Stuffed down the back of a filing cabinet…

Unpublished art for a planned G-Force mini series from Marvel UK, scripted by John Freeman, art by John Ross

Unpublished art for a planned G-Force mini series from Marvel UK, scripted by John Freeman, art by John Ross

 

So I came across some old artwork the other day and wondered “What the heck is this?” Turns out it’s an unpublished first issue of G-Force, a character I created for Marvel UK back in the early 1990s.

So I’m wondering if I should put it up on this site, and what exactly the © situation is on it, any way? I know Marvel UK trademarked all the characters, but do Marvel US now own them? Hmm… It’s a bit like trying to work out who owns Wham! and Pow! characters from the 1960s, Time-Warner AOL or Egmont?

Seems to be a week for turning up the past — just begun the process of interviewing Bryan Hitch for Memorabilia Magazine, haven’t talked to him for 10 years. Very strange. Turns out he’s been visiting my home town on a regular basis for a few years. Even stranger.

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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