Half Past Danger Launches With A Big Bang

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Colin Mahoney writes… Queue outside the store pre-launch

Big Bang Comics, the Dublin-based store behind the DICE convention, held the official launch of IDW’s Half Past Danger last week. Irish writer and artist Stephen Mooney was signing copies of issue one, and a limited edition numbered print (100) that was only available on the night.

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Stephen Mooney (L) receives original artwork from Declan Shalvey (R)

The comic is a pulpy, serial-adventure styled romp through WW2, featuring all the staples you’d expect such as Nazis, femme fatales and spies, and some less historical but more fun additions –dinosaurs & ninjas.

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The limited print available on the night

During the launch, fellow Irish artist Declan Shalvey (Venom, Deadpool) presented Stephen with the original artwork for his variant cover to issue #2. Early reports indicate that issue one is selling well, and is already a complete sell-out in Dublin (which I gather to be approx. 400 copies across 3 stores). It’s 27 pages of story with no ads, is huge fun, and you can read the first ten pages here.

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Stephen Mooney and his wife Jacinta in HPD t-shirts

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Stephen Mooney flicks through a copy of HPD (seeing the finished product for the first time)

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Original artwork for Declan Shalvey’s issue #2 variant cover

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