One of the first comics I wrote for on a regular basis, thanks to faith in me from launch editor Richard Starkings, was Marvel UK’s The Real Ghostbusters. Well, there’s now a fan site dedicated to the title – The Art of Real Ghostbusters – run by comic collector Joe O’Brien, who has kindly givenContinue reading Remembering Marvel UK’s The Real Ghostbusters: An Interview with artist Brian Williamson
There’s a new Ghostbusters arriving in cinemas in July 2016 and the licensing campaign is picking up “extraordinary momentum”, according to the company handling branding deals, with no less than 23 partners on board – but, as yet, it doesn’t look like a UK comic. By now, you’d hope some publisher might be hoping to echo atContinue reading What, No New Ghostbusters Comic? (Yet, anyway…)
It’s hard to credit but, strangely, there are some out there who claim the British comics industry is dead, ignoring the huge number of successful independent comics out there and a still-thriving news stand. Now, before anyone comments, I know that many of the comics available in your local supermarket do not include comic stripContinue reading In My View: Why The British Comics Industry is Far From Dead
(Updated 1430): US comic news sites Newsarama and Comic Book Resources have higlighted the return of Outlaw, a Punisher-inspired British vigilante created by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Doug Braithwaite, in the first issue of Contest of Champions, on sale 7th October. Al Ewing is writing Contest of Champions, a Marvel Universe-set tale of high stakes gladiatorial combat and cosmic mystery drawnContinue reading British Marvel anti-hero Outlaw to oust Punisher?
Phil Boyce, who runs a wonderful blog devoted to the humour comic, Oink, is running a series of ‘Beyond Oink’ features, charting his comic reading down the years. He’s just posted an item on Marvel UK’s The Real Ghostbusters comic, the brainchild of Richard Starkings, these days better known as the creator of the brilliantContinue reading Marvel UK Flashback: The Real Ghostbusters