Hamer Auctions 2001 Denis Gifford Catalogue SNIP

Comics Collectable Spotlight: Author Denis Gifford – The Auction Catalogues

Following on from John Freeman’s interview with comic collector extraordinaire Peter Hansen Richard Sheaf highlights some of the auction catalogues that were produced for the liquidation of comic creator, collector and author Denis Gifford’s collection, back in 2001.Continue reading Comics Collectable Spotlight: Author Denis Gifford – The Auction Catalogues

Comic collector Peter Hansen. Behnd him, just some of the Fleetway bound editions assembled for internal use by the company

A Comics Collection for the Nation: An Interview with Peter Hansen

downthetubes is delighted to present both a video and text interview with comics collector Peter Hansen, whose extraordinary archive of British comic art, comics and comics ephemera is an incredible “Aladdin’s Cave”Continue reading A Comics Collection for the Nation: An Interview with Peter Hansen

Comic Creator Spotlight: Roland Davies and “Come On, Steve!”

Here’s a few examples of the wonderful “Come on, Steve” strip, and a tribute to the strip’s creator, Roland Davies. Davies drew for the strip for both the Sunday Express and the Sunday Dispatch and I loved reading the stories as a kid, which appeared in annuals owned, presumably, by my Mum as a child,Continue reading Comic Creator Spotlight: Roland Davies and “Come On, Steve!”

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Spaceship Away 48 sports spiffing John M. Burns cover

The latest issue of the Dan Dare-inspired comic magazine Spaceship Away (Issue 48) is on sale now, sports a  great cover and double-page poster by 2000AD artist John M. Burns. Burns best-known work on Dan Dare is for a strip for the New Eagle, published between 1990 and 1991, but he was also chosen byContinue reading Spaceship Away 48 sports spiffing John M. Burns cover

Space Commander Kerry Covers

Britain’s Forgotten Space Heroes: Space Commander Kerry

With Dan Dare enjoying huge success in Eagle, it’s no surprise that the British news stand was awash with space heroes in the 1950s. Some are better known than others. Swift Morgan, published by Boardman and visualised by Denis McLoughlin had already been running long before Frank Hampson’s hero debuted of course, as had GarthContinue reading Britain’s Forgotten Space Heroes: Space Commander Kerry