page Count: 208pp
Full Color, B&W, or partial color: B&W
Retail Price: $24.99
Street Date: September 24, 2013

An unforgettable epic, the work of a lifetime, is finally collected in an ultimate, six-part library!

Visionary. Maverick. Rebel. Master storyteller. Iconoclast. Genius. Jack Katz has been called all of these things since he began his illustrated magnum opus in 1974, creating a tale that follows in the vein of a futuristic, post-civilization The Odyssey or The Iliad!

Now, exclusively from Titan Comics, comes this long-lost treasure from a golden age in comics creation – as it’s never been seen before. Remastered and packed with exclusive features, this sumptuous volume collects the first part of a tale for which the term ‘epic’ was invented!

After nuclear armageddon devastates the Earth, the survivors become playthings of resurgent ‘gods’. As civilisations rise and fall, as loves and lives are lost, the future of humanity will be won by uncovering the secrets of the past.

The First Kingdom is presented here in a complete collectors’ library for the first time, replete with cleaned and restored art taken from high-resolution scans of the original art pages, and completely relettered throughout.

Comprising six volumes in total, each book also includes features on the history of the strip, as well as all-new introductions by Jack Katz and his many industry fans!

First Kingdom Vol 1 cover

RAZORJACK

Writer(s):  John Higgins
Artist Name(s):  John Higgins
Format: Hardcover Collection
Page Count: 104pp
Full Color, B&W, or partial color: B&W
Retail Price: $19.95
Street Date: September 18, 2013

FULLY REMASTERED WITH RESTORED ART, ALL-NEW SCRIPT AND TWO BRAND-NEW SHORT STORIES OF JOHN HIGGINS ORIGINAL SELF PUBLISHED TALE! RAZORJACK AS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE!

FROM THE COLORIST OF WATCHMEN • BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE

The Twist: an infernal dimension of molten pain, terror and screaming torment. Ruling over this dark domain is the queen of carnage: Razorjack, she who would bring extinction to the Human race!

All that stands in the path of her apocalyptic ambitions is a pair of rogue cops. Their investigations into a series of horrific serial murders uncover Razorjack’s horrific machinations, forcing the cracks ever wider between Earth and The Twist – and the death of Humanity ever closer!

This is the ultimate edition of RAZORJACK: restored, remastered and reworked for a whole new audience!

Razorjack Cover

THRUD THE BARBARIAN

Writer(s):  Carl Critchlow
Artist Name(s): Carl Critchlow
Format: Hardcover Collection
Page Count: 144pp
Full Color, B&W, or partial color: FC
Retail Price: $19.99
Street Date: September 24, 2013

The Eagle-Award-Winning Barbarian comedy series is collected at last!

Thrud: big of muscle, tiny of head, which is fine for Thrud as you only need a big brain if you need to talk your way out of trouble. Instead, he lets his axe speak for him!

In the first collected volume of this hugely popular cult, er, hero, Thrud faces down the necromancer To-Me Ku-Pa (FWAP! THWOK!); protects his beer supplies from fierce Frost Giants (KRISH! KER-THUNK!); faces his arch-nemesis (THUNKTHUNKTHUNK!); assumes the stately role of the king he accidentally killed (GAK! POK!) and gets his pint spilled on a mission into the depths of a primeval jungle (ARRGGLE! SPLUTCH!)!

A hilarious, timeless parody of Conan The Barbarian and his musclebound ilk!

Thrud the Barbarian cover

Numbercruncher #4

Writer(s): Si Spurrier
Artist Name(s): P.J. Holden
Issue Number: 4
Number of Issues/Volumes in Series: 4
Page Count: 32pp
Retail Price: $3.99
Street Date: October 16, 2013

The shock conclusion of the critically acclaimed temporal afterlife adventure! 

An epic battle of wits, wills and divine accountancy has twisted across decades and multiple lifetimes, and now the clash between Bastard Zane and the reincarnating Mathematician is coming to a head.

Who gets what they want? Who loses everything forever? And, when all the cunning plans and clever tricks have been resolved… is there still one last card to play?

Don’t miss the epic finish to the miniseries everybody is talking about!

Numbercruncher #4

Solid State Tank Girl #4

Writer(s): Alan Martin
Artist Name(s): Warwick Johnson Cadwell
Issue Number: 4
Number of Issues/Volumes in Series: 4
Page Count: 32pp
Retail Price: $3.99
Street Date: September 18, 2013

Tank Girl VS. Anti Tank Girl, for all the marbles!

Spawned in darkness, trained in secret, brewed in a bollock, Anti Tank Girl is the worst nemesis Tank Girl has ever been pitted agains!

A towering edifice of pink blondeness, she emits uncontrollable rays of rainbows, love and ponies wherever she goes – and is out to replace Tank Girl for good! There’s no way that Tank Girl and her gang of misfits are going to stand for THAT.

It’s the ultimate battle for women’s suffrage in the slam-bang, riotously unexpected conclusion to the most insane Tank Girl adventure yet!

Solid State Tank Girl #4

It Came #3

Writer(s): Dan Boultwood
Artist Name(s): Dan Boultwood
Issue Number: 3
Number of Issues/Volumes in Series: 4
Page Count: 32pp
Retail Price: $3.99
Street Date: October 2, 2013

Director Dan Boultwood’s long-lost SF B-movie ratchets towards its jaw-dropping climax!

After the terrifying discoveries made in our last astonishing issue, space scientist Dr. Boy Brett and his lady assistant Doris Night are now trapped inside an honest-to-goodness flying saucer, along with a robot that aims to capture them alive!

What role does this monstrous, monosyllabic automaton play in the extra-terrestrial invasion plan? And what do drooping upper lips have to do with the fate of Britain – AND THE WORLD?!

A must-read for fans of Mystery Science Theater 3000, this is a beautifully illustrated, laugh-out-loud pastiche!

It Came #3

Chronos Commandos: Dawn Patrol #4

Writer(s): Stuart Jennett
Artist Name(s): Stuart Jennett
Issue Number: 4
Number of Issues/Volumes in Series: 5
Page Count: 32pp
Retail Price: $3.99
Street Date: October 2, 2013

The Sarge and his team battle a vicious Nazi time squad who’ll do anything to turn the Allied heroes into fossilised raptor-chow! Plus – the rules of time travel are pushed to the limit, as Einstein crosses his own timeline in order to prevent the extinction of the universe, when a Chronosphere goes critical at the Commandos’ base!

Don’t miss the high-class, high-stakes, fully painted pulp action, as Chronos Commandos cranks up a gear!

Chronos Commandos Dawn Patrol #4

Tomorrowland #3

Writer(s): Paul Jenkins
Artist Name(s):  Alti Firmansyah, Beny Maulana of Stellar Labs
Issue Number: 3
Number of Issues/Volumes in Series: 4
Page Count: 32pp
Retail Price: $3.99
Street Date: September 18, 2013

The music-driven ride of your life continues, from Paul Jenkins, the Eisner award-winning writer of Wolverine: Origin and The Darkness!

Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, DJs at the world-renowned Tomorrowland festival, have been chosen as the Keepers of Creativity. Ranged against the Destructive forces of the Nameless One, they only have a year to come up with an event that will recharge the creative batteries of the whole universe – and with demons, monsters and the forces of Fate in the way, it’s going to be a tall order. These DJs no longer have to make just music – at this year’s festival, they need to make history!

Tomorrowland #3

A1 #5 

Writer(s): Dave Elliot, W.H. Rauf
Artist Name(s): Barnaby Bagenda, Sakti Yuwono, Garrie Gastonny, Rhoald Marcelius
Issue Number: 5
Number of Issues/Volumes in Series: On-going
Page Count: 32pp
Retail Price: $3.99
Street Date: October 2, 2013

WEIRDING WILLOWS: At last, a hint of what lies beneath the Weir. The secret of talking animals and dimensional portals revealed. Plus one of our cast dies and we promise you, they will never return.

ODYSSEY: SHARKY’s back! He leads a SWAT team against… A group of protestors on Wall Street?! Only one man dares stand in their way.

CARPEDIEM: YELLOW TIDE
When saving the world, the CARPEDIEM agents prefer to ride in their state-of-the-art, nuclear-powered, phallic-shaped-but-not- overcompensating…. by-much, copyright-infringing “Yellow Submarine”. But one day the submarine is missing. Someone stole it straight from under their noses inside their secret HQ. So join them, under a sky of blue and sea of green, as they hunt for their yellow submarine.

A1 #5 (Carpe DIEm) A1 #5 (Odyssey) A1 #5 (Weirding Willows)

« Older Entries