Captain America

Captain America de-iced on Blackpool seafront, thanks to Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds Blackpool celebrated “Peace in our time” yesterday, as it welcomed its latest figure, Captain America, to the town by turning back the clock and transforming its iconic promenade into a striking 1940s scene. Making a movie-worthy entrance, Madame… Read More ›

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,… Read More ›

“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,… Read More ›

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… Read More ›

“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… Read More ›

Captain America and Donald Trump cross swords (or shields) – in Oxford, courtesy of TORCH

Oxford’s TORCH Comics and Graphic Novels: The Politics of Form network are hosting an event on ‘Trump in the Age of Captain America/ Captain America in the Age of Trump‘ with Jason Dittmer from the University College London tomorrow night. Jason Dittmer is the… Read More ›

Wartime Beano Bonanza, rare Captain America reprint, Mickey Mouse Weekly #1 and more in latest Compal comics auction

There’s plenty for the dedicated British comics collector to savour in the latest ComPal comic book auction, with bidding via running until 27th November 2016. While there aren’t many art items on offer this time around, there are some… Read More ›

Something For the Weekend: Universes Reborn and Controversial Revamps! (New Comics w/c 23/5/16)

Top US publishers DC Comics and Marvel are competing like crazy to grab  your hard-earned pounds with revamps of top characters and universes at the moment – and my, what a fuss about Captain America, eh? Along the way, there’s some great stuff coming… Read More ›

Pittsburgh’s Toonseum Appeals for Captain America art for new exhibition

The Toonseum, Pittsburgh’s Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, is currently in the process of putting together this summer’s exhibit, Captain America: 75 Years of the Sentinel of Liberty. ComicArtFans reports that following the success of last year’s Avengers: 50… Read More ›

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