VOID TRIP #1

Void Trip #1 does what a first issue of any comic book miniseries should do. It offers the reader a glimpse of the personalities of the main character, their relationship dynamic, and what they are out to achieve. Over the course of the issue, we see that main characters Ava and Gabe travel around space, … Continued

VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE

The port town of Stonehaven in northeast Scotland has come under the scourge of bloodsucking undead. As the infestation takes hold, vampire hunter Alexander McLean is summoned to deal with the creatures, if he can only first deal with the demons of his own past. After the balls-to-the-wall madness of Vietnam Zombie Holocaust, George Lennox … Continued

VOICES IN THE DARK

Is the voice the seat of the soul? Sound engineer Hermann Karnau thinks so, and he’s obsessed with recording the voice in all its infinite variations – from the ranting of leaders to the sounds of his neighbour’s lovemaking to the gargled whispers of the dying – in an effort to decode the voice’s secrets. … Continued

MYCROFT HOLMES AND THE APOCALYPSE HANDBOOK

Everyone knows Sherlock’s story, but what about his older – and apparently smarter -brother Mycroft? How did he become, as is hinted in Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories, the head of the British Secret Service? Well, this untold tale is now being revealed by an unlikely source – basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar! Along with co-writer Raymond … Continued

ALIEN TOILET MONSTERS #1

We all love a good catchy title, and they don’t get more attention-grabbing than Alien Toilet Monsters. Sure, a standout, snappy title is one thing, but more important is whether such a bold and brave book has the content to back it up. From the duo of Eric Barnett and Carol Zara, this is most … Continued

GHOST STORIES OF AN ANTIQUARY 2

Leah Moore and John Reppion’s graphic adaptations of stories by M.R. James continue in this second volume, reimagining another four of the noted writer’s tales in comic-book form. Of this quartet – Number 13, Count Magnus, The Treasure of Abbot Thomas, and Oh, Whistle and I’ll Come to You, My Lad – it’s the latter … Continued

MOMENTS OF ADVENTURE – COLLECTION TWO

Writer and artist Colin Mathieson thrilled us last year with his first volume of short, twisting tales of derring-do. Now Mathieson and colourist Aljoša Tomić are back with a second volume of Moments of Adventure. The stories are as varied and fantastical as the first collection. It begins with Null ‘n’ Void, a near-future tale … Continued

THE LIZARD

The foreword to The Lizard describes Martin Flink as the Scandinavian comics creator “most deserving of the ‘most deserving of wider recognition’ award”. It’s a bold claim about the writer and artist, who’s had two shorter comics previously published by UK-based publisher Accent, and this, his first longer form graphic novel, puts that claim to … Continued

ATARI SWORDQUEST

In the early 1980’s Atari had planned to release four interrelated fantasy adventure games – Earthworld, Fireworld, Waterworld and Airworld (the last of which was never actually released) – for their 2600 home console that told the story of twins Tarra and Torr, whose parents had been slain following a prophecy that they would ultimately … Continued

THE SHOWDOWN VOL. 2: THE RACE FROM HELL

Like your comics bonkers and full of carnage? If so, The Showdown: Vol. 2: The Race from Hell could be just the read for you. From Russ Lippitt and Ezequiel Pineda, what we have here is the second part of an all-out race through hell as orchestrated by none other than Satan himself. Dubbed “The … Continued