A panel from "Robot Archie" in Lion. If you look closely, in the bottom right hand corner artist Ted Kearon has managed to sneak his name in! This is from the issue cover dated 15th July 1967. With thanks to Bambos Georgiou

Why Rebellion’s acquisition of IPC’s “classic comics” is great news for fans

David McDonald of Hibernia Comics, publishers of a number of limited edition collections and Archive books, assesses the impact Rebellion’s purchase of the IPC comics archive from TI Media and what it may mean for fans of British comics… The news last week that 2000AD publisher Rebellion bought all of the pre-1969 Amalgamated Press/IPC propertiesContinue reading Why Rebellion’s acquisition of IPC’s “classic comics” is great news for fans

Van Helsing’s Terror Tales rises from the grave

Available now direct from its original editor is a smashing collection of “Van Helsing’s Terror Tales“, strips first published in House of Hammer back in the 1970s. Unashamedly capitalising on the huge interest in the horror genre of the time, not only in the cinemas but thanks to late night film screenings on the BBC, combining aContinue reading Van Helsing’s Terror Tales rises from the grave

2000AD Prog 62 cover Art by Brian Lewis SNIP

Classic British Comic Covers: 2000AD Prog 62, featuring the comic’s first heroine

“Death Planet” was a short-lived series written by Alan Hebden with art by Lopez which began in 2000AD 62 and ran through to Prog 70, back in 1978. Commander Lorna Varn, the captain of a colony ship from Earth which crash lands on a hostile alien world, holds the distinction of being 2000AD‘s first everContinue reading Classic British Comic Covers: 2000AD Prog 62, featuring the comic’s first heroine

“Blunderbirds” and Frank Bellamy’s “The Shepherd King” highlighted in new Eagle Times

The latest edition of Eagle Times the magazine of the Eagle Society – Volume 30 No. 1 – is now available. This Issue features articles about Alan Stranks (who created PC49 and scripted several Dan Dare stories), Space Fiction Films in Eagle‘s times, the humorous “Blunderbirds” strip – and the first part of a three partContinue reading “Blunderbirds” and Frank Bellamy’s “The Shepherd King” highlighted in new Eagle Times

2000AD Dan Dare Volume Two

In Review: Dan Dare The 2000AD Years Volume Two

Publisher: Rebellion Introduced by Garth Ennis Creators: Gerry Finley-Day, Dave Gibbons, Trevor Goring, Nick Landau, Garry Leach, Brian Lewis, Chris Lowder, Roy Preston, Tom Tully Includes feature by David McDonald on Dan Dare post 2000AD  Out: 3rd November 2016 The Book: Veteran British Space Pilot, Dan Dare continues his 2000AD adventures through a hostile universe. Together withContinue reading In Review: Dan Dare The 2000AD Years Volume Two