A panel from a strip written by John Freeman with art by Lew Stringer for the 2019 Cor! & Buster Special © Rebellion Publishing Ltd

Rebellion’s Keith Richardson talks “Treasury of British Comics” plans, return of “The Vigilant”

There are exciting times ahead for fans of classic British comics as 2000AD publisher Rebellion expands its “Treasury of British Comics” line in 2019, taking full advantage of the huge range of characters and comic titles it now owns, from tentpole football legend Roy of the Rovers to much-missed humour titles such as Buster andContinue reading Rebellion’s Keith Richardson talks “Treasury of British Comics” plans, return of “The Vigilant”

Buster and Cor Special 2019 - Cover by Neil Googe SNIP

Who’s Who on the Cover of the Cor! & Buster Special

News of Rebellion’s Cor! & Buster Special (out 17th April) has gone down well with downthetubes readers and artist Neil Googe‘s cover brings the classic British comics humour characters bang up to date. But for those of you might be scratching your head as to who’s who on that cover, here’s a handy guide… MarthaContinue reading Who’s Who on the Cover of the Cor! & Buster Special

Buster and Cor Special 2019 - Cover by Neil Googe SNIP

Easter Delight! All-new Cor! & Buster Special out in April

We’ll have more on the Cor! & Buster Special out this April from Rebellion soon – there’s plenty to tell you – but for now, here’s an item drawing on the official Previews information for this brand new British humour comic. With a cover from Neil Googe (artist on 2000AD‘s “Survival Geeks”, The Flash and creator ofContinue reading Easter Delight! All-new Cor! & Buster Special out in April

Beano Book art by Jimmy Hansen SNIP

In Memoriam: Beano and Buster artist James “Jimmy” Hansen

We were very saddened to hear the news recently that British comic artist James (Jimmy) Hansen, perhaps best known for his work on the Beano’s “Dennis the Menace” strip, passed away last month, on Tuesday 19th June. (News broke of his passing while I was on a short break, followed by a very busy catchContinue reading In Memoriam: Beano and Buster artist James “Jimmy” Hansen

Eagle - The Eagulation of British Adventure Comics - graphic by Michael Carrol

How so many British Adventure Comics became just one – Eagle – in the 1990s

Over on his brilliant Rusty Staples site, 2000AD writer Michael Carroll has begun a series of articles tracing the history of British comics, creating a series of “family trees” showing various mergers and more down the years. It’s something Alan Notton has done in the past over on ComicsUK (his work sadly the victim ofContinue reading How so many British Adventure Comics became just one – Eagle – in the 1990s