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.