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Last Chance to get your hands on some classic British comic collections from Bear Alley Books!

Bear Alley Books - Frontline and Arena Covers

Over at Bear Alley Books, publisher Steve Holland has a special offer on two of his latest books collecting two great strips from DC Thomson, featuring work by artists Ian Kennedy and Enrique Alcatena. “This will be your last chance to buy Frontline UK and Arena as our license for these titles runs out shortly and both books will be officially ... Read More »

Lightning Strike Comics announces new Phantom comic, Scarlet Sapphire

The Phantom - Scarlet Sapphire art by Stephen Mooney

Dublin-based independent comics publisher Lightning Strike Comics has announced the creative team behind their new Phantom comic, Scarlet Sapphire, and has released a smashing piece of preview art by Stephen Mooney, who is also writing the book. The new title follows the company’s publication of a special 60th anniversary Phantom tribute last year, working in partnership with the character’s US owners, ... Read More »

Exclusive: “Summer Magic” Collection Cover by John Ridgway Revealed 

Summer Magic: The Complete Luke Kirby Journal SNIP

We’re honoured to debut the brand new cover for Summer Magic: The Complete Journal of Luke Kirby collection, to be published by Rebellion in May 2017. This is a brand new cover by initial series artist John Ridgway, with colours provided by Italian colourist Barbara Nosenzo. A series which trumped JK Rowling’s Harry Potter to the ‘young boy wizard’ trope by ... Read More »

Lakes International Comic Art Festival celebrates Will Eisner with competition, comic and exclusive exhibition

Will Eisner Centennial

Recognising the work of ground-breaking American comic creator Will Eisner, creator of “The Spirit”, the  Lakes International Comic Art Festival is pleased to announce not one but three celebratory projects to mark his incredible contribution to the development of the comics form – a competition of aspiring creators, a celebratory comics and an exciting exhibition for the Festival in October (13th – 15h October 2017). ... Read More »

Comics’ Sweeping Graphic Novel Prince Valiant Turns 80

A panel from an episode of Prince Valiant published 2nd February 1964

While we’ve been celebrating the 40th anniversary of British comic 2000AD a lot in recent days, another comic – well, comic strip – marked its 80th anniversary earlier this month and we couldn’t let it pass by given the lasting impact and influence it had on many comic creators. “Prince Valiant” made his debut on 13th February 1937 and here, author and ... Read More »

Sneak Peek: Fighting Fantasy’s “Freeway Fighter” Returns As All-New Comic

Freeway Fighter #1 - Cover A

Spinning out of the legendary Fighting Fantasy series of game books created by Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson in 1982, the post-apocalyptic Freeway Fighter distinguished itself by deviating from the usual mix of orcs, goblins and cave-trolls. Now it’s back – as an all-new Titan Comics production from Andi Ewington with original creator Ian Livingstone and artist Simon Coleby with ... Read More »

King Kong, wartime Beanos and banned Oz comics – quite a selection in latest ComPal comic auction!

Mighty World of Marvel 1 (1972) - with Hulk T-Shirt Transfer free gift

The latest Compalcomics online auction has just launched and offers a fantastic selection of wartime Beanos, pre-war Mickey Mouse Weeklies and copies of Glasgow / Northern Looking Glass, considered the world’s first “comic”, published in Glasgow in 1825. Plus, there’s the chance to get your hands on some rare underground comics, including a copy of the infamous Oz “Schoolkids” magazine that saw ... 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 »

Hasbro awards Signature Publishing ‘Partner of the Year’

Transformers: Robots in Disguise Issue 1 - Cover SNIP

With over 60 Hasbro licensees, including some of the biggest toy, apparel, stationery and publishing companies across the UK and Europe in the running for the award, Signature Publishing says it is delighted to be awarded the honour of the toy maker’s ‘Partner of the Year’. The ‘Partner of the Year’ title reflects the high quality and hard work put in by ... 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 »

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