Thursday 23 April 2020

The77.... coming next month!

The current crisis is affecting every aspect of our lives, and although I know it's trivial compared to most things that are going on, the comics industry is no exception to it. With shops shut and some publishers putting their comics on hiatus it's a bad time for the comics in general. However, even though you won't be able to buy any new Marvel or DC comics for a while, there's a new independent comic heading our way next month. 

The77 is a title I've plugged here before (and you'll have also seen it mentioned in Barmy Comix this week) and the first issue will be out in May. I've created a new character, Sgt.Shouty of the Moon Force for it, and there's a ton of other creators in there too. Here's the list of contents...

Temporal Anarchy Dark myths set in 1977, brought to you by Philthy Luka, the original punk rocker – By Alan Holloway and Neil ‘Blackbird’ Sims

V In the future they’ll fight to become history – By Steve Bull and Ade Hughes

The Screaming Hand! Trapped in a web of para-anatomical terror – By Kek-W and Conor Boyle

Angel – By Baden James Mellonie and Steve Austin.

The Last Man Brexit in space with killer robots – By Phil Elliott and Michael Powell

The Prodigal Enslaved for three centuries by the Dark Fae, mankind awaits their liberator – Mal Earl

Key Runners Loyal secret agents, whose mission is to defeat organised crime and government corruption  – By Drew Marr

TechnoFreak Criminals, robots and Maurice the cat – By John Charles and Tom Newell

Lifeboat – a poster of Ian Gibson’s unpublished Masterpiece

Penny Pentagram London’s Grooviest Occult Detective – By David Thomas and Jonny Roydon

Division 77 ….Fighting a future war to save humanity, again – by Dave Heeley and Sinclair Elliott.

Tinkling Triangles As featured in The SheerGlam Conspiracy – by Steve MacManus and Brendon Wright

Have Blaster, Will Travel ‘When The Stranger hits town, it stays hit!’ – By Paul McCollum and Ed Doyle

SGT. SHOUTY of the Moon Force In space everyone can hear you shout! – By Lew Stringer

Tempered Curse  1312AD: the last days of the Knights Templar – By Dave Bedford and Morgan Gleave

Plus exclusive features on 
ROK! The God by John Wagner, Alan Grant and Dan Cornwell
ComicScene magazine 
Edge of Extinction by Baden James Mellonie and artwork by Ryan Brown. 

You can find out more at their website at this link:

...and on their Facebook page at this link:



BrownOwl said...

Comic shops are shuttered so how will it get on sale?

Lew Stringer said...

Did you follow the links?

You can order it by post.

James Spiring said...

"you won't be able to buy any new Marvel or DC comics for a while" - the good news is, that's no longer true. DC Comics is now releasing new comics again. Digital titles daily starting three days ago, and the regular titles in comic stores and digitally from next week.

Lew Stringer said...

The big flaw in that plan James is that comic shops are closed and will not be open for some time to come.

Rob Gabriel said...

The only reason comic stores closed is because they didn't have any comic books to sell. When they get them on Wednesday they will open believe you me and I will be first in line at FP London.

Lew Stringer said...

No. Comic shops were ordered to close because they're not essential. They won't be opening next week, and with the current restrictions in place American comics will not be arriving in the UK on Wednesday.

But I think we're getting away from the point of this post, which is about The77, not DC Comics.

Rob Gabriel said...

Other forum members may differ. Comic shops are not going to turn down business when they have stock arriving on Wednesday. Alright we have to queue to get in but the shops will be open on Wednesday.

Lew Stringer said...

Comic shops will not be open on Wednesday, Rob. Don't waste your time. Online sellers will have the comics eventually, but you are not going to be able to walk into your local comic shop this week.

Rob Gabriel said...

How long will this go on?

Lew Stringer said...

I hate to say I told you so....

Lew Stringer said...

...actually I quite enjoyed saying I told you so, considering how arrogant you were.

Lew Stringer said...

Now, can we get back to talking about the subject of this post? Have you ordered The77? What are you looking forward to about it?