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Fallen Heroes Issue 2 News

Quite a few people have been asking about the current state of play on issue 2. Well I can confirm that I have given my final approval on Martin’s script which has now been passed to Steve to begin work on the pencils.

Of course I’m bias but I think Martin is trying something quite ambitious in issue two. His reason is to be able to fit in some of the more complex story strands and scene switching that I had in the novel. I’m really looking forward to seeing how Steve and Gat approach this one art wise.

In terms of what people can expect from issue 2, there’s a lot more action, new characters. The story itself gets a little deeper and bloodier.

A lot of the content in issue 2 was some of the most fun to write when I worked on Fallen Heroes. It was the first time I really got to throw in some really big action set pieces.

A lot of my inspirations for the actions scenes you’ll see in this revolved around watching a shed load of John Woo films back in the day. My goal was to try to bring that feeling (without writing the words ‘ dear reader imagine this bit in slo-mo with doves flying in the back ground’…hoping John Woo fans will get this joke) to my novel.

At the moment we don’t have a release date set but as soon as we do you guys will be the first to know.

Stay tuned for the next update and to meet one of the new characters in book 2 – The Reverend.

Barry

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Fallen Heroes the Comic Adaptation to Launch at Cardiff International Comic Expo!

I’m  excited to announce that  we will be launching the first issue of the Fallen Heroes comic adaptation at the Cardiff International Comic Show.

The Expo will be held on Sat 26th Feburary at the Mercure Holland House Hotel.

At the moment  myself and Steve Penfold the artist on the comic will be attending and selling copies of issue 1. Hopefully I can also talk Steve into doing some sketching while he’s there.

We will also  be doing a panel at the Expo to talk about Fallen Heroes in general, the background to the project, some of the challenges the creative team faced in adapting the novel and the future.

In the run up to the launch we’ll be keeping the website up to date with news, interviews, images and more.