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Italian auction house Urania offers art by Frank Hampson, Milo Manara and many more

The clock is ticking down to the latest auction by the Italian Urania Auction House, which features some stunning selected works of major international artists from the end of the 19th century to the present day.Continue reading Italian auction house Urania offers art by Frank Hampson, Milo Manara and many more

When British Comics were… European!

Comic artist, publisher and writer Bambos Georgiou takes a look at just some of the European comic strips that once featured in Fleetway’s British weekly comics, supplementing originated strips…. The UK comics industry in the 1960s has often been cited as one of the largest in the world, leading to a voracious appetite for material.Continue reading When British Comics were… European!

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In Very Advance Review: Battle Stations by Donne Avenell and Hugo Pratt

Rebellion Publishing have kindly sent us a very Advance Review Copy of Battle Stations by Donne Avenell and Hugo Pratt, the first of a new Treasury of British Comics series re-publishing classic strips from the long-running War Picture Library. Battle Stations is due for release in hardback next February, the series will continue a secondContinue reading In Very Advance Review: Battle Stations by Donne Avenell and Hugo Pratt

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New Fleetway Picture Library collections announced, past publishing secrets revealed

Artist Carlos Pino has unearthed a fascinating letter from longtime Fleetway editor Ted Bensberg, dating the end of originated strips for the original runs of titles such as War and Battle Picture Library – just as further details emerge about Book Palace Books next Fleetway Picture Library Classics titles. The comics had the same format as DCContinue reading New Fleetway Picture Library collections announced, past publishing secrets revealed

French Hugo Pratt Part Work continues, 70 ”Tout Pratt” books planned

Following up on the downthetubes news item on Rebellion’s upcoming series of oversize Picture Library reprints centring on the British War comics work of award-winning Italian artist Hugo Pratt, you may be interested to know that French publisher Altalya is running a planned 70-book part work featuring that aims to reprint all his published storiesContinue reading French Hugo Pratt Part Work continues, 70 ”Tout Pratt” books planned