Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Wolf Country Trade

Wolf Country 96-page TPB is out now, collecting the out of print introductory story and issues #1-4 of the award nominated comic.  Written by Jim Alexander with wunderkids Luke Cooper and Will Pickering on art.
Starburst Magazine has just this minute reviewed the book.  It says, 'The story first begins as a simple vampires vs werewolves tale within a Western setting, but soon develops into something far greater as its myriad intricacies become revealed.'
You can read the full review here:
The book is available to buy on the Planet Jimbot Etsy online shop:

Monday, March 28, 2016

Wolf Country#1-5 on sale at the Planet Jimbot shop

All five issues of Wolf Country available at the Planet Jimbot shop online (and an excuse to post Luke Cooper's rather nifty montage of his covers for the series):

Savant scheduled in Dark Horse Presents

I thought I'd give a potted history of the comic strip 'Savant'. There is a point to it, which all going to plan, I should get to at the end, so fingers crossed.

Savant had been around for a while in various guises, but the definitive team of me (Jim Alexander) as writer, artist Will Pickering and colourist Fin Cramb came about officially when we met up in May 2012 at Kapow (London comics con organised by Mark Millar).

A year and a bit later, we launched a 24-page comic published by Planet Jimbot on Oct 2013 at the much missed Plan B in Glasgow.

Other publishers seemed to be showing an interest, but it was Dark Horse who finally came through. On May 2014 we received contracts to deliver the first Savant story, 48 pages in total.

We finished the story in Nov 2014, and since then, well, it had gone a bit quiet. But, our Dark Horse editor has been in touch. Savant will debut in the pages of Dark Horse Presents, on sale March 2017, running through DHP issues 32 to 37.

If there's a moral to all this it's that you'll get there eventually if you're talented enough and you work hard enough and you're willing to wait long enough - though not necessarily in that order!

The Samurai

Who is he?

He is the Samurai.

He seeks revenge.

Award winning (GoodCopBadCop) and award nominated (Wolf Country) writer and artist team, Jim Alexander and Luke Cooper, join forces once again to create the one-shot ‘The Samurai’.  Available to pre-order on the Planet Jimbot online shop.

Deathwatch hardcover

Black Library is reprinting Deathwatch as a rather nifty hardback. A classic graphic novel tale (that’s what it says on the website) written by me with Graham Stoddart (2000AD) and Lee Townsend (Marvel comics) on art duties. The sumptuous Karl Richardson cover is probably worth the price of the book alone. Also up on the website is a brief outline of the story; and Lordy will you breath in that Space Marine-styled testosterone.

The first line of defence against t...he foul xenos creatures besieging mankind is the Deathwatch – an elite cadre of alien hunters drawn from the ranks of the Space Marines. Now, a team of the Deathwatch under the command of Jerron, an Ultramarine veteran, has been sent to quell an alien insurrection on the Imperial planet of Pavia. But when the aliens have infiltrated Imperial society and appear to be human, the team must mark their targets carefully!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Wolf Country#5

Award nominated and critically acclaimed Wolf Country returns for a fifth explosive issue.  There has been TV interest in the title.  We’re at the ‘treatment/presentation plan’ stage.  Exciting times.  Watch this space.

Wolf Country is vampires against werewolves in a Wild West setting.  The vampire Settlement in Wolf Country has repelled the latest wolf attack, but the nightmare refuses to end.  Vampire soldiers interrogate and torture the Settler named Carmichael.  The Settlers are starving, waiting for an airdrop of supplies that may never come.

Written by Jim Alexander (Metal Hurlant Chronicles, Star Trek Manga, Spider-Man/Captain Britain) and drawn by Will Pickering (Burke and Hare, Something Fast).  Cover by Luke Cooper (Hollow Girl, GoodCopBadCop). 

You can order a copy now from the Planet Jimbot online shop.  First 4 issues are also available:

Here’s what the critics have been saying about Wolf Country:
With its western-style settings, politically charged story and candid art, Wolf Country is a silver bullet to the bloated heart of quirky bloodsuckers and dreary werewolves” – Dominic Cuthbert, Starburst Magazine
Werewolves. Vampires. Wild West style…. that’s the pitch. It’s a good one, but there’s proving to be a lot more to Wolf Country than that” – Richard Bruton, Forbidden Planet International

Brooding, intriguing and utterly compelling from the get-go.” – Win Wiacek, Now Read This

"Wolf Country takes Werewolves vs. Vampires and not only adds its own spin, but owns the genre in doing so" – Dustin Cabeal, Comic Bastards

Thursday, January 07, 2016


Award winning and critically acclaimed GoodCopBadCop returns for the all-new Casebook#3: ‘Only Pigs and Horses’ Part 1.

GoodCopBadCop is a modern crime take on Jekyll and Hyde where the good cop and the bad cop are the same person. This is not a story about a good man turned bad, or indeed a bad man turned good.
Both good and bad arrived at the very same time.

Written by Jim Alexander (Batman 80-Page Giant, Marvel Milestones, Metal Hurlant) with stunning interior art by new kid on the block Aaron Murphy (The Yorkshire Cowboy). Cover by rising indie star Luke Cooper (Hollow Girl, Wolf Country).

In the latest instalment, Detective Inspector Brian Fisher and his ‘bad cop’ alter-ego are driven further down into the hell that is the Glasgow underworld. Mature Content.

Available to pre-order on the Planet Jimbot online shop:

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Metal Hurlant Resurgence/Whisky in the Jar

Happy New Year to ye. Let's hope it's a good 'un. Out with the old and in with the new. Well, not entirely. The Metal Hurlant Resurgence DVD/Blu-ray (essentially the 2nd season of Metal Hurlant Chronicles) has been out for a couple of months now. The first episode 'Whisky in Jar' based on a comic strip by me and Gerald Parel (which I also helped to adapt) and starring Michael Biehn and James Marsters has been showered - showered I say - with praise from the world of (well a small corner anyway).

"For me, the first episode is the best of the series" - cultofwhatever

"Metal Hurlant Resurgence does start off strong, with the first episode Whiskey in the Jar. Starring Michael Biehn and James Marsters this tale of the Wild West an interesting start, especially with Biehn working as the narrator, an old sheriff talking about a strange occurrence in the town he protects. With the confident ability to play the badass, Biehn creates a character who is a good storyteller and puts us at ease for the episodes to come" - pissedoffgeek

"Of the six episodes in this second season collection it’s the first that really stands out, even now – some 24 hours after watching the show I can remember each and every part of Whiskey in the Jar" - nerdly

"It’s a strong start, and one we got on with" - scifinow

"It’s a nicely strange and bizarre tale with an appropriately weird twist" - starburstmagazine

"This is actually one of the most well-rounded stories in this collection, with a decent twist to the end of the tale. Both Beihn and Marsters do a good job in their roles" - flash-bang

"This episode stars James Marsters (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) in a fantastic role. He adds a depth to his character who has been blessed with a powerful gift and how it effects upon the people of this quiet town" - blueprintreview

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Bomb Scares presents Flesh of my Flesh

You may haven seen on your FB travels news of horror anthology Bomb Scares and how it conquered Kickstarter. I write one of the stories called 'Flesh of my Flesh' with haunting art by Jovan Sekuloski, lettered by Dave Evans and edited by Paul H Birch. To describe the story would be to give it away, but you can check out the book by clicking on the following link. Sorted?  You will be.

Sideburns is 100% Biodegradable

Biodegradable is currently offering a double dose of Sideburns, the quirky private eye brought to you by me and Jon Haward. First helping comes with 'Conjoined Sins' appearing in the 100% Biodegradable print collection.

Meanwhile, Sideburns' first ever strip appearance is 'reprinted' in the digital-only Biodegradable#10. Dave Hailwood has created a minor miracle in steering an independent anthology into double figures. 69p a digital copy. Yes, you read right.  This will be the best 69p you will ever spend.

Friday, October 23, 2015

British Comics Awards/Planet Jimbot gets a shout

The British Comic Awards have just announced their shortlist and longlist. No Planet Jimbot titles in the former, but we got a few mentions on the latter. Congrats to all involved.  It's been a busy year. You can pick up these titles and more from the Planet Jimbot online shop:
Best Comic
1st September 2014 – 31st August 2015
Amazing & Fantastic Tales #4 & #5 – Jim Alexander, Luke Cooper, Ed Murphy, Eva Holder, Glenn Fleming, Graeme MacLeod, Jon Haward, Paulina Vassileva and Jim Campbell (Planet Jimbot, 8th Oct 2014)
Wolf Country #3 & #4 – Jim Alexander, Will Pickering and Jim Campbell (Planet Jimbot, 30th Jan 2015)
Best Book
1st September 2014 – 31st August 2015
Amongst the Stars – Jim Alexander, Mike Perkins, Will Pickering, Scott Martyniuk and Jim Campbell (Planet Jimbot, 1st Mar 2015)
Young People’s Comic Award
1st August 2014 – 31st August 2015
App-1 #1 – Jim Alexander, Eva Holder, Conor Boyle, iella, Jim Campbell and Liz Howarth (Planet Jimbot, 3rd August 2015)
Emerging Talent
For a body of work between 1st September 2014 – 31st August 2015
Conor Boyle (App-1 #1, Futurequake)
Eva Holder (App-1 #1, ’Bad Tooth’ in Amazing & Fantastic Tales #4)
Iella (App-1 #1)

Me Myself and Ben 10

At the exact point my failing brain had forgotten that I'd scripted Ben 10, this book arrived in the post from IDW. I checked. I script a couple of stories featured inside.

Gabriel Trade Paperback

On sale now is the Gabriel TPB. A world where angels and demons are an everyday reality. The concept of faith is no longer needed. Presently, a demon wreaks terrible and sickening havoc through the streets and tenements of Glasgow, but for Stewart Gabriel, this isn’t the highest priority. He has personal demons to contend with of his own.
Gabriel is a true story set in an alternative Scotland. Written by Jim Alexander (that's me that is) and drawn by David... Hill (Luther: Echoes of  the Hammer) & Mick Trimble (Bloodfellas).
This 68-page trade includes an all-new Gabriel story 'I am the Insurrection', which follows Jesus who visits the Earth for the day with dramatic and at times hilarious results. The book is available for a knock-down £5 plust P&P at the Planet Jimbot online shop at: