AURORA Chitty Chitty Bang Bang plastic model kit, Copyright Glidrose Productions Ltd. 1968

James Bond memorabilia offered at Aston’s Auctioneers from Cars of the Stars Museum

Dudley-based Aston’s Auctioneers are selling off the remaining contents of the world-famous The Cars Of The Stars Museum / The Bond Museum, that was based in KeswickContinue reading James Bond memorabilia offered at Aston’s Auctioneers from Cars of the Stars Museum

The 1963 Bat Car. Image: Heritage Auctions

FlashBat… Er, Flashback: The 1963 Batmobile!

Three years before the Batman arrived on US TV in 1966, DC Comics approved construction of a custom made Bat Car that toured America. Heritage Auctions sold it at auction back in 2014, opening bidding at $90,000. The first touring Batmobile started life as a 1956 Oldsmobile 88, with the famous 324 Rocket engine –Continue reading FlashBat… Er, Flashback: The 1963 Batmobile!

Sneak Peek: ComicScene Issue Three, on sale in two weeks!

Issue 3 of ComicScene – released Thursday 25th April – celebrates Free Comic Day on 4th May with a look at the free Funny Pages comic from Rebellion and Doctor Who from Titan Comics, including an interview with creator Jody Houser. Commando publisher DC Thomson provide the magazine with an exclusive behind the scenes featureContinue reading Sneak Peek: ComicScene Issue Three, on sale in two weeks!

The Superheroes Monthly Issue Two - cover by Garry Leach

Batman comics in Britain – a brief guide, and an appeal for information

Batman has been named as the first inductee into San Diego Comic-Con Museum’s Character Hall of Fame, part of the celebrations surrounding the Caped Crusader’s 80th anniversary, also marked by the release of Detective Comics #1000 by DC Comics, prompting me to have a scurry through British comics history to find the Caped Crusader’s firstContinue reading Batman comics in Britain – a brief guide, and an appeal for information

Happy 80th Birthday, Batman!

As fans across the globe prepare to celebrate Batman’s 80th birthday tomorrow, Saturday 30th March, the comic book series that first launched the crime fighting adventures of the world’s most popular Super Hero reaches a milestone this week with the release of DC’s Detective Comics #1000. But watch out for a high cover price fromContinue reading Happy 80th Birthday, Batman!