Essential British Comics Reference: Bear Alley Books’ “Ranger The National Boys’ Magazine”

Online discussion about where a piece of art by the talented British comic artist Ron Embleton (TV Century 21, Look and Learn, Ranger, World of Wonder) might have been published prompted Bear Alley Books publisher Steve Holland to remind me about his excellent reference work, compiled with David Slinn – Ranger The National Boys’ Magazine. The huntContinue reading Essential British Comics Reference: Bear Alley Books’ “Ranger The National Boys’ Magazine”

Bear Alley Books - Frontline and Arena Covers

Last Chance to get your hands on some classic British comic collections from Bear Alley Books!

Over at Bear Alley Books, publisher Steve Holland has a special offer on two of his latest books collecting two great strips from DC Thomson, featuring work by artists Ian Kennedy and Enrique Alcatena. “This will be your last chance to buy Frontline UK and Arena as our license for these titles runs out shortly andContinue reading Last Chance to get your hands on some classic British comic collections from Bear Alley Books!

Enrique Alacatena. Promotional image for the Alacatena documentary

Starblazer remembered by legendary comic artist Enrique “Quique” Alcatena

  DC Thomson’s 1970’s Starblazer – “Science Fiction Adventure in Pictures” – is remembered by Enrique “Quique” Alcatena in a new Spanish-language documentary titled, simply, Alacatena, directed by Diego Arandojo. Enrique “Quique” Alcatena is regarded as one of Argentina’s most prestigious cartoonists who also drew several strips for the British market. His powerful and distinctive work has been published not only inContinue reading Starblazer remembered by legendary comic artist Enrique “Quique” Alcatena

The Complete Captain Future - Cover

Bear Alley Books “Complete Captain Future” out this week

  One of the stars of the 1950s pirate era of comic publishing, Norman Light‘s Captain Future was the star of the comic Spaceman, which Light published in 1953-54. One of the most successful titles from the minor publishers of the era, it ran for 15 issues before disappearing. But ‘Captain Future’ lived on, briefly, inContinue reading Bear Alley Books “Complete Captain Future” out this week

Frontline UK Cover

Bear Alley Books announces Bullet strip “Frontline UK” as next collection

  Steve Holland at Bear Alley Books has announced that his next collection of classic comics is another DC Thomson-published story, “Frontline UK”, reprinting the complete series from Bullet where it appeared back in 1976. The original artist was Ian Kennedy, who should need no introduction, but is best known today for his Commando coverContinue reading Bear Alley Books announces Bullet strip “Frontline UK” as next collection