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Thought Bubble Festival move to September for annual comics gathering confirmed

Art by Emmeline Pidgen

The Thought Bubble Festival team have confirmed that, as rumoured among British comic fans for some time, next year’s week-long event will take place in September 2017 – and announced their first guest. “We’d like to say another massive thank you to everyone who came out and made this year’s events such a huge success,” the team say in a statement ... Read More »

Something For the Weekend: Christmas Dredd, but Hook Jaw Delayed! New Comics On Sale (w/c 12th December 2016)

2000AD Prog 2011

How can we not lead our regular British creator and publisher-skewed new comics line-up without a heads up, once again, for the 2000AD Christmas Special? Colin Noble has already sang the Prog’s praises, but you’d have to be totally thrill-sucked crazy not to want the mazing “Judge Dredd” tale, written by Rob Williams and drawn by Chris Weston, because it ... Read More »

In Review: The Dan Dare Audio Adventures – Voyage to Venus

Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures Episode 1 - Voyage to Venus by Richard Kurti and Bev Doyle

A B7 Production in association with Big Finish Distributed by Big Finish Directed By: Andrew Mark Sewell • Listen to the trailer Main Cast: Ed Stoppard (Dan Dare), Geoff McGivern (Digby), Heida Reed (Professor Peabody), Michael Cochrane (Sir Hubert Guest), Raad Rawi (The Mekon) Associate Producer Fiona McAlpine Development Producer Patrick Chapman Series Script Editor Colin Brake Executive Producer Simon Moorhead ... Read More »

Comics Retailer Spotlight: A Big Hand For Market Place News, Garstang

Market Place News, Garstang - Panini UK Titles

We’ve sung the praises of many comic shops on downthetubes over the years, as well as slinging the occasional brickbat (more often than not, at a multiple like WHSmith, whose ideas for comic display have often left us gobsmacked). But we rarely get the chance to sing the praises of an independent high street newsagents that’s doing more than usual ... Read More »

2000AD at 40: The Countdown continues with Chris Weston

Top 2000AD artist Chris Weston (who’s just one of many top talents in this year’s special Christmas Prog) has just posted this stunning promotional image for the 2000AD: 40 Years Of Thrill Power Festival. Taking place in London in February, the event has a huge line up of talent and tickets are on sale now from the 2000AD web site. ... Read More »

Comic Creator Spotlight: The Life and Work of Alberto Breccia – Part Three by Ron Tiner

The Life and Work of Alberto Breccia by Ron Tiner

He’s perhaps best known to British comic fans for his work through the Bardon Press Features office in Barcelona for Fleetway Edtions in the 1960s, first on Super Detective Picture Library Number 172 “Passport to Peril” (an adaptation of the novel, Assignment Helene by Edward S Aarons), drawing episodes of “Spy 13” and “Kit Carson” for the Cowboy Picture Library, among other work. But Argentine artist Alberto Breccia, often described as “the master ... Read More »

In Review: Tales from the Crypt #1 – Back from the Dead!

Tales from the Crypt #1 - SNIP

38 pages – Full Colour – Adult Material Published by Papercutz as part of their ‘Super Genius’ imprint Creators include Larry Hama, Scott Lobdell, John McCrea, David Anthony Kraft, Miran Kim and Stefan Petrucha and Jolyon Yates A lot of horror found in all mediums these days seems almost systematically restrained to the point of self censorship. I imagine a writer ... Read More »

In Memoriam: “Billy’s Boots” and “Jet-Ace Logan” Comic Artist John Gillatt

A page of "Billy's Boots" by John Gillatt from Lion and Tiger, 28th September 1985.

Former Fleetway editor Barrie Tomlinson pays tribute to John Gillatt, the artist best known for his work on strips such as “Billy’s Boots”, “Black Archer” and “Jet-Ace Logan” (for Comet and Tiger), who we have just learned died in November… I was devastated to hear that my old friend John Gillatt had passed away in November, at the age of ... Read More »

Beano Top Trumps Released, joins massive line of new merchandise in time for Christmas

Beano Merchandise 2016

Beano Studios, the business behind the relaunch of the Beano comic as a global kids’ entertainment network, has launched an awesome new range of products featuring refreshed Beano designs, just in time for Christmas, including a newly-launched Beano Top Trumps game. The collection, available through the online shop at shop.beano.com (with some items on sale from other retailers), includes t-shirts, hoodies, beanies, ... Read More »

In Review: Doctor Who: The Highgate Horror

Doctor Who: The Highgate Horror

Doctor Who: The Highgate Horror is the latest collection of Twelfth Doctor strips from the pages of Panini’s Doctor Who Magazine, wrapped in a smashing cover by David A. Roach. The strips in this collection are: “Space Invaders!” First published in Doctor Who Magazine 484 Writer: Mark Wright Penciller: Mike Collins Inker: David A Roach Colourist: James Offredi Letterer: Roger ... Read More »

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