TV Century 21 Issue 90 cover dated 8th October 1966-FG

Rare British comics free gifts, tie-in merchandise on offer in Phil Comics auction

Online British comics auction house Phil Comics has just launched its December 2018 offering, which includes a huge range of bundled comics from the 1960s through to the 1990s, and rare issues of titles complete with free gifts including a copy of TV Century 21 with a Thunderbirds “International Rescue” cardboard hat, released back inContinue reading Rare British comics free gifts, tie-in merchandise on offer in Phil Comics auction

Van Helsing’s Terror Tales rises from the grave

Available now direct from its original editor is a smashing collection of “Van Helsing’s Terror Tales“, strips first published in House of Hammer back in the 1970s. Unashamedly capitalising on the huge interest in the horror genre of the time, not only in the cinemas but thanks to late night film screenings on the BBC, combining aContinue reading Van Helsing’s Terror Tales rises from the grave

Jim Baikie - 1987 SNIP

Jim Baikie: An Appreciation by Alan Moore

Alan Moore pays tribute to comic creator Jim Baikie, who died in December… The first time I can across Jim Baikie’s art, without even knowing his name (a common condition with British comics of that period), would have been as a twelve-year-old Monkees-obsessive when Jim was handling the comic strip adventures of that transatlantic faux-BeatlesContinue reading Jim Baikie: An Appreciation by Alan Moore

Skizz - First Encounter by Jim Baikie

Jim Baikie: A Stripography (and some Musical Notes)

Here’s a guide to comics artist Jim Baikie’s comics career, including his lesser known British girls’ comic work, revealing his huge contribution to many titles. Jim died in December 2017; you can read our obituary here and an Appreciation by Alan Moore here Most of the credits below were compiled by David Roach for Jim during hisContinue reading Jim Baikie: A Stripography (and some Musical Notes)

Jim Baikie - 1987 SNIP

In Memoriam: Comic Artist Jim Baikie

We’re sorry to report the passing of Eisner Award-winning Scottish comic artist Jim Baikie, perhaps best known to many downthetubes readers as co-creator of 2000AD’s alien-on-the-run, Skizz. He enjoyed a career in comics that began with work for girls titles in the 1960s that would go on to encompass “Charlie’s Angels” and “Terrahawks” for Look-In,Continue reading In Memoriam: Comic Artist Jim Baikie