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In Praise Of: Comic Artist Jack “King” Kirby

Jack Kirby Self Portrait

Had he lived, Jack “King” Kirby, born 28th August 1917, would have been 100 this year. In advance of Lancaster Comics Day 2017, where Kirby’s work will be celebrated on a special panel, British comic artist (and Comics Day guest) Tim Perkins sings the praises of this great American comic artist, whose work was instrumental in inspiring him on his ... Read More »

In Memoriam and Celebration: Comic Artist Bernie Wrightson 

We’re sorry to report the passing of US comic artist Bernard Albert “Bernie” Wrightson, sometimes credited as Berni Wrightson, after a battle with brain cancer. The news was shared on his web site by his wife, Liz Wrightson. He was 68. He is perhaps best known for co-creating DC Comics  Swamp Thing with writer Len Wein, his Frankenstein illustration work, and for his ... Read More »

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 – Rogue Trooper and Torchwood – in This Week’s New Comics in the UK (w/c 17th October 2016)

Doctor Who The Third Doctor #2 (Of 5) - Cover A

There’s another cracking issue of 2000AD on sale now in all good newsagents and comic shops, featuring more crazed violence and a frisson of dark humour in “Judge Dredd: Get Sin” by Rob Williams, Trevor Hairsine, Dylan Teague and Annie Parkhouse; “Savage: The Marze Murderer” by Pat Mills, Patrick Goddard, Annie Parkhouse; “Hunted” by Gordon Rennie, PJ Holden, Len O’Grady, Simon Bowland; the ace ... Read More »

New Fantastic Beasts Posters and more launched as Harry Potter prequel film debut approaches

GB Poster - Fantastic Beasts Poster

Fresh in stock ready for the Christmas rush, GB Posters offers a great range of posters, ready to hang collectable framed prints and other merchandise from this season’s biggest brands. The company says Pokemon and Suicide Squad have proved to be a huge success this summer, but it looks like their new Fantastic Beasts products will form the bulk of their winter sales. ... Read More »

Talking “Dream Gang” with Brendan McCarthy

Dream Gang Cover by Brendan McCarthy

Brendan McCarthy’s creator-owned psychedelic comics opus Dream Gang is out this week, published by Dark Horse Comics – and we caught up with this hugely talented creator for a quick chat about the project and what he’s currently working on. Collecting the story originally published in Dark Horse Presents, this re-mastered edition of Dream Gang represents Brendan at his finest – ... Read More »

Wonder Woman #3: Creator Secrets!

Wonder Woman #3 - Cover by Liam Sharp

Wonder Woman #3 is out today in comic shops from DC Comics, written by Greg Rucka, drawn by Liam Sharp and coloured by Laura Martin. Liam posted the first five unlettered  pages from the issue online, showcasing Laura Martin’s glorious colour work, and included some “behind the scenes” snippets on their creation he’s very kindly given downthetubes permission to feature… ... Read More »

Something For the Weekend: Sherlock Shenanigians and Wonder Woman Reborn (New Comics w/c 6/6/16)

Wonder Woman - Rebirth #1

DC Comics “Rebirth” project continues this week, with two of the creators I had the pleasure of working with back in my Marvel UK days working on separate books. Aquaman #1 is written by Dan Abnett (with art by Oscar Jimenez, cover artists Brad Walker and Andrew Hennessy, while Liam Sharp is busy not only with the digital publishing empire that is Madefire ... Read More »

Batman: The Killing Joke to get limited US theatrical release

Batman: The Killing Joke Teaser

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Fathom Events are working together to give Batman: The Killing Joke a special, one-night big screen release on Monday 25th July in select cinemas across the US shortly after its world premiere as part of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Adapted from the best-selling graphic novel by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland, the animated feature delves ... Read More »

Something For the Weekend: Awesome Slaine and Sold Out Rebirths! (New Comics w/c 30/5/16)

2000AD Prog 1983

Yes, yes, we know it’s Saturday already and you’re on the way to the comic shop already. We’re a bit busy at this end, getting ready for Lancaster Comics Day on Sunday, revamping the Lakes International Comic Art Festival web site, among other things. But we couldn’t not post our regular, British creator and publisher-skewed new comics list, could we? ... Read More »

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