Back in the 1980s, before the dawn of the internet, the British comics community celebrated the form in print. It was a vibrant scene, encompassing not only zines about comics such as Arkensword, Fantasy Advertiser and Speakeasy but fiction-based titles too. Many creators like Phil Elliott, Paul Gravett, Warren Ellis, Smuzz (then known as SMS),Continue reading Food for Thought: a classic British Charity Comic that now commands a high collector price
Marvel UK fans may recall The Chronicles of Genghis Grimtoad, a wonderful fantasy strip that first ran in all 20 of the company’s short-lived STRIP, a title that initially featured a lot of creator-owned material in attempt to bring a British version of the Marvel US title EPIC Magazine to news stands here. The MarvelContinue reading “The Chronicles of Genghis Grimtoad”, with art by Angus McBride – an early version of the much-loved fantasy tale
A new colour version of Alan Moore and Ian Gibson’s all-time classic SF adventure The Ballad of Halo Jones leads an incredible year of graphic novel releases from 2000AD, which also includes the release of Alan Grant and Arthur Ranson‘s stunning Mazeworld. downthetubes has a full guide to announced projects. Mixing the old and the new,Continue reading The Ballad of Halo Jones, M.A.C.H. 1 and Mazeworld – a guide to collections out in 2018 from 2000AD
Writer-directors Shane Black and writing partner Fred Dekker have scripted a TV pilot reboot for cult 1960s spy show The Avengers for Warner Bros. – but there’s no indication, as yet, if or when it might get optioned. Various web sites, including Den of Geek and Screen Rant, have picked up on a mention of a possibleContinue reading If a “The Avengers” TV Show Reboot is in the works, would a tie-in new comic be far behind?
The second issue of Hatchette Publishing’s 2000AD: The Ultimate Collection is on sale now in all good newsagents – reprinting of The Ballad of Halo Jones by Alan Moore and Ian Gibson. First appearing in 1984, Halo Jones was an instant hit for 2000AD, a powerful tale of one young woman’s attempt to escape the monotonyContinue reading The Ballad of Halo Jones 2000AD: The Ultimate Collection edition on sale now