2000AD Contest

As part of Broken Frontier’s Brits on Top series of articles this week, there’s a contest to win some 2000AD goodies. Yay! Here’s the lowdown.

As part of our Brits On Top! event spotlighting the rich traditions of the British comics scene, we’re giving away five graphic novel packs, graciously provided by the fine folks at 2000AD/Rebellion. Creative talents on these books include Frazer Irving, Frank Quitely, Robbie Morrison, John Wagner, Charlie Adlard, Henry Flint and more!

The Prize

5 graphic novel packs consisting of Nikolai Dante: Too Cool to KillHondo City Law and Judge Death: The Life and Death of…


What do you have to do for a chance to win? 

It’s easy! Simply follow us on Twitter and retweet this message to your followers:

It’s #britsontop at @brokenfrontier and I want to win a bloody cool @2000AD graphic novel pack! http://bit.ly/aFMPdZ  (RT to participate)

We’ll announce the winners right here in this space on Monday, August 22, 2011.

Bonomo Taffy Helps Hero Initiative

I can’t say that I’ve heard of this snack here in Australia, but if you see it at your LCS (local comic shop) next month, make sure to buy some as 25c from every one sold goes to the Hero Initiative to aid comic creators in need. More info here.



Starting September, 2011, Bonomo Turkish Taffy is donating 25 cents for every bar of its product sold through comic shops to Hero Initiative! It’s available in four great flavors, so encourage YOUR favorite store to order a box through Diamond Comic Distributors using order codes:





Moriarty TPB Out in September

Image have been putting out so many widely praised new series lately that I find myself Trade waiting instead of ordering a bunch of new #1s. Moriarty is on my Trade list, as it’s had nothing but thumbs up all round, and has an intriguing premise (as detailed in the trailer below.)

Image Plots Collected Edition of Moriarty

Moriarty Gets Collected in September

MORIARTY is an exciting new science fiction adventure series from Image Comics that follows the misdeeds of the original supervillain, Professor James Moriarty, arch nemesis of Sherlock Holmes. From the grimy streets of London to the haunting British countryside, underground lairs and superscience labs, Professor Moriarty must forge has way through a world without Sherlock.

This September, Image Comics proudly presents the first trade paperback volume of MORIARTY, entitled MORIARTY: THE DARK CHAMBER, collecting the first four super-sized issues of the ongoing series. MORIARTY is written by Daniel Corey (PROPHET), with art by Anthony Diecidue (Stan Lee’s TIME JUMPER), colors by Perry Freeze and letters and design by Dave Lanphear.

It is 20 years after the death of Sherlock Holmes, and Professor James Moriarty is a lost man. MI5 blackmails Moriarty into finding Holmes’ long-lost brother, Mycroft, but what at first appears to be a routine case leads to a web of intrigue that involves a psychic box and its creator, a woman from Moriarty’s past, as well as a new villain that threatens to be greater than Moriarty ever was! See how Moriarty deals with love, loss, war and death rays in the critically acclaimed Image Comics series MORIARTY.

Here’s what reviewers and influential comic creators are saying about MORIARTY:

“MORIARTY is a book that should be mentioned in the same breath as THE WALKING DEAD, CHEW and HACK/SLASH when it comes to the best comics coming out of Image.” — Horror Haven Reviews

“I love MORIARTY. Most of all, I loved how in a world without Holmes, that it’s only in the mystery, the unanswered questions, that life for Sherlock’s arch enemy can begin again. Insightful, exciting and cool – with gritty, atmospheric art to match.” — Jim Krueger (EARTH X, JUSTICE, FOOTSOLDIERS)

“MORIARTY: THE DARK CHAMBER is irresistible. Professor James Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes’ arch-nemesis, drawn from retirement and off on his own death-defying adventure? It’s one of those simple, perfect ideas you kick yourself for not thinking of first, and Corey and Diecidue carry it off in fine style.” — Scott Tipton (ILLYRIA: HAUNTED, STAR TREK: INFESTATION)

“Even with characters that lead a pretty sad existence, there is a drive for something greater or at least a sense of discovery. It moves the piece along at a thrilling pace that respects, but expands upon Sir Arthur Canon Doyle’s fiction in a way that is thrilling and smart.” — The Daily Blam!

“Corey spins a wonderful world of conspiracy, despair, and even science fiction.” — IGN

“…this is a perfect example of a great collaboration of story and artist.” — Newsarama

“[MORIARTY] takes an intriguing look at that relationship between good and evil.” — USA Today

“…this is a damn good comic book.” — Bloody-Disgusting.com

MORIARTY: THE DARK CHAMBER, VOL. 1 TP, a 128-page full-color paperback, will be on sale in stores September 14th for $14.99 and is available to order in the July 2011 edition of Diamond Previews (JUL110470, ISBN: 978-1-60706-450-3). For more information, please visit www.professorjamesmoriarty.com and www.facebook.com/daniel.corey.