ComicScene International Issue 1
We speak to Steve Tanner about new comic Quantum and what is the connection between Frank Millers Dark Knight and 1950's Eagle?
This week in comics…
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Contents this week
Your free digital library comic this week
Steve Tanner Interview on Quantum and Time Bomb Comics
Kickstarter of the week
1986 Comics and Culture - when Dark Knight met Eagle
A Bit of 2000AD
Vlogs / Blogs and Websites
On the website - Comics and Events you may not know about
“For the rest of the comics industry, 1986 was the annus mirabilis, the point at which the rest of the world started to afford the medium a little respect. Frank Miller’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns led the parade in the spring, with splashy Rolling Stone and Spin articles.” Other comics were mentioned, “hip titles worth investigating, including Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing … and Howard Chaykin’s American Flagg … but nothing by Marvel.” From Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe, p 292
Read about 1986 Comics and Culture in ComicScene International this week
Your free comic - GlassCity Volume 2
The latest comic in our ComicScene+ Digital Library is the 56 page GlassCity Volume 2 (Volume 1 is also in the library). You get to password access to ComicScene+ if you subscribe to this magazine.
Glasscity is set in 100 years in the future. The city has swelled so much that both Glasgow and Edinburgh are one big mega city called Glassburgh. The east of Glassburgh where Edinburgh once was is referred to as Capital Burgh and the west is referred to as Glasscity. This is a dark Sci-Fi detective tale with mature themes. Gabriele (Gabe) Gatti is a Glasscity police detective. He is mourning the loss of his baby daughter who went missing 5 years ago. As he takes up a case that directly mirrors his own he delves deeper into an already dark city. Written by David Cranna, Art by Roman Gubskii and Letterer Ryan Bielak.
Steve Tanner of Time Bomb Comics Interview
Hi Steve, how are you?
I’ve very well. Very busy, but that seems to be coming with the territory these days.
Quantum is Time Bomb Comics new comic. Where did the idea for Quantum come from?
It was born out of a desire to do something different and unexpected. In recent years, Time Bomb Comics seems to have become on a lot of people’s radar, and while that’s a wonderful thing it always brings with it a weight of expectation. We won the Best UK Indie Publisher Tripwire Award last year so we needed to up our game accordingly to make sure that the hundreds of readers who independently voted for us didn’t feel their support of us wasn’t being taken for granted. Quantum is one aspect of Time Bomb doing that.
You’ve gone direct to retail newsagents. What prompted that decision?