Oi Oi Oi! Issue #7 is likely to be a future comic Collector's Item.
It features Magpie (created by Andrez Bergen and Frantz Kantor) and is the first Australian Superhero character to appear nationally on the local newsagent stands for over TWENTY years. Other features in the issue is the continuing Seven saga (Episode #5) written by Alisha Jade, and a brand-new (and very FUNNY) feature Preston Peace by Dillon Naylor and Jason Towers. Without giving too much away, there is a very literary piece by Frank Candiloro that will highlight the potential for the comic medium. And a wonderful first fantasy episode Goblins in College by the wonderfully talented Rene Pfitzner rounds out this issue that has already attracted some welcome media attention.
On sale today for $7.95 at newsagents around the country. 44 pages, 24 in colour. To find your local stockist, please click here and enter your postcode at the foot of the article.
For those who read my posts often, you will know all this. I am repeating myself. This is most similar to my last post. I know and you know. I simply ask that you be quietly smug about this, secure in the knowledge that you are a well-informed Oi Oi Oi! and Comicoz reader, and the type of reader that deserves to have variation in these postings. But we have to be tolerant of new readers and welcome them aboard (which is what we are doing here). It is important to welcome people. We have a beautiful country and a wonderful comic and we all should be big enough to share these things. So, go out and about today and purchase a SECOND copy (just as you have read this posting before) and give another copy to someone you Love. It will make this country a better place, and you will have made a difference.
Comicoz is Nat Karmichael's publishing imprint. Nat is committed to preserving a permanent collection of Australian comic and comic strips. He feels that there is a need to recognise comics' contribution to and depiction of Australian culture.
Since 2011, Nat has self-published over twelve comic-related books and was Publisher-Editor of
Oi Oi Oi! -- the last series of nationally-distributed comic books of original stories to appear on Australian newsstands. He is a member of the Australian Cartoonists Association and edited the Association's journal Inkspot for 14 issues from late 2015. For numerous years he was the Lead Judge in the Ledger of Honour Awards for the Comic Arts Awards of Australia (formerly the Ledgers). These days Nat dreams of retiring from his occupation as a Clinical Nurse in the Psychiatric Emergency Centre in Queensland's largest public hospital, so that he can spend more time with his long-suffering wife and their six children and fourteen grandchildren. And perhaps publish some more comic-related books.
Comicoz acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay respects to elders, past, present, and emerging, and extend that respect to all First Nations peoples.
Australian Publications since 1976:
1 x Poster
19 x comics (one a co-production with Cyclone Comics in 1988/9, one a co-production with Cowtown Comics in 2022)
2 x Paperback books
10 x Hardcover books