Simon Bowland


Dreaming #1 cover by Jae Lee and June Chung

The Dreaming #1 Advance Review: Ambitious, but It Doesn’t Draw You In

The Dreaming is fractured and broken, and the Sandman is still missing. Lucien and Matthew are doing what they can to handle the crisis, but faceless figures are spilling into the realm. A demon lord watches just from beyond the barrier to the Dreaming, ready to strike. Dora the Monstress is playing at the border […]

Shadowman #6 cover by Tonci Zonjic

Shadowman #6 Review: Prehistory of the Shadowman

Alyssa enlists the help of Doctor Mirage in discovering what happened to Jack Boniface, while the Shadowman himself travels further back in time to Africa in 40,000 BC. He enters the body of an ancient hunter, and Jack watches this hunter and his band return home to their village and find it destroyed by a […]

Shadowman #5 cover by Tonci Zonjic

Shadowman #5 [Late] Review: Fighting for Freedom and Love

Shadowman continues his journey through the Boniface family history, this time landing in the body of the first Shadowman, Marius Boniface. Marius lived in the late 19th Century. We join him when a hunting party arrives on his property looking for a worker who ran from their mining operation. Marius denies knowing where the worker […]

Red Sonja/Tarzan #4 cover by Aaron Lopresti

Red Sonja/Tarzan #4 Review: Back to Cimmeria for the Final Battle

The gorillas look after Tarzan’s grandson while, in Cimmeria, Eson Duul and his people take Tarzan’s daughter-in-law into the city of K’Hal. Elsewhere in K’Hal, Tarzan and Red Sonja seek out the Traveler, the woman who gave Sonja her sword. When they find the Traveler, they are more troubled than relieved. Soon, the two heroes […]

Cold Spots #1 cover by Mark Torres

Cold Spots #1 Review: Cool Premise Spoiled by an Unlikable Protagonist

An old man suddenly begins to feel extremely cold, and he finds his wife who is watching their deceased children playing in the yard. Elsewhere, a hired investigator named Kerr is let into a mansion. The owner of the property, named Arthur, and Kerr have a history. There is no love lost between them, but […]

Brothers Dracul #1 cover by Mirko Colak and Maria Santaolalla

Brothers Dracul #1 Review: The Good Version of ‘Dracula Untold’?

Brothers Vlad and Radu are the sons of Vladimir Dracul, the ruler of Transylvania during the Ottoman invasion in the 1400’s. Vlad Dracul surrenders to the Ottoman sultan, and the sultan asks for Vlad’s sons. Radu tries to make the most of the situation, but young Vlad sees it only as imprisonment. Worse yet, Mehmet, […]

Bloodshot Salvation #3

Bloodshot Salvation #3 Review: An Action-Drama With Heart And Power

Bloodshot Salvation #3 from Valiant by Jeff Lemire, Lewis LaRosa, Mico Suayan, Diego Rodriguez, Brian Reber and Simon Bowland continues the story of Bloodshot and his family as things fall apart. Bloodshot’s partner, Magic, and their daughter Jessie have been on the run ever since his apparent death, and last issue found themselves face to […]



Preview 8 Pages Of Dredd: Uprise Arriving This Week Continuing From Dredd: Underbelly

This week on Wednesday, October 29th, Rebellion are releasing a 32-page movie sequel comic book, DREDD: Uprise, one of a two-part mini-series by Arthur Wyatt, Paul Davidson, Chris Blythe, and Simon Bowland, with cover by Ben Willsher. Since its predecessor, DREDD: Underbelly sold out twice (and is getting a variant reprint this week also with […]

Process Art For Captain Victory #3 By Nathan Fox

Here is some process art for Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers #3 out Wednesday. Pencils and inks are by Nathan Fox, colors are by Brad Simpson and letters are by Simon Bowland. And of course the comic is based on characters by Jack Kirby with a script by Joe Casey. For more on Captain Victory and the […]


Why You Shouldn’t Just Read Numbercruncher, You Should Read It All At Once

Numbercruncher is a fabulously strange comic. It first appeared serialized in the pages of Judge Dredd Megazine in black and white, then as a 4 issue miniseries with colors added, and has now been collected in hardback by Titan. Written by Simon Spurrier, with artwork by PJ Holden, colors by Jordie Bellaire, and letters by […]

The Last 2000AD Of 2013

Alasdair Stuart writes: For many in the UK, Christmas is marked by the arrival of a double-sized Radio Times that, somehow, always seems to use the same Santa art for the front cover. For many others, Christmas only begins when 2000AD do their 100-page end of year blow out issue. It’s like an office party […]