Swift Morgan and the Flying Saucers - SNIP

British Comic Heroes: Swift Morgan – The First Brit in Space? – and artist Denis McLoughlin

He was Britain’s first genuine picture-strip SF hero, his adventures launched in far-off 1948, visualised by the legendary Denis McLoughlin. Now, Andrew Darlington explores the full, complex, and fascinating history of Swift Morgan… ‘FAST ACTION IN THE WORLDS OF THE FUTURE’ “Chin Up Silver! We’ve Got Out Of Other Tough Spots…!” The roundly-solid blue spaceshipContinue reading British Comic Heroes: Swift Morgan – The First Brit in Space? – and artist Denis McLoughlin

The "Duran Duran" strip from Look-In Issue 50, by Steve McGarry

Duran Duran, David Cassidy Look-In art and more goes under the hammer

A huge auction at Stroud Auction Rooms this week, offering antique guns, Hornby trains, art prints (including a Battle of Britain print by Frank Wooton), also features a number of comic art pages from Look-In and other comics featuring top TV characters and actors, by artists such as Barrie Mitchell, Bill Titcombe and Martin Asbury – including stripsContinue reading Duran Duran, David Cassidy Look-In art and more goes under the hammer

Blast from the Past: Miracleman creator Mick Anglo’s “Captain Valiant”

Here’s an intriguing character drawn by from Marvelman – sorry, Miracleman – creator Mick Anglo: “Captain Valiant, Ace of the Interplanetary Police Patrol”, published by the London-based Arnold Book Company in the early 1950s. Space Comics began with Issue 50 in 1953 – a standard ploy of with these faux US comics from British comics publishers ofContinue reading Blast from the Past: Miracleman creator Mick Anglo’s “Captain Valiant”

Spaceship Away 33 Cover

Spaceship Away sings for new sales (sort of)

The latest issue of the Dan Dare-inspired Spaceship Away (Issue 33) includes a great free gift – a “How to Speak Mercurian” booklet, attributed to Dan Dare’s top scientist, Jocelyn Peabody. Dan Dare fans will recall the strip’s Mercurians sang rather than spoke in the long-running original strip in the Eagle, and an unnamed writer has putContinue reading Spaceship Away sings for new sales (sort of)