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Replacing Eagle: The Comics That Didn’t Make It – Part 1 Lost Eagle and Lightning

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… Read More ›

Calling Adam Eterno… Where are Rebellion hiding you?

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,… Read More ›

Why news of the Adventures of The Three Musketeers collection is – hopefully – great news for classic British comic fans

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… Read More ›

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… Read More ›

Scream! in the spotlight: a wonderfully ghastly new Comic Archive from Hibernia Comics!

We’ll be running a fuller review of this cracking new title from Hibernia Comics soon, but I couldn’t not give an early plug to their latest brilliant ‘Comic Archive’, It’s Ghastly, the untimely demise of Scream!, on sale now. The third… Read More ›

Comics For Valentine’s Day: Celebrating 40 Years of Action and Bullet

Valentine’s Day is usually considered a time for lovers, but this year – 2016 – it’s year for lovers of Action… and Bullet, two British boys’ comics celebrating their 40th anniversary. Although, sadly, neither of course are still being published, both left… Read More ›

Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Four

Leonard Matthews, General Managing Editor of Fleetway and the Eagle Group of Comics, was a “Creative Visionary”… but that, Roger Perry argues in his extensive biography of the man which continues here on downthetubes, is only due to him having utilised… Read More ›

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