I'm not going to waffle on too much about what's inside, we'll let some pictures do the talking. Suffice it to say, we have a larger page count this time (32 pages to be precise, 30 of them made up of all new comic strip content to give maximum 'bang for your buck'). Along with the continuations of three of our established stories ('Atomic Call', 'Mammoth Jack' and 'Tucker') we have 3 new tales joining the mix - 'Vestige', 'Harry Kane' and 'S.N.A'. Notable amongst these is S.N.A, which appears - and will continue to appear henceforth - as a blood-soaked full colour centre-spread strip!
The one bit of bad news is that, due to circumstances beyond our control, chapter 3 of "Halo and the Gryphon" will not appear as scheduled. But it will return, with a vengeance!
And now, onto those pictures.
1) ATOMIC CALL, ART BY DAVID BLANKLEY.
Call Malone has been captured by bounty hunter Balthazar Quest, who's been hired by a mysterious organisation to retrieve the Atomic Transference gauntlet she stole. But Balthazar is not the only one trying to get his hands on the strange technology...
2) MAMMOTH JACK, ART BY EL CHIVO.
Jamie Swift's one-girl (and her donkey) attack on industrial kingpin Gobbett delivers dire consequences when he discovers where she's hiding and sends a team of brutal ruffians to 'take care of business'.
3) BUCK TUCKER: ENEMY OF LOVE, ART BY BHUNA:
Tucker has been brought back to (semi)life by a hellish creature he affectionately refers to as 'Slug Slut'. Slug Slut has a mission for the recently deceased serial killer - namely, ridding the human race of a contagious disease called 'love'. In order to do this, he first needs to learn about the demonic Q-Pids... (This image is not taken from the story as it's only a 2 pager! This shows what happens with Tucker meets an alien!)
4) VESTIGE, ART BY BRYAN COYLE.
NEW STORY! Irish-American Chet Easterbrook travels to Ireland following a series of tragic events that lead to his life being turned upside-down and inside-out. He feels certain he will find answers to his predicament here...but his predicament is about to get worse.
5) HARRY KANE WILL SEE HER SAFELY HOME, ART BY JIM CAMERON:
NEW STORY! This light-hearted adventure strip follows MMA Champ and B-movie action star Harry Kane, who - following a chance encounter with a strange old man whilst touring Tokyo with his new movie - inexplicably finds himself hundreds of years in the past, seemingly living out the plot of his film!
6) S.N.A (Surname Not Applicable), ART BY DAVID BLANKLEY:
NEW STORY! In this full colour spin-off from Atomic Call, we learn more about Mandy S.N.A, the mysterious stranger with a split personality who's been making Call Malone's life hell. Who is she? What is her connection to Call? What does she know about the A.T gauntlet? And will anybody who gets in her way ever live to tell the tale? (Answer to that last one - probably not.)
The comic is available directly from myself, see costs in order box along the side.
Order via paypal: firstname.lastname@example.org
**If ordered from myself, the issue will ship with a free set of full colour artcards featuring some of Vanguard's characters in a Japanese themed setting. Check out previous blog posts for a look at the cards. (Of course, they look even better in the (paper) 'flesh'. :)
Only a limited number have been printed, so it's a case of first come, first served with these.
Print editions of the comic are also available to buy from Lulu.com via the following link -
And you can also download a digital version of the issue from our Comicsy store here -
If you like what you see in the images above, why not grab a copy and check it out? You won't be disappointed!