“Our readers loved ComicScene but wanted to see new and indie comics separate from retro articles and for us to publish new comics rather than reprints.”
I find it strange that Shift is marketed in that article as not being reprint material, when from what I can see that's exactly what it is. Soulwind for one, though I love it, was originally published by Image in 1997.
Unless I'm reading it wrong and they mean ComicScene will have new content.
A brand new British anthology title - featuring some of the best indie creators and their stories, from around the world.
Featuring - TO THE DEATH by Simon Furman and Geoff Senior KORA by Chris Geary FOOT SOLDIERS by Jim Krueger and Steve Yeowell TINY ACTS OF VIOLENCE by Martin Stiff SOULWIND by Scott Morse SHIFTER by Brian Haberlin, Skip Brittenham, Brian Hoguin, Geirrod van Dyke And originated self contained strips , starting with HUNGERVILLE by Warwick Fraser-Coombe Plus, the ComicScene news and articles section, with stories from the world of independent comics, interviews and behind the scenes with the creators featured in SHIFT.
Was excited to find this in Smiths this morning before realising it was issue two. I'd have bought it if they'd had the first issue as it looks quite cool but that one I never saw in there. Reminded me of Strip.
I don't think mine had #1. I was in there last week and a fortnight before that and have been sporadically for the last few months. Unless they only had a couple and they sold straight away. The comic/sci-fi shelves are pretty depleted. They still have last year's Starblazer book on them!