Archive for the Stephen Thompson Tag



“My name is David Ferguson and I am a comic book art collecting addict.” “Well done! The first step is admitting you have a problem!” “Who said it was a problem?” So, where does this piece come from? From sketches to commissions to original art pages, I collect the lot and, with DICE 2013 coming […]

NEWS: Ireland’s Top Selling Creators Through Diamond For May


Comic distributor Diamond has released the top 300 selling comics for May 2013. In a month where X-Men #1 topped the charts with over 177,000 copies sold there was also a large collection of Irish creators on the list. The top selling Irish creator for May was Declan Shalvey whose work on Venom#35 came in […]

ON SHELVES NOW: Star Wars: Darth Vader And The Ninth Assassin


This past week saw the release of Dark Horse Comics newest Star Wars comic. The issue begins a new series featuring Darth Vader and art is provided by Stephen Thompson and in stores now. BOOK SUMMARY: Eight assassins hired to murder Darth Vader—eight assassins dead. Now the man who enlisted them seeks a ninth assassin. […]

MEDIA: Rob Curley on Bleeding Cool


Rob Curley writes a piece called “Self-Publishing Without a League of Volunteers” today for top comics news site Bleeding Cool, in which he traces how he went from selling his own collection of comics at a flea market, to opening Dublin comic shop Sub City, to founding Atomic Diner and publishing comics like Freakshow, League […]

NEWS: Top Selling Irish Creators Through Diamond For April


Diamond Distribution have released the list of the top selling comics for April. With Avengers Vs. X-Men leading the way, we took a look at the list to see which creator was leading the way for Ireland. That honour befell Declan Shalvey with two issues of Thunderbolts on the list. Issue #172 was the only book […]

NEWS: Top Selling Irish Creators Through Diamond For March


March was a heavy month for Garth Ennis releases and it showed on this months chart with no fewer than four appearances on the chart. He wasn’t the top selling Irish creator though, as that went to Declan Shalvey’s work on Thunderbolts #171 which broke the top 100 at #95. Nick Roche’s work on the cover […]

PREVIEW: Another sneaky peek at Stephen Thompsons comic


On the eclectic micks blog Stephen Thompson teased us with another sneaky peek at the personal project comic he is working on.  Another smashing panel, and if this is any indication to what is in store for the entire thing, we’re in for a real treat! Check it out below but go visit for […]

PREVIEW: Hellraiser #12 – Thompson Art, Return Of Clive Barker To Writing


On the shop shelves today is Stephen Thompson’s newest Hellraiser issue from BOOM! Studios. What is notable about this issue is that it is the return to full scripting in continuity writing from Hellraiser creator Clive Barker. Take a look below for a preview of the issue. BOOK INFORMATION: Writer :  Clive Barker & Mark Miller Artist : Stephen Thompson,  Janusz […]

COMICS: Stephen Thompsons teaser artwork


Stephen Thompsons creator owned project is well underway it seems, and with some of the teaser art released on the eclectic micks blog it is going to be amazing to say the least.  Here is this weeks posting by Stephen but make sure to check out his blog for more updates :

NEWS: Top Selling Irish Creators Through Diamond For February


Diamond Distribution have released their top 300 selling comics and graphic novels for February. On the graphic novel list first, it is Will Sliney who is February’s top selling Irish creator with his flashback contribution on the first arc of Pigs. There follows three Garth Ennis books with a double Boys and the immortal Preacher. Breandan […]

NEWS: On The Shelves Next Week: Thompson, Sliney & Ennis


Take a look below at the books hitting shelves next Wednesday featuring Irish talent. Will Sliney is flashback artist on the excellent Pigs #6, Stephen Thompson returns with one of BOOM! Studios premeire books in Hellraiser #11 while Garth Ennis’ Stitched #2 gets a special edition. Image Comics – Pigs #6 Writer :  Nathan Cosby Artist :  Breno Tamura & […]

NEWS: Top Selling Irish Creators Through Diamond For January


Diamond Distribution has released their top 300 selling single issues and graphic novels for January. Although last month was a little lighter than previous months in terms of Irish representation there was still plenty to talk about on both lists. Garth Ennis was the top selling Irish creator on the single issue list with his […]

PREVIEW: Hellraiser #10 & The Boys #63


Two books hitting shelves this Wednesday featuring Irish talent are Stephen Thompson’s Hellraiser #10 and Garth Ennis’ The Boys #63. Take a look below for a preview of the books and please be aware that The Boys is a mature audiance book. HELLRAISER #10 THE BOYS #63  

NEWS: On The Shelves This Week – Thompson, Ennis & Shalvey


Below is a breakdown of what comics are going to be released this Wednesday featuring Irish creators. There are two books from Garth Ennis, a new Hellraiser from Stephen Thompson and a Declan Shalvey cover from BOOM! Studios Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes. Dynamite Entertainment – The Boys #63 Writer :  Garth Ennis Artist :  Russell […]

NEWS: Ireland’s Top Selling Creators Through Diamond For December


Comics distributor Diamond has released their top 300 selling graphic novel and comics list for December 2011. On the graphic novel list Brendan McCarthy was the top selling creator with his contribution to the Rocketeer Adventres first collected edition at #27. Outside that Garth Ennis dominated the rest of the entries with no fewer than five […]

NEWS: On The Shelves Tomorrow – Shalvey, McCarthy, Thompson, Roche, McCrea & Ennis


There is a nice mix of trades and single issues on sale tomorrow featuring Irish creators. To see a list of books due to hits shops this week see our list below. Vertigo – Declan Shalvey & Garth Ennis Northlanders #47 Writer :  Brian Wood Artist :  Declan Shalvey Publisher : DC/Vertigo Diamond code : OCT110294 UPC : 76194125915404711 Book Description: ‘The Icelandic […]

NEWS: Good Irish Representation on 2012 Eagle Awards Nominations List


The longlist of nominations for the 2012 Eagle Awards have been announced and there is a nice mix of Irish representation featured in several different categories. Voting is open right now with the winner to be announced at the MCM Expo in London in May. Take a look below for the Irish nods on the […]

NEWS: On The Shelves Next Week – Thompson, Holden, Shalvey & Ennis


As the first Wednesday of the new year draws ever closer take a look below at the books hitting shelves that featre Irish talent in the credits! Image Comics  – Fearless TPB Writer :  Mark Sable & David Roth Artist :  PJ Holden Publisher : Image Comcis Diamond code : SEP110399 ISBN : 9781607064671 From the creator of GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES and GROUNDED comes […]

NEWS: Best Selling Irish Creators Through Diamond For November


A busy month in November for books with an Irish touch saw a number of places taken up on the top 300 selling list by Ireland’s top pros in both the monthly comic list and also the graphic novel list. As you will see from the chart below Declan Shalvey regains his spot as Ireland’s […]

NEWS: On Shelves Next Week; Mooney, Thompson & Ennis


On the new comics list for next week are three books with an Irish flair. Take a look below for ordering information. IDW Publishing Angel: After The Fall Vol.4 Writer :  Joss Whedon Artist :  Stephen Mooney Manufacturer / Publisher : IDW Publishing Diamond code : OCT110422 ISBN : 9781613771006 Book Description: The excitement of After the Fall continues in this fourth volume […]

REVIEW: Hellraiser #7


HELLRAISER #7 (Cover Date: September 2011) Story by: Clive Barker & Christopher Monfette Art by: Stephen Thompson & Janusz Ordon Colours: Jordie Bellaire Letters by: Travis Lanham Cover by: Tim Bradtreeet Publisher: BOOM! Studios Cover Price: $3.99 Reviewed By: David O’ Leary Book Summery: One of the greatest horror franchises of all time returns, now […]

REVIEW: Dave Hendrick’s Short Sharp Schlock


DAVE HENDRICK’S SHORT SHARP SCHLOCK Story by: Dave Hendrick Art by: Pete Marry, John Cullen, Dave O’Sullivan & Zak Kinsella Cover by: Will Sliney, Declan Shalvey, Stephen Mooney, Stephen Thompson & Jordie Bellaire Publisher: Self Published This book from writer Dave Hendrick, who previous works include the book Downstairs, is an anthology book featuring some […]

ART: This Weeks Pick Of The Micks


Take a look at some of the best pieces of art from the past week over on the Eclectic Micks blog where the Cu Chulainn theme continued for most of the week. Stephen Mooney’s Cu Chulainn Declan Shalvey’s Cu Chulainn Stacey Lee’s Cu Chulainn  Ricardo Lopez Ortiz’s Cu Chulainn Len O’Grady’s Beholder from Dungeons and […]

NEWS: Top Selling Irish Creators Through Diamond For August


Diamond Distribution have published their top selling comics of August and in a month where the new DCU launched there was still room on the list for a number of Irish creators. On the monthly comics chart it lists 4 different creators who were represented and on the graphic novel list Ireland got one spot. Diamond […]

ART: The Best Of The Week From The Eclectic Micks


Take a look below at some of the best images from the Eclectic Micks blog this week featuring contributions from Ireland’s top pros. Check out the blog for many more cool images: Dr. Manhatten from Stephen Thompson Will Sliney’s Gambit Declan Shalvey’s Wonder Woman Stephen Mooney’s creator owned Ishikawa Minamoto Nick Roche’s Drift