New Moon Prints by Grant Perkins

Moon by Grant Perkins

At Supercomicon it was decided that we’d like to see some alternative views of Moon from other artists with styles vastly different to what we’ve already seen. These are going to be available as prints at MCM, along with some new artwork completed by myself and Ivanna Matilla. It’s always best to keep things fresh.

This is the first example of these alternatives from the irrepressible Grant Perkins. No one lays down an alternative view of a character better than Grant Perkins. It gives you lines and framing you never imagined from your own work and gives you new ideas for all the Moons still to come.

We’re also expecting work from Boom’s Steed and Mrs Peel’s Yasmin Liang. For now that’s your lot but based on the response to those there’s a very real chance that we may well recruit more of the best from the small press – maybe one or two of the big guns to bring you new and alternative versions of our favourite law enforcing satellite.

There’s far more news on it’s way – it’s our feeling that everything needs a complete refresh every 2 years and we’re moving very quickly towards that point so expect news regarding exactly that in the next few months.

Dangermouse : The Movie?

I don’t tend to like introducing other artists too enthusiastically onto our own blog site unless they’re working with Dan on one of his projects – makes me look bad when they can colour and things – but this discovery on Deviantart the other day had to be shared, including as it does a Dangermouse Movie Poster!!

Before we begin – Dangermouse, (Power House) – He’s the fastest, he’s the quickest, he’s the best – DAANGERMOOOUUUSE!! Dada dada di daa!! DAAANGERMOOOOUSE!! Dada dada di daa!! DANGERMOOOUU-OOOOUU-OOOU-SE!! DA DA DA DA DADI DA DA DA DAA – some more Da das!! – DAAAAAAAAAAAH!! BOOM!!

I have a special affinity with Dangermouse given my surname (Penfold -tut to you at the back looking confused) so when I stumbled upon this set of treats by Daztibbles I was understandably excited that Dangermouse might be returning to a larger screen.

As a child I was gangly and lanky so in no way represented my namesake in any way. One accidental poke in the eye from my mum though and the application of an eye patch and it was clear to all involved (aged 6) as to what we would be playing. Unflappable, unstoppable and with a brilliantly cowardly gerbil for a sidekick DM would fight the nefarious Baron Greenback weekly. Budgets were so short at times that scenes woulds appear in every episode in which Dangermouse and Penfold would famously end up in a darkened room with only their eyes visible. This became one of the best bits of the whole show as it added a ‘dark edge’ that Bananaman and Superted never bothered to get to.

Anyway, Daztibbles, originally from England and now over in Oz, took a Lambourghini and stretched it about a bit until it resembled DM’s car (the vents very handy for the lights of the original apparently). It was a great choice though – look at that. Genius.

Anyway – I’m using this as a jump in to demand a Dangermouse movie. I think Cosgrove Hall has closed it’s doors but by Jove we’ve got to get it made while David Jason’s still got good voice!! We’ve already lost the original voice of Penfold (Terry Scott) so it has to happen soon. At least a CGI series? Failing that – just repeat Wind in the Willows. POOP POOP! WAHEY!!!

See? Awesome.

Star Wars: Who’d be a Stormtrooper?

So there you are. On routine patrol. Working for the powers that be. Things haven’t been great for you for a while. You needed a job and the harvests just weren’t coming in. So you figured, why not the military. See the universe. Learn discipline. Get some life experience. Get your head spectacularly blown off by a floppy haired hippy who wants to get back on his frisbee ship? Hm.

Join the Empire. Get your ass royally kicked all over the joint. While the soundtrack to this little number is pretty crap there’s no denying it makes clear that joining the Empire will get you knocked off a log by a flying cuddly toy!!

What is Moon?

Curious as to what Moon is about? Take this handy handy Moon quiz and learn all you need to know about our cosmic protector.

Q1 What happens to the Moon during the day?

A) It is on the other side of the earth and thus not visible.

B) It visits other planets and laughs at their moons.

C) It grows a body and drives around London in a sports car, taking down the forces of international terrorism.

If you answered anything but C then RETURN TO SCHOOLING! You have bought into the lies perpetuated by world governments in a global conspiracy designed to stop you reading sweet comics about a cop with a Moon for a head!
In the year 42AD, a group of Celtic Druids attempted to summon the spirit of the Moon to Earth and bind it in the form of a lithe, feminine warrior with firm buttocks. They failed on almost all counts. Moon is a tall skinny guy with a big Moon where his head should be and all the grace of an ice skating Panda, but if you so much as think of inferring that he does not have buns of steel, he will orbit a stapler at your head! He works for a not-so-secret government agency imaginatively named “The Agency” with the remit of taking on criminals deemed too strange for conventional police.

Q2 Moon’s partner is:

A) A magical pony called Sparkledust Tenderhoof.

B) The Queen.

C) A violent, gun-slinging traffic warden called Shades Rodriguez who once caused over a million pounds worth of property damage just to issue a parking ticket.

If you once again failed to answer C then get your pony loving backside out of my country and stop defaming the name of her Majesty!
Shades Rodriguez is so badass that he once drank a smoothie made entirely from wazzed up Kiefer Sutherland films and beef. He thinks he is from Detroit but is really from Sheffield and he knows that sometimes you have to electrocute soft toys if you want the little bastards to tell you where the bombs are! Shades and Moon hate each other but only by learning to work together do they stand a chance of overcoming the dark, shoggothian legions that want to drag them into the bowels hell and do horrible things to their bottoms…they’re a bit like Ant & Dec in that regard.

Q3 Moon is a comic about:

A) The tear jerking search for true love in the cold, harsh world of 19th Century thimble making.

B) A what-if story that explores a world in which Superman was raised by marmots.

C) The facemeltingly cool adventures of a man with a Moon for a head and his lunatic partner as they attempt to avenge the death of Moon’s best friend by beating the snot out of anything too weird to tolerate on the streets of London, England!!

If you answered C then you have successfully spotted the formulaic pattern of this quiz. Now cosy up with your pet wolf, crack open an ice cold shandy and get ready for a Moonfist salad of evil-monster punching action! Do it! The Omega-Womb commands you!