Thursday, 3 April 2014

Coming Soon- The Grimaldi

Coming to the pages of FutureQuake- who, or what is The Grimaldi, and why do we need to know?

Join writer JJ Robinson and artist Alex Paterson to find out.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Coming Soon- The Travelling Salesman

Coming to the fages of FutureQuake by writer Tim West and Artist Matthew Harrower- The Travelling Salesman is a glimpse into a world that just might be one day- if we are unlucky...

Tuesday, 1 April 2014


This handsome fellow is PLEIATOC MONAIDIES, and he's coming this way in Something Wicked- on sale in November. Join writer Tom Davies and artist Leonardo Vergari to find out why...

Monday, 31 March 2014

Coming Soon- Graveyard Shift

Graveyard Shift is a strip for this year's edition of Something Wicked, by David McCluskey and Sam Weller. Something Wicked will be on sale in November, but older issues are always available.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

In Review- A Dead Good Friend

Pages start at: This Link.

Originally intended as a sub for FQ, I was sent the link to this web-comic by James (the writer) for some feedback once he decided that it really wasn't an FQ strip (No robots or lasers etc) and I'm glad he did.

This is only a six page short set in the murky world of gangsters and concerned with betrayal and loyalty. This is obviously the work of a team that care about comics and want to produce solid work. There are some rough edges on show, but nothing that can't be worked on for later strips.

I think this was worth reading and recommend it to you all to take five minutes to see why.

Saturday, 15 March 2014


Wolf Country #01 & #02 by Planet Jimbot

Words & Pics- Jim Alexander,  Luke Cooper & Will Pickering.

 To my shame I was sent a copy of #01 back in the middle of last year and didn’t mention it. Not because I didn’t like it, not at all, but I’m more of a ‘behind the screen’ guy- I like to work on the nuts & bolts of making comics so writing reviews is something I have to work on. However- Wolf Country is a title deserving of the effort.

Wolf Country has at its heart the conflict between Vampires & Werewolves. That is the set dressing for the team to tell their stories on and the sooner that is accepted the sooner the stories can be told. Anything else we need will be passed along as it is required.

In the first issue we meet a young man who is trying to define himself. He has been pushed by the world into a situation that many of his race would find desirable, but he himself is deeply troubled. Yet he stands up for himself and makes a decision to turn his back on the world in an effort to better understand himself. Is he successful? That is open to interpretation- and I really like that. We aren't being spoonfed- there is room to think.

The second issue sets a very different tone. We are given a wider view of the world we are visiting and the systems and beliefs by which it operates. More questions are asked than answered and we are given the beginnings of the ongoing tale and the answer to one of the big questions in life- Can you get a horse to jump out of an aircraft with a parachute on?

The storytelling throughout both issues is clear and uncluttered. The stories are all lettered by the ever reliable Jim Campbell and even though I preferred the more self contained first issue I am looking forward to reading issue three..

Another success from Planet Jimbot.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

In Review- Good cop, Bad cop.

Jim Alexander is a busy lad. Which is probably a good thing. You see, 'this' particular piece of work more than anything else I've read of Jim's reeks of 'high concept'. And I really like it.

I have to admit from the off that I'd not seen hide nor hair of this before Jim sent me a copy for review, but I know after reading this that I'll be making sure i get the next stories as and when they rear their nasty little heads.

Okay, the facts. Written By Jim Alexander, drawn by Luke Cooper, Garry McLaughlin and Will Pickering. The cover above is by the stupidly talented Alex Ronald and the collection even has a foreword by John Wagner. The book is available for a mere £7.99 from Rough Cut! and in this reviewers humble opinion is worth every penny.

Jim is a solid writer, guiding us through the tales in the book and while some of the art may be not to my taste I cannot fault the quality of the storytelling on show.

Really recommended.