Following up on the downthetubes tribute to artist Jordi Longarón, who died last week, Colin Noble has very kindly assembled a selection of his covers for Commando Comics. The Commando Covers of Jordi Longarón 1968 329 – Wolf Pack 339 – Desert Duel 344 – Attack And Destroy 359 – Terror Squad 1969 388 –Continue reading Commando Comics: Jordi Longarón Covers Gallery
downthetubes contributor Colin Noble has a remarkable collection of Picture Library comics and we’ve featured his researches into just how often some classic tales – and covers have been re-used down the years. Here’s another gem, but this one by the brilliant Italian artist Pino Dell’Orco, also has some grounding in historical fact. Published backContinue reading Masters of Comic Book Art: Pino Dell’Orco
While Judge Dredd co-creator Carlos Ezquerra, who died this week, is well known for his work on 2000AD, he worked for other publishers, including Commando and Beano DC Thomson, which once published many more titles than they do today. One of them was the long-running action adventure title Wizard, and downthetubes contributor Colin Noble hasContinue reading Carlos Ezquerra: His Early Comics Work for Wizard
As comic fans, it’s often easy to forget that publishing them is very much a business as far as companies such as DC Thomson, Rebellion and Titan Comics are concerned, and syndicating or re-using comics published is a major part of their operation. Even smaller companies such as Improper Books have achieved success in thisContinue reading Money Spinning: How many times can you re-publish a British war comic?
Colin Noble reports on the second Commando Swapmeet organised by Andy Yates, which took place last weekend. These events focus entirely aimed on British comics and the emphasis is on DC Thomson’s war title, Commando, the longest running picture library comic on the planet… When I go to conventions or comic marts in the UKContinue reading Commando Collectors gather for second Swapmeet