The covers of Man from U.N.C.L.E. #8 Muthu Comics and (Parandhu Vandha Bayangaravathikal)

The Copyright Cheat Affair: the hair-raising time The Man from U.N.C.L.E met Britain’s Barracuda comic hero

In the second of a series of articles, publisher, comics creator and historian of Tamil comics Nathan Viswa reveals some more disturbing and bizarre instances of British comics conflagration and copyright theft on the Indian sub-continent… When British publisher Fleetway launched their Super Library Secret Agent series in 1967, they had twi alternative series runningContinue reading The Copyright Cheat Affair: the hair-raising time The Man from U.N.C.L.E met Britain’s Barracuda comic hero

Arsenal striker Malcolm Macdonald, Roy and Barrie Tomlinson

In Review: Comic Book Hero – Working with Britain’s Picture-Strip Legends

By Barrie Tomlinson Publisher: Pitch Publishing Out: Now The Book: In the 1960s, 70s and 80s, children’s comics were a massive part of a young person’s life. This book tells the story behind the production of comics such as Tiger, Scream, Speed and many more titles, on which Barrie Tomlinson worked as editor. Read howContinue reading In Review: Comic Book Hero – Working with Britain’s Picture-Strip Legends

Stirling Moss speeding on to the scene with the first copies of Speed

Comic Book Hero: Looking back on a time when celebrities courted comics, not the other way round!

In the 1960s, 70s and 80s, children’s comics were a massive part of a young person’s life. Comic Book Hero by former comics editor Barrie Tomlinson – out on 1st September 2017 – tells the story behind the production of comics such as Tiger, Scream, Speed and many more  of the he worked on, and he’sContinue reading Comic Book Hero: Looking back on a time when celebrities courted comics, not the other way round!

The Dracula Files - Rebellion Publishing Cover by Chris Weston SNIP

Rebellion announces “The Dracula Files” collection from British horror weekly, Scream

Continuing with collections made in part possible by its acquisition of the Fleetway comics and characters library last year, Rebellion has announced it will release The Dracula Files, from the short-lived 1980s horror weekly Scream, in October.Continue reading Rebellion announces “The Dracula Files” collection from British horror weekly, Scream

It's Ghastly! - Cover

In Review: It’s Ghastly, the untimely demise of “Scream!” (Not for the nervous…)

Greetings mortals! Don’t expect an objective review of It’s Ghastly, the new Comic Archive from Hibernia Comics (their third), because I’ve been waiting for this publication for over 30 years. I was absolutely the right age to be into Fleetway Editions short-lived weekly horror comic, Scream!, when it first came out and I devoured each issue withContinue reading In Review: It’s Ghastly, the untimely demise of “Scream!” (Not for the nervous…)