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Whacko!, The Comic That Never Was

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

Comics That Never Were: Bob Lubbers “Kemi of Ancient Egypt”

Here’s an incredible “what might have been” item from American newspaper strip history. This is the original art by the brilliant artist Bob Lubbers, for a tryout Sunday comic strip, “Kemi of Ancient Egypt”, recently offered by Heritage Auctions. Designed specifically to look like other strips on the market of the time such as “PrinceContinue reading Comics That Never Were: Bob Lubbers “Kemi of Ancient Egypt”

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Ron Embleton Illustrators Special out soon

Following up on our news of an exhibition of the art of TV Century 21 Ron Embleton at Messum’s Gallery in London next year, more details of the Book Palace Illustrators Special focusing on the artist have now been released. An in-depth exploration of the life and work of the artist from Peter Richardson, GillianContinue reading Ron Embleton Illustrators Special out soon

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In Review: Aquaman

Review by Tim Robins Release date: 14th December 2018 (United Kingdom) Director: James Wan Aquaman finds himself caught between a surface world that ravages the sea and the underwater Atlanteans who are ready to revolt… The Review: Aquaman is the best Ray Harryhausen movie Ray Harryhausen never made. It delivers a lot of the sameContinue reading In Review: Aquaman

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New Commando comics on sale now

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