“Constant Scale” offers artist Roy Cross “Dogfight Doubles” guide

The latest issue of the Airfix Collectors’ Club magazine Constant Scale is out with an updated version of downthetubes contributor Jeremy Briggs article on Eagle/Swift artist Roy Cross’ Airfix “Dogfight Doubles” kit series getting the cover. The article originally featured on Steve Holland’s Bear Alley over five years ago, but Constant Scale editor Jeremy BrookContinue reading “Constant Scale” offers artist Roy Cross “Dogfight Doubles” guide

British Comic Companion – Commando For Action and Adventure

Published by DC Thomson, Commando For Action and Adventure  is Britain’s longest serving war comic, publishing stories of action and adventure since 1961. These stories, with their mixture of excitement, danger and courage under fire, and the dynamic artwork that accompanies them, have won Commando a loyal readership over the decades.Continue reading British Comic Companion – Commando For Action and Adventure

DC Thomson Comic Gift Cards

WebFind: DC Thomson Comics Gift Cards

Here’s a nifty idea for a birthday or Christmas stocking filler for a comics fan – comics gift cards, on offer from the DC Thomson web shop for all their titles, including Beano and Commando. (I came across these after DCT sent me a reminder about their Beano 80th Anniversary Box set, which of courseContinue reading WebFind: DC Thomson Comics Gift Cards

Eagle Times Volume 31 Number 4 - Cover SNIP

New “Eagle Times” tracks down New Eagle’s “Data File” artist, Lionel Jeans

The new Eagle Times– Winter 2018 Vol. 31, Number 4 -is now available and is packed with some entertaining material on both the original and 1980s Eagle comics – including two great items on the “Data Files” cutaways that ran in the latter, by Jeremy Briggs. Jeremy interviews cutaway artist Lionel Jeans about his work – and it’sContinue reading New “Eagle Times” tracks down New Eagle’s “Data File” artist, Lionel Jeans

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New “Eagle Times” continues to expand coverage of British comics

The latest issue of Eagle Times, the magazine of the Eagle Society (Volume 31 No.3 – Autumn 2018), is out now and includes a number of great features, including one by downthetubes contributor Jeremy Briggs on Eagle‘s extended family – Girl, Swift and Robin and their 1980s successors. Fellow downthetubes writer Steve Winders has also pennedContinue reading New “Eagle Times” continues to expand coverage of British comics