I had mixed feelings about the recently-released issue 29 of IDW’s ongoing Star Trek comic because gender swapping the cast is usually a gimmick that only serves to reinforce stereotypes. I’m happy to say that the Mike Johnson (script), Yasmin Liang (line art) and Zac Atkinson (colours) team don’t fall into that trap with this […]
It may be January and it may be cold but that doesn’t mean there are no conventions going on in the comics world. This month the pickings are slim but if you’re able to get over to Galway, Ireland then there’s Akumakon running from the 17th to the 19th of January. The convention is hosted […]
After last week’s brilliant start to the year, 2000AD Prog 1863 has a lot to live up to. The cover presents an interesting opening right away, depicting an event from the current Strontium Dog storyline. It’s not as punch as last week’s orbital drop but Dylan Teague’s choice of high action depicted in muted colours […]
After the 100-page extravaganza of Prog 2014, you might think the first issue of 2000AD in 2014 would be a more subdued affair. You would be wrong. Prog 1862 begins as it means to go on with one of the most impressive comic covers in a while, courtesy of Henry Flint. It’s likely to be […]
Prog 2014, the final issue of the year for British indie comic 2000AD, is a 100-page bonanza of new stories
This week’s issue of 2000AD continues to be impressive. The amazing cover starts the comic off as it means to go on. This is beautiful work by Cliff Robinson and Dylan Teague. I would not be at all surprised if this turns up as a poster or postcard at some point. Moving on to the […]
If there’s one comic on the market right now that you can guarantee will both impress and entertain in equal measure, it’s 2000AD.
The weekly arrival of 2000AD has been something to get excited about this year. The pace has been building from Prog 2013 at the end of last year and it hasn’t let up since. Although last week’s issue was set up as a jumping-on point for new readers, the fact that we are still in […]
In anthology comics, where storylines are often of varying lengths and titles therefore start and end in different issues, putting together a clear jumping-on point for new readers requires a lot of planning. Prog 1824 shows what happens when all that planning pays off. It is not just a good issue for new readers to start with, it’s a good issue and and of itself.