Lee Sullivan and Mike Noble at Andercon 2014. Photo courtesy Lee Sullivan.

In Memoriam: Look-In and TV21 artist Mike Noble

We’re sorry to report the passing of veteran artist Mike Noble, perhaps best known for his work on the British weekly comics TV Century 21 – drawing strips such as “Fireball XL5“, “Captain Scarlet” and “Star Trek” and Look-In – working on strips such as “The Famous Five“, “Follyfoot“,  “Robin of Sherwood“, “Timeslip” and many more.Continue reading In Memoriam: Look-In and TV21 artist Mike Noble

Swift - cover dated 9th December 1961

Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Six

Leonard Matthews, General Managing Editor of Fleetway and the Eagle Group of Comics, was a “Creative Visionary”… but that, Roger Perry argues in his extensive biography of the man which continues here on downthetubes, is only due to him having utilised the ideas of others. Here, Roger explores his relationship with one particular creator… the man who didContinue reading Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Six

Early Beanos Galore, Fireball XL5 Rarities and More Offered in Latest ComPal Auction

If you’re a fan of The Beano or The Dandy, then the latest Compalcomics – now live – is definitely up your street, with a large number of early issues on offer, along with an assortment of comics art that includes Dan Dare, Rupert the Bear art from 1971 and a page of Oor Wullie byContinue reading Early Beanos Galore, Fireball XL5 Rarities and More Offered in Latest ComPal Auction

Joe 90 Comic Number One, published in 1969, with Joe 90 puzzle book, Washington pottery mug and badges, being offered at auction in Cardiff today by Langley and Jones

Rare First Issue British Comics, Star Wars comics, Gerry Anderson merchandise in Cardiff auction today

Langley and Jones – a company specialising in vintage collectables, toys, comics, annuals, movies, TV and sporting memorabilia – is hosting its first auction today in Cardiff and includes a number of rare British comic lots as well as other rare and collectable items, including a Dan Dare bust that may sell for up to £1500. TheContinue reading Rare First Issue British Comics, Star Wars comics, Gerry Anderson merchandise in Cardiff auction today

The Robert Harrop Designs limited edition SPV from Captain Scarlet is already on sale - but more designs are to come

ITV announces new Gerry Anderson merchandise plans based on Captain Scarlet, UFO, Stingray

  ITV Studios Global Entertainment has announced it is to expand the licensing programme for its Gerry Anderson portfolio, introducing new merchandise based on almost all his shows such as Captain Scarlet, Stingray, Joe 90 and Space:1999. The plan is no doubt in response to the success of its Classic Thunderbirds licensed merchandise. The new lines, initially aimed at adultContinue reading ITV announces new Gerry Anderson merchandise plans based on Captain Scarlet, UFO, Stingray