DARK NIGHTS: METAL – DELUXE EDITION

Written by Scott Snyder and with art by Greg Capullo, this collection brings together the core six-issue mini-series of the recently concluded DC cross-over event. This ‘deluxe’ hard back edition, with a nice metallic embossed logo, has all the variant covers reproduced in the back. The story revolves around Batman’s discovery of a dark multiverse … Continued

THE GHOST SCRIPT: A GRAPHIC NOVEL

What’s a good-guy private eye to do when he’s tangled up in the blowsy, boozy world of 1950s Hollywood – a place of McCarthyism and anti-communist witch hunts, desperate buxom starlets, washed up hard-drinking screenwriters and… the legendary ‘Ghost Script’, a screenplay that few have ever read but which is rumoured to reveal the real-world … Continued

OH S!#T IT’S KIM & KIM #1

The first issue in a new series starring the titular bounty hunters, over the course of its 22 pages, Oh S!#T It’s Kim & Kim #1 achieves everything that could be hoped for in a debut issue. It introduces the reader to its main character, it offers a glimpse of the world it is set … Continued

APOLLO

This graphic novel telling the story of the first Apollo moon landing makes a timely touchdown in Britain’s bookshops as many of the participants in, and observers and commentators on, America’s mission to the moon are themselves passing into history- most recently, Alan Bean, the fourth man to walk on the moon, and Tom Wolfe, … Continued

LADY HOLLYWOOD #1

Kate works for a private investigation firm, specialising in honey traps to ensnare rich philanderers trying to pick her up. When what appeared to be a standard job goes horribly wrong, she is pulled into a dangerous conspiracy involving shady gangsters, sinister assassins and dark secrets from her own forgotten past. Action stories with female … Continued

GENERATION GUN #1

Generation Gun’s opening page features the burning wreckage of a high school in the aftermath of a shooting (accusatorily located “Anywhere in the USA”) and given that the contemptuous ubiquity of such shootings forever maintains them as a contemporary issue, the comic is likely to spark the most controversy of any of writer John Farman’s … Continued

THE NEW WORLD

Welsh-born artist Chris Reynolds has been called ‘the most underrated cartoonist of the last 20 years’ and, on the basis of this collection, it’s hard to disagree. If you’re not au fait with the world of obscure underground comics Reynolds’ life’s work – a series of beautifully drawn black-and-white stories called Mauretania Comics – is … Continued

DWAYNE HICKENBOTTOM #1 – #3

Grant Perkins is somebody who’s been involved in the comic book game for over a decade by this point, with him likely best known to genre fans for his work on Strax and the Time Shark for Doctor Who Adventures. And if you’ve been to any comic conventions in recent years, you’ll also know him … Continued

HACK/SLASH: RESURRECTION

Cassie Hack, the slasher of slashers who has given herself the thankless task of taking out supernatural killers, is back, literally from the wilderness. After spending five years in isolation – apart from the odd zombie knocking on her window – our heroine gets a message that she is needed as a counsellor at a … Continued

TALES OF THE DAMNED #3

Tales of the Damned is a supplementary series to The School of the Damned, offering more of a fantasy slant to complement the Gothic horror of its parent title. This issue, the middle section of the three-part Lore, sees monster hunter Julia Bronte stalking her prey in the untamed wilds of Romania, where a tale … Continued