Hibernia (no ISBN), November 2012, 32pp, £3.99.
Hibernia is back with what will be a semi-regular look at the more obscure and forgotten gems of British comics called Comic Archive. our first book is One-Eyed Jack and the Death of Valiant. The book features interviews with John Wagner, John Cooper, Janet Shepheard, Kevin O'Neill and contributions from Kelvin Gosnell, Dave Hunt and more. Articles include the relationship between One-Eyed Jack and Judge Dredd; John Wagner's tenure as editor of Valiant and the new strips he introduced; the craft of Art Editors in relation to the look and logo design of Valiant, 2000AD and much more. The book is also available as a digital download.
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Garen Ewing, November 2012, 48pp, £5.00.
"The Rainbow Orchid Supplement is 48 pages and includes full annotations for the complete story, a cover sketchbook, three interviews (previously published online) and a few other extras including artwork, promotional items, abandoned story ideas and a research bibliography," says Garen Ewing. "I'm self publishing it and limiting the print-run to around 250 copies." The book does not repeat any of the extras from The Complete Rainbow Orchid.
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Rogue Trooper: Tales of Nu-Earth Vol.3 by Gerry Finley-Day, Steve Dillon, Chris Weston et al.
Rebellion ISBN 978-1781080689, 8 November 2012, 400pp, £17.99. [£13.02 from Amazon]
As the Norts and Southers wage war on the battle-torn world of Nu-Earth, the genetically-engineered soldier, Rogue trooper, continues to search for an antigen which will restore his bio-chipped comrades to life. If that wasn't enough to deal with, Rogue is also recruited to carry out a string of assassinations, in an attempt to end the war once and for all!
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