DIABOLICA: DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE - the new comic written by John A. Short and illustrated by David Hitchcock published by Kult Creations is now back from the printers and on it's way to our fantastic Kickstarter backers! We hope to have all copies to you all by the end of August 2019!
And it's on sale from this very page too (if you missed the Kickstarter!) Please look to your right!
Thursday, 20 June 2019
WHAT IF SUPERHEROES HAD FOUGHT IN VIETNAM! The original four issues of Armageddon Patrol SOLD OUT! So we printed a book collecting those four issues! It SOLD OUT! But now it's back in print and on sale on this very page! Join MAIDEN AMERICA and the rest of the patrol for some action in the steaming jungles of South East Asia! Please bring your own swear box (their's is full!)
Monday, 10 June 2019
Format: AMERICAN COMIC SIZED. COLOUR COVERS B/W INTERIORS
Length: 40 pages Price: £3.50
Publisher: LEW STRINGER COMICS
Creators: PLOTTED, SCRIPTED, PENCILLED, INKED, LETTERED & COLOURED BY LEW STRINGER
Available from: http://lewstringer.com/page7.htm
Review: Colin and his sidekick (Semi-Automatic Steve) are back for a third issue! This time it’s reprinting many of the full-page comic strips from UK Marvel’s ‘Transformers’ weekly between 1989 and 1990.
No-longer hemmed in by the half-page format Lew’s imagination soars on these strips. In fact he uses that full range of his talents by letting some of the stories unfold over multi-issue story arcs. This let’s Colin visit Venus and even get kidnapped to a village in North Wales in a wonderful spoof of 1960’s TV show ‘The Prisoner’!
There’s a wonderful daftness to these tales… For example, Colin’s rocket-ship sits with a stick in a giant milk bottle… A Colin drills to the Earth’s core at one point with “A very long drill bit”!
And there’s also lovely subversions of storytelling norms and the format of the strip… One strip has some key balloons written in ‘Combat code’ (along with a key for cracking it)… Another strip is taken over by Colin and Steve’s girlfriends in ‘The Giggly Sisters’ Nice Page’ (Next week – How to knit a B-52 bomber!)
This is a masterclass in humour strip writing (and illustration.) It makes me wish that Lew would write something book length!
Not only that but there’s a lovely feature about Odham’s 1960s comics line – Wham! Pow! Smash! Terrific and Fantastic – in the back of the issue.
So put on your combat trousers… grab your atomic underpants… and settle down in the combat shed for a damn good read!
John A. Short
Friday, 7 June 2019
From writer John A. Short and artist David Hitchcock (the team behind The Sixpenny Murder) comes a new tale of Victorian horror! Please check out this exciting new project on Kickstarter and concider supporting it! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1336023535/diabolica-down-the-rabbit-hole?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=diaBOLICA
Saturday, 18 May 2019
Friday, 19 April 2019
Thanks to all our wonderful backers we have reached our target on the REVEREND CROSS: ORIGIN SPECIAL Kickstarter! But get our Kickstarter to £400 and all our print backers will get their own Supernatural Warfare Agency ID card authorising them to terminate supernatural threats!
Sunday, 7 April 2019
So what can you expect from the next issue of REVEREND CROSS? It's another anthology issue featuring four self-contained adventures written by John A. Short all wrapped up in a David Hitchcock cover!
Art by: Aaron Murphy
Story: Just how was Abby Cross recruited to the secret supernatural warfare department of the Church of England? This flashback will fill you in. Featuring the Archbishop of Canterbury!
Art by: Andrew Richmond (weith layouts by Gabby Noble)
Story: Another flashback - This time to Abby's training! Featuring a fire demon in a gas works! What could possibly go wrong?
Art by: Gabby Noble
Story: A demon has clained the soul of Ozzy Osbourne! Can Abby save him without any of her weapons?
Art by: Richard Pester
Story: At the bottom of the ocean with a cursed mummy case and a mutant shark. Just another day at the office for Reverend Cross!
At the moment you can back it on Kickstarter and get fantastic rewards like sketch cards, to order sketches and alternative covers! Please do check it out: