The Gosh! Authority 17.04.19
Bit quiet on the events front for the next week or so, but we’ve got our regular, immensely popular Drink & Draw (in association with our pals at Broken Frontier) coming up on Wednesday April 24th, 7-9pm! Special guests include Abs Bailey, Molley May & Shazleen Khan. More details here.
And of course FCBD looms ever closer! You can find all the details, and links to specific events, right here.
FIVE TO WATCH THIS WEEK
NIB #1 FAMILY ISSUE
Writer / Artist: Various
Publisher: First Look Productions
The extremely popular online comic comes to print with this new quarterly edition, featuring an incredible line-up of guest artists contributing strips on a different dedicated theme each issue. This time around it’s all about Family, with 20 creators contributing strips on everything from reproductive health to queer family life to the trauma of deportation. From the deeply personal to the politically charged, there’s a wealth of great comics in this welcome new addition to our reading pile.
COR AND BUSTER SPECIAL
Writer / Artist: Various
Speaking of anthologies, Rebellion’s latest resurrection special dusts off two of the great kids weeklies of the past: Cor and Buster. Current creative teams take on some of the classic characters in what we hope will herald more in the future. There can’t be enough comics for kids, people! Sweeney Toddler, Gums, Kid Kong, Buster and more all make an appearance. Rebellion really need to be given kudos for keeping these classic bits of British comics culture alive, given how long they’ve languished, unused. British comics history very nearly slipped through our fingers, and their efforts with the Treasury of British Comics line are not only very welcome, but absolutely vital.
Writer: Brian Edward Hill
Artist: Gleb Melnikov
Fresh on the heels of their hit Buffy relaunch, Boom have snuck out (literally: they didn’t even let retailers know this existed until last week) a new title starring everyone’s favourite dreamboat/psycho boyfriend. We don’t know much about it at this point, other than like Buffy, it’s a re-imagining of the character. Plus, this zero issue is absolutely free of charge! We’ll bundle it in with copies of Buffy, but we do have a handful spare, so if you want one let us know ASAP!
MARY SHELLEY MONSTER HUNTER #1
Writer: Adam Glass, Olivia Cuartero-Briggs
Artist: Hayden Sherman
The truth behind Mary Shelley’s inspiration for Frankenstein and his monster is revealed! Her secret diaries uncover a lifetime of monster-hunting adventure, sparked from that one fateful night spent next to Lake Geneva with her fiancé Percy, sisters Claire and Fanny, and the celebrated poet Lord Byron. Their chosen accomodation? Castle Frankenstein, my friends! All looks like a bit of silly fun (if a little much like a movie pitch rolled out as a comic). Who doesn’t like a good monster-hunting comic?
STAR WARS TIE FIGHTER #1 (OF 5)
Writer: Jody Houser
Artist: Roge Antonia
A five-issue mini-series starring what I think we can all agree is one of the coolest iterations of the stormtrooper uniforms (with snowtroopers being the best, of course). Tying in to a novel series set in the last days of the Rebellion, the comic follows the fortunes of Shadow Wing, an elite TIE fighter squadron tasked with enforcing the emperor’s will and hunting down the worst elements of the Rebel Alliance. But not all of them are as loyal as they seem…
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK
AMERICAN GODS HC VOL 02 MY AINSEL - The second collection of the comics adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s bestselling novel.
BERSERK TP FLAME DRAGON KNIGHT - A novel set in the dark fantasy world of Berserk chronicling the rise of the dreaded Flame Dragon Knight.
MAGIC ORDER TP VOL 01 - The first collection of Mark Millar’s magical family thriller (coming to Netflix).
WAR OF REALMS PUNISHER #1 (OF 3) WR - It’s a one-man war against the monsters in this War of the Realms spin-off!
WAR OF REALMS WAR SCROLLS #1 (OF 3) WR - An anthology spin-off series looking at how the Asgardian invasion is impacting the lives of heroes across the Marvel Universe! Remember, we’re not automatically filing any of these spin-offs, so if you want any of them added to your s/o, do let us know!
X-MEN BY MILLIGAN TP VOL 01 DANGEROUS LIAISONS - Milligan’s X-Men run is a bit of a love it or hate it affair, but we’re big fans. Hot off his gig writing for Crossroads, he brought some serious soap opera chops back to the X-Men, which is exactly what we want from our merry mutants!
XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS #1 - ALALALALALALALALALAA! She’s back!
And that’s it, friends! See you next week!