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Signature Publishing launches Transformers: Rescue Bots magazine next week

Transformers: Rescue Bots Sample 3

The official magazine for the animated TV series Transformers: Rescue Bots will launch next week in the UK (19th May 2017). Transformers: Rescue Bots is a toyline, story book series, and animated television series based on toy manufacturer Hasbro’s Transformers franchise, the successor to Transformers: Robot Heroes. Rescue Bots mainly focuses on educating children regarding hazards and safety and stars Rescue Bots ... Read More »

Dennis the Menace and Minnie the Minx take pride of place in revamped DC Thomson offices

The new-look DC Thomson "Fun Factory", Meadowside Dundee. Photo courtesy John Patrick Reynolds

Beano and Commando publisher DC Thomson is back in its original Meadowside home in Dundee, after a huge operation to move their publishing arm from the company’s Kingsway site that lasted several weeks – and Beano and Sunday Post comic art designs have been chosen to adorn the revamped “Fun Factory”. Over 600 staff – spanning the publishing company’s newspaper, magazines ... Read More »

“Charley’s War” and “Timeslip” art, rare Beanos included in May ComPal British comics auction

Charley's War original artwork by Joe Colquhoun for Battle-Action No 297 Page 3 (1980). Written by Pat Mills The French legionnaires fight a ferocious battle during the German Siege of Fort Vaux in Verdun. Krotowski hides himself in the observation turret above the tunnel, desperately trying to buy water from a German soldier outside but Blue forces his comrade away knowing he'll be shot if the commandant finds out 18 x 15 ins. Black ink on cartridge paper £250-300

The latest ComPal auction run by Comic Book Auctions Ltd is now live offering a wide selection of comic items – both British and US. As usual, our focus is on the British section, which includes some great art offerings – including pages of “Charley’s War”, the amazing World War One story for Battle created by Pat Mills and artists ... Read More »

New Glenrothes Comic Con Adds Even More Comics Guests

The new Glenrothes Comic Con which is taking place in the Rothes Halls at the town’s Kingdom Shopping Centre on Saturday 8 June 2017 has announced yet more comics guests. Given that the artistic director of the event is artist Gary Erskine this was always going to be a properly comics based ‘comic con’. With the current season of Doctor ... Read More »

2000AD Prog 2030: Dark Judges, Martians and Much More!

2000AD Prog 2030 - Cover

2000AD Prog 2030 is on sale in all good newsagents and comic shops across the UK from tomorrow (Wednesday 10th May 2017). Here’s a quick taster of the issue. It’s another smasher – although, to be frank, we’re still reeling from the fantastic page of the 2000AD Free Comic Book Day release, which features Roy of the Rovers kicking a ... Read More »

Work in Progress – London Comics Gathering This Saturday 

This Saturday sees a day-long gathering of W.I.P. Comics (aka Work In Progress Comics) at London’s Royal Festival Hall, a gathering of comic creators that aims to offer collaborative feedback on each other’s work. Originally known as Graphic Novels and Comics, Critique and Collaboration Meetup was established by Michal Ingram in July 2011, who came up with the idea of ... Read More »

Karl Kersch Robotech Covers Revealed

ISSUE 1 -​ ​COVER G:​ ​​LYNN​ ​MINMEI​ ​VARIANT (1:10 INCENTIVE)​

Robotech – the iconic 1980s Sci-Fi anime – returns to comics in July​  from Titan Comics​ ​with​ ​​a set of special​ ​covers by Karl Kerschl​ – ​superstar artist of Gotham Academy and Isola. These​ ​​five stunning Robotech character spotlight covers are available​ ​across all four issues​ of the series​, with an extra 1:10 incentive variant​ ​on #1 featuring fan-favourite​ ​​Lynn ​Minmei. Karl has finished ... Read More »

ICE grips Brighton in June! (No, it’s not a weather report)

ICE Brighton Summer Special 2017

Some of the biggest stars from the world of comic art are coming to Brighton this June as part of ICE Brighton 2017 – an international celebration of the medium organised by Smallzone Events. As the summer sun beats down, a cool experience is promised at the Hilton Metropole on Kings Road on Saturday 10th June 2017 and leading the international guest ... Read More »

Crowdfunding Spotlight: “That Girl Comic” Anthology by TGC Collective

The Glasgow based TGC Collective are using Kickstarter to fund their latest comic anthology entitled That Girl Comic in which women cartoonists take on the theme of ‘growing up’. This is planned to be an A5 size, black and white comic of at least 40 pages with a colour cover. The TGC collective, who have been active since 2009 under the ‘Team ... Read More »

On Sale This Week: Ian Livingstone’s Freeway Fighter #1 (Sneak Peek)

Freeway Fighter #1

Out this week from Titan Comics is the hotly-anticipated Ian Livingstone’s Freeway Fighter, written by Andi Ewington with art by Simon Coleby. Inspired by the classic Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks, if you’re a Mad Max fan then this book will surely resonate with you. Celebrating 35 years in 2017, Fighting Fantasy brought together choice-driven storytelling with a dice-based role-playing system to create a world ... Read More »

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