Cover Penny Pentagram by Jon Roydon Penny Pentagram pt 2/3 Colour David Thomas, Jon Roydon 6 pages Bounty on the Mutie (Colour) Bambos Georgiou, Neil Sims 4 pages Prodigal (Colour) Mal Earl – 4 pages Trackless Depths pt 2/3 (B&W) Dave Bedford, Ben ‘Mac’ Macleod -5 pages The Cell pt 3/4 Colour Bambos Georgiou, Andrew Sawyers – 6 pages V pt 4/10 (Colour) Steve Bull, Ade Hughes, Darren Stephens -2 pages Vpin up by Hughes, Darren Stephens Demon For Dinner “Chi77er” B&W Jim Tomlinson, Rupert Jones-5 pages Martian Law pt 3 Colour Brendon Wright -5 pages 77Stars poster Bambos Georgiou Scarred for life feature by Jo Heeley-2 pages Undertow pt 3/4 Col – Joe Dunn, Jeremy Dunn 4 pages FunSShun (Colour) Paul Duncan, Robert Wells -6 pages Division ’77 pt 4/5 Colour Dave Heeley, Sinclair Elliott, Darren Stephens – 2 pages SGT. Shouty pt 4 (Colour)Lew Stringer -1 page Valkyrie pin up Andrew Sawyers Sk8te Worm – (A5 Zine insert) B&W Conan and Gleave
Cover Ade Hughes B&W Part 3: Fade away the duller shade of living by Steve Bull and Ade Hughes GRID (2) Col An assassin who will literally kill for a quiet drink byDave Heeley and Neil Sims The Screaming Hand 3/4 (5) B&W Part 2: More macabre horror from Kek-W, Conor Boyle The Cell 2/3 (4) Col Part 2: Meet 8AR8ARA by Bambos Georgoiu and Andrew Sawyers The Trackless Depths 1/3 (6) B&W Part 1: ‘Death is still cold in the warm seas’ by Dave Bedford and Ben Macleod Matilda Atkins & Amulet Of Destiny (5) Col “Matilda’s here to save the world and steal your chips!” Michael Powell and Sarah Millman Division ’77 3/5 (4) Col Part 4: Crossing the Rubicon by Dave Heeley, Sinclair Elliott and Darren Stephens Division ’77 pin-up B&W by Andrew Sawyers SGT Shouty! pt 3 (1) Col Part 3: Behold Evil Doctor Plank! By Lew Stringer Forgotten Reality (4) B&W Nothing is what you remember’ by Anna Everts and Phil Elliott Undertow 2/4 (4) Col Part 2: In a flooded world, one man refuses to give up the day job by Joe and Jeremy Dunn Gut Crawlers 2/2 (4) B&W Part 2: Esssential workers doing The Galaxy’s dirtiest job by Dan Whitehead and Filippo Roncone Martian Law 2/4 (5) Col Part 2: The monstrous melee at Mikhael’s military merch Brendon Wright Skate Worm (1) B&W Resusitated! Mutated! Skated! Part 2: ‘F.O.A.D.’ Conan and Gleave Penny Pentagram 1/3 (6) Col Part 1: Howling Moonshine! David Thomas, Jon Roydon Roll of Honour Anat and Shard poster by Hal Laren
The77 voted 2nd best U.K comic in major poll run by Comic Scene magazine. ComicScene is comic trade magazine that focuses on both commercial and independent publications
“It’s incredible that in less than a year the77 has established itself in the hearts of UK readers in such a way. By utilising familiar names and raw talent we are producing a quality, quarterly anthology that has readers begging for more.” – Dave Heeley
“We’re immensely proud that we’ve kept readers entertained during the age of Covid” – Jo Heeley
“Whatvid? Covid, doesn’t matter we’ve got a new comic to read and as soon as you touch it you can feel the difference thanks to the paper stock. It may seem trivial but it just feels like quality before you even start on the stories, my favourites of which I’d like to highlight now. Division 77(Dave Heeley, Elliots, Bolt) lol one little virus eh? Once we get up to 96 pages of this it’s destined for a collected edition, good pacing great art work. V(Bully from the boot camp, Ade Hughes, Annie Parkhouse) I was hooked from page one of this and it has just gone from strength to strength, my only issue with this one is I want more of it.
The Screaming Hand (Kek-w, Conor Boyle, Annie Parkhouse(If you can find the A team you use the A team)) Wonderfully atmospheric, Conor Boyle is definitely picking up what Kek is throwing down and I can envision the screaming hand on a nice T-shirt.#
issue 1 special mentions: Mal Earl for Prodigal just missed my top three, awesome solo work here with really nice colour pallete changes through issue 2&3. Neil Simms and Brendon Wright for great colour and texture, both a joy to behold. Lew Stringer for, well, being Lew Stringer. Drew Marr: a nice touch of originality for one so young.#
Issue 2 we get a new writer(to me anyway) burst into the77 with 2 whopper stories Gut Crawlers and Jerico-5 with PJ Holden and Paul Williams on art duty. Gut Crawlers especially is right in my horrible future jobs wheelhouse.
with all of our returning stories from issue1 resolving cliffhangers and world building this is a very enjoyable read.
Issue 2 also sees the beginning of the Cell (Bambous Georgiou, Andrew Sawyers, Filipo) Probably the most visually striking strip in the mag, you just have to see it really.
Can’t forget The Ghastly United either, I love grey scale with touches of colour so this ones a tap in, easy goal.
Issue 3: We are in full swing baby, all of the stories above are in full stride and we finally get to meet Sgt. Shouty’s Nemessis, roll on issue 4 and beyond.
Big Love and lots of Vitamin D to the whole 77 crew.”
I see the cover as a movie poster with the tagline It takes opposing forces to create the storm
Steve Bull writer of V
The Cover to issue 3 of The77 by Ade Hughes has been unveiled. Foreground is the heroine Anat (her with the axe in issue 2), behind her, is the mysterious Haydn the head of the corporate bad guys and Han, Chief of security
Ade painted it tradionally “I did it after work for about 6 days, so approx 15-20 hours. Its primarily Acrylics with a little bit of pastel pencils for the occasional highlight.”
The Cover was heavily influenced by 70s scifi movie posters like Flash Gordon
It also premiers Anats new Costume as “she can’t go running around in the future dressed like a barbarian” according to writer Steve Bull
“The new costume pays tribute to one of my favourite out there movies and maybe my first crush. Barbarella”
The77 comic had a comic signing on a successful comic signing on Thursday 27 August at Heroes Comic shop at Newport, Isle of Wight with Divion 77 artist Andrew Sawyers
“What was cool whilst there was a steady stream of customers who’d specifically come in store for The ‘77 – including a backer who his KS copies signed bought more !!! Better yet was the kid who put down the gaming cards and bought a ‘77 instead and the mother of two daughters who were comic fans, but not interested bought one for herself – never read a comic and now has a signed copy of The ‘77 … Reactions varied from its like 2000ad when it was good, it’s like Heavy Metal to I like the variation of stories or different art etc – through to its a breath of fresh air to we’ve been waiting for something like this for a long time !!!”
According the Heroes Manager Rob Mead the signing went well “The signing went great, there was a steady steam of people for the whole day, Andy was amazing and drew sketches for everyone that wanted one. It was going to be a 2 hour event which turned into a 6 hour one”
The signing happened due to a chance meeting between Andy and Rob at the Heroes shop. “Andy came here on holiday and popped in to the shop and introduced himself and handed me a copy of The77 #2. We like to support new comics and I was already in the process of getting copies for the shop through Get My Comics. Andy spent a couple of hours in the shop and we just hit it off straight away, liking the same stuff talking comics movies and music. After he left I contacted Adrian at Get My Comics and asked if he could send some more #2’s so I could get Andy to sign them before he went home, he said yes then I thought hang on a min lets see if he would be up for a signing which he very kindly was, “
Issue two Contents V – part 2: ‘Enter, The Tormentor!’ Prodigal : Part 2. Gut Crawlers part 1: Essential workers doing the Galaxy’s dirtiest jobs Undertow:’ Day 1′ New story debuts in issue 2 The House That Never Was: The second instalment The Cell: Could you survive the cell? Lifeboat: The second feature Division ’77: Fighting a future war without end Trompe La Mort: Death comes to Brittany Jericho-5 The Boat That Screamed Martian Law: He is the Law on Mars! The Collector: A Sci-fi yarn from BLAZE!™ Penny Pentagram: London’s grooviest Paranormal detective Skate Worm: ‘Resuscitated – (not) educated – Skated!’ Ghastly United: 70’s footie action with a twist! SGT. Shouty of the Moon Corps! In space everyone hears him shout.
Issue 2 collector’s variant edition cover by PJ Holden (available as a signed print too!)
Issue 2 Exclusive T-Shirt
V – part 2: ‘Enter, The Tormentor!’ by Steve Bull (The77) and Ade Hughes (SpaceWarp)
Prodigal returns.Createdby Mal Earl
Gut Crawlers part 1:Essential workers doing the Galaxy’s dirtiest jobs by Dan Whitehead – (Speccy Nation, Hex Loader, Midwinter) and Paul Williams (2000AD: Judge Dredd)
Undertow:‘Day 1′ by father and son team Joe and Jeremy Dunn
The House That Never Was: The second instalment by Kek-W (2000AD: Deadworld, Fall of Deadworld) and Conor Boyle (Hook Jaw)
The Cell: Could you survive the cell? by Bambos Georgiou(2000AD: Chopper Song of the Surfer’ Marvel UK: Knights of Pendragon)and Andrew Sawyers (debut)
Lifeboat:The second feature on the unpublished masterpiece by Ian Gibson (2000AD: Halo Jones, Sam Slade, Judge Dredd)
Division’77:Fighting a future war without endby Dave Heeley (The77#1) and Sinclair Elliott(Zarjaz: Judge Dredd)
Trompe la Mort:Death comes to Brittanyby Dave Bedford (The77#1: The Tempered Curse) Andrew Richmond (Greyborough)
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