Art from "The Man from Cancer", aka The Rockpool Files by Phil Elliott

Strip! Focus: “The Man from Cancer”, aka The Rockpool Files

Luke Williams takes a look back at The Man from Cancer, first published in Marvel UK’s STRIP! anthology – a creator-owned strip by Glenn Dakin and Phil Elliott, still fondly remembered today… Possibly long forgotten, but not by this geek, the strip that was known as “The Man From Cancer” on this side of theContinue reading Strip! Focus: “The Man from Cancer”, aka The Rockpool Files

Harrier Comics revival continues at CEPG, 1980s strips revived for the 21st Century, tentative schedule revealed

Denver-based publisher CEPG is continuing to roll out new editions of some of the 1980s Harrier Comics titles that offered many now well-established  creators one of their first entry points into publishing thanks to publisher Martin Lock. CEPG’s publisher Mike Rickaby struck a deal with Martin to republish titles such as Avalon and Swiftsure lastContinue reading Harrier Comics revival continues at CEPG, 1980s strips revived for the 21st Century, tentative schedule revealed

Marvel Fact Files Issue 149 Mastermind Gatefold

Marvel Fact Files Returns Attention to Marvel UK

The long-running Marvel Fact Files, available through most UK newsagents, turns its attention back on Marvel UK (and more) with Issue 149 later this month, having last given the British versions of the US publisher’s heroes back in Issue 97, released last January. This new issue of the part work title, on sale from 21st January,Continue reading Marvel Fact Files Returns Attention to Marvel UK

Officer Outbody, a creation for Marvel UK by Glenn Dakin and Ross Dearsley

Marvel UK Heroes Lost in Action: Officer Outbody by Glenn Dakin and Ross Dearsley

In the mid-1990s, after a period of intense activity and hugely successful sales on titles that included Death’s Head II, Warheads, Motormouth and Killpower in the US and Doctor Who Magazine, The Real Ghostbusters, Overkill and Transformers in the UK, Marvel UK‘s fortunes foundered as comic sales plummeted across the Atlantic for a variety ofContinue reading Marvel UK Heroes Lost in Action: Officer Outbody by Glenn Dakin and Ross Dearsley

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CamCon returns to Cambridge in August

Following the success of last year’s event, the CamCon team have announced that a third one day convention celebrating all things geeky will be held once again at the Junction in Cambridge on 30th August 2014 – and the guest line up includes Doctor Who Adventures artist John Ross. CamCon is Cambridge’s premier multi-genre convention, spanning anime,Continue reading CamCon returns to Cambridge in August