Monday, 30 September 2013

CLiNT is dead. STRIP is M.I.A. So where now?

CLiNT is dead. Strip is missing in action and there is a whole thread over on the 2000AD forum lamenting what is wrong with that comic at the moment. So where do you go for an action anthology these days?

Cover by Matt Soffe

PARAGON has 36 pages of action packed self contained stories featuring recurring characters. And one serial.
#14 sees the extra length finale of the Icarus Dangerous serial by Dirk Van Dom and Stephen Prestwood
Saved from drowning, transformed into a true winged hero by alien Artist Meriope, and catapulted into a universe far from home, the legendary Icarus joins Meriope and a crew of fellow 'mythically-enhanced' beings on a mission to wrest an entire planet from the clutches of Artist-gone-bad Callista. Reaching the surface, the gang find themselves hopelessly outnumbered by the hoard of creatures Callista has created to defend herself, and lose their battles one-by-one. With Meriope taken by Callista for purposes unknown, it now falls to a grievously-injured, wingless Icarus, together with pixie-sized companion Pickaxe and stick-girl Mynx, to complete the mission and put a stop to Callista's nefarious scheme. But what exactly IS her scheme? And how will its revelation impact on our fledgling boy-turned-hero? Who lives, who dies, who flies - find out in the concluding chapter of "Icarus Dangerous"!

The Jikan Chronicles continue with the time travelling demon hunting samurai returning to Japan to find futuristic anthropomorphic alligator aliens with laser whips have invaded!
Check out the Mignola inspired art of Davey Candlish in this adventure penned by Dirk Van Dom

Tom Proudfoot and George Coleman have agreed to continue the adventures of The Major within the pages of PARAGON and here we have the first episode reprinted from last years amazing Halloween comic AAIIEEE!!!
Expect more from the Ambassador from Hell soon!

Spencer Nero - the British adventurer and Government agent who finds inhuman strength whenever he dons the Janus mask has two stories this time round;
The light hearted Hour of the Heron by the original team of Greg Meldrum and Dave Candlish
and the altogether darker tale of the Locked Door - what happens when Spencer takes a step to the dark side? Who can stop the inhuman power of the Janus mask? By Greg Meldrum and James Corcoran

36 A4 pages of all action adventure, this issue comes with a free sketch card by one of the artists - whose will you get?

A great comic and a piece of original art for £2.50 plus p+p?

It's too good to miss!

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