CD Comics are exactly that, comics on CDrom locally rather than paper, to read on your PC or on various other devices by downloading using eBook formats. These are comic books, so the larger the print in the speech bubbles, the better the read, you can download a free Kindle Reader for your PC from Amazon.
CDComics Macabre Horror Whodunnit Digital Comic Meadowhell: The True Horror of Shopping is available to download in two parts from various websites listed below and as a one-shot graphic novel on CDrom from several Sheffield Shops.
CDComics have 14 titles on Amazon Kindle, ready to download to your desktop, tablet, smartphone or android device. The comics are a minimum of 32 pages, covering various genres and priced between $0.99 - $1.99, 70p - £1.40 or equivalent in your national currency...
"Set in a not-too-distant future of the year 2020, the Robin Hood tale of taking from the rich and giving to the poor is given a modern twist to reflect the current economical climate and the rich/poor divide which is becoming increasibly noticable in today’s broken Britain. Unemployment is at an all-time high, whilst politicians and bankers claim on expenses and accrue mind-blowing bonuses that us mere working-class could only dream about.
Daley creates some fantastic scenes including Eton, Westminster and Sheffield. The action takes place in a variety of outdoor and indoor locations, taking the reader on a journey through all the different scandalous scenarios that are prevalent in today’s Britain."
Full Review at http://horrorcultfilms.co.uk/2013/03/robin-hood-2020-issue-one-there-is-no-conspiracy/
"Robin Hood 2020, not too much has changed in the UK – the rich are still rich, and they’re still running the show. That is until some people decide to make a stand.
This is quite an introductory issue, with a lot going on between a whole cast of characters – we get a look at ‘Scarlet’, ‘Robin’, ‘John’, ‘Marion’ and more. There’s a lot of facts and statistics here, which make this issue an impressive read.
Although there is a lot to take in here, it feels like there is nothing missing, in among the action and facts there is some excellent character development – already! – which can only build and move on within the series.
This is a comic that is something different – calling from the old Robin Hood/Zorro/V For Vendetta in feeling, but with something added!"
"I will say this about the writing; the villains of this story are detestable and there isn’t a single likable thing about them. They’re people that if you met them in real life you would possible spit in their face and walk away. Real dredges of society and so in that regard I loved them. If the villain doesn’t make you feel anything then they’re not a villain.
Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t your typical Robin Hood story as it deals with conspiracies and corruption more than it is about stealing bags of money and slipping it to poor people. It’s a high concept story that has a great and very realistic conspiracy about England’s current economy. It’s rich with social commentary and so if you’re interested then you should check it out. Also there’s no damn bows and arrows so be grateful for that because I for one am tired of that shit."
Full Review at http://www.comicbastards.com/homepage/2013/2/15/review-robin-hood-2020-there-is-no-conspiracy-1.html
"Unfortunately, I disliked the portrayal of Robin, who uses a pistol – a weapon that is certainly not one used by the British people he represents. Still, that’s a personal problem and I do like the disillusioned soldier model for our hero.
While the issue is somewhat heavy-handed in it’s message, I think that this has the potential to grow into an intriguing series. There are some rough edges to work out in the dialogue and art, but by no means should this put you off picking up a copy to check out."
Full Review at http://geeksyndicate.co.uk/2013/04/24/comic-review-robin-hood-2020-issue-001/
"Here’s something fairly novel: a comic murder-mystery for you to try and solve yourself. Set in 1990 shortly before the opening of the Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield. A grisly and possibly occult triple homicide has taken place in the building and it’s up to DCI Bramley and his lovely secretary Belle to wrap the case up before word gets out.
The plot is surprisingly engaging – it may be a bit of a stretch, but it kind of evoked David Peace’s Red Riding books (Yorkshire setting, gothic murders, police investigations, etc) which I consider to be a very good thing.
In short, it was a lot of fun, pretty engaging and struck a good balance between satire, horror and intrigue."
"Like Meadowhell, it’s an offbeat murder mysterious, illustrated fairly simply with some sly humour thrown in. We follow the heroic FA Cup exploits of Sheffield United. Unfortunately, after each game, the man of the match ends up being totally murder-ised. Can the rozzers identify the serial killer before the killing spree totally derails the cup run?
The streak of oddball humour that runs through Football Crazy like a cultured European creative midfielder on a lately greased pitch serves the book very well. It’s absurd but there’s a curious logic to proceedings – not that you’re likely to identify the killer and his motive prior to the final reveal, but you’ll have fun guessing. The slew of cheeky references and playful lampooning of the ridiculous world of football are also very enjoyable."
'Punchline' the first of three issues in the Butcher of Banner Cross narrative is available to download for desktop, tablet, smartphone and android devices now from various websites.
After a second gruesome murder in Banner Cross, Sheffield, the police investigation is complicated by the arrival of Punchline, a private investgator specialising in the paranormal.
This is a macabre tale with lots of dark humour and it's a whodunit that only reveals the identity, the motive and method of the killer in the third issue. Part Two and Three are completed and will be published bi-monthly.