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PARAGON annual 2017
« on: 08 November, 2016, 10:52:16 pm »
For the last few years I've been producing a hardback annual for Christmas as well as the regular issues of my action adventure anthology PARAGON over the year - and they've been absolute stonkers!

A brilliant mix of text stories, new tales featuring all the regular characters and reprints. Just like annuals from my youth.

So if you want to read more about Jikan, the time-travelling demon hunter or the adventures of Ganesh, the elephant headed Hindu God, or Captain Winston Bulldog, the anthropomorphic protector of the skies above Blighty, or Spencer Nero - the British agent who finds unearthly strength when he dons the Janus mask and this annual also sees the return of Icarus Dangerous - the boy from ancient Greece who flew to close to the sun and fell to earth when his wings melted - only to be rescued by aliens!

More details to be revealed very soon, but in the meantime here's the cover



Can you spot the influences?  ;)
An old-school, no-bullshit, boys-own action/adventure comic reminiscent of the 2000ads and Eagles and Warlords and Battles and other glorious black-and-white comics that were so, so cool in the 70's and 80's - Buy the hardback Christmas Annual!

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Re: PARAGON annual 2017
« Reply #1 on: 04 December, 2016, 10:23:10 pm »
Available NOW from

http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/paragon-annual-2017-%28softback%29/20075171

for only £2.99 + p&p!

Also available as an old school hardback annual for those with money to burn

http://www.lulu.com/shop/paragon-comic/paragon-annual-2017/hardcover/product-22974276.html

Personally, I love the old school feel of a hardback book to read at Christmas whilst stuffing my face with Quality Street but the softback version has all the thrills for a fraction of the price.

If you've read PARAGON before you know it's quality. Buy one now in time for Christmas  :) :) :)

(I'll post preview art but I'm knackered after working at this all day so that'll be tomorrow)



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Re: PARAGON annual 2017
« Reply #2 on: 05 December, 2016, 06:42:33 pm »


SPENCER NERO finds himself in a bit of trouble in The Hour of the Heron
by Greg Meldrum and Dave Candlish
An old-school, no-bullshit, boys-own action/adventure comic reminiscent of the 2000ads and Eagles and Warlords and Battles and other glorious black-and-white comics that were so, so cool in the 70's and 80's - Buy the hardback Christmas Annual!

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Re: PARAGON annual 2017
« Reply #3 on: 05 December, 2016, 06:45:47 pm »


Imagine if the adventures of the elephant headed Hindu God were illustrated by Dudley Watkins?

Oor Ganesh is back for more japes in a story by Dave Candlish
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Re: PARAGON annual 2017
« Reply #4 on: 05 December, 2016, 06:48:24 pm »
SPENCER NERO also appears in The Antechamber, by Greg Meldrum and Tom Newell

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Re: PARAGON annual 2017
« Reply #5 on: 05 December, 2016, 06:53:47 pm »
JIKAN the time-travelling demon hunter appears in two stories;



Lovers Folly by Chris Cronin and Dave Candlish

and a full text adventure by Mark Howard, where the demon hunter meets the Lambton Worm;

Whisht lads, had your gobs. I'll tell ye all an awful story.
Whisht lads, had your gobs an I'll tell ye about the worm...
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Re: PARAGON annual 2017
« Reply #6 on: 07 December, 2016, 10:07:03 pm »
And now you can buy it DIRECT from me via paypal, for those who don't wish to use lulu.com  :)


https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=CV6FEXFTL93WL
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Re: PARAGON annual 2017
« Reply #7 on: 07 December, 2016, 10:48:14 pm »


The fantastic four part, 32 page adventure Icarus Dangerous; Mynx Tale by Dirk Van Dom and Scott Twells and lettered by Jim Campbell, Patrick Brown and Bolt-01 is not to be missed!
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Re: PARAGON annual 2017
« Reply #8 on: 08 December, 2016, 09:34:17 pm »
Oh but there's more;



Bulldog The Sea Dog by Jason Cobley and Garen Ewing

GRAB YOURSELF THIS 68 PAGE, SQUARE BOUND, A4 COMIC NOW - JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS!
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Re: PARAGON annual 2017
« Reply #9 on: 09 December, 2016, 09:54:22 pm »
And there's also the Rupert Bear style Li'l Ganesh



The Li'l Drummer Boy by Dave Candlish and Jim Cameron

68 pages of action adventure anthology - why not download a copy for less than a quid?

http://www.lulu.com/content/e-book/paragon-annual-2017-ebook/20085718
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Re: PARAGON annual 2017
« Reply #10 on: 14 December, 2016, 03:14:31 pm »
Here we have a few shots of the actual book itself and believe me when I say, it's gorgeous!
Why not treat yourself and buy a copy? You'd pay three quid for an american comic full of muscle men in spandex pants punching each other, but if you were brought up reading British anthologies in the 70s and 80s you will know there is so much more to comics than that, this is a continuation of that style...








68 pages, A4 sized, squarebound and available from
http://paragoncomic.blogspot.co.uk/
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Re: PARAGON annual 2017
« Reply #11 on: 14 December, 2016, 03:26:51 pm »
Davey, meant to ask, but are these 'new' scripts from Emperor, or are these scripts of his that have finally reached print?

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Re: PARAGON annual 2017
« Reply #12 on: 14 December, 2016, 03:47:59 pm »
Davey, meant to ask, but are these 'new' scripts from Emperor, or are these scripts of his that have finally reached print?

I had the same thought!
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Re: PARAGON annual 2017
« Reply #13 on: 14 December, 2016, 04:07:03 pm »
Oh the Emperor has been M.I.A. for a few years now - this is one from the vaults that Chris Askham gave me permission to print up as it never found a published home.

His fantastic art certainly deserves to be seen!

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« Reply #14 on: 14 December, 2016, 04:28:06 pm »
Ah, that clears that!

More nice crisp Chris artwork is not a bad thing.