Battle Picture Library - Various Issues

New Fleetway Picture Library collections announced, past publishing secrets revealed

Artist Carlos Pino has unearthed a fascinating letter from longtime Fleetway editor Ted Bensberg, dating the end of originated strips for the original runs of titles such as War and Battle Picture Library – just as further details emerge about Book Palace Books next Fleetway Picture Library Classics titles. The comics had the same format as DCContinue reading New Fleetway Picture Library collections announced, past publishing secrets revealed

Rapaces Number 45 Cover SNIP

Money Spinning: How many times can you re-publish a British war comic?

As comic fans, it’s often easy to forget that publishing them is very much a business as far as companies such as DC Thomson, Rebellion and Titan Comics are concerned, and syndicating or re-using comics published is a major part of their operation. Even smaller companies such as Improper Books have achieved success in thisContinue reading Money Spinning: How many times can you re-publish a British war comic?

Absent from the collection: Luis Bermejo's strips for the series, also admired by fans.

In Memoriam: Comic Artist and Editor Luis Bermejo Rojo

We’re sorry to report the passing of Spanish comic artist and editor Luis Bermejo Rojo (frequently credited as Luis Bermejo or, simply, Bermejo), best known in the US for his work on titles such as Creepy for Warren Publishing. His work for British comics included strips such as “Heros the Spartan” for Eagle (taking over from FrankContinue reading In Memoriam: Comic Artist and Editor Luis Bermejo Rojo

Thunderbirds, Project SWORD and More on eBay

I’m having another spate of clearing boxes at downthetubes, and the following items are currently being offered on ebay… Sales help keep us going, especially at present. Pictures of all offered items can be found here on Flickr • 1967 Lady Penelope AnnualFeaturing comic strips as follows: Lady Penelope (“Adventure in Bereznik” – the fictionalContinue reading Thunderbirds, Project SWORD and More on eBay

Battler Britton Issue 1 Art

Battler Britton Returns!

Battler Britton is the next IPC character to see revival through DC Comics Wildstorm imprint, in a five-issue mini series from writer Garth Ennis, illustrated by Colin Wilson, with painted covers by Garry Leach. The first issue will go on sale in specialist comic stores from 6 July 2006. “Battler Britton – England’s Fighting AceContinue reading Battler Britton Returns!