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Blast! An Early 1990s British News Stand Comics Casualty

Image via EBay Short-lived, like many of its brethren and certainly overlooked, Blast! had some worthwhile strip content and is certainly worth a revisit. Luke Williams delves into its pages… By the late 1980s, following the triple header of Watchmen, The Dark Knight Returns and Maus, comics were becoming acceptable, even fashionable and “hip”. NotContinue reading Blast! An Early 1990s British News Stand Comics Casualty

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Jump on Board: Latest 2000AD offers all-new Thrills

There’s a cracking issue of 2000AD on sale now in all good UK newsagents and comic shops – and digital platforms – with all-new stories starting throughout, offering a great chance to either start reading the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, or returning to see what you’ve missed. With a glorious wraparound cover from “Kingmaker” artist LeighContinue reading Jump on Board: Latest 2000AD offers all-new Thrills

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2000AD’s “Lost” Dan Dare Finale by Gavin Aslett Revisited – in colour!

Back in 2014, after Rebellion, the publishers of 2000AD and Judge Dredd Megazine first announced collections of the “Dan Dare” stories published in early editions of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, we featured an item on artist and photographer Gavin Aslett‘s continuation of the story – and now we have some art from a new, colour version based on his tale,Continue reading 2000AD’s “Lost” Dan Dare Finale by Gavin Aslett Revisited – in colour!

Thunderbirds original double-page artworkdrawn, painted and signed by Frank Bellamy for TV Century 21 No 131, 1967. From the Bob Monkhouse Archive. Fearing a rebel attack on the President super-ship Thunderbirds 1 keeps station but a rogue tanker is on collision course… (Bright Pelikan inks on board. 28 x 20 ins)

Compalcomics offers first issue Beano, Black Panther art and more in March auction

Compalcomics has launched its March auction catalogue of British and US comics, and a huge amount of great comic art, including Black Panther art for Marvel UK, Thunderbirds and Garth art by Frank Bellamy and some other rarities from the Bob Monkhouse Archive. The star item on offer has to be a copy The Beano No 1Continue reading Compalcomics offers first issue Beano, Black Panther art and more in March auction