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Saturday, 30 June 2018

Want To Publish Your Own Zines?

Check out the blog roll and the article on Zine Zone.  Might save you a lot of tears....

...and money!

Cinebook The 9th Art Newsletter 126 - June 2018

Right.  Now I KNOW what the person was talking about. "Ian" is a new title at Cinebook. So, to the person who asked "when is Ian being released?" just read this!   :-)

And, no, I have not included links to other "review" sites because they never promote CBO...and CBO reviews weren't mentioned again so I'm being stroppy!

Dear Reader,
Have you ever wondered, when reading the adventures of your favourite heroes, what they might have been like as children? What sort of shenanigans they might have been mixed up in even before they reached adulthood? How they met their best friend and trusty sidekick?
Well, we have some answers for you in this regard, with volume 69 ofLucky Luke, where we go back in time and meet the Lonesome Cowboy when he was still a tad slower than his own shadow. Promising boy, though – and already up for some Old West zaniness!
Equally zany but in a much more 'stiff upper lip' way is Clifton, the grouchy, so British, not-quite-ex-secret agent. Retirement is a fleeting thing in the world of Intelligence, and an old boss showing up suddenly is usually bad news – even when it's supposedly just to train a new recruit …
Finally, fans of Valerian & Laureline will be delighted to see volume 5 of The Complete Valerian out – with the usual collection of fantastic stories and extra material presented in a gorgeous hardback edition. You are collecting these already, right … ?
June with Cinebook – like a second childhood!

Clifton 8 
Turk & Bob de Groot
Sir Jason
Holidaying in the country, Clifton receives the unexpected — and unwelcome — visit of an MI5 bigwig. He finds himself reinstated against his will, and tasked with finalising the training of a promising new recruit of the Intelligence Service: Sir Jason ... Read more

Lucky Luke 69 
Morris and Pierce & Léturgie & Pierce
Kid Lucky
We all know Lucky Luke, the man who shoots faster than his own shadow. But even he was once a child, and back then he was already having grand adventures in the Old West! The young boy is travelling with an old, grumpy, alcoholic prospector in search of gold, when a conflict with the local Indian tribe leads to kidnapping... Read more

Mézières & Christin
The Complete Collection 5
Fifth volume of the collection, and it's almost a new series that begins, without ever losing any of what makes its strength or its charm. In this volume of the Collection you will find books 13 to 15... Read more
Alone 9
Before the Midnight Child
An Electric Monkey
Lucky Luke 70
O.K. Corral
The Complete Collection 6

North-American readers, to locate a comic book shop near you that stocks or can order these titles and many more, us this handy Read more 

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The following books have now been deleted from the online store:

The Case Book of Chung Ling Soo

Chung Ling Soo and the Jade Dragon

Chung Ling Soo and the Mystery of the Thames Serpent

Dene Vernon: The Thing Below

These will not be re-listed or offered for sale via the store again.

Friday, 29 June 2018

Osaka Brutal

All material is (c)2018 B. R. Dilworth

12 Pages
Price: £3.00 (excl. VAT)
Prints in 3-5 business days

When Ben Dilworth revealed he had a Golden Belt award for Haiku and offered up a book titled “Osaka Brutal” my first thought was that I was going to get a nob-stop martial arts classic based in Osaka, Japan.

I was slightly disappointed.

Osaka Brutal  is a collection of llustrated Japanese Haiku by a very tall Englishman living in Japan.  If you have never come across Haiku before this may surprise you but there are a great many people in the UK and Europe with an intense interest in the art.

Black Tower got the Golden Belt wearer though!

Dilworth's Horror & Ghost Stories

All characters are (c)2018 Terry Hooper-Scharf/Black Tower Comics & Books  Art/story(c)2018 B.R. Dilworth

20  Pages
Price: £4.00 (excl. VAT)
Prints in 3-5 business days

Ben Dilworth returns with twelve illustrated text stories of horror and the ghostly introduced by none other than The Phantom Detective and guest starring Exndragon!

Illustrated short prose stories were part of old comics and why not enjoy a good read prose as much as a comic strip read?


The Phantom Detective is (c)2018 Terry Hooper-Scharf/Black Tower Comics & Books  Art (c)2018 B. R. Dilworth

Ben R. Dilworth
black & White
36 Pages
Price: £6.00 (excl. VAT)
Murdering Ghouls. Satanic Masses. Demonic Possession. Werewolves. Poltergeists. Vampires. To many of the uninitiated these are just “things that go bump in the night” -TV or film fantasy. 
In the Victorian era, The Phantom Detective used his decades of occult study to help those in danger from these “things” and he paid the ultimate price…. ….
Yet he continues to help and to observe as best he can for now he is a true... 

From one of the UK's most under -rated comic creators, Ben R. Dilworth, comes new life breathed into and a new slant given to the adventures of the former mortal who has become one of the Watchers -forbidden to act even to save a life from supernatural forces.  Except "rules are there to be broken or at the very least stretched until you can see through them!"

The much anticipated collection from the co-creator of Peter Wisdom and artist of Mark Millar's The Shadowmen!

Q Bureaux -Protecting The Empire

Q Bureaux and associated characters are (c) 1987/2018 Terry Hooper-Scharf/Black Tower comics & Books Art(c)2018 B. R. Dilworth

Wilberforce -A Jack's Lot Is Not A Happy One!

By Ben R. Dilworth
28 Pages
Price: £5.00 (excl. VAT)
Prints in 3-5 business days

Wilberforce—a Sergeant on the Metropolitan Police Detective Force.  But Wilberforce was no common “Jack” (police officer).

Even before working with the famous Chung Ling Soo (The Case Of The Thames Serpent), Wilberforce had “tasted the chin strap” on many tough cases –even a stint in the Army saw him used because of his detective skills.

Here, Ben R. Dilworth, gives us a sneak peek into Wilberforce’s Case Notes for 1896.

“A Jack’s lot is not a happy one” and Wilberforce was not just dealing with the ordinary criminals such as the nobblers, rampsmen, smashers, mobsmen, snoozers and skinners….

...there were the spectres, the satanic followers, vampires and other
monsters —things the ordinary copper never usually encountered and often scoffed at the stories of.

Wilberforce knew better.