Sword-and-sorcery heroine Black Beth returns this September in the Scream & Misty 2020 Special from Rebellion. This chill-packed annual features a host of stories inspired by the vintage British horror comics Scream and Misty...
Just in time for Halloween comes another 48-page anthology unloading scares on a new generation of horror fans. The Prince of Darkness comes face-to-face with an old foe in THE DRACULA FILES from Cavan Scott (Star Wars) and Italian sensation Vincenzo Riccardi, BLACK BETH’s quest for vengeance continues from the fevered minds of Alec Worley and DaNi (Coffin Bound), WW1 ghoul BLACK MAX attempts to return to the world of the living in a story by Kek-W (The Order) and Simon Coleby (The Authority). In the shadows of Victorian England lurks THE THIEF OF SENSES, courtesy of Maura McHugh (Judge Anderson) and Robin Henley (Tharg's Future Shocks). A chilling school re-enactment of Greek myth takes place in THE AEGIS by award-winning illustrator Krystina Baczinski and Mary Safro (Drugs & Wires), and clowns are far from funny in BUMPS IN THE NIGHT by Olivia Hicks (Grand Slam Romance) and John Lucas (Ghost Rider).
On sale in comic shops, UK newsagents and the 2000 AD webstore, September 2020, £4.99
Myself and Durham Red artist Ben Willsher have landed a spooky story in this year’s Tales for a HalloweeNight, the annual anthology from the husband/wife team of producer Sandy King and horror legend John Carpenter.
Wait a second… I’m in an anthology headlined by the guy who made the movies I cut my teeth on: Dark Star, Assault on Precinct 13, Halloween, The Fog, Escape From New York, The Thing, Big Trouble in Little China, They Live and more!
This is my first script for a US comic and it’s a folk horror tale set in rural Ireland about a young woman returning home to find her mother threatened by a shadowy presence in the nearby woods.
It features alongside a host of tales from a range of diverse talents including Elena Carrillo (author), Renae De Liz (author/artist), Amanda Deibert (author), Dennis Calero (author/artist), Jennie Wood (author), Duane Swierczynski (author), Frank Tieri (author), Andy Price (author/artist), David J. Schow (author), Jaime Carrillo (artist), Cat Staggs (artist), Richard P. Clark (artist), Sara Richard (Artist), Tim Bradstreet (Artist), Nick Percival (artist), as well as John Carpenter himself and series editor Sandy King (an all-round wonderful lady).
Check out Volume Six of John Carpenter’s Tales for a HalloweeNight, the award-winning graphic novel series fast becoming a horror comic institution!
Available for pre-order on Amazon UK and Amazon US
You can also check out the previous anthologies on Comixology
Find out more about Storm King Comics at stormkingcomics.com, as well as Twitter @stormkingcomics, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.
Boasting phenomenal art by superstar artist Ingo Romling, my comics adaptation of Greg Rucka’s Smuggler’s Run has now been collected in a German-language edition. First published in Panini Germany's Das Star Wars Universum magazine #1-4 (January-March 2018), this adaptation of a key Han Solo novel for younger readers is a must for Star Wars collectors.
The first Death Star has been destroyed, but the struggle against the Empire continues! Han Solo and his co-pilot Chewbacca embark on a daring secret mission with the Millennium Falcon to rescue an important lieutenant from the rebels from the agents of the Imperial Security Bureau, who are close on his heels.
The comic is set between Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
The German-language version Smuggler’s Run is now available on Amazon.
The fourth story in my Sister Adamanthea series is an audio drama! Following on from short stories Whispers, Repentia and Martyr's End, this new audio drama collects the three-parter released last December...
Sister Adamanthea, returned from repentance and revered by the faithful as a symbol of the Emperor's will, must cast her doubts aside when disaster strikes during a holy parade.
Hear a thrilling tale of a soul redeemed but riven with doubt, and delve into the murky politics of the Ecclesiarchy, and the many temptations that the Dark Imperium has to offer…
Sister Adamanthea is a Repentia redeemed, restored to her beloved Sororitas and hailed as a ‘living miracle’. But behind closed doors she is haunted by a sin she believes can never be forgiven. Paraded in front of the countless pilgrims of the garden-temple of Concordia, how can she speak of faith when her own is so uncertain? When an aeons-old conspiracy finally triggers, Adamanthea must prove herself the legend she is claimed to be, or risk the forces of Chaos pulling back the shroud of lies, and shattering the faith of an entire world.
Written by Alec Worley. Running time 75 minutes. Performed by Steve Conlin, Sean Connolly, Jonathan Keeble, Penelope Rawlins, Richard Reed, Genevieve Swallow and Claire Wyatt.
Available on Audible, the Black Library webstore and on the Black Library app.
Very happy to have had another crack at vintage British humour strip Kid Kong, this time with legendary Marvel inker Hilary Barta...
Prepare your funny bones for the biggest and brightest humour comic in Britain – the Corr!! Buster Special is back!
A smash hit with kids, the Cor!! Buster Easter Special brings together two of Britain’s most beloved humour comics for 48 pages of belly laughs and silly japes from some of the best creators around!
Out on 8 April from all good newsagents and comic book stores, this bumper issue includes: Buster & Delbert by John Freeman & Lew Stringer; Kid Kong by Alec Worley & Hilary Barta; Faceache by Matt Smith & John Lucas; Gah! by Keith Richardson & Tom Paterson; Deadly Hedley by Paul Goodenough & Rositsa Vangelova; Ivor Lott & Tony Broke with Penny Less and Milly O'Naire by Ned Hartley & Mick Cassidy; Sweeny Toddler by Tom Paterson; Swines of Anarchy by Lee Langford & Pye Parr; Daisy Jones' Locker by Olivia Hicks, Sheli Paroline & Braden Lamb; Birdman & Chicken by Keith Richardson & Edward Whatley; Frankie Stein by Cavan Scott & Steve Mannion; Duck Turpin by Robin Etherington & David Follett; Creature Teacher by Lee Langford & Brett Parson; and Grimly Feendish by Ned Hartley & Tom Paterson.
Available from the Treasury of British Comics webstore.
My very first short story for Black Library - the Space Wolves vs. Drukhari flyers tale Stormseeker - gets another airing in this colossal Space Wolves omnibus...
Born on the icy world of Fenris, few amongst the brotherhoods of the Adeptus Astartes are as fierce or as noble as the Space Wolves. Long are their tales, told around mead halls or the flickering glow of a hungry fire. Heed them well, for they speak of legends like the Young King Ragnar Blackmane, whose thirst for battle is matched only by his heroism, or the Wolf Lord Logan Grimnar, that most venerable and fearsome of warriors, who leads the Chapter itself. So listen hard and listen carefully to the skald as he holds forth around the burning fire, because there is darkness in these sagas as well as light.
This omnibus edition collects together for the very first time the novels Ragnar Blackmane, Curse of the Wulfen, Legacy of Russ and The Hunt for Logan Grimnar, as well as the novellas Blood on the Mountain and Arjac Rockfist.
Ragnar Blackmane by Aaron Dembski-Bowden
Curse of the Wulfen by David Annandale
Legacy of Russ by Robbie MacNiven
The Hunt for Logan Grimnar by Ben Counter, Steve Lyons, Rob Sanders and C L Werner
Blood on the Mountain, Arjac Rockfist: Anvil of Fenris, Iceclaw and Twelve Wolves by Ben Counter
Thunder from Fenris and On the Heels of Morkai by Nick Kyme
Reparation by Andy Smilie
Logan Grimnar: Defender of Honour by Cavan Scott
In Hrondir's Tomb and Hollow Beginnings by Mark Clapham
Engage the Enemy by Lee Lightner
Stormseeker by Alec Worley.
Available on both Kindle and in print from Black Library.
Worked once again with the lovely folks at The Folio Society, writing web copy for a very special project Marvel: The Silver Age 1960-1970...
Marvel: The Silver Age 1960–1970 marks the second chapter in The Folio Society’s collaboration with Marvel Comics. Over 30 revolutionary Super Heroes await you, including Spider-Man, the Avengers and Doctor Strange. Curated by Marvel legend Roy Thomas, this collector’s edition comes complete with a scale reproduction of the groundbreaking The Fantastic Four #1.
Over thirty iconic characters! Fifteen groundbreaking tales! One explosive edition! Marvel: The Silver Age 1960–1970 is The Folio Society’s second collaboration with Marvel Comics. This lavish hardback edition collects the defining stories of over thirty revolutionary characters, including Iron Man, the Hulk and the X-Men. These landmark tales are bound within a bold cover designed by celebrated typographer Ian Jepson. Award-winning Daredevil artist Paolo Rivera provides gorgeous artwork for a digitally signed print, as well as the book’s endpapers and luxury presentation box. Inside, you’ll also find a meticulous facsimile of The Fantastic Four #1, the comic that launched Marvel into the modern age.
You find out more at The Folio Society website.
My run of adapting animated TV show Star Wars: Resistance has sadly come to a close.
The fifth and final story, The High Tower - which I adapted with brilliant artist Cosmo White - appears in Star Wars: Fun & Action #1, the monthly magazine for younger readers from Panini Germany, published 18 March...
I've been quietly pottering away on Star Wars comics with Panini Germany for a couple of years now, from novel adaptations to original Star Wars Rebels stories. But I'm happy to see my short run of Rebels tales and all my Resistance adaptations to date currently running in English for the first in Australian kids' monthly K-Zone.
Meanwhile, the adaptation of Greg Rucka's younger readers novel Smuggler's Run, which I adapted with incredible German artist Ingo Romling back in 2018, is now being collected in trade by Panini...
At last year’s Black Library Weekender, the team revealed that they were working on a new range of books and audio dramas – Warhammer Crime. Now, we can bring you a look at just what it is, and the first few releases.
Warhammer Crime, like Warhammer Horror before it, is a new range of books that will explore a different side of the Warhammer universes – in this case the grim, dark future of Warhammer 40,000. To introduce you to what it’s all about, here’s the series premise, direct from Black Library’s editors:
Expect hard-bitten investigators chasing dangerous leads, crime lords, femmes fatale and all the other defining features of crime stories that you know and love – but set in the the 41st Millennium.
Warhammer Crime will be launching with the fearsome-looking novel Bloodlines by Chris Wraight and an audio drama by yours truly. It's called Dredge Runners, and here's the cover reveal...
Baggit is a fast-talking ratling sniper with a greedy eye and loose morals. Clodde is an ogryn, a brute with a core of decency and a desire for a better life. Two abhuman deserters turned thieves, at large in the monolithic city of Varangantua where only the tough or the ruthless survive. Having landed in debt to a savage crime lord, Baggit and Clodde end up in the crosshairs of the meanest, most puritanical sanctioner in the city. Caught between two powerful enemies, and with innocent lives at stake, the unlikely companions must think fast and hustle hard before death points a las-pistol in their direction…
These exciting launch titles will be closely followed by another pair of releases. The short story anthology No Good Men will include seven tales of locked-room mysteries, missing persons, serial killers and more, written by some of Black Library’s most devious minds. Alongside that, you’ll be able to get Flesh and Steel by Guy Haley, in which a probator must work alongside the Adeptus Mechanicus to get the bottom of a string of murders that straddle Imperial and Martian territory.
This is just the beginning! There’s plenty of crime in Varangantua, and plenty of writers keen to tell you their tales… To be among the first to find out about forthcoming Warhammer Crime tales, subscribe to the Black Library newsletter.