April 1950 saw the publication of the first issue of the weekly boy’s comic, Eagle. It was an immediate success with its mixture of historical, modern-day and futuristic adventure strips with some humour plus factual articles and cutaways, and, unlike so many of its weekly story paper competitors, it was big, bold and colourful. TheContinue reading Replacing Eagle: The Comics That Didn’t Make It – Part 1 Lost Eagle and Lightning
Many older British comic fans will remember Marvel UK’s Action Force comic, but the team had another home – in issues of IPC’s Battle in the early 1980s. Luke Williams looks back at the stories… By the early 1980s, sales on the war / action title Battle, the first wave in the Pat Mills /Continue reading Looking back at Battle Action Force
Given the increased pace of Rebellion’s Treasury of British Comics collections, it’s perhaps no surprise the clamour for the return of even more heroes from yesteryear is growing… and one character that keeps getting mentioned is the time travelling immortal, Adam Eterno, a man vulnerable only to the purest gold. So why hasn’t he? CouldContinue reading Calling Adam Eterno… Where are Rebellion hiding you?
The Book Palace is to publish a limited edition of Adventures of The Three Musketeers, collecting the work of the brilliant Chilean comic artist Arturo Del Castillo, first published in Film Fun and Lion in the 1960s. Collected in a single volume for the first time, priced at just £20 on Book Palace, this classicContinue reading Why news of the Adventures of The Three Musketeers collection is – hopefully – great news for classic British comic fans
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…)