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Albion: Looking back at Wildstorm’s “British Invasion”

As Rebellion rolls out more classic comic collections and gears up for the second Vigilant special from Simon Furman and Simon Coleby, Luke Williams looks back at earlier revivals of some British comic characters… Rebellion are receiving plaudits for reviving and rebooting Fleetway properties, strips and characters that in some cases are fondly remembered andContinue reading Albion: Looking back at Wildstorm’s “British Invasion”

Archie - De terugkeer van Kruls. Via Lambiek

Robot Archie’s Dutch Adventures as “Der Man van Staal”

Robot Archie – now owned by Rebellion – is an iconic character that must surely be in the running for collection next year, but did you know he was possibly as popular in Holland as he was here, and like Janus Stark, new stories were created for overseas publication? Robot Archie (initially known as “TheContinue reading Robot Archie’s Dutch Adventures as “Der Man van Staal”

Shane Oakley's Captain Hurricane for Albion

Albion Artist Shane Oakley Interviewed

In the third of three exclusive features marking the recent release of Titan and Wildstorm’s Albion collection — interviews with writers Leah Moore and John Reppion, and IPC’s Andrew Sumner were published earlier this month — artist Shane Oakley offers downthetubes readers a rare interview about his career, his role in the project to reviveContinue reading Albion Artist Shane Oakley Interviewed

Andrew Sumner

Albion Man: An interview with Andrew Sumner

Interview first published 12th February 2007, links updated July 2019 Titan Books have just released their edition of the collected Albion, Wildstorm’s welcome revival of many British comics heroes owned by IPC. The trade offers the complete story – with some sprucing up of some of the art in places and a wonderful collection ofContinue reading Albion Man: An interview with Andrew Sumner

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Forever Albion: Leah Moore and John Reppion Interviewed

I’ve just posted the first of three interviews to mark the release of Titan Books Albion collection, the first being with writers Leah Moore and John Reppion. Interviews with IPC’s Andrew Sumner and the project’s brilliant artist Shane Oakley – who remembers my comics fanzine SCAN from way back when, to my surprise – shouldContinue reading Forever Albion: Leah Moore and John Reppion Interviewed