My home town wasn’t exactly overflowing with comic shops – in fact, there were none. I could get 2000 AD, of course, but until my mate Kev opened up the shortlived and much missed Cobalt Comics, I had to rely on a mysterious rack in the newsagent for US titles. Comics (usually DC) would drift in and out, seemingly at random. There was a smattering of superhero titles, but mostly it was a grab-bag of Vertigo issues: one month you’d find Seekers Into The Mystery, the next Preacher, with little chance of collecting a full set. But one title came in with weird regularity – Grant Morrison and Rachel Pollack’s runs on Doom Patrol. Picking it up for the first time, I had no idea what I was about to get myself into... I’m still very fond of that team, so it’s great to be able to dedicate a good chunk of this issue to them, alongside the likes of Wonder Woman, Doctor Strange, plus exciting new projects like Also Known As. Plus, we have the final instalment of Mike Garley’s Creating Indie Comics, reviews, news and more. Thanks for reading. See you back here on 10 January in space year 2017 when surely we’ll all finally have those jetpacks we were promised.
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