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Cover of issue 2

Bulletproof was a shortlived anthology published by Bulletproof Comics in 2008.

At one point scheduled to launch in 2003[1] Bulletproof actually appeared five years later and lasted for two issues, published in April[2] and October of 2008,[3] although issue 1 is dated 2007. In addition each of these was released alongside a 12-page abridged version for distribution in conventions; these were numbered 0 and ½.

A third issue was completed,[4] with a cover and preview pages posted online, but its scheduled date slipped from sometime in 2008[5] to March 2009.[6] In the end, neither it nor an announced fourth issue ever materialised at all.

The anthology appears to have been conceived at least in part as a testing ground for properties to be published by the company: the strips "Redstitch" and "Marren Kane" were set to be expanded into a four-issue miniseries and a series of one-shots respectively[7][8] but all that came of these was a twelve-page preview issue (again numbered 0) of Marren Kane.

A few of the strips did continue after the anthology's demise, however. "Ex Astris" went on to appear in Spaceship Away,[9] "The Funguys" migrated to Wasted and "Armageddon Patrol" was published as a graphic novel.

Strips[]

Issue 1

  • "Occultus" by Nigel Kitching and David Hankin
  • "Snowstorm" by Paul H Birch, Michael Perkins, Garen Ewing and John Robbins
  • "Armageddon Patrol" by John A Short and Simon Ecob
  • "Magpie" by Nigel Kitching and Nigel Dobbyn
  • "Funguys" by Alan Grant and Alan Burrows
  • "Travelling Light" by Paul H Birch and John Royle
  • "Out of the Box" by Chris Bunting and Kit Wallis
  • "Mumble & Beep" by Mark Daniels
  • "Sideburns" by Jim Alexander and Jon Haward
  • "Redstitch" preview by Lee Langford, Klaus Belarski and Ellie Deville

Issue 2

  • "Marren Kane" by Dave Hailwood and Tony Suleri
  • "Sideburns" by Jim Alexander and Jon Haward
  • "Bunkmates" by Dave Hailwood and Paul Harrison-Davies
  • "Game Over" by Bulent Yusuf and David Thornton
  • "Funguys" by Alan Grant and Alan Burrows
  • "Last Orders" by Dave Hailwood and Stuart Giddings
  • "Redstitch" text story by Lee Langford and Klaus Belarski
  • "Ex Astris" by John Freeman and Mike Nicoll
  • "Love Hurts" by Dave Hailwood and Stuart Giddings
  • "Slumbertown" by Rik Hoskin and Thomas Crielly, John Doran

Issue 3

Strips that were set to be published in the abandoned third issue included...[10][11]
  • "Marren Kane" by Dave Hailwood and Tony Suleri
  • "Switchblade" by Paul H Birch, Alan Burrows and Steve Harrison
  • "Technofear" by Dave Hailwood and Tony Suleri
  • "Cross in Hidden Dangers" by John A Short and Jason Dennis
  • "The One Eyed Wench" by Dave Hailwood and Dave Thompson
  • "Simba Khan" by Paul H Birch and Jon Haward

References[]

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