‘You require it, we acquire it’
The Acquirers is a weekly comic featuring a loveable cast of geeks. Set in a warehouse of pop culture detritus, the gang work hard to acquire rare and interesting pop culture artefacts ranging from the original flux capacitor to Boba Fett’s mouth guard used in The Empire Strike Back.
Our heroes Ash, Steve and Freeman scour the hidden depths of the internet, leaving no wretched hive of scum and villainy un-checked in order to get their customers what they want. Mostly they want plastic lightsabers and glow in the dark Tesseracts but every once in a while a customer makes an interesting request…
The Acquirers is written by Stephen Flockton and drawn by Ashley Walker.
Stephen Flockton was raised on the mean streets, where only the best and most ruthless gamers had any hope of making it out alive. When he’s not jumping on heads, Stephen enjoys other geeky pursuits such as table-top gaming, comics and movies, and he was the inspiration for the character Blanka from Street Fighter. He also once had a knife fight with Peter Molyneux.
Ashley Walker is a super hero of comics. Not in the sense of fighting crime, but he does have a secret identity. By day he is a mild mannered publisher and by night an Artist Extraordinaire (as long as he can find his pencil sharpener).
He enjoys long walks on the beach and vintage horror movies, often at the same time. He has an imaginary dog named Charles and an odd attraction to Lego. His favourite comics include Hellboy, American Vampire, Locke and Key, and anything by Jeff Lemire.