Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Rebellion Releases — 25 January 2023

The latest collection of the classic British comic book anti-hero is out now, with a thrilling story of noir espionage!

Louis Crandell was a lowly lab technician who, through a bizarre accident, has the power to turn his body invisible – except for his steel prosthetic hand! He is now The Steel Claw, sometime crook, other times hero, but always one of British comics’ most popular characters!

In this new collection from Super Picture Library from the late 1960s, Crandell is assigned by the chief of the Shadow Squad to protect the four most important nuclear scientists as they meet for a secret conference. The assignment goes badly wrong, as the scientists are frozen solid, and their assassin chooses death over arrest The Steel Claw must redeem his reputation and find out who ordered the assassination.

This cold war thriller is pure sixties spy adventure, written by Tom Tully (Mean Arena) and drawn in a graphic noir style by Jesús Blasco (Capitán Trueno).

And now, this week's release...

2000AD Prog 2316
Cover: Cliff Robinson / Dylan Teague (cols).

Judge Dredd: The Night Shifter by Ken Niemand (w) Niccolo Assirelli (a) Peter Doherty (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
The Out: Book Three by Dan Abnett (w) Mark Harrison (a) Simon Bowland (l)
Joe Pineapples: Tin Man by Pat Mills (w) Simon Bisley (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Terror Tales: Rites by Honor Vincent (w) Steve Yeowell (a) Jim Campbell (l)
Proteus Vex; Crawlspace by Mike Carroll (w) Jake Lynch (a) Jim Boswell (c) Simon Bowland (l)

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