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Revised Thrill-Power Overload Out Next Month

Thrill-Power Overload - 2017 Cover

Revised and expanded, a new edition of Thrill-Power Overload – the definitive history of one of the world’s most influential comics –  is coming to book stores in February. With more than 140 pages of fresh content, the brand new hardcover edition of Thrill-Power Overload is being published on 9th February to coincide with the celebrations marking 2000AD’s 40th birthday ... Read More »

New Dan Dare Audio Adventures promo released for second volume of new audio stories 

Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures Volume Two - Promotional Art by Sugary Tea

This vintage-styled Dan Dare poster is the work of Midlands-based designer Sugary Tea, adapting art created by Doctor Who and Torchwood comic artist Brian Williamson. It’s been released to help promote the impending launch of The Dan Dare Audio Adventures Volume Two, out in April, produced by B7 Media and distributed by Big Finish, starring Eric Stoppard as Dan. The ... Read More »

Comics @ Aye Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival 2017

The Glasgow Book Festival Aye Write! returns to the city from 9th to 19th March 2017 of this year with a multitude of bookish talks, discussions and workshops over three locations, the Mitchell Library, Aye Write’s spiritual home, as well as the nearby Centre For Contemporary Arts (CCA) and, for the events featuring big names of the business, the Glasgow Royal Concert ... Read More »

In Review/ Preview: The Making of a Comic-Con

Making of a Comic Con by Kev Brett - Cover

Self published by Kev Brett The Book: The Making of a Comic Con is a biographical and humorous comic based on Kev Brett’s life as he takes on the challenge of putting on a comic convention. A funny perspective on how things can escalate and how they can ultimately take over your life, from weird photoshoots, to huge debts, to recurring ... Read More »

In Preview Review: Royal Descent Issue Four

Royal Descent 4 Pay Per View

Continuing on from issue three, this article needs a disclaimer. Disclaimer If you have right wing views, support the Donald and/or Brexit, read the Daily Mail or Telegraph, are a royalist or partake of all of the above, then do not buy this comic. It will upset you. Also, do not read this review as that will upset you as ... Read More »

In Review: Read Em and Weep Book One – Serial Killer by Pat Mills and Kevin O’Neill

Read Em and Weep Book One - Serial Killer by Pat Mills and Kevin O'Neill - Cover

A novel written by Pat Mills and Kevin O’Neill Published by Millsverse Books – 296 pages The Story: The 1970s is a dangerous time for kids… An even more dangerous time for adults who do them wrong. Meet comic book editor Dave Maudling: The world’s laziest and most cowardly serial killer… although, actually, he’s never killed anyone himself – yet. ... Read More »

Sabotage Stories and Pirate Patrols in the new Commando comics!

Commando 4989 – Tromsø

Here’s the lowdown on the latest issues of DC Thomson’s Commando (Issues 4987 – 4990). These issues are on sale from Thursday 26th January 2017 in all good newsagents and on various digital outlets. Commando 4987 – Operation Arrowhead Story: George Low Art: Carlos Pino Cover: Carlos Pino In the fourteenth century, the English bowmen were the scourge of French ... Read More »

The Independent celebrates modern British comics, offers Phoenix subscriber deal, UK news stand distribution costs revealed

The Phoenix is racked with teenage titles in WHSmith Lancaster (and not usually as prominently as it is in this picture)

British newspaper The Indpendent has published an upbeat article on modern British comics such as The Phoenix, which includes comments from Lew Stringer,  Jamie Smart and Phoenix editor Tom Fickling. Written by David Barnett, the article (“How classic comics gave way to garish magazines” – although that isn’t really explained) focuses on humour titles, so there’s no mention of 2000AD, the news stand’s other ... Read More »

“Rourke of the Radlands” returns via 100% Biodegradable shapes up

100% Biodegradable 16 - Cover SNIP

Back in the early 1990s, myself and now Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp co-created “Rourke of the Radlands“, who has only, to date, appeared in Marvel UK’s STRIP anthology (Issue Four). As I previously mentioned here, the response to the strip was positive and editor Dan Abnett got Liam and I working on a mini-series idea, one that went through ... Read More »

Another rare “Banned” Action offered for sale, start your bids at £2500

Action Issue 37

There’s another chance for someone with deep pockets to get their hands of a copy of the rare “banned” issue of controversial 1970s comic Action (Issue 37). The starting price this time around, through eBay once more, is £2,500 and it can be found here. Previously offered issues of this rare comic sold for £4110.75 and £2555. Here’s the description of the ... Read More »

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