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Albion Man: An interview with Andrew Sumner

Andrew Sumner

Titan Books have just released their edition of the collected Albion, Wildstorm’s welcome revival of many British comics heroes owned by IPC. The trade offers the complete story – with some sprucing up of some of the art in places and a wonderful collection of original stories featuring some of the characters in the new adventure, culled from various annuals ... Read More »

2000AD competition over on FPI

Joe Gordon from Forbidden Planet International has just dropped me a quick line to advise of a pretty cool 2000AD competition he’s lined up. “I just can’t let the 30th anniversary of 2000AD at the end of this month pass without marking it, so I’ve manage to wheedle Judge Dredd Complete Case Files Volume 5 signed by Alan Grant and ... Read More »

Forever Albion: Leah Moore and John Reppion Interviewed

Albion #1 - Cover Detail

I’ve just posted the first of three interviews to mark the release of Titan Books Albion collection, the first being with writers Leah Moore and John Reppion. Interviews with IPC’s Andrew Sumner and the project’s brilliant artist Shane Oakley – who remembers my comics fanzine SCAN from way back when, to my surprise – should follow soon… Read More »

The Dead Goldfish

I thought this cartoon might have originally appeared in Viz – it seems to be based on an old Internet-circulated joke – but a version is being passed on from the “Bore Me” site, an archive of “viral” e-mail jokes and pictures which, it seems, several people have just found and have begun “viralling” all over again… Every joke I ... Read More »

ComicSpace up and (fully) running

The new online comics community ComicSpace, described as “MySpace for comics creators and fans” is now fully up and running and if you’re so inclined, there are now some fantastic samples from many British artists on the site, including Bill Greenhead and Andy Oldfield’s Judge Smeg; Garen Ewing’s Rainbow Orchid; James Turner’s Beaver and Steve ; Neill Cameron’s simply gorgeous ... Read More »

Brilliant European Comics Reference

Albion #1 - Cover

I just found this great European comics site – Strip-encyclopedie Zilveren Dolfijn – while doing some research on an Albion feature that should be up on downthetubes soon, centring on new interviews with Leah Moore & John Reppion, and IPC’s Andrew Sumner. Not only does Zilveren list European comics but it also includes information on British characters reprints, such as ... Read More »

Eagle Times Volume 19 Issue Four

Eagle Times Winter 2006

The latest issue of Eagle Times, the quarterly journal of the Eagle Society, came out just before Christmas. Volume 19, issue 4 is 50+ A4 pages and includes articles on Frank Hampson’ Southport, a PC49 Christmas story, 1950s pop music and Dick Barton. • Annual subscriptions are £22 for 4 50+page issues of the journal (rates vary if overseas). Cheques should be made ... Read More »

New Issue of Jeff Hawke: Cosmos Released

Jeff Hawke Cosmos Volume 3 Number 3

(with thanks to Richard Sheaf and William Rudling): The new issue of the Jeff Hawke fan magazine has just been published and includes two complete stories from the Daily Express — “The Gamesman” and “Sitting Tenants”. Every issue of Cosmos includes in-depth analysis of the strips featured and this issue also offers a look at early SF comic hero, Captain ... Read More »

Horror Artists Wanted

Back from the Depths - 2007

Horror artists and writers are needed for a demonic new comic experiment!, the long running tribute site devoted to the 1980s classic IPC horror comic Scream!, is looking for writers and artist to contribute fresh material for a new online comic. The re-vamped(!) BackfromtheDepths website has a huge collection of original Scream stories to view online, while the ever-growing ... Read More »

Spaceship Away On the Approach Run

Spaceship Away Issue 11 - Cover

Issue 11 of the original Eagle-inspired title Spaceship Away is now at the printers and should be available in 10 days time. This latest issue of the critically acclaimed magazine is another 44 page issue, featuring all the regular strips and items, plus two more Frank Hampson Studio development sketches and a Graham Bleathman centrespread – “Battle for Mekonta”. But the really big ... Read More »

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