Saturday, 8 July 2017

Wrap around Rourke

With issue 17 of 100% Biodegradable preparing to slither out of the cracks between worlds and emerge into the light, here's a quick peek at the lovely wrap around 'Rourke Of The Radlands' cover by Bill Storie and Brett Burbridge.


Originally created by John Freeman (Judge Dredd Megazine, Crucible) and Liam Sharp (Batman, Wonder Woman) for Marvel UK's 'Strip' comic in the 90's, Rourke proved so popular that there was even talk of doing a mini-series featuring popular characters from the Marvel universe.

Liam Sharp's faxes, featuring Rourke, Monark Starstalker and Wolverine.
Sadly Marvel UK ceased to be before that could happen, though the original Rourke strip was reprinted in Issue 16 of 100% Biodegradable, after a brand new lick of paint from Brett Burbridge.

You can read more about the history of Rourke and Marvel UK on John Freeman's Down The Tubes.

Issue 17 of 100% Biodegradable features Rourke's first brand new solo outing in over 20 years, ably illustrated by Bill Storie (Spaceship Away, Sci Fi Art Now), scripted by David Hailwood and John Freeman, coloured by Brett Burbridge and lettered by Ken Reynolds.


The new issue will be available later today, so keep your eyes peeled!

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Issue 17 preview

With Issue 17 of 100% Biodegradable nearing completion, here's a preview of some of the strips appearing inside.
In Capsule by Brian Pearlman and Armin Ozdic (with colours by Liam O'Connor and letters by Ken Reynolds) a musician seeks shelter from the rain in a hotel from hell.
In Waste Of Time by Tony Suleri and David Hailwood, a scientist solves mankind's waste crisis by using the past as a dumping ground...with dire consequences!
In the third part of Skowdogs (written by John Freeman and David Hailwood, and illustrated by Dave Thomson), the crew of the Skow face off against an ancient alien race, deadly mercenaries, and technology gone haywire. 
And in the concluding part of Alan Burrows and Paul H Birch's Switchblade, the titular character finds himself up to his neck in giant psychotic dentistry obsessed mutant germs!
Previous issues of the digital sci-fi anthology are available to buy for just 69p/$0.99 at the following places:

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Comixology Carnage!

Issue 16 of 100% Biodegradable is out now on ComiXology!

Recently awarded 8.3 out of 10 on Fanboy Nation, and described as 'some of the best science fiction storytelling outside of 2000ad' on Pop Culture Bandit, the latest issue features a whole wealth of sci-fi and fantasy carnage from the likes of Liam Sharp (Wonder Woman, X-Men, Batman), John Freeman (Judge Dredd Megazine, Crucible), Brett Burbridge (Octal, Sliced Quarterly), Alan Burrows (Eagle, 2000ad), Paul H Birch (Toxic, Creepy Kofy Movie Time), Luciano Fleitas (H-alt, The Chronicles Of Terror) Paul Bradford (H-alt, Indie Comics) and more.
Issue 16 of the quarterly digital anthology is available for just $0.99/69p at the following links:

Sunday, 26 March 2017

100% Biodegradable 16 - out now!

Issue 16 of the 36 page quarterly sci-fi anthology 100% Biodegradable has just launched on Comicsy and Drivethru (with a ComiXology release to follow at a later date).

Inside the issue:

Almost exactly 27 years after its original publication in Marvel UK's 'Strip', Liam Sharp (Wonder Woman, X-Men, Batman) and John Freeman's 'Rourke Of The Radlands' returns, with a brand new lick of digital paint from Brett Burbridge!  

This won't be the last we see of Rourke, either.  Bill Storie and Brett Burbridge are currently hard at work illustrating a brand new Rourke strip (scripted by John Freeman and David Hailwood) for issue 17.



Also inside issue 16...A Mars base gets infected by a deadly alien parasite in Paul Bradford (Octal, Hallowscream) and Luciano Fleitas' (H-alt, The Chronicles Of Terror) haunting sci-fi tale 'The Ides Of Mars'.


Luciano's artwork is pretty damned gorgeous, and if you fancy drooling over more of it, check out his deviant art page.

The crew of the Skow 709 run a gauntlet of ancient alien deathtraps in the second part of 'Skowdogs' - a brand new 8 part series by John Freeman (Judge Dredd Megazine, Crucible) and Dave Thomson (The Psychedelic Journal of Time Travel, Dr WTF?).   
Switchblade gains a new client as giant mutated germs infest the city in the second part of a 3 part series by Alan Burrows (Eagle, 2000ad), Paul H.Birch (Toxic, Creepy Kofy Movie Time) and Steve Harrison (Fast Car magazine, The Sunday Sport)  


And finally, in an attempt to tackle spiralling crime rates, the police force unleash a bizarre  group of mutants and super freaks to dispense their own unique brand of criminal justice...The Odd Squad by David Hailwood and Tony Suleri.

Grab the latest issue on Comicsy here or Drivethru here for just 69p/$0.99!

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Bottoms up, old chums!

For those still chasing the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, 100% Biodegradable 8 is free for the weekend on Drivethru, and the second print collection (containing Chris Sides and Dan Cornwell's brilliant St. Patrick's Day zombie strip 'The Last Batch') has been reduced in price to just $7 (less than £6 for 110 pages of carnage!)
Grab yourself a bargain!

Print Collection:
Issue 8 Freebie:
And keep your eyes peeled for preview pages from the upcoming 100% Biodegradable Issue 16, due out very soon indeed!

Friday, 30 December 2016

Top Indie Comics of 2016

To celebrate 100% Biodegradable getting a mention in Pipedream Comics 50 top indie comics of 2016 list, the digital version of the first 100% Biodegradable Collection (containing most strips from issues 1-6) is now free on Drivethru until January 7th.




You can read the article on Pipedream here: http://pipedreamcomics.co.uk/indie-comic-of-the-year-2016-50-41/

It also gives me great pleasure to announce that Ken Reynolds (who does the bulk of the lettering for Biodegradable, and assists with the editing) and Sam Bentley's supernatural steampunk comic 'Cognition' has made it through to Pipedream's list of top 10 indie comics, and can be voted for at the following link (polling ends at midnight on January 5th):

https://www.wedgies.com/question/what-was-the-best-indie-comic-of-2016-fkzjpqet6pc


Saturday, 17 December 2016

An avalanche of comics!

Right, bit of a meaty update for you.

Firstly, not one but two 100% Biodegradable print collections have just launched on Drivethru.

100% Biodegradable Collection 2 features 26 strips from professional creators, indie regulars and promising newcomers across the UK and abroad, including Dan Cornwell (Rok of the Reds, Futurequake), Gary Crutchley (2000ad, WESTERNoir), Jim Alexander (2000ad, Judge Dredd Megazine), Jon Haward (Judge Dredd, Tales Of The Buddha), Paul H. Birch (Toxic, Creepy Kofy Movie Time), Paul Harrison-Davies (Boom! Studios 'Zombie Tales', Blank Slate's 'Nelson'), Tony Suleri (Slumdroid, Bulletproof) and many more.

It collects selected stories from issues 7-10 of the digital anthology, including a preview of the first explosive episode of Death Duty by John Freeman and Brett Burbridge (the full series can be read in issues 7-14 of the 100% Biodegradable digital anthology), and is available for $12 (slightly less than a tenner) at the following link:


100% Biodegradable Collection 3 features 24 strips from the likes of Andrew Hartmann (Torsobear, Sh*t Flingers), Kek-W (2000ad, Commando), Lukasz Kowalczuk (Slime!, Aces Weekly), Tomislav Tikulin (Asimov's Science Fiction, Analog) and many more.

It collects selected stories from issues 11-14 of the digital anthology; whether it's rampaging robots, surfboarding teenage werewolves, or Elvis in a phlegm suit you're after, there's a little something for everyone.
http://www.drivethrucomics.com/product/198714/100-Biodegradable-Collection-3


And in other news 100% Biodegradable issue 14, which contains the final explosive instalment of John Freeman and Brett Burbridge's Death Duty series, has just been released on ComiXology for just 69p.  Treat yourself to some quality sci-fi carnage!

https://www.comixology.co.uk/100-Biodegradable-Vol-14/digital-comic/432999


And in case all that isn't enough to give you a sci-fi overload, 100% Biodegradable 15 is out now!


Here's a few previews of what to expect inside...

First up, the start of a brand new 8 part series from John Freeman and Dave Thomson...Skowdogs!  A small rundown starship with its misfit crew seek out new worlds, new civilisations - and try to make as much money as possible without getting killed...

And then we have Climate Exchange by Dave Roberts and Edward Whatley, in which the discovery of a receipt for planet earth could prove to be mankind's ultimate salvation...or destruction.


From Alan Burrows (2000ad, Eagle, Red Dwarf) and Paul H. Birch comes the first of a three part classic series starring the ever charismatic Switchblade.



All this, and more, in the next 36 page edition of 100% Biodegradable...available now on Drivethru and Comicsy