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Apollo 11 at 50: The Eagle Has Landed

50 years ago today, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin boarded the Lunar Module, Eagle, and undocked from the Command Service Module, Columbia. Leaving Mike Collins alone in the CSM in lunar orbit, they descended towards the Moon’s surface where Eagle safely touched down in the Sea of Tranquility at 8:17pm GMT. 10 years ago onContinue reading Apollo 11 at 50: The Eagle Has Landed

Rare, classic BEM #1 zine added to British Comic Zines digital archive

Comics artist and archivist David Hathaway-Price has just added BEM #1, a rare item of 1970’s British comics fandom to his fantastic digital archive, Classic UK Comic ZinesContinue reading Rare, classic BEM #1 zine added to British Comic Zines digital archive

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Marvel UK Mysteries: Who Remembers “Blood-Cede” and “Graviton”?

Discussion of comics copyright and trademarks of classic British comics spurred by Rebellion’s established ownership of the TV21 brand led me to investigate which titles Marvel Comics registered in Britain. Or, largely, Marvel UK – who were keen to put their very firm property stamp on various projects down the decades. My investigations turned up some interesting “Might Have Been” titles from the 1990s.Continue reading Marvel UK Mysteries: Who Remembers “Blood-Cede” and “Graviton”?

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Dan Dare: The Evil One collection released this September

The next Titan Comics collection of classic Dan Dare stories, The Evil One, will be published in September 2019. This brand new, 160-page volume continues the adventures of  Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future! First published in classic British comic, Eagle, from 1950 to 1969. It reprints, for the first time ever, the first twoContinue reading Dan Dare: The Evil One collection released this September

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Honorary degree for actor Andy Serkis

Actor Andy Serkis has received an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from Lancaster University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Mark E. Smith at this year’s graduation ceremonies. A world-renowned actor, director and producer, Andy Serkis has taken leading roles in some of cinema’s biggest movie franchises. A pioneer of performance capture, his roles as Gollum (Lord ofContinue reading Honorary degree for actor Andy Serkis