An alphabetised list of team projects I’ve been a part of over the years.
For con-artist Jack Fortune death was just another step up the corporate ladder. As CEO of the newly-formed Afterlife Inc. Jack has successfully brought big business to the Great Beyond, overhauling an eternity of tradition and improving quality of death for billions. That was the easy part…
Scorpia is the fifth novel in the Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz, developed for comic adaptation by Anthony Johnston for Walker Books. After a revelation with Yassen Gregorovich, Alex sets off with his friend Tom Harris in Venice to track down the mysterious organisation known only to Alex as Scorpia. A chance encounter with one of the top agents of Scorpia reveals a sinister plot to change all of London. Now, Alex must return to his old life in MI6 and risk his life to save thousands of children. Will he stay with MI6, who have betrayed him, or join Scorpia and get his revenge?
When a group of office workers stumble across the world’s last surviving nest of vampires, their lives change forever as they’re forced to go on the run. The odds will change every time the sun rises and sets. These vampires aren’t romantic, tortured or misunderstood, they’re fast, ruthless, hungry predators who burn up in sunlight and thirst for your blood. They are sharks in human form, determined to keep their existence a secret, and will slaughter your entire family just to get to you. So you’d better start running.
Edited and created by Mike Garley, Dead Roots is a 200+ page zombie comic anthology, which features thirty-six unique stories from a diverse range of creators from the worlds of TV, animation, film, comics and games. The anthology focuses on the emotional state and experiences of everyday people and their journeys, as they search to find their loved ones in the initial frantic hours of a zombie outbreak!
Following the success of Disconnected Vol. 1, we issued our challenge to a new set of UK comics writers and artists: tell us the small town stories that don’t make the big city press, tales of everyday people doing extraordinary things.
Plans follows two brothers as they reconcile long pent-up emotions over their divergent lives, by revisiting the childhood dream of shooting to the city in a rocket.
Emma Cavendish is on the trail of a supernatural book; one she hopes can help her free her sister of the demon possessing her. To find it, however, she needs help – the help of the Ghost Club. With Sir Wilbur Bryce-Stanley and Archie Walker, two long dead souls Emma has the power to see, and Jimmy, a drug-addicted Scotsman who shares her ability, she just might stand a chance.
She’s just an average teenage girl who likes to play violent video games… with one small exception. She’s also an Enhancile with the gift of agility and precognition that was raised by killers and likes to cut bad people up into tiny bits. Before Happy Kitty finds her new way in life as an enforcer for John Dusk, we are treated to a unique story that reveals how a special little girl became the most ruthless assassin Japan has ever known.
Halcyon is Brink City’s greatest hero – but repulsed by the villainous methods used by all the other so-called “heroes”, Halcyon takes his only son to be his sidekick, Tenderfoot. With the best training imaginable, but none of the experience, Tenderfoot’s dreams of following in his father’s footsteps aren’t going to be as simple as he would hope.
And with The Halogen Man, one of Halcyon’s old foes, desperate for revenge and released from prison, Tenderfoot’s first mission is going to be quite the field test. What could possibly go wrong?
KNIGHT & DRAGON playfully subverts the story of a heroic Knight defeating a ferocious Dragon to rescue the fair Maiden, by offering variant paths and multiple outcomes to the classic fairy tale adventure.
Each narrative begins the same, with a beleaguered Knight riding his Horse into a seemingly deserted village, where the majority of the Villagers mistake him for a heroic warrior. Distracted by the beauty of the Maiden, before he really knows what he’s doing, the Knight agrees to fight a Dragon and, much to the Maiden’s evident dismay, the Village Chief offers the Knight her hand in marriage should he succeed. Learning too late from the Villagers that the Dragon is both huge and ferocious, the despondent Knight heads out to meet his fate, and at this point the stories begin to diverge…
Red Jack, a mysterious tale of card games – but these aren’t just any card games. Some people play for fortunes… promises… freedoms. Sometimes even a life. Join Christine in her world of shadows to find out more about Red Jack.
This comic is serialised in The Phoenix, a weekly 32-page comic for children aged 8 – 12, featuring 7 or more exciting story strips, a puzzle competition and a new non-fiction strip every week of the year.
The Samurai Slasher is a fifty plus page comic that includes four very different Samurai stories, which puts our eponymous slayer into a variety of perilous situations. The Exhibition of the Samurai Slasher – The Samurai is exhibited for the general public. It’s not long before the Samurai breaks free from his display case ‘prison’ and gets vengeance against those who imprisoned him. The Decimation of the Samurai Slasher – The Samurai’s antics have caught the attention of the army who want to put an end to his menace once and for all.
Amanda Wynne is an adventurous archaeologist returning home from all across the world – carrying a crate of something very special. Bruised, beaten, but undefeated, she now stands on the doorstep of the man she loves, about to jump into something so much harder than all the Frenchman-chasing, monkey-fighting and cliff-climbing in the world: offering Jack a share of Ernest Shackleton’s 100 year old scotch.
Having someone you can count on is important, which is why Donny Smith and Tyler Downes are lucky, they’ve been best friends forever! They know each other better than they know themselves – sure, they can get on each other’s nerves but so do all good friends. Life is pretty simple as the duo goes about their daily life in the ever-bustling city of London, looking for love, happiness and prosperity.
Also they’re hitmen.
Have you ever been sick of being misrepresented? Of having no one like you to look up to? Have you ever wanted to change everything?
Well, FabMan has. In a world populated by superpowers, the superhero is common. Sadly for FabMan (Tomorrow’s Fabulous Man, Today), he feels a deep schism in the representation of his community, his own heroic exploits being presented as just big jokes in the news. Wanting to fight for change, he forms PRIDE, the world’s premier LGBTQ supergroup. Not exactly receiving the desired response, the group faces opposition from the confrontational Justice Division, more aggressive misrepresentation by the media and are then taken advantage of in the plans of the nefarious Reverend. After a serious trial by fire, the team find themselves the only super team in the world capable of stopping The Reverend’s diabolical plot for world domination.
It’s 1929 and the Prohibition is in full swing, which makes New York a very dangerous place for those trying to uphold the law. Harvey West is going to have his hands full when he gets back from his honeymoon – IF he gets back. From the mean streets of Manhattan to monsters and myth, this rookie cop is going to have one hell of a time dealing with the gangsters, cultists, and Ancient Egyptian dark magic heading his way… and that’s before he even gets off the cruise liner!
In 1969 the greatest superheroes the world has ever known vanished from existence.
Their loss marked the end of an era.
Today: the forces of HERNE fight to uphold the legacy of the Six, protecting the world from threats of superhuman origin.