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British Comics Past: Super Naturals

Super Naturals Adventure Book

Super Naturals must surely rank as one of the shortest-lived British comics of all time, with just nine regular issues to its name. In common with the M.A.S.K. and Ring Raiders comics, Super Naturals was based on a series of toys, released in 1986 by Tonka, a company now owned by Transformers makers Hasbro. The Super Naturals figures differed from ... Read More »

One for 2000AD and Dan Dare fans: Let’s Go To Mars! Game Launched

Let's Go to Mars - Screenshot

A graphic adventure game focusing on the exploration of Mars has been launched by the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia, which should appeal to fans of most SF comics or books – of all ages. The app, Let’s Go To Mars has been designed for the European project UPWARDS, developed in collaboration with Wild Sphere and Laniakea Management & Communication, and ... Read More »

“Jeff Hawke Junior” Collected At Last by Jeff Hawke Fan Club

Jeff Hawke Jnr. - Cover

Just published by the Jeff Hawke Fan Club and available to members is this collection of Jeff Hawke Jnr., containing all the Jeff Hawke strips from Junior Express weekly. The 128 page book is the same large format as the Club’s COSMOS magazine which features strips from the Express, but is full colour throughout. In addition to the four strips published in the comic ... Read More »

Exclusive Extract – Read Em and Weep Book One: Serial Killer by Pat Mills and Kevin O’Neill

Read Em and Weep Book One - Serial Killer by Pat Mills and Kevin O'Neill - Cover

With the 40th Anniversary 2000AD celebration this weekend in London, we’re delighted to bring you this extract from Pat Mills and Kevin O’Neill’s new novel, published by Millsverse Books, set in the wold of 1970s comics publishing…  Be advised this extract is not for sensitive souls (or very young ones)… The 1970s is a dangerous time for kids… An even more dangerous ... 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 »

Britannia and The Mummy writer Peter Milligan signing at Forbidden Planet Newcastle opening day

Britannia #1 Cover A - SNIP

As part of the launch day celebrations for Forbidden Planet‘s brand new Newcastle Megastore, writer Peter Milligan will be signing copies of Britannia, collecting Britannia #1 – 4, on Saturday 18th February 2017. In Peter Milligan’s Britannia, published by Valiant Entertainment, with art by Juan Jose Ryp, we’re on the fringes of civilisation, and the world’s first detective is about to ... Read More »

Andy Holden’s exhibition “As Speed Increases Objects Can Be In Several Places At Once” now at Lancaster University

Andy Holden: As Speed Increases Objects Can Be In Several Places At Once

The result of five years’ work, Andy Holden’s Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape, now showing at Lancaster Univerity‘s Peter Scott Gallery, presents a fully realised animated theory proposing the world is now best understood as a cartoon. Part-lecture, part-documentary, part-conspiracy theory, the film examines the formation of ‘laws’ within cartoons as a way of making sense of the world ... Read More »

From The Trenches: A Guest’s Eye View of True Believers Comic Festival 2017 by Jessica Martin

True Believers 2017 Souvenir Mug

Comic creator Jessica Martin, one of many talents at the event, reveals how she’s now a “True Believer” after her trip to Cheltenham this weekend…  On Saturday 5th February, I was a guest at the True Believers Comic Festival in Cheltenham. It was my second visit, my first being two years ago when the event was launched. I had a ... Read More »

October date for 2017 Nottingham Comic Convention announced 

The team behind Nottingham Comic Convention have just announced this year’s event will take place on Saturday 14th October – and released their promotional poster by Roger Langridge, a previous guest. “We have begun the process that is the long, yet exciting, road to Nottingham Comic Con 2017”, say the team via their official site, “and what better way to ... Read More »

Marvel UK’s short-lived war comic “Fury” recalled

Here’s a small selection of some of the dramatic covers for Marvel UK’s short-lived war comic Fury, which ran for 25 issues back in 1977. The Boys Adventure Blog is spotlighting the title as part of its celebration of the work of  creators better known for their contributions to 2000AD. While Dave Gibbons drew the cover for Issue One (above), it ... Read More »

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