Backtrack Interview: Frank S. Pepper

Creating Comics: An Archive Interview with Roy of the Rovers co-creator Frank S. Pepper

The Continuing Adventures of Frank S. Pepper This feature offers the full text of an interview Andrew Darlington conducted with the legendary writer Frank S. Pepper, extracted from a long series of correspondence, exactly as it was published in the ‘alternative’ arts-magazine Ludds Mill no.9 in September 1973. Andrew has resisted the temptation of amendingContinue reading Creating Comics: An Archive Interview with Roy of the Rovers co-creator Frank S. Pepper

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British Comic Heroes: Lion’s “Captain Condor”

Dan Dare, star of Eagle and early 2000AD, whose adventures extend to radio, award-winning adventures and more, is a British comics hero up there with Roy of the Rovers, Judge Dredd, Fungus the Bogeyman, Rupert the Bear and Dennis the Menace, in terms of public awareness beyond comics fandom. But at the height of hisContinue reading British Comic Heroes: Lion’s “Captain Condor”

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

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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