Published on January 20th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning


Dark Horse Comics and John Allison (Giant Days, Steeple) whisk together a new Agatha Christie-style mystery set in the world of English competitive baking in The Great British Bump-Off. Max Sarin folds their art into John Allison’s scrumptious story, with Sammy Borras incorporating her color to create the light and fluffy, yet perfectly mixed new comic series.

When she enters her country’s most beloved baking competition, Shauna Wickle’s goal is to delight the judges, charm the nation, and make a few friends along the way. But when a fellow contestant is poisoned, it falls to her to apprehend the culprit while avoiding premature elimination from the UK Bakery Tent… and being the poisoner’s next victim!

“I’ve made a lot of comics, I’ve read a lot of mysteries, and I’ve eaten a lot of cakes. You might say that I’ve been preparing for this series since I tasted my first fondant fancy,” said John. “And as I’m working with Max and Sammy again, readers can be assured that the confection will look as good as it tastes.”

The Great British Bump-Off issue #1 (of 4) springs into comic shops April 12, 2023. The first issue will also include a variant cover by Dan Hipp.

All four issues of The Great British Bump-Off will be collected in a paperback edition, available November 1, 2023. It will be available soon to pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local comic shop and indie bookstore.

Be sure to follow Dark Horse Comics on social media for more news, announcements, and updates!

Praise for John Allison:

“Few comics function as a conduit for happiness quite like Giant Days.”—The AV Club

“John Allison’s Giant Days is one of the best slice-of-life comics today.”—AIPT Comics

“John Allison captures the voice of youth and the search for purpose.”—Bleeding Cool News


“This stylish series [Steeple] launch boasts gentle comedy underscored by charmingly minimalist, animation-influenced art. Who says liturgical head-butting can’t be fun, when there’s monsters involved? This is an unexpectedly hilarious gem.” –Publisher’s Weekly

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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