Archive for the Lightning Strike Tag

NEWS: Guest Update For MCM Ireland


MCM Ireland are beginning to make some frequent announcements regarding guests and events that will be taking place on April 12th and 13th in the RDS. Recently announced was the addition of Alexander Vlahos who fans may remember from his role as Mordred in the final season of the hit BBC1 series Merlin. Vlahos joins the […]



Last March was Irish Comic Book Month. This year, on Saturday March 29th, there will a day long event hosted by the Lightning Strike crew. It will be held in the Rua Red in Tallaght with a host of panels featuring Irish Comic Creators as well as having special announcements and some really cool free […]

FEATURE: 2013 The Year That Was Part 3


Welcome back to ICN’s run down of releases for 2013. We have the first two parts of the feature posted here and here. Just as before, whilst every effort was made to include what we knew was released, there may be someone who may have been excluded. If you know of anyone who should be in […]

FEATURE: 2013 The Year That Was Part 1


As the year draws to a close it is once again time to cast a light back across those books which were released this year. In a series of posts over the next couple of weeks we will be showing you the books from the independent scene, an integral part of the engine that drives […]

ICN@DICE: Eoin McCauley Outlines Plans For Company Man At Lightning Strike

Company Man Cover

With the positive reaction to the recent release of Company Man #1 from Lightning Strike earlier this summer, editor in chief Eoin McCauley spoke with ICN at this past weekends DICE event to tell us their plans for Company Man from here on out. Initially on sale digitally prior to getting its European print release […]

COVER ART: Lightning Strike #3


Lightning Strike have given folk their first look at the cover for Lightning Strike Issue #3. It features new story ‘Customs’ written by Mike Lynch and David Lynch with art and colours by Kevin Weldon and Ruth Redmond. The cover itself is drawn and coloured by Luca Pizzari. LightningStrike #3 goes on sale at Arcade Con […]



The 2DCast team return to their home from home on the steps of the Derry driving licence office to chew the fat with ( most) of the Lightning Strike team. We talk about their work , movies , but mostly is shouting and swearing. We should point out that due to the late night nature […]

NEWS: Lightning Strike’s Schedule For The Rest Of The Year

Lightning Strike #1

With a ton of events and moves lines up for the rest of the year, Lightning Strike have a packed calendar for the remaining months of the year. Take a look below to know what to expect in the coming months. – Lightning Strike will be attending 2D. We will be selling a special preview […]

ADVANCE REVIEW: Lightning Strike’s Company Man #1

Company Man Cover

Company Man Created by: Pete Hernandez Published by: Lightning Strike Company Man from creator Pete Hernandez gets its European debut this summer and signifies Lightning Strike’s first foray into single story publication following on from their two highly acclaimed anthology issues of this Spring and last. This issue of Company Man from Pete Hernandez represents […]

REVIEW: Lightning Strike #2

New LS Logo

Almost a year ago now the first issue of the Lightning Strike Presents anthology book was launched at the KAPOW! Con in the UK followed by a wider release in Ireland shortly afterwards. Almost universally acclaimed as a success, it has seemed like a long twelve months as we awaited the second instalment which is due to be released […]

TAKE A LOOK INSIDE: Lightning Strike Presents #2

Rob Carey

Ahead of the release of the second Lightning Strike Presents anthology, the company have kindly given us first page previews of all the strips appearing in the soon to be launched book.  Take a look below at some of the interior art that will be gracing the books pages as anticipation continues to build for […]

UPCOMING: Lightning Strike Presents #2 Gets Release Date

LS Logo

The eagerly awaited second installment of the Lightning Strike Presents Anthology has gotten a release date of February 23rd and 24th at the London Super Con in the UK. A twitter post by Lightning Strike (@LSComics) noted that copies available at the con will be signed by writers and artists in attendance. No word yet […]

COVER ART: Lightning Strike’s Company Man #1

Company Man Cover

Pete Hernandez has posted the cover art to Lightning Strike’s upcoming Company Man #1 online. The book which is a spin off of the strip which saw its European debut in 2012′s Lightning Strike Presents #1 is due in 2013 as part of Lightning Strike’s production slate for next year. Company Man is written and […]

EVENT: Comic Book and Collectors’ Fair in Belfast on Sunday

Haymarket Arcade Belfast - Comic Book and Collectors' Fayre

This Sunday, 9 December, there’s a Comic Book and Collectors’ Fayre being held in Avalon Arts in the Haymarket Arcade, Royal Avenue, Belfast, from 12 noon to 6.30pm. Confirmed guests include local creators like myself (Paddy Brown) and Andy Luke, and top talent from further afield including Gar Shanley, Paddy Lynch and the Lightning Strike […]

PRESS RELEASE: Lightning Strike Tease Their 2013 Schedule

Lightning Strike #1

 PRESS RELEASE 2013 is going to be a big year for Lightning Strike! We will be releasing issue #2 of our anthology magazine *Lightning Strike Presents *at London Super Comic Con 2013. Adding to this, in July we will be releasing Issue #3 at a special event which we will announce on our Facebook page […]

PROMO ART: Lightning Strike Company Man Teaser From Pete Hernandez


Via the Sketch Paddys Facebook page comes a piece of promotional art for Pete Hernandez’ Company Man that will see a spin off title emerge next year from the Irish publisher. Take a look below, it’s really rather cool.

NEWS: Pete Hernandez Talks To ICN About His New Company Man Spin Off Book From Lightning Strike


Following the media event that was hosted by Lightning Strike at the weekend was an announcement that Pete Hernandez’ Company Man which saw print in the inaugral issue of the well recieved anthology will be getting a spin off comic that will be published by Lightning Strike. With that nugget of news, ICN contacted the […]

THE BIG INTERVIEW: New Lightning Strike Creator Pete Hernandez Speaks Exclusively To ICN


ICN is delighted to present an interview with the latest creator to jump aboard the Lightning Strike Anthology that will get its launch at London’s Kapow Con on May 19th. Pete Hernandez began his Company Man strip in 2009 with the purpose of introducing readers to a diverse world of superheroes. The Brooklyn, New York […]

NEWS: Pete Hernandez’ Company Man Comes To Lightning Strike


Above is the promo image designed by Company Man creator Pete Hernandez to celebrate the American’s Company Man tale being included in the opening issue of the upcoming Lightning Strike Comics anthology. To date Compnay Man has been available only as a digital comic and for the first time will see print in the highly […]

NEWS: Lightning Strike To Launch At Kapow Con With Dublin Launch To Follow

Con Poster

ICN has learned that the launch of the Lightning Stike Anthology will take place at this years Kapow Con which takes place in London on May 19th and 20th. Editor in Chief Eoin Mc Auley told ICN that a Dublin launch will take place after with details to be confirmed. He also said that a full […]

ART: Oisin Roche’s Lightning Strike cover

Monkey of Oz cover detail by Oisin Roche

Remember last month we ran a competition to decide which strip in the forthcoming Lightning Strike anthology would be featured on the cover? And the winner was Liam Browne and Daryl Cox’s “Monkey of Oz”? Well, cover artist Oisín Roche has delivered the finished piece, and I think we can all agree it’s absolutely splendid. […]

NEWS: Lightning Strike Announce Winner Of Cover Competition


Following from the competition that ICN ran last week in conjunction with Lightning Strike Comics, the company has announced a winner. Reader were asked to participate in the competition by viewing sample pages of art from strips that will appear in the first issue which goes on sale soon. We had a fantastic response from […]

COMPETITION: Choose The Cover To The Lightning Strike Comics Anthology Part 1


Lightning Strike Comics in conjunction with ICN are giving you the chance to choose the cover to the first volume of their new upcoming anthology series. What you have to do is to take a look at some preview pages from the stories contained in the book and based on which strip you like the look […]

COMPETITION: Choose The Cover To The Lightning Strike Comics Anthology Part 2


Here is the second batch of preview art for the Lightning Strike Comics Anthology cover competition. If any of these pages strike your fancy then follow the link to the competition poll here: and cast your vote and your choice may make the first issues front cover! There is a third post of art to […]

COMPETITION: Choose The Cover To The Lightning Strike Comics Anthology Part 3


Check out the final set of pages in the Lightning Strike Comics Anthology cover competition. Follow the link to the poll counter here if any of these pages take your fancy and you deem that strip worthy of gracing the cover to the new books first issue later this Spring:  Remember, March 9th is the […]