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Thatcher returns in Overload #1

by Ghastly McNasty

Launched last weekend, at London’s Kapow comic-con, British anthology Overload will be a comic to keep your eyes on. Kicking off the series is an exciting story by Gordon Rennie, Emma Beeby and Eoin Coveney being: a zombie critique of modern Coalition Britain. Just check out the glorious zombie Thatcher cover art by Graeme Neil Reid.

She shut the coal mines, privatised every major public utility in the UK, introduced the poll tax, pre-empted the banking crisis and stole the milk from our childrens’ mouths – and now she’s back from the dead to re-take her rightful place as the leader of the country from the weak-minded ConDem coalition.

Also featured in issue #1 is ‘Comort’ written by Dave Cook and Gary Crutchely (2000AD), a short story about the things in life we turn to when the chips are down.
‘Staring Into The Eye Of A Blackbird, You Can See The Things He Likes And The Things He Doesn’t’, written by Martin Hayes with art by Graeme Howard depicts the tale of a lonely young man whose existence disturbed by dreams of a mysterious blackbird that watches his every move… ‘Omen’, written by Geoffrey D. Wessel (Keeper) with art by Steve Penfold (Fallen Heroes)the right-wing media agenda while an alien invasion takes place… Cy Dethan (Cancertown) scripts ‘Open Source’ with art by Aaron Moran in a story about protect something precious by keeping it hidden in plain sight…
While writer Matt Gibbs and James Reekie (The Ballad of Frank Satre) deliver the haunting ‘Otherworld Sailor’ – a tale about ancient religion and a shocking visitation.

Check out this preview selection of pages below. You can almost smell the quality…

Overload is intended to be a regular black and white anthology title showcasing the work of established talent, while introducing some new creators to the comics industry.The brainchild of writer/editor Martin Conaghan (who brought us the fine Burke and Hare), it is, in classic Brit comics fashion, an anthology (using creator owned tales), with Martin explaining the idea is to have a showcase for established and also some incoming writers and artists.

by Ghastly McNasty

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