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New Comics On Sale This Week (Wednesday 27th January) – Doctor Who and Mean Girls, Too!

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Year 2 #5 - Cover A

Welcome to this week’s British creator and publisher-skewed new comics list… and it’s another week of smashing Doctor Who releases and 2000AD continuing to fire on all cylinders, with the latest “Judge Dredd” from Michael Carroll really upping the intrigue. (By the way, Michael’s written the current Judge Dredd Megazine lead, too – check out what he had to say about ... Read More »

Did MAD Magazine’s cover boy Alfred E. Neuman hail from… Iowa?

MAD Magazine's Alfred E. Neuman by Norman Mingo

Alfred E. Neuman is the fictitious mascot and cover boy of the American humour magazine MAD, a face that had drifted through US pictography for decades before being claimed by the title’s editor Harvey Kurtzman, and later named by the magazine’s second editor Al Feldstein – but a chance discovery by author Van Reid in archive pages of the Daily ... Read More »

Monster Mayhem Galore in “The Night of the Fire-Beast’ from Insane Comics

Night of the Firebeast #1 - Spread

Recently launched by US publisher Insane Comics is Night of the Fire-Beast, a meta fictional comic book based upon a lost 1958 B-movie, conceived and drawn by Chris Martinez, written by Jonathan Clode (co-editor of the terrific, Eisner Award-nominated World War One anthology To End All Wars), with cover art by James Biggie. Beguiled by comics in his infancy, young Clode took to ... Read More »

Sequart’s Image Comics Documentary Released Through Shout! Factory

Image Revolution Film Poster - Shout Factory

The Sequart Organization and Respect Films have announced that Shout! Factory has picked up their documentary, The Image Revolution, for distribution. The Image Revolution examines one of the most important and daring moves in comic book history. In 1992, a group of top-tier artists left Marvel Comics to create their own company… a company that continues to influence mainstream comics and culture ... Read More »

Comic creators Eric Shanower and Mike Carey Talk Greek at Nottingham University

Promotional art for Eric Shanower's Age of Bronze

We’ve just got word that comic creators Eric Shanower and Mike Carey will be contributing to Nottingham University’s conference, Sacrificing Iphigenia through the Ages, next Friday-Saturday (29th-30th January). The interdisciplinary conference is on representations of the myth of Iphigenia in a variety of media through the ages. There will also be a paper on comics representations of the sacrifice by ... Read More »

New Comics On Sale This Week (Wednesday 20th January) – Dredd Thrills and Marvel UK Memories!

Marvel Frontier Comics Trade Paperback SNIP

Welcome to this week’s British creator and publisher-skewed new comics list, a week which, among other things, sees the debut of my old partner in comics crime at Marvel UK, Dave Taylor, pick up the art duties on the Image Comics-published Nowhere Man. I asked him if this meant there was a chance we could now re-pitch the old Marvel ... Read More »

Creating Comics: Drawing X-Men by David Yardin

Here’s a fun little find: a series of tutorial videos by artist David Yardin on “Creating a Comic Book Page”, detailing his work process in creating the artwork (layouts, pencils, and inks) for the “Colossus” story published in Origins of Marvel Comics: X-Men #1, published back in 2010. The issue also included strips written by Mike Carey. David has posted the final art ... Read More »

Tonight on Gotham on Channel 5: “Knock Knock”

Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma (the Future Riddler) in the Gotham Season 2 episode 2 "Knock Knock". Image: Warner Bros.

In “Knock Knock”, tonight’s episode of Gotham airing on Channel 5 in the UK, James Gordon investigates the inmate escape from Arkham Asylum while Galavan plots his next move. Bruce’s quest to unlock the secrets of his father’s office leads him to an old family friend. Here’s some teaser pics. Gotham stars  Ben McKenzie as James Gordon, David Mazouz as future Batman ... Read More »

Discovered: Black Women in Sequence, Uncut Funk and the world of Friday Foster

Friday Foster Art SNIP

An email about a new book, Black Women in Sequence: Re-inking Comics, Graphic Novels, and Anime by Deborah Elizabeth Whaley took me on quite a journey of discovery this morning, leading me to the latest dates of a Funk-inspired animation exhibition currently touring the United States and reading up on Friday Foster, the first mainstream syndicated comic strip to feature ... Read More »

Superman and Marvel artist Marco Santucci joins Birmingham’s ICE event guest list

Superman pencils by Marco Santucci

Continuing with their overseas guest announcements for this year’s International Comic Expo in Birmingham in September, the team have just announced Italian artist Marco Santucci – perhaps best known for his work on DC Comics Superman – will be a special guest. Multi talented artist Marco Santucci was born in Arezzo in 1974 and started training himself in the world ... Read More »

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