Stan Lee by David Roach

In Memoriam: Stan Lee

Alan Woollcombe pays tribute to Stan “The Man” Lee, who has died aged 95, co-creator of an astonishing number of comic book characters, comic books, whose influence on entertainment and pop culture will endure… Stan Lee was arguably the most important man the American comics industry ever produced. Through talent, chutzpah and sheer hard work,Continue reading In Memoriam: Stan Lee

Art from Marvel’s Amazing Fantasy #15/ Strange Tales #110 - First appearances of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange. Art by Steve Ditko

Legendary comic creator Steve Ditko, dead at 90

I’ve woken to the sad news of comic creator Steve Ditko’s passing, one of the global comic industry’s most influential, and yet elusive artists. The award-winning co-creator of The Amazing Spider-Man, Doctor Strange and so many more great characters was found unresponsive in his New York City apartment on 29th June 2018. Police said heContinue reading Legendary comic creator Steve Ditko, dead at 90

John Romita Sr. and Frank Giacoia Amazing Spider-Man #100 Cover, published in 1971)

Original Cover Art for The Amazing Spider-Man #100 Sets $478,000 World Record at Heritage Auctions

The original art for The Amazing Spider-Man #100 sold for $478,000, at Heritage Auctions on Friday, setting a world record for the most expensive Marvel Comics Silver or Bronze Age cover ever sold at public auction. It also is the most expensive piece of Spider-Man art drawn by legendary artist John Romita, Sr. The winningContinue reading Original Cover Art for The Amazing Spider-Man #100 Sets $478,000 World Record at Heritage Auctions

John Romita Sr. and Frank Giacoia Amazing Spider-Man #100 Cover, published in 1971)

Original Cover Art for The Amazing Spider-Man #100 May Bring $300,000 at Heritage Auctions

The original cover art from Marvel Comics The Amazing Spider-Man #100 – considered one of the most iconic covers of the 1970s and an auction item we highlighted ourselves recently – could sell for as much as $300,000 in Heritage Auctions’ winter Comics & Comic Art event (22nd – 24th February 2018). This event has aContinue reading Original Cover Art for The Amazing Spider-Man #100 May Bring $300,000 at Heritage Auctions

A stunning spread from Marvel's Red Skull mini series by Luca Pizzari

Birmingham Bound: An Interview with Marvel Comics artist Luca Pizzari

Italian born artist Luca Pizzari has recently been producing a number of comics for Marvel USA, notably The Black Knight, a character that holds a special place in British fans hearts. Prior to him attending the convention for this year’s Birmingham Comics Festival tomorrow (Saturday 23rd April), Paul H Birch was able to catch upContinue reading Birmingham Bound: An Interview with Marvel Comics artist Luca Pizzari