We managed to snag Colin Hall for a short interview about ‘Fact or Fiction? The paris & M6 Crashes‘, due for release on April 2nd:
Q -How did you get involved in writing this book?
CH – Well, certainly writing is not my full time occupation. I am more of a security consultant amongst other things. So I’m interested in anything out of the ordinary. In fact, it was while I was undertaking completely unconnected research that I became intrigued by reports of an alleged incident on the M6.
Q – How do you progress from reading the reports to writing a book though?
CH – I think I just got drawn in and the more I read the more I became interested (some would say obsessed) with the subject and felt I had to write an account of everything that appears to have happened.
Q – This is your debut release, what challenges did you face when writing the book?
CH – I think the biggest challenge was filtering all the material I had at my disposal and creating a book that would make sense of my thinking processes.
Q – Would you do it again?
CH – Of course! But let’s not move too fast. In this book I’m asking for others to add their opinions and conclusions. Let’s see where that takes us!
For more information about the background to the book please go to: http://m6paranormalcrash.wordpress.com/
Here’s a sneak peek at some of the books coming later this year. Click on the covers for more info.
And this is just ’til the Summer!
For those of you attending the London Super comic Convention on the 23rd or 24th February, we have some great offers for you!
These also apply to those who pre-order from the website and want to pick the books up at the show. Just remember to bring proof of purchase!
Please note: These offers are not available to those who purchase the books on the website and require shipping. They are only available to those who can pick the books up at the LSCC on the weekend of the show with confirmed proof of purchase, such as a paypal receipt.
You guessed it, folks, our furry friends from Forestya are back in the long-awaited collected edition!
‘N-Guard’ will be released in June 2013, so start giving your local comic store a gentle nudge!
Writer: Jonathan Bryans
Artist: Phillip Jackson
Full Color 96 Pages
$15.99 / £11.99p
***COMING IN JUNE 2013***
While on a fieldtrip to the renowned Stones of Nature, four friends, Boon, Kat Nipp, Klondike and Quickstep find themselves drawn into an ageless conflict between Mother Nature and the tyrannical Spidersect Empire. Destined to become Nature’s next champions, bestowed with power from the Elemental Stones, their lives are about to change, forever. LET’S GET WILD!!!
Also in June will see the release of the stunning ‘Techno-Mancer’ by Raphael Moran and Marc Borstel.
Writer: Raphael Moran
Art: Marc Borstel
128 pages - Full Color
$17.99 / £13.99p
***COMING IN JUNE 2013***
Humanity’s last colony has exiled themselves to a small valley where all forms of advance technology have been outlawed. A traveling magician named Merrick uses black market tech to trick the local villagers into thinking he’s using real magic, but when a visitor from the skies crashes down everything he ever thought was real is finally revealed.
Here’s a selection of cover art from our forthcoming Free comic Book Day edition due on May 4th.
The books previewed will be launched in July and August.
Hero 9 to 5: Quietus (volume 2)
writer: Ian Sharman
artist: David Gray
colours: Yel Zamor
Welcome back to a world where the rich can afford the best in super hero protection, but the poor have to get by with the heroic equivalent of third party, fire and theft. The “Lone Knight” returns from the pages of Hero: 9 to 5, but how will The Loner and the finest men and women that publicly funded super hero protection can supply cope when a mysterious figure leaves a trail of unconnected corpses in his wake? How will a young hero deal with the loss of his mentor? And, more importantly, how will Thunder Woman get her groceries when she runs into Lash Lady at the store? In a world where being a super hero is just another job, what happens when there’s nobody left alive to pay the bill? Quietus – some men just want to watch the world die.
writer: James pearson
artist: Roland Bird
colours: Valia Kapadai
1968: Vietnam. Deep in the battle ravaged jungle twelve US Marines confront an enemy infinitely more savage and bloodthirsty than the Viet Cong.
An agent of the apocalypse lurks waiting…
1988: Manhattan. Six veterans reunite to destroy an immortal nightmare believed buried decades ago…
The Heart of War beats eternal.
The Case Files of Harlan Falk
writer: Cy Dethan
artists: Scott James / Alex Johns
A respected hostage negotiation expert loses his mind when a bizarre kidnapping case results in a child’s unexplained death. His wild talk of murderous monsters born from the victim’s own imagination is impossible to believe, and the catastrophe sees him driven out of business in a cycle of alcoholism, denial and despair. Several years later, when a new case arises bearing all the hallmarks of the same killers.
Harlan Falk emerges from obscurity a changed man: a monster negotiator. Using resources and methods beyond the scope of conventional investigators, he sets out to finally close the case that cost him his career.
writer: Martin Hayes
artist: Jim Boswell
Set in 1947, amidst the largest UFO flap in history, four disparate crew members are chosen to go to the moon to investigate a strange lunar signal that has been picked up by British radio astronomers.
Their mission brings them into contact with mysterious British Intelligence Officers, deranged ex-Nazi scientists, CIA operatives, Scottish Highland Sheep, and the biggest, most insidious conspiracy the world has ever faced.
writer: David Tallerman
artist: Bob Molesworth
What kind of lunatic forces a grizzly bear to wear mechanized combat armor and fight his battles? What kind of fiend kidnaps a beautiful Polynesian computer genius to be his child bride?
And just who has a ninja for a butler anyway? Meet the Professor: eccentric, scientist, explorer and Englishman par excellence. Madcap steampunk hi-jinks in Endangered Weapon B!
Check this amazing Project Luna: 1947 poster out! Courtesy of the super-talented Matt Soffe, see more of his great work at http://mygrimmbrother.blogspot.co.uk/
February 23rd and 24th sees the return of the outstanding London Super Comic Convention!
Those of you who attended the inaugural show last year will be just as excited for the return of what is already arguably the most anticipated comic convention in the UK. We will be well represented again this year, with a new look, an all-new layout, and more great creators waiting to sign and sketch as a huge thank you for your ongoing support.
This year will see some LSCC Exclusives from Markosia, including the following:
Project Luna: 1947
Limited Edition LSCC Exclusive Hardcover
Set in 1947, amidst the largest UFO flap in history, four disparate crew members are chosen to go to the moon to investigate a strange lunar signal that has been picked up by British radio astronomers. Their mission brings them into contact with mysterious British Intelligence Officers, deranged ex-Nazi scientists, CIA operatives, Scottish Highland Sheep, and the biggest, most insidious conspiracy the world has ever faced.
Also exclusive to the show is:
Limited Edition LSCC Exclusive
Creators Vassilis Gogtzilas and Kostas Zachopoulos will be flying over from Greece especially for LSCC. This fantastic Limited Edition Exclusive will be signed by both creators!
Max Murray – An unlucky trench coat detective, forever damned in the concrete labyrinth of Misery City. Hunted by Hell’s lurking horrors has to struggle to remain in one piece. Torn between saving his life or saving his soul, Max enters into an one man’s doomed crusade. Can Mr. Murray find salvation, or the blind goddess will cast him into the ever dark of Misery?
Both books are available as pre-orders, just click on the cover image and follow the instructions.
Remember, these are one-off exclusives and will not be re-printed in this format again.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Thank you once again for all your amazing support this past year, we hope you all have an amazing 2013!
We are extremely proud to announce that Markosia will be entering the exciting world of Free Comic Book Day on May 4th 2013! As one of a small number of Silver sponsors our offering will feature a new All Ages title by writer David Tallerman and artist Bob Molesworth, called ‘Endangered Weapon B’. Free Comic book Day is a wonderful idea designed to bring kids back into comic stores and to introduce them to the comics medium that we all love. For us to be involved in this is both exciting and significant, as it will allow us to showcase ‘Endangered Weapon B’and some of the spectacular books that we are releasing in 2013.