Tuesday, January 04, 2022

Treasury of British Comics schedule for 2022

Treasury schedule for 2022. Rebellion's 2022 graphic novel schedule of 2000AD related titles can be found here.

Karl the Viking Volume I: The Sword of Eingar
by Ken Mennell, Ted Cowan & Don Lawrence
Rebellion ISBN 978-178618462-7, 19 January 2022, 240pp, £19.99. Available via Amazon.

Originally serialised in Lion, Karl the Viking is a sweeping historical fantasy story of an orphaned Saxon boy, adopted and raised by the viking Eingar after his raid on Britain. Upon coming of age Karl succeeds Eingar and leads his tribe into battle in Britain against wild tribes of Picts, and re-connects with his old Saxon family, gaining an ally in his cousin Godwulf, and making an enemy of the Earl of Eastumbria. These fast-paced stories were drawn by Don Lawrence shortly before he revolutionised painted comic art with The Trigan Empire, when he was already a master of pen and ink, and his Karl the Viking series was the pinnacle of black and white comic art.

The Spider – Crime Unlimited by Jerry Siegel, Donne Avenell, Aldo Marculeta & Giorgio Trevisan
Rebellion ISBN 978-178618465-8, 3 February 2022, 256pp, £19.99. Available via Amazon.

The Spider is the uncrowned king of the New York underworld, so elusive to the police that he even manages to taunt the Police Commissioner at his retirement party. But Professor Aldo Cummings, a famous but ill-tempered scientist, determined to stop the schemes of the Spider once and for all, invents a ray-machine which will eliminate the evil from a person's personality. But a tragic miscalculation will turn Professor Cummings into the Professor of Power, and he will seek a more direct confrontation with the Spider. The first collection of the Spider stories originally published as part of the Picture Library series. These long-lost and fast-paced pulp adventure stories have never been reprinted before, written by Jerry Siegel (Superman) and Donne Avenell (Adam Eterno).

Birdman & Chicken by Trevor Metcalfe
Rebellion ISBN 978-178618492-4, 3 March 2022, 192pp, £14.99. Available via Amazon.

To the outside world, Dick Lane and Chic Dodds look like two average, law-abiding citizens. However, they lead an amazing double life - for when fiendish finks and vile villains step over the line, Dick and Chic strike back as the crime-fighting duo, Birdman and Chicken!
    Cowled, caped and equipped with a vast array of crime-busting gadgets, Birdman and Chicken fight back against the likes of The Giggler, Sourpuss, The Puzzler and Father Time – and sometimes they win!
    A rib-tickling parody of the 1966 Batman television series, Trevor Metcalfe’s super-series was a highlight of Krazy comic every week and is finally collected here for the first time.

The House of Dolmann by Tom Tully, Eric Bradbury, etc.
Rebellion ISBN 978-178618491-7, 14 April 2022, 144pp, £14.99. Available via Amazon.

Genius creator and expert ventriloquist, Eric Dolmann has created a small army of robotic puppets to help the forces of law and order fight back against crime. Whatever the situation, Dolman has a mechanical warrior perfectly suited to get the job done! From the safety of his flying ‘Dolmobile’, he directs Raider, Elasto, Mole, Togo and Giggler into action! Occasionally they will question his judgement and bicker amongst one another – even though they aren’t capable of independent thought!

The Sarge Volume 1 by Gerry Finley-Day & Mike Western
Rebellion ISBN 978-178618633-1, 12 May 2022, 144pp, £19.99. Available via Amazon.

British Sergeant Jim Masters, a veteran of WW1, has to protect and lead his inexperienced platoon during the Second World War.
    From Dunkirk to North Africa, the might of the German Army face the ultimate adversaries when Masters and his boys spring into action - nothing can substitute experience!

The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire Volume IV by Mike Butterworth, Don Lawrence, Miguel Quesada & Philip Coke.
Rebellion ISBN 9781786185648, 24 May 2022, 240pp, £14.99. Available via Amazon.

"I love Trigan Empire! It's absolutely epic" - Duncan Jones.
The best-selling Treasury of British Comics archival series The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire reaches its fourth astounding volume.
The fourth omnibus of the science-fiction classic, The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire, collects the stories published from 1973 through to 1976.
    Don Lawrence's painted art continues to be a highlight of the series, and as he takes a sabbatical from the strip Miguel Quesada and Philip Corke match his impressive work with their own style.
    The Trigan Empire remains resilient against enemies on all fronts, from treacherous politicians, murderous Zith assassins, and alien invaders, Trigo and Janno protect the citizens of Elekton.

Black Beth: Vengeance Be Thy Name by Blas Gallego, Alex Worley & DaNi
Rebellion ISBN 978-178618635-5, 17 June 2022, 80pp, £14.99. Available via Amazon.

A warrior with a name born of the black rage that filled her heart!
In a world of swords and sorcery, the evil tyrant Rassau discovers that he is destined to be killed by a fearsome warrior called Beth. Together with his men, Rassau seeks Beth out, destroying her village and killing all held dear to her. With the aid of a former warrior - the blind Quido - Beth becomes a skilled fighter and sworn enemy of all that is evil! She will not rest until her people are avenged!
    This book contains both the original strip and the brilliantly resurrected stories that have been masterfully guided by writer Alec Worley and DC Comic's newest star, the astonishing Greek artist, DaNi!

The Astounding Jason Hyde
by Barrington J. Bayley, illus. Eric Bradbury
Rebellion ISBN 978-178618638-6, 7 July 2022, ??pp, £9.99. Available via Amazon.

From the pages of UK comic Valiant - a series of amazing text stories featuring the strangest hero of all time!
    Accidental exposure to a form of natural radiation had caused scientist Jason Hyde's eyes to turn colourless and emit blue rays which gave him the power to see through solid objects and to read the thoughts of human beings. Hyde has dedicated his life to investigating strange phenomena and protecting the world from all manner of abnormal threats!
    From giant sentient spiders to a warlike race of subterranean humanoids, Jason Hyde is the Earth's only hope!

The Best of Cat Girl by Giorgio Giorgetti, Ramzee & Elkys Nova
Rebellion ISBN 9-78178618585-3, 12 August 2022, 128pp, £14.99. Available via Amazon.

"A furious, fun, action-packed superhero story" - Broken Frontier
The beloved UK superheroine finally pounces into her own collection!
From the pages of classic 1960s girls' comic Sally comes the first ever collection of beloved British superheroine The Cat Girl! Cathy Carter is not your average teen. She can jump further, fight longer and climb higher than anyone she knows – with the aid of a magic suit, she is Cat Girl! Facing off in glamorous, globetrotting adventures against supervillains and master criminals, Cathy often finds the hardest fight comes from her bumbling detective father, who doesn’t believe Cathy can fend for herself. Can Cathy save the world when the person trying to hold her back – is her dad?
     This collection contains Cat Girl's latest adventure, Cat Girl Returns from the Tammy & Jinty special, as well as a purrfect selection of the best classic Cat Girl stories from Sally, and a brand new cover from Elkys Nova.

Badtime Bedtime Stories by Leo Baxendale
Rebellion ISBN 978-178618531-0, 11 September 2022, 96pp, £tba. Available via Amazon.

Once upon a badtime… In these explosive, hysterical comics, Jack the Nipper, Little Miss Muffet and Little Red Riding Hood run wild in chaotic retellings of beloved tales. These anarchic, frenzied comics stories from the pen of Leo Baxendale are the arguably the jewel of the British humour comics, beloved by many for their DIY storybook aesthetic when they were originally printed in Monster Fun. Now, in this stunning new collection, the comics are restored to their full glory, while reprinted in a smaller style to retain the intimate feel of the originals.
    Crammed with gags and hidden details, these Badtime Bedtime Stories are the perfect late night read for kids and grown-ups!

A Spell of Trouble by Trini Tinture
Rebellion ISBN 978-178618612-6, 13 October 2022, 80pp, £tba. Available via Amazon.

Popular, rich and great at school, Carrie lives a charmed life – because, unbeknownst to her classmates, she’s a witch! Hailing from a long line of witches and warlocks Carrie has never wanted for anything – that is until her bumbling, nonmagical and anti-magic cousin Angela shows up! And worst of all – if Carrie can’t turn Angela into a legendary sorceress – she’ll lose all her powers! Worlds collide and sparks fly as these cousins have to learn to live together – or else!
    This comedy classic from British girls’ comic Jinty features a brand new cover by the original artist, Trini TinturĂ©, as well as another tale, the spooky, insect-infested ‘Creepy Crawley’, in a volume perfect for Halloween!

The Steel Claw Volume 2: Reign of the Brain! by Tom Tully & Jesus Blasco
Rebellion ISBN 978-178618681-2, 10 November 2022, 112pp, £tba. Available via Amazon.

One of Britain’s most enduring comic book heroes returns in two stories reprinted here for the first time! The second collection of the sci-fi classic, the Steel Claw collects writer Tom Tully’s first two stories originally published in the comic Valiant between 1963 and 1964. Featuring the stunning, realistic black and white art of Spanish comics’ legend Jesus Blasco!

Karl the Viking Volume II: The Voyage of the Sea Raiders by Ted Cowan, Michael Moorcock & Don Lawrence
Rebellion ISBN 978-178618733-8, 6 December 2022, 256pp, £tba. Available via Amazon.

In the second, and concluding, volume of Karl the Viking, the brave Briton takes the fight even further abroad than before as he and his band of warriors battle against the rival viking Gefion One-Eye in Africa, become mercenaries in a violent dispute between treacherous Russian tribes, and survive against fantastical and unnatural sea monsters.
    Karl the Viking is the series which made Don Lawrence’s reputation, and it was on this basis that he was hired to revolutionise painted comic art with The Trigan Empire.
    This volume also contains stories written by Michael Moorcock penned when he was just beginning to create the adventures of Elric.

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