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TRIPWIRE returns to the San Diego Comic Con (July 23rd-27th 2008) with its second annual issue, an extravagant 144-page smorgasbord of pop culture content kicked off by an original Doctor Who cover painted by Tommy Lee Edwards (1985). The magazine is packed with informative articles, exclusive interviews and useful reviews covering some of the best creators in genre fiction and their fantastic works. Book-ending this amazing thing the Stripwire section returns containing all-new strips from creators like Roger Langridge (Fred The Clown), Jamie McKelvie (Surbuban Glamour, Phonogram) and Declan Shalvey (Frankenstein). From cover to cover, this issue is jammed with quality graphic novel, television and movie material.

TRIPWIRE explores the renaissance of British genre television: There is a comprehensive primer summarising the whole of the Doctor Who series from the debut episode right up to the present-day hit series, run by Russell T. Davies and currently showing in the States on the Sci-Fi Channel. We speak with Primeval creator Tim Haines discussing what it takes to bring dinosaurs into the real world and we talk to Matthew Graham whose Life On Mars is about to hit American television with a new adaptation in the near future.

But the issue doesn't stop there. TRIPWIRE includes exclusive discussions with Futurama geniuses Matt Groening, David X Cohen and Bill Morrison, 19 questions with Pushing Daisies helmer Bryan Fuller, a one-on-two chat with Heroes creator Tim Kring and producer-writer Jeph Loeb and finally a lengthy conversation with fantasy legend Michael Moorcock discussing everything from his long career to the upcoming Elric movie.

Rounding out the magazine you'll find extensive looks behind the scenes at ILM and Pinewood Studios, an exploration of the work of James Bond storyboard artist Martin Asbury, 15 graphic novel reviews for people who don't read graphic novels, a profile of British anime giant Manga UK, and much, much more.

The TRIPWIRE crew will be appearing throughout the convention starting with a panel Thursday morning at 10:30 am in Room 3 where staff members and some of the strip creators will discuss the future of comics and genre fiction. Also Editor-in-Chief Joel Meadows will be at Image Comics booth 2729 all weekend with issues in hand as well as signing copies of his new book Studio Space.

TRIPWIRE Annual 2008 is available to order from Diamond Comic Distributors (item # MAY08 4264) or at fine retailers everywhere.

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