James Bacon

Secrets of Ireland’s first-ever comics fanzine, featuring art by young Paul Neary, revealed

  In December 1966, 50 years ago now, a 15-year-old Irish teenager called Tony Roche did a remarkable thing. He published the first issue of a comics fanzine called The Merry Marvel Fanzine. What was remarkable about this was that this… Read More ›

Yesterday’s Tomorrow: Dan Dare at the British Interplanetary Society

  To co-incide with the 65th anniversary of seminal British picture strip weekly, Eagle, the British Interplanetary Society held a one day conference on Tuesday 14th April 2015 entitled ‘Yesterday’s Tomorrow’. Richard Sheaf reports… A packed programme introduced by the… Read More ›

British Interplanetary Society to celebrate the Eagle comic and the launch of the career of Dan Dare

  On the 14th April 1950, a generation of spotty kids, some of which would become major players in British aerospace business, picked up an imposing colourful and authoritative weekly magazine (masquerading as a comic) which had been especially designed… Read More ›

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