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3MY Round-Up: 'Tis The Season
Rounding up, with news, housekeeping and best wishes
In The Beginning
This will probably be the final ‘full’ 3MY Round-Up of 2022, although I will send out a simple link list to catch people up. With the festive season approaching (too fast for my liking) and the new year, things slow down on the comics side while everything else ramps up!
I did a bit of a mailout the other week, reminding people that if the regular 3 Million Years posts are coming in too thick and fast, then you can always choose to reduce these. This round-up covers a lot of the news.
Substack has added the chat feature. Currently available on iOS and Android reads, and hopefully coming to the web soon. You can pick up the details here. I’ve already had some started on Gargoyles #1 from Dynamite Entertainment.
For digital readers (and international readers), you can now get all of my Custard Comix offerings in digital format.
And in other Custard news, there is a cover reveal of the latest issue of Custard - coming soon.
TidalWave Comics has released details, with digital links of its December comics, including Sinbad, Polka Spot & more.
Also out in December is a selection of new manga titles from Kodansha.
From Rebellion and the Treasury of British Comics are details of new collections coming in 2023. These include new series as well as classic stories.
And We Love You is a one-shot prologue comic from the Commando Rao series. It’s coming in 2023 from Scout Comics, and you can see the details at the link below. Along with that there is a new series coming - Junction Jones And The Corduroy Conspiracy.
You will recall me commenting on the current and overdue Kickstarter project Tales From The Quarantine…
Well, some things have been happening, but I wouldn’t say there is a resolution yet. Some posters have been sent out, and the shorty ‘floppy’ digital version has also been sent to backers. I haven’t read this yet, but it is on my to-do list.
We have been assured that it will be with us by Christmas, so I am still holding forth judgement and hoping for the best. Do you have any thoughts?
From Zoop and Kickstarter, there are two new crowdfunding projects that are worth checking out - Objects in the Mirror & BaadFood
It’s fantastic to see the creators coming up with more comics and using these funding streams.
I met Lihui Liang last month, and she pointed me to her works online.
This is a great selection of unique art and comics, with a lot to take in.
Please let me know if there’s anything you think is worthy of spotlighting.
A big selection this week, with a lot to read!
Starting a the top left…
From David Taylor is Decades - the 5th Anniversary edition. You can pick up this murder-thriller here. From Nick Bryan is Death Of A Necromancer. I had backed some previous works and enjoyed this dark-humoured read. Check out Nick’s store here. Some amazing work from Lucy Sullivan in Shelter: Early Doors. This is a deep read. Check out Lucy’s store and works at her site here. Matt Garvey has banged it out of the park again with an excellent first issue of I Took A Hammer To Hell. Get Matt’s comics here. It took a little longer, but my copy of Monster Mates by Fraser Campbell came through - he has a massive selection to check out, which you can do here. Still available on Indiegogo is Chronicles of Ivy - Episode 1: Cosmic Castle. This is beginning some interesting world-building and features some interesting ideas from Erenmoor Studios. It’s the final issue of Plainer Jane from Broken Face Comics, and it features some compelling storytelling. I kind of hope to see more from this! It’s the third chapter of Digital by Rich Watkin in this excellent series. Follow Rich on Kickstarter here; you can find out when the next one is out. And just in the post is Cane L. Grey: Werewolf Bounty Hunter - I’ve not read it yet, but it is up next! Creator Andrew Perry’s site is here.
From Archie Comics was a new one-shot story - Bob Phantom. It’s worth checking out because it isn’t what you would expect!
Before we get to the big festive issue, there are two progs of 2000 AD from Rebellion to read!
The latest issue of Grimm Fairy Tales from Zenescope Entertainment builds on the current threat, and there are some old-gods style issues going on here.
The second issue of Boom Bandits is now out, and I was lucky enough to have an advance review.
The latest issue of American Jesus: Revelation dropped this last week from Image Comics, with some interesting scenes from both sides of the coin.
As the Armageddon Game ramps up, there are two TMNT tales to read in these issues from IDW Publishing.