Before you read this story, let me first declare an interest: I have known the publisher and comic creator of this stunning new book,Tim Perkins, for many years, since my time at Marvel UK. I know how he and his team at indie publishing house Wizards Keep have slaved over this book for a long time, and, after its launch at last year's Malta Con, Worlds End - Volume 1 - The Riders on the Storm is now on sale in the UK.
I couldn't be more delighted to tell you this. The book looks stunning - a true labour of love that Tim has been working on for a while now - and the first of many. I urge you to check out the dedicated Worlds End web site (www.worlds-end.co.uk) to view previews and art from the book; but, more importantly, go and buy a copy and support one of the hardest-working, often underestimated comic creators in the British comic industry.Worlds End - Volume 1 - The Riders on the Storm is the first in a series of "Science Fusion" graphic novels created by international comic artist and writer, Tim Perkins. This fully painted, All-Ages book - which includes a foreword from Bryan Talbot and an introduction by John Ridgway - is set on another world called Gaeryth, where A Mathemagician, called Gweldar, his familiar, Geek, a young boy, Ralf and a mysterious girl called Zephol are all that stand before an invading alien horde intent on aqua-forming the otherwise tranquil planet in the far reaches of space.
Are they enough to stop the myriad forces, known as the Aoevill from the depths of outer space and solve the mystery of Worlds End…?
Tim Perkins weaves a timeless All-Ages storyline fusing Fantasy and Sci-Fi into a Science Fusion Epic with a new mythology for a new audience.
It's a gem of a tale: buy it.
- Order your copy today from Wizards Keep- European Format - Case Bound Cover - Fully illustrated - 88 full colour pages + Cover and illustrated Endpages - Afterword by Tim Perkins
- Check out the new Worlds End website: www.worlds-end.co.uk
- Tim will be signing copies of Worlds End and talking about his work on Thursday February 2nd at Blackburn Library. This talk will include information on his career to date, spanning comics, animation and more, but will emphasise his latest work creating Worlds End Volume 1 with some insights into what to expect in future volumes.
Tickets, priced just £1, are available from: Blackburn Central Library, Town Hall Street, Blackburn, Lancashire - BB2 1AG. Telephone: 01254 587244; twitter.com/librariesbwd; facebook: www.facebook.com/blackburnwithdarwenlibraries; and www.blackburn.gov.uk/libraries