Barrie Tomlinson

ComicScene’s first monthly issue on sale now, Sainsbury’s take copies too

The first monthly issue of ComicScene Magazine, featuring a classic Roy of the Rovers cover, is on sale now. The title is available from comic shops, all good newsagents by order, WHSmith, McColls and Easons (in Ireland) and 400 selected Sainsbury’s supermarkets – and I’m honoured to be part of it.

When Roy of the Rovers sponsored a football club – and a look at football club programmes

Report by Richard Sheaf, with additional reporting by John Freeman A recent social media post by ex-Fleetway editor Barrie Tomlinson alerted me to a 1990s football programme for St. Alban’s City Football Club, featuring cover art by “Billy’s Boots” artist… Read More ›

Attention, Newcastle! “Turbo Jones” signing by Ian Kennedy and Barrie Tomlinson announced

Forbidden Planet Newcastle has announced that Barrie Tomlinson, the editor of the short-lived comic Wildcat and writer of “Death Wish“, and British comics legend Ian Kennedy will be making a joint appearance to help launch Rebellion’s Turbo Jones collection in January…. Read More ›

2019 Treasury of British Comics line-up takes shape, includes “Invasion 1984”, “Deathwish”

There’s been news of more Treasury of British Comics titles from 2000AD publisher Rebellion for 2019 over the past few days, so here’s a run down of what we know they’re releasing so far. Note that in some cases, covers… Read More ›

Wildcat, one of Fleetway’s last boy’s adventure comics, to be collected

Rebellion are to publish a collection of strips from Wildcat, Fleetway’s short-lived, last real attempt at a fortnightly boy’s adventure comic, launched in 1988. There’s also a mention on Amazon for another Jinty collection, Fran from the Floods. Published by Fleetway… Read More ›

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