Rare one-shot 1960s Dan Dare zine featuring contributions from Ron Embleton and Frank Hampson, heads to Classic UK Comic Zines digital archive

A new item destined for the Classic UK Comics Zines archive thanks to downthetubes contributor Richard Sheaf is a rare edition of the one-shot fanzine published in October 1969, Ultima Thule, thanks to its original editor, artist and Dan Dare fan Andrew Skilleter, today best known, perhaps, for his Doctor Who art. Devoted to Dan DareContinue reading Rare one-shot 1960s Dan Dare zine featuring contributions from Ron Embleton and Frank Hampson, heads to Classic UK Comic Zines digital archive

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Lost Dan Dare: “Return to Terra Nova” by John Ridgway and Nick Spender

We’re currently running a series of articles by Jeremy Briggs on attempts down the decades to either relaunch Eagle, or create a comic on similar lines. In that spirit, here’s a couple of pages from a  lost Dan Dare project, “Return to Terra Nova“, written by John Ridgway with art by Nick Spender. The stripContinue reading Lost Dan Dare: “Return to Terra Nova” by John Ridgway and Nick Spender

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Replacing Eagle: The Comics That Didn’t Make It – Part 1 Lost Eagle and Lightning

April 1950 saw the publication of the first issue of the weekly boy’s comic, Eagle. It was an immediate success with its mixture of historical, modern-day and futuristic adventure strips with some humour plus factual articles and cutaways, and, unlike so many of its weekly story paper competitors, it was big, bold and colourful. TheContinue reading Replacing Eagle: The Comics That Didn’t Make It – Part 1 Lost Eagle and Lightning

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How Do You Write About Comics That Were Never Published?

I have been writing articles about old British comics for websites, fanzines, magazines and books for over 10 years now and I know that it is best done when you have physical copies of the comics in front of you to use as reference, preferably a continuous run given that many titles as they agedContinue reading How Do You Write About Comics That Were Never Published?