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Titan Comics Announces their 2017 Doctor Who Comics Day, Rachael Stott on art for crossover comic

2017 Doctor Who Comics Day

With Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor vworping back onto our screens here in the UK on Saturday 15th April (and to BBC AMERICA in the US and Space in Canada on the same day), fans get a chance to continue their celebration of all things Doctor Who with Titan Comics’ Doctor Who Comics Day on Saturday 2nd September 2017. Doctor Who ... Read More »

Thunder comic appeal from 2000AD

2000AD publisher Rebellion – which now owns a large number of comic brands and characters previously published by Fleetway – has appealed for help to find physical copies of the short-lived boys adventure comic Thunder. In online appeals, Rebellion say they are trying to plug a gap in their recently acquired archive. Thunder was a classic “Hatch, Match and Dispatch” ... Read More »

Panel Borders: Collecting Souls and Brighton Rock

Hannah Berry, Joe Decie and graphic designer George Hardie

Panel Borders, the monthly show about comics and graphic novels is back this week, celebrating the output of three artists associated with the City of Brighton and Hove. Alex Fitch talks to graphic novelists Hannah Berry, Joe Decie (whose graphic novel, Collecting Sticks, debuts this month) and graphic designer George Hardie about their work. Coinciding with a career retrospective at University ... Read More »

Ghost Ships and Wartime Castaways – new Commando comics on sale on Thursday

Commando Issue 5010: Treasure Hunt

Here’s the intel from DC Thomson on the latest issues of Commando (Issues 5007 – 5010) on sale in all good newsagents from Thursday 6th April 2017 and also available through various digital platforms. All four stories are set in different conflicts during World War Two and following very different protagonists, dealing with themes of duty and heroism, pushing the boundaries ... Read More »

Papercutz Publishes Metaphrog’s The Little Mermaid

Little Mermaid 001 SNIP

Metaphrog’s latest hardback adaptation of a Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, The Little Mermaid, is being released by American publisher Papercutz today. A follow up to 2015’s The Red Shoes And Other Tales, The Little Mermaid is written by John Chalmers and illustrated by Sandra Marrs, the Franco-Scottish couple who make up the Metaphrog team. The Little Mermaid lives deep under ... Read More »

My So-Called Secret Identity Launch Event Announced 

My So-Called Secret Identity Volume 2 SNIP

The launch of Volume 2 of My So-Called Secret Identity (aka MSCSI), with writer Will Brooker and artist Jennie Gyllblad, will take place in London at the end of the month. MSCSI, created by Suze Shore, Will Brooker and Sarah Zaidan, launched online in February 2013. Issues Two and Three, funded entirely by fan donations, followed later that year, with Issue Four released ... Read More »

Commando Comic Update – sabotaged by its publisher

Commando 5003

(Now updated with issue information): Rather belatedly, here’s the information on the issues of DC Thomson’s Commando (5003 – 5006), still on sale in all good newsagents for a few more days. DC Thomson changed the way they provide information about the title which made it impossible for the volunteer team minding downthetubes while I was on holiday to post ... Read More »

New girls magazines launched, DC Thomson’s “Sweet” includes strip by Laura Howell

"Sweet" by Laura Howell for Sweet Issue One

DC Thomson and Panini UK have both launched new girls titles this week – Sweet and Disney’s Eleanor of Avalor, the latter based on the animated series screened on the Disney Channel. DC Thomson say their title, Sweet, which includes a mini comic strip by Laura Howell, is intended for primary girls “who love collectibles, shopping, and all things cute”. ... Read More »

In Review: Garbage Night by Jen Lee

Garbage Night by Jen Lee

Created by Jen Lee Full colour, £12.99 Published by NoBrow The Story: In a barren and ransacked backyard, a dog called Simon lives with his two best friends: a raccoon and a deer. They spend their days looting a desolate supermarket, waiting for the return of the hallowed “Garbage Night” – and week after week, the bins remain empty. But ... Read More »

Britain’s annual comics-promoting Small Press Day 2017 Announced for Saturday 8th July

Small Press Day 2017

Small Press Day, celebrating comics and self-publishing at shops and events across the UK and Ireland, is back in July. The fantastic Broken Frontier web site – ever at the forefront of promoting independently published small press comics and encouraging their creators – has announced that fter a hugely successful first day in 2016, Small Press Day returns on Saturday ... Read More »

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