Captain America arrives in Blackpool. Image: Madame Tussauds Blackpool

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 Tussauds took the Blackpool seafront back to the 1940s, when Captain America was first createdContinue reading Captain America de-iced on Blackpool seafront, thanks to Madame Tussauds

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 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?