Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman is back… and in big trouble!

The next issue of indie hit and Kickstarter-funded Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman (#8), created by Tom Ward and Luke Parker (artist on the Halloween Eagle strip for Dark Horse appearing in Astro Hustle), lettered by Nic J. Shaw, is available to pre-order now!Continue reading Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman is back… and in big trouble!

Vintage Rare Mego Batman and Robin 12 1/2 inch action figures in original boxes

MEGO Batman and Robin Figures offered in latest Aston’s Auction

The next Toy & Model Railway Auction from Dudley-based Aston’s Auctioneers next Tuesday (26th March 2019) has a great assortment of items on offer including collectables that will appeal to Doctor Who, Star Trek and Superhero fans… and more. The auction also features the entire remaining stock of the retail website www.sci-fi.co.uk – under theContinue reading MEGO Batman and Robin Figures offered in latest Aston’s Auction

SCOOPS - The Newspaper Comic Logo

Lost British Comic Projects: SCOOPS, a Newspaper Comic

In January’s initial downthetubes tribute to the late Ron Smith, pages of original artwork – that had earlier appeared on eBay – were presumed to have been for the artist’s own speculative adventure comic project. This confusion arose from the related paperwork, involving Ron Holland, who – rather than the renowned 2000AD illustrator – wasContinue reading Lost British Comic Projects: SCOOPS, a Newspaper Comic

Blossoms in Autumn by Zidrou, Aimée de Jongh

In Review: Blossoms in Autumn

Blossoms in Autumn By Zidrou, Aimée de Jongh Translated by Matt Madden Published by SelfMadeHero Blossoms in Autumn, a collaboration between Belgian writer Zidrou and Dutch creator Aimée de Jongh, touches on a subject we don’t see all too often – love in later life. We open with Mediterranea, a lady of mature years, dealingContinue reading In Review: Blossoms in Autumn

The Spacefleet Helicar, as released for the Dan Dare Picture Card series released by Calvert in 1954. Via EBay

Unearthed: Early Dan Dare designs by Frank Hampson inspired inspired by innovative 1950s inventions

A discovery of an auction item of Dan Dare-related art by Frank Hampson sheds welcome light on the artist and writer’s visionary design work, and how he not only drew on contemporary design but came up with all-new inventions for the “Dan Dare” comic strip for Eagle, some that would become reality. Auctioned in 2017Continue reading Unearthed: Early Dan Dare designs by Frank Hampson inspired inspired by innovative 1950s inventions