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Hidden Nazis, Deadly Secrets Uncovered – in the new Commando comics

Commando 4997 – Hidden Nazis

Here’s the latest intel on the new DC Thomson Commando releases (Issues 4995 – 4998), on sale now in all good newsagents and available on various digital platforms… Commando 4995 – The Village Story: Ferg Handley Art: Vicente Alcazar Cover: Janek Matysiak By spring, 1945, the Reich’s forces were in full retreat and Allied troops were pushing into Germany. So ... Read More »

Happy Birthday, 2000AD (your “Official” birthday, that is)

An early dummy cover for "AD2000", cover artist unknown

Happy Birthday 2000AD! The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic is celebrating its 40th birthday today with the release of the 2000AD 40th Anniversary Special and 2000AD Prog 2019 in newsagents, comic shops and various digital platforms. More information below! Technically, it’s actually “Happy Birthday Judge Dredd“, who appeared in Prog Two, which was on sale today 40 years ago. 22nd February 1977 was the “off sale ... Read More »

The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic Convention? A Day out at the 2000AD – 40 Years of Thrill-Power Festival

2000AD - 40 Years of Thrill-Power - Carlos Queue

The 2000AD – 40 Years of Thrill-Power Festival took place last weekend and downthetubers John Freeman (who was drafted to run a panel about British comics, Richard Sheaf and Tony Esmond (who got to interview Pat Mills on stage) share their thoughts on the event… A Grand Day Out By Richard Sheaf There are more comic conventions than ever before in this UK ... Read More »

Comics Circulation Figures For 2016 Released by ABC

Beano ABC 2016

February is the month when the Audit Bureau Of Circulations (ABC), who describe themselves as “the industry body for media measurement”, release the official circulation figures for Consumer Magazines that are registered with them. That includes comics and comics magazines published by Panini, Denis Publishing and DC Thomson. It should be pointed out that all the sales figures given here are ... Read More »

Front Line Thieves and Lost Legionnaires – new Commando comics on sale this week

Commando 4992 – Legion of the Lost

Here’s the intel on this week’s Commando comics releases from DC Thomson (Issues 4991 – 4994), on sale in all good newsagents from Thursday 9th February 2017 and various digital platforms… We note the title is heading rapidly toward its landmark 5000th issue – a massive achievement! Commando 4991 – Achtung, We Surrender Originally Commando No. 311 (February 1968) Story: ... Read More »

Something For The Weekend: Time To Celebrate 40 years of 2000AD!

2000 AD's Greatest: Celebrating 40 Years of Thrill-Power SNIP

Squaxx dek Thargo will be out in force celebrating 40 Years of 2000AD in London this weekend – so how could we not mark this momentous event in this week’s British comic and creator-focused new comics round up with a front and centre plug for 2000AD’s Greatest: Celebrating 40 Years of Thrill-Power! Some of British comics’ top creators pick their favourite ... Read More »

John Wagner to ‘revive’ the Dark Judges with new story ‘Dominion’ for Judge Dredd Megazine

Dark Judges - Dominion

Writer John Wagner (Judge Dredd, A History of Violence) and Nick Percival (Clive Barker’s Hellraiser) are to follow up 2015’s chilling Dark Justice with a new story featuring the infamous Dark Judges. An Alien-style race-against-time Dark Justice saw undead alien superfiends Judges Death, Fear, Fire, and Mortis run amok on an ark ship full of colonists. Judge Dredd and Judge ... Read More »

Doctor Who artist Mike Collins on board for “Apollo” graphic novel from SelfMadeHero

Apollo - Warm up Art SNIP

Doctor Who and Star Trek artist Mike Collins – not to be confused with NASA astronaut Michael Collins in this instance – is working on Apollo, a new graphic novel about the manned moon missions on the 1960s and early 1970s. Written by Dead Canary Comics founders Matt Fitch and C.S. Baker, the novel will be published by SelfMadeHero and part-funded by Arts Council England. ... Read More »

In Review: Future Shock! 40 Years of 2000AD – Cartoon Museum Exhibition

Future Shock! 40 Years of 2000AD - Art

The 2000AD 40th Anniversary exhibition is open now at London’s Cartoon Museum – and Richard Sheaf was at the opening night… The idea to hold a 2000AD exhibition at London’s Cartoon Museum came about 12 months ago when Steve Marchant realised that the 40th anniversary was coming up. The Museum staff were convinced a tie-in exhibition was a great idea ... Read More »

Crowdfunding Spotlight: The Penned Guin Treasury Edition on Kickstarter

Writer/artist Alan Henderson has been producing his newspaper style, three panel, humour strip The Penned Guin since early 2013. The characters are all, unsurprisingly, penguins and the humour, by Alan’s own admission, consists of “terrible puns and Dad jokes that really make you groan.” Alan has become a familiar face at conventions in Scotland and the north of England with his strips ... Read More »

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