Today I have a few items that I’ve recently found whilst looking around an outdoor market, such items on sale are either good, okay-ish, or just odd. However, with a good eye and the right timing, I was able to grab three classic Inferno issues and one very rare book.
Let’s start off with the Inferno magazines, which I think most readers on this blog will be interested to know. Just by chance when I was looking around the indoor market area, three issues of Inferno were stacked on a card shelf with birthday cards and greeting cards (don’t ask me why they were stacked there).
Having recognised these at first sight (and that sick Iron Snakes cover), I got them all at a very generous price. So what issues did I get?
It’s strange when reading these issue, as a lot has changed since their original release date, like for example, the visual imagery of the Space marines (the comic series ‘Obvious tactics’ had some very chunky toy like appearance). But this doesn’t mean to say that Inferno was bad, but rather it’s an interesting look at the past in fiction and imagery.
The mixture of short stories and comic parts (Deff Squadron is bloody fantastic by the way!), helped to further the mythos and stories of both Warhammer fantasy and 40k. But alas, the magazine stopped its publication in mid 2000 (by cancellation? Citation), so sadly Inferno was left in the dusty catacombs of GW’s vault.
However, great news is, Inferno is back! But not as we know it, as it won’t be released as a magazine format, instead being a book of anthologies by various authors.
Whilst this is great news, I do think that it’s just a case of an old favourite franchise having its title slapped on a product for nostalgia and sales. I know some of you will say that Black library is a business and it has free rein to do what it wants. I understand that completely since money is what keeps the industry going.
We’ll just have to wait and see if the new Inferno is just as good as the old magazines.
Finally, we have a very old book that was published way back in 1994, the final in Orfeo trilogy, Storm Warriors by Brian Craig.
I had no idea this book was a thing until I found it by chance in a book stall (near the out door market) next to an old Warhammer pc game (sadly no longer playable). Funny thing was, I didn’t know there were books released before Black Library was started up, but it turns out Boxtree used to do publications for Games Workshop.
I haven’t even read the book yet, although I’ve read a review which gave it a decent score.
Have you guys read Storm Warriors and Inferno before? If so, let me know what your thoughts are below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!
Until next time,