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Lost British Comic Projects: SCOOPS, a Newspaper Comic

In January’s initial downthetubes tribute to the late Ron Smith, pages of original artwork – that had earlier appeared on eBay – were presumed to have been for the artist’s own speculative adventure comic project. This confusion arose from the related paperwork, involving Ron Holland, who – rather than the renowned 2000AD illustrator – wasContinue reading Lost British Comic Projects: SCOOPS, a Newspaper Comic

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Tales from Toxic! That Never Were: “Dino-Wars”, by Pat Mills and David Pugh

Toxic! was a British weekly comic book published in 1991  by Apocalypse Ltd. that ran for just 31 issues before numerous problems combined to bring the project to a halt and the publisher sadly went out of business. But it was a title bursting with ideas – and “Dino-Wars“, by Pat Mills and Dan DareContinue reading Tales from Toxic! That Never Were: “Dino-Wars”, by Pat Mills and David Pugh

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Wildcat, one of Fleetway’s last boy’s adventure comics, to be collected

Rebellion are to publish a collection of strips from Wildcat, Fleetway’s short-lived, last real attempt at a fortnightly boy’s adventure comic, launched in 1988. There’s also a mention on Amazon for another Jinty collection, Fran from the Floods. Published by Fleetway between October 1988 and March 1989 (with a free Wildcat mini-comic given away with 2000AD,Continue reading Wildcat, one of Fleetway’s last boy’s adventure comics, to be collected

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

1990s Dan Dare Designs by Jon Haward

Dan Dare Recalled: Artist Jon Haward’s 1990s Designs

There’s plenty of interest in Dan Dare of late, with B7 Media‘s new audio series developing fast (I’m happy to report the pilot script from Bev Doyle and Richard Kurti is shaping up nicely) and the release of 2000AD‘s simply gorgeous first volume of that comic’s never-before-reprinted Dan Dare saga written by Pat Mills andContinue reading Dan Dare Recalled: Artist Jon Haward’s 1990s Designs