Tripwire Winter Special 2021


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Under an exclusive David Michael Beck Fantastic Four cover, Tripwire returns again for a whopping print package for the end of 2021 - in stock late November.

Fantastic Four at 60: Tripwire celebrates 60 years of Marvel’s favourite family; ILM at 50: Tripwire takes a look back at five decades of the groundbreaking visual effects company; Happy 40th birthday Indiana Jones: celebrating four decades since the first appearance of Lucas and Spielberg’s adventurer with exclusive chat with legendary poster artist Drew Struzan; An exclusive chat with superstar writer and artist Liam Sharp about his creator-owned work, Batman: Reptilian, kickstarter Encore, what’s next for him and more; Comic Creator photos of people like Walter Simonson, Alan Moore, Bill Sienkiewicz and more by Tripwire editor-in-chief Joel Meadows; Scott Braden’s Lost Tales: Alan Weiss’ Batman plus much more. It will also look at the UK film and TV studio boom and the increasing importance of the comic kickstarter campaign. Also the return of the Stripwire section including a new Sherlock Holmes and The Empire Builders strip by Tripwire editor-in-chief Joel Meadows and artist Andy Bennett, the strip which Jimmy Palmiotti said about it: “Joel Meadows is the right guy with the perfect voice to continue the adventures of the world’s greatest sleuth, Sherlock Holmes,” and a brand new Kent Menace strip by Scott Braden, Jeff Dillon and John Charles as well as a Fred The Clown strip by Roger Langridge. The Archive section includes classic interviews with the likes of the late great Joe Kubert, poster legend Drew Struzan and veteran US comics writer-artist Kyle Baker. Tripwire Winter Special 2021 will be a full colour 144 page squarebound UK sized magazine with high quality production values.

Tripwire continues to be read and appreciated by the movers and shakers in the comics industry: “Tripwire is always well researched and enthusiastic, by people who truly care about the importance of story. It’s analytical without losing heart.” – JH Williams III, Promethea, Echolands.

“If you’re a media fan, Tripwire has you covered. With articles and reviews full of insight covering the entire range of pop culture, and interviews with folks like Howard Chaykin, the Prince of Comics, Tripwire dissects, analyses, and reconstructs the world in which we all live.”–Walter Simonson, comics legend (Thor, Ragnarok, Manhunter)

“Tripwire is research done right celebrating and investigating the love of comic books.” - Jimmy Palmiotti

“Tripwire is a vibrant part of entertainment coverage - specifically comics and geek culture. Supporting them, we support ourselves.” - Alex Segura, crime author, Pete Hernandez series

“Tripwire covers such a wide variety of topics in the world of news, entertainment and the arts, and covers them so well, that it’s pretty much become my go-to source for what’s going on in media. I know if Tripwire is covering a subject, it’s not only interesting, fun and informative, it’s also legit.”- Blll Sienkiewicz, illustrator

”Tripwire has been for nearly three decades the touchstone of comic book culture in the U.K and one of the leading periodicals dedicated to this narrative art form. Incisive, smart and always relevant.” – Guillermo del Toro (Oscar winning director, The Shape Of Water)

“In an industry and a world full of uncertainty, the constants that Tripwire offers in all its forms — great reporting, interesting information captivatingly presented, beautiful graphic design — are always a welcome thing. Joel Meadows and his team never fail to remind me why I love comics as much as I do, and why I feel the same about Tripwire, too.” – Chris Ryall, formerly of IDW

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