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In Review: Something Wicked 2018

If the nights are drawing in, and the air has a chill does that mean it is time for this year’s edition of Something Wicked from Futurequake Press? It surely does. The celebrated anthology returns for 2018 with 23 tales and a host of creators old and new, wrapped in a stunning cover by MattContinue reading In Review: Something Wicked 2018

Hornby previously released a number fo Harry Potter-related train sets. Image: Model Railway Emporium via eBay

DC Super Heroes Corgi cars, Hornby Harry Potter trains back on track in new licensing deal

Model and collectables firm Hornby Hobbies has entered into a licensing agreement with Warner Bros Consumer Products that will see the company launch a series of model railways and slot car sets across numerous Warner and DC franchises, including Harry Potter and DC Super Heroes. The product range will be developed under several of Hornby’sContinue reading DC Super Heroes Corgi cars, Hornby Harry Potter trains back on track in new licensing deal

"Operation Bloodhound" from Battle Action Force - cover dated 8th October 1986

Looking back at Battle Action Force

Many older British comic fans will remember Marvel UK’s Action Force comic, but the team had another home – in issues of IPC’s Battle in the early 1980s. Luke Williams looks back at the stories… By the early 1980s, sales on the war / action title Battle, the first wave in the Pat Mills /Continue reading Looking back at Battle Action Force

Power Pack of Ken Reid - The Books

Power Pack of Ken Reid books must be won!

Earlier this year, after years of waiting, a crowdfunding campaign was launched to collect all of humour cartoonist Ken Reid‘s Odhams comic strips of the 1960s – featured in Wham!, Smash!, and Pow! – into a pair handsome official hardback collections. The limited collections are now on sale – and to mark our 20th anniversary celebrations at this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival,Continue reading Power Pack of Ken Reid books must be won!

Lakes Festival Focus 2018 - John Ferguson

Lakes Festival Focus: Comics Writer John Ferguson, creator of “Saltire”

Every year, in the countdown to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, we bring you a series of interviews with guests at the event. Over 70 are attending in 2018 in October (and that’s not including creators you’ll find in the Comics Clock Tower). This Festival Focus for 2018 is John Ferguson is the creator andContinue reading Lakes Festival Focus: Comics Writer John Ferguson, creator of “Saltire”