2000AD Prog 204 (1981) Cover SNIP

Classic 2000AD “Dredd” cover art by Mick McMahon on offer in latest Compal Comics auction

Compal Comics have just launched their August/September auction catalogue – and as usual there are some great items on offer, including a terrific  “Judge Dredd” 2000AD cover by Mick McMahon, more original art by Frank Bellamy, a Dandy No.1 – and some rare US BATMANIA zines from the early 1960s. This auction showcases a furtherContinue reading Classic 2000AD “Dredd” cover art by Mick McMahon on offer in latest Compal Comics auction

Storm promotional art by Don Lawrence - 1998

In the Spotlight: “Storm” by Martin Lodewijk and Don Lawrence

With Rebellion‘s welcome announcement of mass-market Trigan Empire collections, launching next year, it’s perhaps no surprise that some fans of artist Don Lawrence are also wondering if this might also pave the way for a similar release for the science fantasy Storm, a strip the British artist worked on for 22 years. Following his departureContinue reading In the Spotlight: “Storm” by Martin Lodewijk and Don Lawrence

The Rise and Fall of The Trigan Empire Volume One SNIP

Rebellion announces new “Trigan Empire” Collections, launching in 2020

2000 AD publishers Rebellion have announced a collected edition program for the classic British comic strip “The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire“, co-created by Mike Butterworth and Don Lawrence, launching March 2020. The new mass market collections, which will be release as part of the company’s Treasury of British Comics, were announced at the Diamond Comic Distributors’ RetailerContinue reading Rebellion announces new “Trigan Empire” Collections, launching in 2020

"Satellite Control" - cover art by Frank Hampson for Grande Enciclopedia della Fantascienza N.54, published by Editoriale Del Drago in 1981

Frank Hampson “Dan Dare” inspired rarity surfaces at Italian auction house

Italian auction house Urania is hosting a sale of original comic art and illustration in Parma on 11th May 2019 – and it includes a number of items by British artists including a Dan Dare-inspired artwork by Frank Hampson, alongside art by John Bolton, Greg Staples, Sydney Jordan and others. On offer by Frank HampsonContinue reading Frank Hampson “Dan Dare” inspired rarity surfaces at Italian auction house

"Jasmin, The Little Japanese Princess" (Nahomi) by Crisse and Bom

In the Spotlight: Marvel UK’s European Comic Reprints

Over on his Boys Adventure Comics Blog, downthetubes contributor Richard Sheaf has highlighted the inclusion of a strip from Le Lombard‘s Franco-Belgian Tintin comic magazine in a short-lived Marvel UK comic. It’s an example of European reprint by the company, better known for re-publishing Marvel superhero strips, as well as its hugely successful titles suchContinue reading In the Spotlight: Marvel UK’s European Comic Reprints