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Knock back those Leaf Green Smoothies! In his third mission, Bubbles is on the trail of Specimen 515 aka Gareth the Gorilla.
Knock back those Leaf Green Smoothies! In his third mission, Bubbles is on the trail of Specimen 515 aka Gareth the Gorilla.
Knock back those Leaf Green Smoothies! In his third mission, Bubbles is on the trail of Specimen 515 aka Gareth the Gorilla.
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Bubbles O'Seven in The Ape Who Punched Me

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Poster Art by Kieran Squires
Poster Art by Kieran Squires

He's back!

For his third mission, THE APE WHO PUNCHED ME!

But before we parachute into Belfast City to track down Gareth the Gorilla, let's recap on the mission so far:

The attempt by the revived MI7 to create animals capable of infiltrating and spying on persons of interests on foreign soil who might pose a threat to national security was a disaster. All the animals on the SpIWIT (Species Intelligence Weapon Integrated Taskforce) programme escape, with the exception of one.

Specimen 511 - considered the one success from the experimental procedure - is now in the employ of MI7, tasked with rounding up the rogue animal agents before they themselves do more harm than good.

So far, 511 aka Bubbles O'Seven, has managed to recapture Dr O and Mr Fluffy. But there is still much to be done to quash the threat to the future of the project. MI7 has tracked Gareth the Gorilla (Specimen 515) to Belfast City who, in a post-experimental haze, thought she would be rendezvousing there with other gorillas keen to right the wrongs of the world.

Bubbles must entice her back to the fold - one way or another.

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What the reviews say

".....the first issue ends up being far smarter than it first appears and then it backs that up with an intricate level of depth in both its plot from Grainne McEntee and it’s art from Matt Rooke which is impressively detailed. 9/10"
G-Man, Comics Anonymous

"...while the comic does take on the tropes of the spy genre – the protagonist having a specific drink (and method of preparation) and room service assassins, the writing is serious enough that these tropes actually lend charm to this comic. A great lesson in how to subvert tropes and create something a bit different. 4/5"
Charlie Humphries, Pipedream Comics

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The creative team

At artistic helm for this mission, we are proud to enlist the services of the one and only Mike Hartigan, resident of Middle Earth so one could argue he is an excellent pick to document the adventures of our short, hairy agent-of forces-beyond-his-control.

I'll just leave these examples of his fun and stylish approach to his craft right here.

 

Greyscale Commissions by Mike Hartigan
Greyscale Commissions by Mike Hartigan

The above represents what backers could receive (in greyscale A5 format) at the limited £35 reward level. Mike's style is polished, dynamic and one-of-a-kind!

On (under)cover duties, Mr Dean Beattie will assume command. Dean is responsible for such independent hits as Random Trials and Charlie Fights, and has contributed to the blossoming indie scene with more pinups and classy covers than you can shake an exploding pencil at.

 

Dean Beattie - Unique and Unparalleled Style
Dean Beattie - Unique and Unparalleled Style

Bounce Comics Presents...

DEAN BEATTIE'S COVER!

The remainder of the 511 crew comprises the usual suspects; Matt Rooke (layouts and editor-in-chimp), Mike Stock (Letters), Mssrs Kieran Squires and Charlie Hogg (poster pinup) and Gráinne McEntee (script).

Those of you who enjoyed Bubbles second mission - Baboon Taker - will be pleased to learn that the artist for said mission Mr Lee Killeen, has undergone his memory wipe and has successfully been reintegrated into society.

Mission #1 - Dr O. Cover Art by Simone Guglielmini, Story Art by Matt Rooke
Mission #1 - Dr O. Cover Art by Simone Guglielmini, Story Art by Matt Rooke

  

Mission #2 - Baboon Taker. Cover Art by Andy W Clift, Story Art by Lee Killeen
Mission #2 - Baboon Taker. Cover Art by Andy W Clift, Story Art by Lee Killeen

 

Risks and challenges

Really? The only risk is YOU, Fellow Agents!

The script is complete, the creative team is in place, art is underway. All we need is you to help us hit our funding target so we can bring to life the adventures of our Simian Super Spy.

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