I was saddened the other day to read of the death of British humour comics stalwart Terry Bave. As a lad, I read his work in my brother’s copy of Whizzer & Chips, but I probably became most interested in his work when I discovered some unique try-out strips he’d drawn for a “custom comic”Continue reading Whacko!, The Comic That Never Was
Brand new Commando (issues 5183-5186) from DC Thomson are on sale now in all good newsagents, featuring Lancaster raids over Germany, coward pilots on the Russian front, a chilly reception in the Falklands, and the mystery of a British traitor! Commando 5183: Home of Heroes: Raid over Heilbronn Story: Iain McLaughlin | Art: Paolo OngaroContinue reading New Commando comics on sale now
Christmas is almost upon us – no, really, it is, I’ve already started or receiving or seeing eCards! and of course, the festive season wouldn’t be what it is with out the 2000AD Special, featuring a terrific cover by John Higgins! Well, all right, there are a number of things I’d put above Prog 2111Continue reading Christmas Countdown 2018: 2000AD Prog 2111 – a Festive Review!
Online British comics auction house Phil Comics has just launched its December 2018 offering, which includes a huge range of bundled comics from the 1960s through to the 1990s, and rare issues of titles complete with free gifts including a copy of TV Century 21 with a Thunderbirds “International Rescue” cardboard hat, released back inContinue reading Rare British comics free gifts, tie-in merchandise on offer in Phil Comics auction
DC Thomson’s Commando digest sized combat picture library has been running continuously since 1961 and in that time it has become the British comic with by far the greatest number of issues ever published with over 5180 under its ammo-belt. Whilst other long surviving comics have changed through the years the Commando reader of 1961 wouldContinue reading In Review: Commando Presents Ramsey’s Raiders Volume 1 – and a chance to win a copy!