Exclusive Preview: Ron Turner’s Tit-Bits SF Comics

Earlier this week, we ran our review of the penultimate issue of Ron Turner’s Space Ace (Volume 11).

Well, we have an exclusive look at a new vintage comics project from publisher John Lawrence, again featuring Ron Turner’s work – and I think it’s more than an inducement to find out how to subscribe early!

Ron Turner’s Tit-Bits SF Comics

Ron Turner’s Tit-Bits SF Comics will re-publish Ron’s contributions to the scarce 1953-54 title published by Pearson, which ran for just six issues, coloured by John Ridgway.

Ron Turner’s Tit-Bits SF ComicsRon Turner’s Tit-Bits SF ComicsRon Turner’s Tit-Bits SF Comics

This new project will be published at A5 size, reflecting the original comic’s smaller “digest” or “pocket library” size, the remastered pages approximately 30 per cent larger than the Tit Bits pages.

As you can see, John is doing an incredible job on the pages, originally published in black and white.

This new publication is, John Lawrence emphasises, dependent on support from Ron Turner fans, so if you’ve enjoyed Space Ace, then get in touch with the publisher about how to buy this new project.

The first issue will feature “Diamonds of Death”, a story that has only ever appeared in France.

• Email John Lawrence spaceace.54@virginmedia.com for details of how to subscribe to Ron Turner’s Tit-Bits SF Comics

Read our review of Space Ace Volume 11 here

Space Ace Volume 11

• Ron Turner’s Space Ace Issue 11 costs £8.95 UK, £12.50 for Europe and £14.50 for international orders. Copies may be obtained via PayPal (please use friends and family option) at: spaceace.54@virginmedia.com. Otherwise cheques (UK funds only) payable to: John Lawrence, to 39 Carterweys, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5 4RB

With thanks to John Lawrence and John Ridgway

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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