Black Shuck part six in 2000 AD prog 1896

Prog 1896 cover by Glen Fabry & Adam Brown

Cover by Glen Fabry & Adam Brown

Black Shuck part six is out today in Prog 1896.  Written by us, with pencils and inks by Steve Yeowell, colours by Chris Blythe, and letters by Simon Bowland.

And check out the amazing Shuck themed cover by none-other than Glenn Fabry!

BLACK SHUCK // PART SIX
Scandinavia, 813 AD. A Viking raid on the settlement of Dunwich in East Anglia led to the warrior
known as BLACK SHUCK being captured. But he has washed up at the court of King Ivar the lone
survivor – what terrible calamity befell the others during the sea crossing? Now Shuck has been
dragged into the war between Ivar’s people and the monstrous Jötnar, thanks to a curse…

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Buy stuff: Dynamite Digital, Legends of Red Sonja, and Cthulhu Lives

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Dynamite Entertainment have launched their own DRM free digital store.

They’re offering 10 Dynamite #1’s at .10 cents each to help celebrate their 10th Anniversary and our very own Trial of Sherlock Holmes #1 is one of them.

On top of all that they’ll be donating 10% of all sales made in the first month to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

Go to dynamite.com/digital


Legends of Red Sonja

Speaking of Dynamite, we completely failed to point out that the collected edition of Legends of Red Sonja is now available to buy from all good, brick and mortar, comic and book shops. Or you could use these Amazon links:

Amazon.com

Amazon.co.uk

The book features a story written by Leah and drawn by Tula Lotay (of Warren Ellis’ Supreme Blue Rose fame), as well as a host of other incredible writers and artists including Gail Simone, Rhianna Pratchett, Nicola Scott, and Carla Speed McNeil.


Cthulhu Lives updated coverFinally, although it isn’t actually due out officially until next week, Ghostwoods Books’ Cthulhu Lives! anthology (which I, John, have a story in) is already available on the Amazons via these links:

Amazon.com

Amazon.co.uk

E-editions will be available on the 25th (not just via Amazon) and the book should be in honest to goodness, walk in a touch stuff, book shops around the same time.

The anthology has already received some nice reviews and hopefully that will continue. I’m already about as happy as I could be to be honest because S. T. Joshi complimented me on my contribution.

Black Shuck part five in 2000AD prog 1895

Prog 1895

Cover by Jake Lynch

Two days late posting this one due to all kinds of things including but not restricted to sleep deprivation, ancient PCs, shite bandwidth, and willful children. Massive apologies.

Black Shuck part five is out today in Prog 1895.  Written by us, with pencils and inks by Steve Yeowell, colours by Chris Blythe, and letters by Simon Bowland.

BLACK SHUCK // PART FIVE
Scandinavia, 813 AD. A Viking raid on the settlement of Dunwich in East Anglia led to the warrior
known as BLACK SHUCK being captured. But he has washed up at the court of King Ivar the lone
survivor – what terrible calamity befell the others during the sea crossing? Now Shuck has been
dragged into the war between Ivar’s people and the monstrous Jötnar, thanks to a curse…

Order or download 2000 AD 1895 right now. If you have already read it,  join us for some extras (including some hastily thrown together spoliers) below.

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Black Shuck part four in 2000AD prog 1894

Cover by Neil Roberts

Cover by Neil Roberts

Black Shuck part four is out today in Prog 1894.  Written by us, with pencils and inks by Steve Yeowell, colours by Chris Blythe, and letters by Simon Bowland.

BLACK SHUCK // PART FOUR
Scandinavia, 813 AD. A Viking raid on the settlement of Dunwich in East Anglia led to the warrior
known as BLACK SHUCK being captured. But he has washed up at the court of King Ivar the lone
survivor – what terrible calamity befell the others during the sea crossing? Now Shuck has been
dragged into the war between Ivar’s people and the monstrous Jötnar, thanks to a curse…

Order or download 2000 AD 1894 right now. If you have already read it,  join us for some very spoliery extras below.

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Black Shuck part 3 in 2000 AD Prog 1893

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Cover by I. N. J. Culbard

Black Shuck part two is out today in Prog 1893.  Written by us, with pencils and inks by Steve Yeowell, colours by Chris Blythe, and letters by Simon Bowland.

BLACK SHUCK // PART THREE
Scandinavia, 813 AD. A Viking raid on the settlement of Dunwich in East Anglia led to the warrior
known as BLACK SHUCK being captured. But he has washed up at the court of King Ivar the lone
survivor – what terrible calamity befell the others during the sea crossing? Now Shuck has been
dragged into the war between Ivar’s people and the monstrous Jötnar, thanks to a curse…

Order or download 2000 AD 1893 right now. If you have already read it,  join us for some extras (including spoliers!) below.

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Black Shuck part 2 in 2000 AD Prog 1892

2000 AD 1892 - cover by Colin MacNeil

2000 AD 1892 – cover by Colin MacNeil

Black Shuck part two is out today in Prog 1892.  Written by us, with pencils and inks by Steve Yeowell, colours by Chris Blythe, and letters by Simon Bowland.

BLACK SHUCK // PART TWO
Scandinavia, 813 AD. A Viking raid on the settlement of Dunwich in East Anglia led to the warrior known as  BLACK SHUCK being captured. But he was washed up at the court of King Ivar the lone survivor – what terrible calamity befell the others during the sea crossing? Now Shuck has been dragged into the war between Ivar’s people and the monstrous Jötnar…

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Black Shuck begins today in 2000 AD #1891

1891 cover by Alex Ronald2000 AD 1891 cover by Alex Ronald

The wait is finally over. Black Shuck is here! Written by us, with pencils and inks by Steve Yeowell, colours by Chris Blythe, and letters by our old chum Simon Bowland.

NEW THRILL! BLACK SHUCK // PART ONE 
Scandinavia, 813 AD. Viking raiding parties continue to besiege the coasts of Northern Europe and the British Isles, returning with spoils and slaves. One such attack on the settlement of Dunwich in East Anglia has led to the warrior known as BLACK SHUCK being captured, but his journey back to the court of King Ivar will not be uneventful…

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Consecration of the Host – new Daily Grail article

The Numbskulls by Jamie SmartBack in March Science Writer and blogger Ed Yong gave a TED talk on the subject of parasites and the fascinating ways in which they can sometimes “subvert and override the wills of their hosts” (a full video of the talk posted here on DG). In his talk Yong spoke about how rodents infected with the brain parasite toxoplasma gondii effectively become “cat-seeking missiles”; seeking out felines and getting themselves eaten just so that toxo can then develop and reproduce inside the cat. As much as one third of the global human population may be infected with toxo. Although mild flu-like symptoms occasionally occur during the first few weeks following exposure, toxo generally produces no symptoms in healthy human adults (toxoplasmosis can be fatal to infants and those with weakened immune systems, however). Opinions are currently divided among researchers as to what, if any, influence toxo has on the behaviour of infected humans (although links to schizophrenia are amongst the effects which have been hypothesised [1]). But, says, Yong in his TED talk, even if it isn’t from toxo, “Given the widespread nature of such manipulations [of hosts by parasites], it would be completely implausible if humans were the only creature not under the same thrall.”

Read the full article at dailygrail.com