Simon Bisley illustrated this sensational Slaine illustration in mixed media on heavy illustration paper. This colourful example of Bisley's work features a highly detailed medieval battle scene. This large piece looks amazing in person.

Simon Bisley “Slaine” art offered (and much more) in latest Comic Link auction

The Spring Featured Auction at US auction house Comic Link starts closing next week – and along with rare US comics includes a wide range of original art, from creators that include British artists Simon Bisley, Alan Davis, Dave Gibbons, Bryan Hitch, Tula Lotay and Barry Windsor-Smith. Art by American artists – among them DarwynContinue reading Simon Bisley “Slaine” art offered (and much more) in latest Comic Link auction

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In Review – Avengers: Endgame (and the perils of writing reviews of a blockbuster)

Review Tim Robins WARNING: For those of you who still haven’t seen the film, there are spoilers in this review. You’ll find out why we chose to include these below. The Film: Adrift in space with no food or water, Tony Stark sends a message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen supply starts to dwindle.Continue reading In Review – Avengers: Endgame (and the perils of writing reviews of a blockbuster)

“The Art of The Avengers and Other Heroes” exhibition opens in New York

New York’s Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators is currently presenting an exhibition of original artwork showcasing characters from the Marvel Universe, including the Avengers and other heroes. Legendary artists featured include John Buscema, John Cassaday, Don Heck, Joe Jusko, Jack Kirby, George Pérez, John Romita, Marie Severin, Walt Simonson, Barry Windsor Smith,Continue reading “The Art of The Avengers and Other Heroes” exhibition opens in New York

Were Communists air brushed out of British comics in the 1950s?

Here’s an interesting item about comics as propaganda from the 1950s – with Captain America a possible victim of British publisher (and government) manipulation that some downthetubes readers may be able to shed further light on. “Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Communist party?” In the 1950s, thousands ofContinue reading Were Communists air brushed out of British comics in the 1950s?

Charley's War original front cover artwork (1984) by Joe Colquhoun for Battle 484, cover dated 11th August 1984. Dated "October 2nd 1918", Corporal Charley Bourne has escaped from a POW camp to join the British attack on the St Quentin canal. Under heavy enemy fire the British swam the canal with the aid of lifebelts, ropes and rafts in what has been regarded as the most daring action of the Great War.

“Charley’s War” and Space:1999 art, rare 1950 promotional Eagle offered in latest ComPal comics auction

The latest ComPal comic auction catalogue and features “Charley’s War” art, a promotional Eagle rarity and much more among some 385 lots in total, including US comics. The last ComPal auction back in May achieved some record prices with £5600 for the fourth Beano Book (1943), a record price for a non-Number One annual andContinue reading “Charley’s War” and Space:1999 art, rare 1950 promotional Eagle offered in latest ComPal comics auction