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It’s a Christmas Cracker! The Christmas Beano is On Sale Now

Beano 3864

The Christmas Beano (Issue 3864) is on sale now in all good newsagents – and what a whopper of comic it is, too. Yes – it’s the issue where it’s Christmas all the way through and this week’s issue comes with twelve amazing gifts… yes, twelve! But what else is inside?   The Christmas Beano is on sale now – and don’t ... Read More »

From 1940s Hollywood occult to kicking Tolkien – 2000AD’s Christmas special is out next week!

2000AD Prog 2011

Once upon a time, 2000AD annuals would languish beneath the Christmas tree until the big day, creating an agonising delay before readers could tuck into the Thrill-powered delights inside… But these days, publishers Rebellion don’t force readers to wait until 25th December to unwrap their presents – the 2000AD Christmas Special is out next week! 2000AD Prog 2011 sees the return of ... Read More »

Step aside WWE, here’s Johnny (Cougar, that is)! But could this comics hero make a comeback today?

Johnny Cougar's Wrestling Monthly - All

Long before WWE in its present form and ITV’s Gladiators there was a wrestling star that outfought all his opponents – Johnny Cougar, a Canadian Seminole mat fighter, co-star of the long-running weekly comic Tiger alongside the likes of “Roy of the Rovers”, “Skid Solo” and “Martin’s Marvellous Mini”. But did you know that. briefly, he had his own comic? downthetubes ... Read More »

Something For The Weekend: Judge Dredd! Aliens! Assassin’s Creed! New Comics On Sale (w/c 5th December 2016)

2000AD Prog 2010

Here’s this week’s round up of new comics in British newsagents and comic shops skewed, as ever to highlighting British creators and publishers. 2000AD steps neatly back to its early “Judge Dredd” tales this week with “In Denial” from Michael Carroll, drawn by Andrew Currie. It’s a bit of a “talkie” episode but there’s some nice commentary on Mega City ... Read More »

Bid to become a Beano character – and support the NSPCC

The Beano Logo 2016

Could you (or your child) be the next Dennis the Menace or Minnie the Minx – and support the NSPCC? Beano Studios is offering the comic’s thousands of fans a once in a lifetime opportunity to star in the world’s most famous weekly comic, including a behind-the-scenes master class at the top-secret Beano Studios HQ. The chance comes as  one ... Read More »

Mrs Peel, we’re needed: “The Avengers” comic strips collected at last

The Avengers - Steed & Mrs Peel - The Comic Strips - Sample Page

Just released by audio drama creators Big Finish to complement their new, official The Avengers – Steed & Mrs Peel series starring Julian Wadham and Olivia Poulet is a collection of eight strips sourced from Diana comic in the 1960s. The Avengers – Steed & Mrs Peel recreates in audio the comic strips from the 1960s, as well as reprinting ... Read More »

Creators at 2000AD Forty Years of Thrills Festival revealed!

2000AD Forty Years of Thrills Festival Logo

Rebellion has revealed the massive creator line up for its 2000AD Forty Years of Thrills Festival, a one day event taking place Saturday 11th February 2017, just outside London. Marking 40 years and over 2000 issues of thrill power, the Festival will be the culmination of a whole slate of UK-wide events planned to celebrate the enduring legacy of the ... Read More »

Will You Be Joining Commando comic’s Press Gang?

Here’s the latest Commando release information from DC Thomson for Issues 4971 – 4974, going on sale Thursday 1st December 2016. It’s of course entirely coincidental one edition out this week is titled “Press Gang”, just as DC Thomson issues a recruitment ad for their Heritage Brands.  If you’re interested in a career in comics, the company is currently advertising ... Read More »

Roy of the Rovers: A Collector’s Guide

The recent release of longtime comics editor and writer Barrie Tomlinson‘s book Real Roy of the Rovers Stuff (Barrie himself talks about that project here, and Ian Wheeler’s review is here) made us wonder what other Roy of the Rovers books are out there for the collector. 2000AD publisher Rebellion has hinted they have major plans for Roy, the football ace ... Read More »

“Beau Peep” blows his last post at the Daily Star, nearly 40 years after first appearance

Beau Peep Book 8 - Cover

Veteran strip writer Roger Kettle has announced the sad news that the Daily Star has made dropped its longest-running comic strip, Beau Peep, which had been running in the newspaper since the first issue in 1978. Beau Peep will end sometime in early December and is yet another asinine cost saving measure at the Star unlikely to please readers. The paper is published ... Read More »

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