April 1950 saw the publication of the first issue of the weekly boy’s comic, Eagle. It was an immediate success with its mixture of historical, modern-day and futuristic adventure strips with some humour plus factual articles and cutaways, and, unlike so many of its weekly story paper competitors, it was big, bold and colourful. TheContinue reading Replacing Eagle: The Comics That Didn’t Make It – Part 1 Lost Eagle and Lightning
More than 30 collectors made a play for Dave Gibbons Watchmen #1 original cover art at the weekend’s Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Comic Art auction in Dallas – before it finally sold for $228,000 (£171,383) – but it was not the top-selling item. The cover of the first Watchmen issue remains one of the mostContinue reading Dave Gibbons Watchmen #1 cover sells for staggering £171,383 in auction
Back in 2014, after Rebellion, the publishers of 2000AD and Judge Dredd Megazine first announced collections of the “Dan Dare” stories published in early editions of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, we featured an item on artist and photographer Gavin Aslett‘s continuation of the story – and now we have some art from a new, colour version based on his tale,Continue reading 2000AD’s “Lost” Dan Dare Finale by Gavin Aslett Revisited – in colour!
Two classic Doctor Who comics strips are released as audio adaptations by Big Finish next month, starring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor and Rhianne Starbuck as companion Sharon. Adapted from the comic strips by Pat Mills and John Wagner, originally published 40 years ago in Doctor Who Weekly, The Comic Strips Adaptations Volume OneContinue reading 40th anniversary of Doctor Who Weekly celebrated in new audio adaptations of original strips
There’s a host of art by British artists featured in the upcoming Heritage Auctions Comic Art Signature Auction, taking place over 21st – 23rd February 2019 in Dallas – and a number of covers created for early Marvel UK comics by American artists. Rubbing shoulders with Krazy Kat art by George Herriman, newspaper strips by AlexContinue reading Dave Gibbons first Watchmen cover among latest Heritage Auctions art offerings