Crikey! Volume One - SNIP

Comics Zine Crikey! makes an unexpected comeback

If you’re a fan of the new ComicScene UK magazine, then as a fan of British comics you’ll know there were a number of magazines down the years in a similar vein – Fantasy Advertiser, INFINITY, Speakeasy, for example, and Crikey!, too. Well, Crikey! Is about to make a comeback- as collections… thanks to TonyContinue reading Comics Zine Crikey! makes an unexpected comeback

FANSCENE 2 Cover SNIP

How FANSCENE plans to continue celebrating British comics fandom – and comic creators – in 2019

FANSCENE 2 is a free 212 page PDF fanzine, out now, celebrating over fifty years of Comics Fandom in Ireland and the UK, with its focus this issue on Comic Conventions, from the very first held in Birmingham and organised by Phil Clarke in 1968, through the glory days of UKCAC, to the wide rangeContinue reading How FANSCENE plans to continue celebrating British comics fandom – and comic creators – in 2019

FANSCENE 2 Cover SNIP

FANSCENE 2, a free celebration of 50 years of British comic conventions, available now

Earlier this year, British comic fans were treated to the first issue of FANSCENE, a very special celebration of over fifty years of comics fandom in Ireland and the UK – and now, a second Issue is available, free. FANSCENE 2, featuring a wonderful cover by Mark Wayne Barrett, is a free 212 page PDFContinue reading FANSCENE 2, a free celebration of 50 years of British comic conventions, available now

Fantasy Advertser #1 - SNIP

A Slice of British Comics History – Fantasy Advertiser #1

Artist David Hathaway-Price, who runs the terrific Classic UK Comics Zines online archive, has unearthed a rare copy of one of Britain’s first fanzines, Fantasy Advertiser #1, published by Frank Dobson in 1965. Two years before Anthony Roche published his Merry Marvel Fanzine in Ireland (and, later, Heroes Unlimited), and Phil Clarke and Steve MooreContinue reading A Slice of British Comics History – Fantasy Advertiser #1

Spaceship Away Part 45 - Promotional Art

New Spaceship Away plunges back to 1950s for plenty of action and adventure

The summer issue of Spaceship Away – Part 45 is available now, wrapped in cover art by the late Ron Jobson, utilising art from the 1950s space adventure “Space Kingley” stories. (Art that, it has to be said, may have had a lasting influence on the design team of Gerry Anderson’s Thunderbirds?). Inside, there’s theContinue reading New Spaceship Away plunges back to 1950s for plenty of action and adventure