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Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with 2000AD, Doctor Who and more

Today is Free Comic Book Day, an industry-led annual promotion to encourage you to visit your local comic shop. Not only to pick up free comics, but to hopefully buy some from that shop too – and generally have fun with fellow comic fans. Many comic shops will be having special events today, with comic creators doing signings – or ... Read More »

Blazing Battle Action – the story of one of Britain’s best-loved war comics recounted

Battle Picture Weekly Masthead

In 2003, David Bishop, co-author of the newly-updated Thrill-Power Overload (and more) wrote a behind the scenes account of how trail-blazing British war comic Battle was created and nurtured, as told by those who were there. Commissioned for the Judge Dredd Megazine by then-editor Alan Barnes, it was published as four articles. And there the story remained, trapped inside back issues, in ... Read More »

Sector 13, new 2000AD fanzine launches

Sector 13 Issue 1 - Cover SNiP

This Saturday Sector House 13 – The Pit Crew, a Belfast based 2000AD fan group will be debuting their fanzine, Sector 13 at the Enniskillen Comics Festival. The 24 page A4 zine, which will be on sale for £3 , features a unique photo-story starring the Pit Crew cosplayers in a tale of Mega-City One’s toughest Sector and two strips ... Read More »

2000AD’s Rogue Trooper revealed for “Rogue Trooper Redux” Game

Rogue Trooper Redux Key Art

Rebellion has released just released a new video revealing the look to Rogue Trooper in their upcoming game Rogue Trooper Redux, an updating of their acclaimed game. Fronted by Michael Molcher (aka “The Man with the Terrifying ‘Tache”), the video offers a guide to the character and also reveals, for the first time, the game’s new, fully remastered Rogue model, ... Read More »

Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2017 Comics Clock Tower Line Up Revealed

Enthusiastic comic fans mix with equally enthused comic creators in the Comics Clock Tower at the 2015 Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Photo: John Freeman

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced the comic creators who will have a presence in their free-to-enter Comics Clock Tower venue in Kendal Town Hall in October. The creators were chosen after hundreds of applications were sifted through by the Festival team and its patrons, and you’ll find guests at the event such as Rufus Dayglo and Duncan Fegredo ... Read More »

Time Travel, Tiger Tanks – and a Traitor in the ranks? New Commando comics on sale now

Here’s the inside intel on DC Thomson’s latest issues of Commando (Issues 5015-5018), on sale from today in all good newsagents and various digital platforms. This week’s bundle of Commandos will take you across the battlefields and skies of World War Two, from the Steppes of Kursk to Northern Italy and the perilous skies above the English Channel, and perhaps ... Read More »

In Review: The Dan Dare Audio Adventures – Reign of the Robots

Episode 4 - Reign of the Robots by Simon Guerrier

Reign of the Robots by Simon Guerrier Directed by Andrew Sewell Part of Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures Volume Two Produced by B7 Media Distributed by Big Finish Featuring cover art by Brian Williamson The second volume of the critically celebrated audio reinvention of the classic British SF hero Dan Dare, starring Ed Stoppard, Heida Reed, Geoff McGivern and Raad ... Read More »

Kate Evans next guest speaker for London’s Laydeez Do Comics next week

Art from Red Rosa by and © Kate Evans

Graphic novelist, cartoonist and activist Kate Evans and Gemma Seltzer, Relationship Manager at Arts Council England, are the speakers at the next Laydeez Do Comics event in London next week. Kate’s book Red Rosa, the graphic biography of Rosa Luxemburg, released by Verso in the UK and New York in 2015, was selected as a ‘graphic book of the year’ ... Read More »

Brits among the 2017 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards Nominees

Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards

The nominees for the 2017 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards have been announced and among the names are some British creators, including three for artist Sean Phillips. Once again, this year’s nominees reflect the wide range of material being published in comics and graphic novel form today, with over 120 titles from some 50 publishers and by creators from all ... Read More »

A feast of 2000AD goodies this week – and a Free Comic Book Day special on its way, too!

2000AD 2029 - Cursed: The Fall of Deadworld Cover Art

Run, do not walk, to your nearest purveyor of Thrills and pick up 2000AD Prog 2029 – the latest edition of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic! There’s a lot of other great titles out from Rebellion this week, too, but here’s what’s in this week’s Prog to start: Judge Dredd: Harvey by John Wagner (Writer) John McCrea (Artist) Mike Spicer (Colourist) ... Read More »

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