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Dan Dare “The Venus Campaign” classic story collection revealed, and first ever collections of some stories on their way

Titan Comics will launch Dan Dare: The Venus Campaign its first “bumper” collection of classic Dan Dare stories in November, following a format similar to its James Bond compendiums, using new scans of the stories featured. Plus, there’s news of new collections in the works of material never before collected… This compendium introduces one of scienceContinue reading Dan Dare “The Venus Campaign” classic story collection revealed, and first ever collections of some stories on their way

A page of "Billy's Boots" by John Gillatt from Lion and Tiger, 28th September 1985.

In Memoriam: “Billy’s Boots” and “Jet-Ace Logan” Comic Artist John Gillatt

Former Fleetway editor Barrie Tomlinson pays tribute to John Gillatt, the artist best known for his work on strips such as “Billy’s Boots”, “Black Archer” and “Jet-Ace Logan” (for Comet and Tiger), who we have just learned died in November… I was devastated to hear that my old friend John Gillatt had passed away inContinue reading In Memoriam: “Billy’s Boots” and “Jet-Ace Logan” Comic Artist John Gillatt

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Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Eight

Leonard Matthews, General Managing Editor of Fleetway and the Eagle Group of Comics, was a Creative Visionary… but that, Roger Perry argues in his extensive biography of the man which continues here on downthetubes, is only due to him having utilised the ideas of others. Here, Roger recalls the creation of Martspress, the company that wouldContinue reading Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Eight

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Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part One

Leonard Matthews, General Managing Editor of Fleetway and the Eagle Group of Comics, was a “Creative Visionary”… but that, Roger Perry argues in his extensive ten part biography of the man which begins today on downthetubes, is only due to him having utilised the ideas of others… 1914 Leonard James Matthews was born in Islington,Continue reading Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part One

In Memoriam: Eagle editor Bob Bartholomew

Steve Holland has reported on the passing of Bob Bartholomew, best known to the comics’ world as the editor of Eagle and Boys’ World in the 1960s, who died on Wednesday, 9th October, at the age of 90. “Bob had been kind enough to share his memories of his days working at The Amalgamated Press,Continue reading In Memoriam: Eagle editor Bob Bartholomew