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Rebellion is breaking old habits by publishing two new graphic novels that – in a first for the Oxford-based company – aren’t related to their flagship title, 2000 AD.
Goldtiger may well be the best ’60s comic you’ve never read. That’s because it’s not from the ’60s at all. The brainchild of Guy Adams and Jimmy Broxton, Goldtiger began life as a Kickstarter-funded project back in 2013, but its retro look and feel is dazzlingly authentic. It’s described as being like a mixture of Modesty Blaise and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. Sounds groovy to us.
Rebellion’s Mike Molcher says, “With incredible veracity and a feel for the period, Adams and Broxton uncover the touching story of the creators behind the ’60s most surprising secret agents. This volume collects together an archive of ‘behind the scenes’ material of the strip that never was – letters, scripts, interviews, sketches – all documenting the creation of the strip and the outlandish lives of its creators and their unbelievable brush with 2000 AD.” Unbelievable is right, but this looks like an entertaining and beautifully illustrated venture from the publisher.
Also coming soon is a new edition of Scarlet Traces, Ian Edginton and D’Israeli’s steampunk saga. The series posits a world where humanity has reverse engineered the technology left behind during the Martian invasion in HG Wells’ War Of The Worlds. Originally published online, it was later serialised by Dark Horse, and is now being published in a new edition, with additional stories.
“‘Is Scarlet Traces going to be reprinted?’ and ‘Is there going to be another series?’ are the two questions we’re always asked when we do signings and conventions,” says Edginton. “It pleases me no end to say that I can now give hearty ‘yes!’ to both.”