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Either Them or Us (Issue One)
Samurai versus witches in 1980s Japan!
Either Them or Us #1 is the first full-length comic that takes place in 1980s Japan where a centuries long feud rages between samurai and witches. Written by Mark Bernal (founder of Lesser Known Comics) and illustrated by Franco Luna (Lesser Known Comics #3 and Goodnight). If you like magic, martial arts, grappling hooks, and rad art work, you'll definitely want to checkout this comic!
With digital and print editions available, this is the beginning to an interesting looking title with some excellent art. From the Lesser Known Comics team.
Harker - The Black Hound Part Two
Since coming to Time Bomb Comics in 2019, dark comedy crime series Harker has quickly become a favourite of the British Indie comic scene. This new storyline is the second in the series and will be on Kickstarter through November before being published later 2022, marking the end of Time Bomb’s 15th anniversary year.
DCI Harker is enjoying a holiday in Whitby, and the last thing he wants is to be drawn into solving a murder. So when a famous novelist is killed right in front of him, he decides he's a suspect and relaxes on the dodgems. DS Critchley, however, needs his help, especially when another body washes in with the tide. Could Harker really be the murderer? He's certainly grumpy enough…
Following on from the huge success of the previous story, Harker: The Book of Solomon, and the first volume of The Black Hound, Time Bomb Comics and creators Vincent Danks (Gravestown, Doctor Who Magazine, Red Dwarf Magazine) and Roger Gibson (Torchwood, Gravestown, Mad Girl), and colourist Andrew Richmond (Gravestown, Dead by Dawn) are excited to bring this finale to fans.
Like the previous Harker books, this graphic novel is part two of two: a full colour, sixty‐eight page perfect bound volume of this thrilling crime series ‐ a unique homage to classic tv detective shows, filled with humour, wit, adventure and mystery.
DCI Harker is a homage to the classic tv detectives: he has the shabby dress sense of Columbo, drives a car Morse would love, has the grumpy demeanour of Gene Hunt from Ashes to Ashes, possesses the quirky oddness of Monk and displays the dazzling brilliance of Sherlock Holmes. He’s a classic hard‐boiled English copper in his late fifties: moody, antisocial and almost incapable of functioning in the modern‐day police force. DS Critchley, his faithful assistant, is his foil ‐ modern and smart with an eye for the girls, but equally strange and eccentric.
Time Bomb Comics chief, Steve Tanner spoke about what makes Harker such a unique series, and why he thinks the series resonates with readers in the UK and worldwide:
“The Black Hound Part Two completes Time Bomb's mission to bring the original Harker series to a completely new audience, and make it available again for all those who loved it the first time. I'm very much one of them!”
Harker The Black Hound Part Two will be on Kickstarter starting November 1st.
Sci-Fi series ARKS is getting ready for the latest issue to go live.
Discover a new frontier in Science Fiction with Arks Issue Four and Volume One (Issues 1-3)
This is a fantastic high-concept series with some excellent art. You’ll be able to catch up on the previous issues too.