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New Lion Kids Comic Bible released

Two years in the making, The Lion Kids Comic Bible, was published last week by Lion Children’s Books, a collaborative project from Ed Chatelier (original concept), Mychailo Kazybrid (script and pencils), Bambos Georgiou (inks), Jeff Anderson (colourist) and Jesus Barony (colourist). Described as great for reluctant readers, offering fun for all ages, the book offersContinue reading New Lion Kids Comic Bible released

The Ladybird Book of Nursery Rhymes, and a photograph of Digby the Cat courtesy Peter Hampson

Who knew Dan Dare’s “Digby” was also a cat?

Eagle fans will know Peter Hampson was his father Frank Hampson’s model for “Flamer” Spry in the original “Dan Dare” strip. But Peter was also called on to help his father when he illustrated for Ladybird Books… and the family cat, Digby, too! “A Ladybird Books fan asked Helen Day of the website Ladybird FlyContinue reading Who knew Dan Dare’s “Digby” was also a cat?

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Blast! An Early 1990s British News Stand Comics Casualty

Image via EBay Short-lived, like many of its brethren and certainly overlooked, Blast! had some worthwhile strip content and is certainly worth a revisit. Luke Williams delves into its pages… By the late 1980s, following the triple header of Watchmen, The Dark Knight Returns and Maus, comics were becoming acceptable, even fashionable and “hip”. NotContinue reading Blast! An Early 1990s British News Stand Comics Casualty

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British Comic Heroes: Swift Morgan – The First Brit in Space? – and artist Denis McLoughlin

He was Britain’s first genuine picture-strip SF hero, his adventures launched in far-off 1948, visualised by the legendary Denis McLoughlin. Now, Andrew Darlington explores the full, complex, and fascinating history of Swift Morgan… ‘FAST ACTION IN THE WORLDS OF THE FUTURE’ “Chin Up Silver! We’ve Got Out Of Other Tough Spots…!” The roundly-solid blue spaceshipContinue reading British Comic Heroes: Swift Morgan – The First Brit in Space? – and artist Denis McLoughlin