John Smith comic
First issue of the Judge Dredd Megazine (volume five) and the first issue (since 1992) to use the original numbering.All new stories this issue except for the Thrill-Power Overload! article which continues from volume four (issue 18).
Follow your host Hilary Tremayne on eight surreal journeys into the unknown. Discover the truth behind the mysteries of spontaneous human combustion, the Bermuda Triangle, the lost 13th month, and the real reason men have nipples. Drawn by RIAN HUGHES and written by a Rogue's Gallery of Britain's finest comic writers that includes MARK MILLAR (KICK ASS, WANTED), ALAN MCKENZIE (THE HARRISON FORD STORY) and JOHN SMITH (DEVIN WAUGH), this hardcover volume collects the complete series.
- Issue # TPB (one year ago)
The British equivalent of Mega-City One, Brit-Cit is a crowded metropolis that sprawls across southern England, the future Scotland of Cal-Hab and the South Welsh Peninsula. Buttressed by its own 'Cursed Earth,' it is a bizarre vision of Britain old and new. Even before the Atomic Wars, Britain had more ghosts and ghouls per square miles than anywhere in the world - and now Brit-Cit is the focal point for an abundance of weird, occult occurrences. Detective Inspector Jericho Strange heads up the Endangered Species Squad, a unit within Brit-Cit's Justice Department charged with investigating arcane cases. His exposure to a supernatural artifact called the 'Black Mirror' has left him with a face his new partner, Becky Darke, will never forget… Collecting Strange & Darke: New Blood & Storm Warning: The Relic.
- Issue # TPB (2 years ago)
A companion title to 2000AD, Crisis lasted 63 issues (plus a handful of specials). Its early success also saw the release of another spin-off title, Revolver (although this only made it to seven editions before being cancelled).
This new collection for the UK and Ireland includes Dead Eyes, the story that took readers by surprise as it brought back Smith’s mind-bending world of dimension engineers, routine apocalypses, and visceral horror after more than a decade’s absence from the pages of 2000 AD. Smith teams up with fellow Cradlegrave creator Edmund Bagwell and Lee Carter (Judge Dredd), to reveal a multiverse in which every reality all seems familiar, and yet .... different. With breathtakingly epic artwork and a cover from Chris Weston (The Twelve), Indigo Prime: Anthropocalypse is a gateway to an infinite number of new worlds and a perfect introduction to one of 2000 AD’s most imaginative series.
This volume continues from issue 20 (volume 1), but restarts with a new issue one. The frequency also changes from monthly to fortnightly.
Planned as an ongoing, the title was cut down to 8 issues and when Smith became disinterested in the book decided to include some of his Indigo Prime characters from 2000 AD toward its end. The character of Louis Sendak would later make appearance in JSA several years later