Dan Dare - Return of The Mekon by Ian Kennedy

Isn’t it about time the 1980’s Dan Dare stories were collected?

The 1980s Dan Dare stories came up in discussion over the weekend, which prompted me to suggest that if fans wanted to see them reprinted, then they needed to write to Titan Comics, who currently hold the license to republish the strips, and politely ask them, not just mutter about it on social media adContinue reading Isn’t it about time the 1980’s Dan Dare stories were collected?

2000AD Prog 2139 - Cover SNIP

Indigo Prime returns to 2000AD, Death Wish collection out in book shops today!

2000AD Prog 2139 crashed into your newsagents yesterday, with an all-new “Indigo Prime” tale debuting this issue – and officially on sale today in all good book shops is Death Wish, a collection from Rebellion of the strip created by writer Barrie Tomlinson and artist Vanyo. “Death Wish” first appeared in the short-lived Speed comicContinue reading Indigo Prime returns to 2000AD, Death Wish collection out in book shops today!

Comic Scene #1 - Cover SNIP

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

Gola's Harvey Jacobson with Roy Race in the upcoming graphic novel "Roy of the Rovers: Foul Play", on sale next month

Gola sponsors Roy of the Rovers adventures – again!

Roy Race, the teenage goal-scoring sensation at Melchester Rovers, and the star of iconic football series Roy of the Rovers, has signed an exclusive boot deal with British sportswear brand Gola. It’s not the first time Gola has been seen in the pages of Roy of the Rovers – back in 1981, Gola sponsored theContinue reading Gola sponsors Roy of the Rovers adventures – again!

St Albans Football Club Programme - Saturday 25th April 1992 - cover art by John Gillatt

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 John Gillatt. This is the kind of thing that got me into looking for otherContinue reading When Roy of the Rovers sponsored a football club – and a look at football club programmes