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Commando: Still Fully Loaded After 5000 Issues

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In 2011 DC Thomson’s war digest title Commando celebrated its 50th anniversary, a remarkable achievement only surpassed on the newsstands at the time by The Dandy and The Beano. While other titles were being cancelled or their publication schedules scaled back, in 2012 DC Thomson actually increased the number of Commando issues with, for the first time, over 100 issues ... Read More »

Joe Sacco returns to London for inaugural “Queen Mary Conversation in Law and the Humanities”

An incredible crowd scene from Joe Sacco's Safe Area Gorazde

Renowned comics journalist and graphic novelist Joe Sacco is back in the UK later this month, to present the inaugural Queen Mary Conversation in Law and the Humanities on Tuesday 21st March 2017 at Queen Mary, part of the prestigious University of London. This event is free but prior booking is required. Joe Sacco is a Maltese-American cartoonist and journalist. ... Read More »

New Thrill: 2000AD Prog 2021, Out Today, “Kingdom” and “The Order” collections out this week

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The latest issue of 2000AD – Prog 2021 is on sale today. Here’s a quick taster. Boo Cook’s work on the latest “Judge Dredd” is positively a delight and joy to behold! Judge Dredd: Thick Skin by TC Eglington (Writer) Boo Cook (Artist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer) A pair of Tri-D celebrities have suffered complete body liquification live on air, and Dredd is tracing ... Read More »

When David Hockney drew for Eagle (sort of!)

David Hockney, one of the most popular and influential British artists of the twentieth century has returned to Tate Britain in London for his most comprehensive exhibition so far, running until May 2017 – but it doesn’t include his entry for an Eagle comic competition in 1952. This exhibition gathers together an extensive selection of David Hockney’s most famous works celebrating ... Read More »

Awesome Comics Podcast Episode 88: Arthurian Legend in the Indies! (with artist Nick Brokenshire)

Episode 88 of the Awesome Comics Podcast hosted by Dan Butcher, Vince Hunt and Tony Esmond is now available! Featuring artist Nick Brokenshire and tons of hilarious comics talk… Nick is a cartoonist and illustrator from Scotland, who now lives in the north of England with his wife. He’s the artist for Monkeybrain and IDW’s Amelia Cole series and is currently ... Read More »

2000AD: The Ultimate Collection Part Work from Hachette road tested

2000AD: The Ultimate Collection - The Ballad of Halo Jones

Specialist part work publisher Hachette have launched a web site for a 2000AD part work collection – currently being road tested in parts of the UK to see if there is enough demand for a full rollout. Hachette already publish the Judge Dredd Mega Collection but 2000AD: The Ultimate Collection will offer collections of the other strips from the weekly ... Read More »

2000AD’s 40th Anniversary Special Gets Reprinted with two new covers after sell-out success in comic stores

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2000AD’s landmark 40th anniversary special edition is to go to a second printing after selling out in newsagents and comic shops across the UK after its release last week. Celebrating four decades of 2000 AD’s cutting edge and globally influenced comics, even the hugely increased print run for the 40th anniversary special has not satisfied demand, so a reprint edition is now ... Read More »

Aces Weekly artist Mal Earl to host Digital Art event in Cumbria

Art by Mal Earl

Top artist and Aces Weekly artist Mal Earl is making a special appearance in his home county of Cumbria later this week, to talk about digital art and his many projects, ad a guest of the Egremont-based Florence Art Group. Over the last five years Mal has written and illustrated almost 100 pages of comic strip story for David Lloyd’s online anthology ... Read More »

Shelly Bond To Launch Creator-Owned Imprint At IDW Publishing

Shelly Bond. Image courtesy IDW

US publisher IDW Publishing has announced the arrival of Shelly Bond to its editorial ranks and the launch of its creator-owned imprint, Black Crown. One of the most respected and admired editors among her peers, Bond previously served as VP-Executive Editor of DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint. With over two decades of comic-industry experience to draw from, Bond’s considerable skills and keen eye ... Read More »

Freeway Fighter #1 signing at Forbidden Planet London in May, Jim Burns, “Fan Appreciation” variant covers revealed

Freeway Fighter #1 - Diamond Variant by Jim Burns

Join an all-star Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks line-up at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore, launching Titan Comics’ Ian Livingstone’s Freeway Fighter: The Comic on Saturday 20th May 2017 from 1.00 – 2.00pm. At the special signing will be Gamesmaster Ian Livingstone, artist Jim Burns, editor Jonathan Green, and creators Andi Ewington, Simon Coleby and Orlando Arocena, bringing us the first leg ... Read More »

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