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The Broons stage show dates announced 

“Pit the kettle oan mither, this is braw news!” Scotland’s most famous family The Broons are going on tour in a new stage play written by Rob Drummond, starting in Perth and culminating at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow, in November. The Glebe Street bunch have featured in the classic DC Thomson comic strips in The Sunday Post since 1936 and ... Read More »

In Review: A Christmas Carol by Joe Matthews and Dave McCluskey

While it’s never too soon for Christmas for some I’m definitely in the don’t bother with it until December camp. But for once, I was delighted when I got an ‘early present’… This utterly charming retelling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol by Joe Matthews, told in verse by Dave McCluskey, which dropped through my door recently.  Yes, in August. ... Read More »

Creating Comics: Are There Better Ways to Reach Your Readers Than Through WHSmith?

Buster Holiday Fun Special 1969

I’m throwing this out there for discussion, because my article suggesting a Buster comic revival has stirred up some interesting comment yesterday. A lot of people, for example, suggested “Summer Specials” as an alternative to a new regular comic. The problem with the reviving the traditional “comic specials” today is that, as I understand it, the newsagents distributors charge just as much ... Read More »

Crowdfunding Spotlight: TorsoBear – The Final Chapter

Torsobear 3 Promo

Independent comics creator and publisher Brett Uren has just launched the Kickstarter for Torsobear: Back on the Blocks – the third and final volume of the much-praised cartoon noir comic book about toy-on-toy crime in a fantastic city of playthings, created by Brett with many fantastic contributing writers and artists. “What Torsobear does magnificently is transplant the world of creepy crime noir successfully into a ... Read More »

Creating Comics: Could Rebellion Bring Back Buster?

A modern look to Ken Reid's popular character Faceache, by Joe Matthews.

The news that 2000AD and Judge Dredd Meagzine publisher Rebellion has bought Egmont’s classic comic archive certainly gotten a lot of comics fans into a frenzy, with many creators already brushing up their pitches for all-new takes on adventures characters such as THUNDER comic’s Adam Eterno, Action‘s Dredger and others. But might a revival of Fleetway Editions best-known humour title – Buster ... Read More »

Something For the Weekend (w/c 29th August 2026): Psycho Gran and Walter the Wobot? I’m in!

Psycho Gran by David Leach

It’s been a busy week thanks to the Bank Holiday, so I’ll make this quick. Walter the Wobot makes a guest appearance in “Judge Dredd” in this week’s 2000AD (prog 1996). What further reason do you need to get to your newsagent or comic shop and buy a copy? Go, but take us with you on your smartphone, we have some ... Read More »

New Vice Press Limited Edition Judge Dredd prints on sale at Bedford’s NICE convention

Vice Press - Judge Dredd by Tom Whalen - Variant

Two new 2000AD-inspired screen prints this coming weekend, one by Tom Whalen, which the team at Vice Press are hugely excited about. The prints will be on sale at the NICE Comic Convention in Bedford and we will releasing this new Judge Dredd screen print there, as well as a Judge Dredd handbill by Matt Ferguson especially for the event. Tom Whalen is a graphic ... Read More »

In Review: Johnny Red – The Flying Gun

Johnny Red: The Flying Gun Crew

The Book: Johnny “Red” Redburn, British-born leader of Russia’s Falcon Squadron, has two enemies to worry about: the Nazis in front of him and the Russian secret police – the dreaded NKVD – at his back. But now, NKVD Major Rastovitch comes to Johnny with a proposal that could clear his name – or end his life. All that Johnny has ... Read More »

Crowdfunding Spotlight and Preview: Cognition Issue One by Ken Reynolds & Sam Bentley

Cognition Issue One Panel Four

Script and Letters by Ken Reynolds Art by Sam Bentley Edited by David Hailwood Pin ups by Rory Donald, Tom Mortimer, Dan ‘Guns’ Butcher, Andrew Pawley, Dan Harris and others to be confirmed for final print date. American Comics format – Black and White interiors The Story: The shadowy organisation the British Occult Secret Service (B.O.S.S.) are assigned to investigate the ... Read More »

In Review: Judge Anderson – Psi Files Volume 5

Anderson Psi Files Volume 5 Cover

The Book: Psi-Division’s toughest judge, Cassandra Anderson, returns to the streets of Mega-City One, having awoken from the coma she fell into following her exposure to the Half-Live virus. But there is no respite for the veteran Psi Judge. City-wide disasters face her at every turn, including everything from a hideous new disease manufactured by the Sisters of Death and ... Read More »

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