There are a number of comic sites online quite legally republishing digital versions of comics now considered to be in the public domain, based on extensive research and sourcing original copies. One of them is the Digital Comics Museum – run by a team clearly determined to honour contested ownership when companies like Warner Bros. recently asserted rights over early appearances by the original Captain Marvel, first published by FawcettContinue reading Warner asserts copyright over early Captain Marvel appearances
Reviewed by Tim Robins We all have a superhero inside of us — it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In 14-year-old Billy Batson’s case, all he needs to do is shout out one word to transform into the adult superhero Shazam. Still a kid at heart, Shazam revels in theContinue reading In Review: Shazam!
Batman has been named as the first inductee into San Diego Comic-Con Museum’s Character Hall of Fame, part of the celebrations surrounding the Caped Crusader’s 80th anniversary, also marked by the release of Detective Comics #1000 by DC Comics, prompting me to have a scurry through British comics history to find the Caped Crusader’s firstContinue reading Batman comics in Britain – a brief guide, and an appeal for information
As fans across the globe prepare to celebrate Batman’s 80th birthday tomorrow, Saturday 30th March, the comic book series that first launched the crime fighting adventures of the world’s most popular Super Hero reaches a milestone this week with the release of DC’s Detective Comics #1000. But watch out for a high cover price fromContinue reading Happy 80th Birthday, Batman!
The opportunity to purchase Jock‘s original art to the popular Batman Who Laughs Issue 2 (and remaining pages of #1) is on offer over at comic art web site Splash Page Comic Art – which also offers art by a number of British comic creators, including Charlie Adlard and Dave Gibbons. Released in January, afterContinue reading Batman Who Laughs #2 original art by Jock for sale