At the end of last year I revealed a ‘lost’ British comics character, Jet Jason, created as a British Airways mascot and initially brought to life for Fleetwings, the official magazine of British Airways Junior Jet Club by writer Donne Avenell, and artist Dave Gibbons in the early 1980s, before he started drawing mainly forContinue reading British Airways “Jet Jason” – rare merchandise featuring Dave Gibbons art uncovered!
Rebellion Publishing, owners of 2000AD, announced an all-new 48-page special title The Vigilant earlier this week, the lead strip written by Simon Furman, with art by Simon Coleby coloured by Len O’Grady. Breathing new life into Fleetway characters acquired in 2016, the project is a further building block for the evolving “Rebellion-verse”, an interconnected worldContinue reading Who’s Who in Rebellion’s “The Vigilant” classic comic character revival – and who created the characters
Los Angeles-based Saturn Harvest is ramping up work on its Axa movie project, AXA: Battle for the Serpent Gate, based on the newspaper strip first published in the British newspaper The Sun from 1978 to 1986, written by the late Donne Avenell and drawn by Enrique Badia Romero. Alongside the $100 million movie project, whichContinue reading AXA: Battle for the Serpent Gate – movie promotional activity ramps up
One of the things downthetubes contributor Richard Sheaf likes collecting are comics and magazines that may have been rather forgotten about. A few months ago, he spotted a copy of Fleetwings on eBay, an unusual looking item that piqued his interest, as with it was a letter from top British comic creator Dave Gibbons, talkingContinue reading Who remembers “Jet Jason” by Dave Gibbons? A look back at British Airways Fleetwings magazine
Story: Donne Avenell (UK) Art: Jaime Vallve (Spain) Publisher: Frew Comics (Australia) Editor: Dudley Hogarth Pages: 36 Price: 3.5 Aus $ Release Date (Print): 19th October 2016 Age Rating: All Ages One Line: An Art collector on a collection spree, albeit illegally, is stopped by Phantom. Synopsis: The Phantom reads in a news paper thatContinue reading In Review: The Phantom 1766 – The Art Collector (Frew Comics)