Raggedy Man Tales – PRE-ORDER NOW!

covers_new.inddIn the twilight world between childhood and becoming an adult lives the Raggedy Man, an often kindly spirit that appears to those that need him the most at times of peril or life changing decisions.

From the frozen lands in the north of Scandinavia to the heat of the tropics there are reports of a tall stranger aiding those children and special adults that need him.

This is the Raggedy Man and he may just come to you.

Written by GM Jordan with illustrations by Cornelia Abfalter, Amrit Birdi, Al Davison, Mariela Malova, Matt Soffe & Simon Wyatt, Raggedy Man Tales is available to pre-order from the links below now!

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The Room Next Door – PRE-ORDER NOW!

covers_new.inddWritten between 2006 and 2018, this collection features short stories (and other weird writing) that find the strange in the mundane, or make the normal seem peculiar.

A dusty night across a sleeping city. A hole in a wall. Rooms next door and days at the office gone long. Encounter artificial intelligences on the run and cold zombie landscapes. Meet strangers that look somehow familiar, or people you knew but long ago lost.

See small acts of defiance.

Feel existential terror.

And look deep into the magic eight-ball of your soul.

Written by Nicolas Papaconstantinou. The Room Next Door is available to pre-order from the links below now!

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Alpha Gods: Omnibus – PRE-ORDER NOW!

covers_new.inddIn the year 2086 humanity faces a new threat, Extra Humans. The government is struggling to cope with the growing number of mutants, aliens and supernatural beings who are living amongst us. People are beginning to panic and so, in 2050, the Department for Extra Human Affairs was established with a remit to try and contain the problem. By 2086 the situation has escalated, so they have formed a new rapid response strike force, the Alpha Gods. Who better to police the Extra Human community than Extra Humans themselves?

This group of young misfits and rebels must learn to work together despite facing conflict from within and from without. How can they follow a leader they have no faith in? How can they fight people they used to count as allies?

Their first mission sees them taking on an ancient evil, Malak. He is a Nephilim, an ancient race that was spawned when fallen angels mated with human women. He’s seeking a way to bring his “fathers” through to our world, and only the Alpha Gods stand in his way.

Written by Ian Sharman (Hero: 9 to 5, Hypergirl, The Lady & The Lost World) with art by Ezequiel Pineda and JJ Alonso and coloured by Mauro Barbosa, Yel Zamor, Leigh Wortley and Patrik Mock, this special Omnibus edition collects Alpha Gods: Emergence, Alpha Gods: Betrayal and Alpha Gods: Revelation, the complete first Alpha Gods story arc. Also included are seventy five pages of extras featuring rare and never before seen production artwork produced during the development of the series.

Alpha Gods: Omnibus is available to pre-order NOW from the links below!

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The Cosplay Journal Vol 4 – PRE-ORDER NOW!

The Cosplay Journal Vol 2 Cover FixIt’s finally time, volume 4 of The Cosplay Journal is coming! And it’s bigger than ever! Featuring an exclusive interview with Nicole Rousmaniere the curator of The British Museum’s Citi Manga Exhibition, and a photoshoot in The British Museum itself!

On top of this, this volume looks at how cosplay can positively help your mental health and wellbeing with an interview with Wish Godmother who uses cosplay to combat her PTSD, as well as talking with disabled cosplay activist Ekko Cosplay about how disability is viewed in the geek community. Woodsmoke and Words tells us about gender and cosplay and what it’s like being a non-binary cosplayer with help from an amazing group of trans non-binary costume makers.

There are all the regular features and much more in volume 4!

The Cosplay Journal is a coffee table periodical focusing on the Diversity and Craft of cosplay. We want to show that not only can anyone from any walk of life be involved in cosplay, but also that we are all capable of learning new skills, creating amazing things and bringing joy into our own and other people’s lives through the art form of costume making.

The Cosplay Journal’s mission is to dispel the myths about cosplay and cosplayers, as well as promoting cosplay as way into a new world and maybe even a new career.

There is no one way to be a cosplayer. Many mainstream media outlets choose to show only certain elements of cosplay, creating an idea that cosplayers have to be “traditionally attractive,” which has led many to believe that they can’t cosplay. This is, of course, not the case because the idea of traditional beauty is ridiculous and damaging to society as a whole and it really doesn’t matter, what matters is having fun in your costume. We believe that everyone is beautiful and so we showcase a whole rainbow of truly stunning, talented, diverse people of all shapes, sizes, races and genders.

The Cosplay Journal Vol 4 features 100 pages of stunning photography, interviews and articles and is available to pre-order now from the links below!

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Hero: 9 to 5 – Disposable Heroes – PRE-ORDER NOW!

covers_new.inddReturning once more to a world where being a super hero is just another nine to five job!

When Frostica flies into a jealous rage after Flame-O and Pink Girl are caught kissing on live TV, the government gives in to pressure from religious fundamentalists to ban super hero agencies.

All hell breaks loose as villains reign supreme across the UK.

Nobody is safe in this mad rampage, not the Houses of Parliament and not even the Queen herself!

“Ahead of its time, this existential masterpiece is the ultimate Brexit allegory, but more importantly it’s a side-splittingly glorious read.” – Annika Eade

Written by Ian Sharman and illustrated by David Gray with colours by Patrik Mock, Hero: 9 to5 – Disposable Heroes is available to pre-order now from the links below!

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The Duck Pond Incident – COMING SOON!

covers_new.inddFocusing on non-binary genders and people of the LGBTQIA+ community, this is a collection of twelve short stories crossing a wide spectrum of genres and different sub themes, such as the reuniting of a same-sex couple through a failed cadaver-finding German Shepherd, a bookshop haunted by a deceased non-binary customer and a gruesome discovery made by a gay couple after their new cat pees on the floor.

This collection, written by Charlie Humphries, is at times thought provoking and challenging, warm hearted and bleak, but is consistently gripping. So sit back, make yourself a cup of tea, and read the curious case of The Duck Pond Incident. Oh, and don’t forget the milk…

The Duck Pond Incident is available to pre-order now from the links below!

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Death Hawk: The Complete Saga – COMING SOON!

covers_new.inddYou can hire him, but you can’t buy him.

Except now in Death Hawk: The Complete Saga, which collects all of the classic comic stories about the 24th century salvage expert and his protosymbiotic partner, Cyke. This volume also features the brand-new, never-before printed final chapter of the saga!

Death Hawk and the beautiful but treacherous con-artist, Brigid O’Shaugnessy/Vanessa Bouvier find themselves unwilling allies as they engage in a star-spanning quest to discover the secrets of the ancient race known as the Skril and the only surviving relic of their culture – the mysterious Soulworm!

Along the way, they contend with hired killers, super-samurai, bloodthirsty chicken men and a whole planet of people genetically engineered to be perfect–as well as homicidal!

Death Hawk: The Complete Saga is created and written by best-selling SF writer Mark (James Axler) Ellis and showcases stunning artwork by Adam Hughes, Rik Levins and Jeff Slemons!

“Space opera? You bet! Rollicking adventure? You bet! Sleazy and gritty? Once again, you bet! Fun? In spades!!” – Amazing Heroes Magazine

Written by Mark Ellis and illustrated by Adam Hughes, Rik Levins & Jeff Slemons, Death Hawk: The Complete Saga will be out in hardback on the 16th of September and in paperback on the 14th of October and is available to pre-order from the links below now!

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The Age Of The Caveman – COMING SOON!

covers_new.inddWe have built megalopolises, advanced technologies and even cyborgs but as ‘CAVEMAN’ shows us, with a sly grin, deep inside we’re still just a bunch of grunting beasts!

Some are hilarious. Some will make you wince. Some will make you laugh. And some will take some figuring out…

Written and illustrated by Tayyar Ozkan, The Age Of The Caveman is available to pre-order from the links below now!

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Dark Lines Of London – OUT NOW!

covers_new.inddThe Da Vinci Code meets Timeline when a London Grad Student find himself in a race against the clock to not only find John Dee’s missing grimoire, but to use it to contact Dee himself; in the process stopping a chain of events that would end the world.

Spun off historical facts and characters, it is a quintessentially British time-travel story with a strong conspiracy and government cover-up twist.

Written by Stephen Saleh & Tony Lee and illustrated by Mariela Malova, Dark Lines of London is out now in hardback and digitally from the links below, and also available to pre-order in paperback.

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The Cosplay Journal Vol 3 – PRE-ORDER NOW!

The Cosplay Journal Vol 2 Cover FixThe third volume of The Cosplay Journal is available to pre-order now, bringing more ideas, insight, and interviews from the world of cosplay and costume making.

The Cosplay Journal is a coffee table periodical focusing on the Diversity and Craft of cosplay. We want to show that not only can anyone from any walk of life be involved in cosplay, but also that we’re all capable of learning new skills, creating amazing things and bringing joy into our own and other people’s lives through the art form of costume making.

The Cosplay Journal’s mission is to dispel the myths about cosplay and cosplayers, as well as promoting cosplay as way into a new world and maybe even a new career.

There is no one way to be a cosplayer. Many mainstream media outlets choose to show only certain elements of cosplay, creating an idea that cosplayers have to be “traditionally attractive,” which has led many to believe that they can’t cosplay. This is, of course, not the case because the idea of traditional beauty is ridiculous and damaging to society as a whole and it really doesn’t matter, what matters is having fun in your costume. We believe that everyone is beautiful and so we showcase a whole rainbow of truly stunning, talented, diverse people of all shapes, sizes, races and genders.

This volume includes an interview with Critical Role artist, Kit Buss, talking about the amazing work she has done with Critical Role as well as her own project, Cloven. It’s also full of thought-provoking articles, ranging from race in cosplay, to the history of costuming, as well as looking at the many different crafts and skills you can use to bring your ideas to life, such as puppetry and embroidery, on top of all the amazing featured cosplayers and regular articles.

Editor & Head Writer: Holly Rose Swinyard
Head Photographer: Megan Amis
Editor In Chief: Ian Sharman

THE COSPLAY JOURNAL VOL 3 IS OUT ON MAY 6TH AND AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER FROM THE LINKS BELOW NOW!

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