Sunday, 18 March 2012


Guerrilla punk feminist icons Pussy Riot, featured in The Bulletproof Coffin: Disinterred #3 (see artwork by Destroyovski below), recently performed their anti-Putin prayer 'Holy Shit' in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow. Three members of the band have been identified and are looking at 7 years in prison for 'hooliganism'. We say: “Holy Mother, Blessed Virgin, chase Putin out!”

More Pussy Riot info here

The Darkness #101

My first issue as new regular writer of The Darkness is out this Wednesday in your favourite comic book store. And if that store happens to be Orbital Comics, you're in luck because I will be there from 5pm to sign it. You can of course also bring along copies of The Bulletproof Coffin or anything else you fancy having signed, but The Darkness #101 is the centre of attention. 2K Games have also supplied giveaways and demos of The Darkness 2 video game, so if you're a gamer you should drop by to check us out.

Here are additional details: The first 20 copies of The Darkness #101 purchased at the signing this Wednesday (March 21) will come in a commemorative tin promotingThe Darkness II video game. In addition, select tins will include a voucher entitling the bearer to a copy of the game (PS3 or PC), a Darkling statue or a Darkness-branded Zippo lighter. You can see pictures of all these amazing giveaways below.

All you have to do is buy a copy of The Darkness#101 at the signing this Wednesday, 5pm and you could be in luck. We couldn’t make it any easier if we tried! For just £2.20 you can get a copy of the book, meet the writer, have it signed, and get the chance to win some cool Darkness swag.
The signing starts at 5pm sharp, so hurry down and make sure you’re among the first 20 people in line. David will happily sign as many copies of The Darkness #101 as you buy, but only the first 20 will come in a commemorative tin with a potential voucher. See you there!

Darkness Zippo lighter! I want one!


Welcome to the first in an occasional series of insane Japanese comics. This one has the irresistible title Funky Gutsman. It features martial arts in a cyberpunk setting with sexy mutants, body horror and terrific sound effects like "GYAWEE-N!" "ZA-ZA" "FROB" "SPLUNG!" "ZU-DA-DA"and "BO-KOM!"

I can't tell you anything about the creators of the comic as my knowledge of Japanese is non-existent and web research hasn't uncovered much information either. Any info would be welcome. All I do know is that Funky is a real-life person. He produces music for video games and he looks like this...

Dig the funky grasses!