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A Slice of British Comics History – Fantasy Advertiser #1

Artist David Hathaway-Price, who runs the terrific Classic UK Comics Zines online archive, has unearthed a rare copy of one of Britain’s first fanzines, Fantasy Advertiser #1, published by Frank Dobson in 1965. Two years before Anthony Roche published his Merry Marvel Fanzine in Ireland (and, later, Heroes Unlimited), and Phil Clarke and Steve MooreContinue reading A Slice of British Comics History – Fantasy Advertiser #1

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British comic fanzines celebrated in style in FANSCENE – a new fanzine, of course!

I’m delighted to report the release of FANSCENE, a very special celebration of over fifty years of comics fandom in Ireland and the UK. It’s a privilege to have been asked to be part of this free mammoth publication put together by artist David Hathaway-Price. David, who also runs the terrific Classic UK Comics ZinesContinue reading British comic fanzines celebrated in style in FANSCENE – a new fanzine, of course!

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It’s time for another Awesome Comics Podcast Catch-Up! Comichaus secrets revealed! Books to look out for in 2018! And more!

The Awesome Comics Podcast continues to broadcast some great stuff about British comics and more. Once again, I’ve been a bit neglectful in keeping you posted with its, well, awesome coverage of some terrific creators, including great interviews and entertaining discussions about comic creation. So let’s put that right with a catch up of recentContinue reading It’s time for another Awesome Comics Podcast Catch-Up! Comichaus secrets revealed! Books to look out for in 2018! And more!

Fanzine Flashback – KA-POW, Britain’s first comics zine?

Over on the superb Classic Comics UK Zines site run by David Hathaway-Price, there’s a wonderful addition to its growing archive – the first issue of KA-POW, possibly Britain’s first comics fanzine. Published in July 1967, KA-POW #1 was edited by Phil Clarke (today, the former owner of Birmingham’s Nostalgia & Comics and the manContinue reading Fanzine Flashback – KA-POW, Britain’s first comics zine?

Early issues of the British comics zine KA-POW. Via Dez Skinn

Plan Hatched to celebrate 50 years of British Comic Zines – with an all-new fanzine, of course!

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Phil Clarke and Steve Moore‘s KA-POW #1 – the first British comic fanzine (Although in Ireland Tony Roche got there first of course, with his Merry Marvel Fanzine). Now, a plan has been hatched to celebrate this momentous anniversary – appropriately enough, with a fanzine,Continue reading Plan Hatched to celebrate 50 years of British Comic Zines – with an all-new fanzine, of course!