Daily Archives May 31, 2017

Absalom Under a False Flag

Writer: Gordon Rennie
Artist: Tiernen Trevallion
Publisher: 2000 AD

Detective Inspector Harry Absalom is tasked with upholding the Accord, the treaty between British Royalty and the forces of Hell. To keep him in line, he’s been given a magical cancer that will kill him whenever his bosses want, and his grandchildren are being held hostage somewhere in Hell. Now the sarcastic, grizzled old copper has to assemble a team of killers and psychopaths to infiltrate Hell and save his grandchildren.

Under A False Flag is the second book in Gordon Rennie and Tiernen Trevallion’s three part Absalom series, telling the story of a grizzled old copper trying to keep Hell in line while secretly going behind his bosses’ backs to save his grandchildren in a dark and moody world of detectives and demo...

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New Release Wednesday is Back!

I don’t know how many of you remember us partnering up with New Release Wednesday a while back, but they’re back and they’ve got some fresh blood in the house! Check in here every week to see what’s happening and to get your fill of midweek fun!

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Freeway Fighter #1

Writer: Andi Ewington
Artist/Ink: Simon Coleby
Color: Len O’Grady
Lettering: Jim Campbell

After the world is ravaged by a deadly virus, a professional racecar driver-turned-scavenger struggles to survive the day to day harshness of a violent and desperate post-apocalyptic world.

Based on the 1985 Fighting Fantasy work of the same name, and including a special introduction by the original author, Freeway Fighter taps into the dingy feel of a Mad Max-esque dystopian world. Simon Coleby translates this quite well to the page, while Len O’Grady’s colors compliment the wasteland scenery with an atmosphere filth and despair.

The story transitions in a broad stroke from past to present, but this reviewer feels that, while this is only the initial setup of a larger picture, the tale was a little ...

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