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Classic 2000AD “Dredd” cover art by Mick McMahon on offer in latest Compal Comics auction

Compal Comics have just launched their August/September auction catalogue – and as usual there are some great items on offer, including a terrific  “Judge Dredd” 2000AD cover by Mick McMahon, more original art by Frank Bellamy, a Dandy No.1 – and some rare US BATMANIA zines from the early 1960s. This auction showcases a furtherContinue reading Classic 2000AD “Dredd” cover art by Mick McMahon on offer in latest Compal Comics auction

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“Van Helsing’s Terror Tales” softback edition available now

Author, comics and magazine publisher Dez Skinn has released a new softback edition of his  “Van Helsing’s Terror Tales“, featuring strips first published in House of Hammer back in the 1970s. Dez released a limietd edition hardback edition back in 2018, which sold out almost immediately, so has now produced this new edition. The HouseContinue reading “Van Helsing’s Terror Tales” softback edition available now

"Satellite Control" - cover art by Frank Hampson for Grande Enciclopedia della Fantascienza N.54, published by Editoriale Del Drago in 1981

Frank Hampson “Dan Dare” inspired rarity surfaces at Italian auction house

Italian auction house Urania is hosting a sale of original comic art and illustration in Parma on 11th May 2019 – and it includes a number of items by British artists including a Dan Dare-inspired artwork by Frank Hampson, alongside art by John Bolton, Greg Staples, Sydney Jordan and others. On offer by Frank HampsonContinue reading Frank Hampson “Dan Dare” inspired rarity surfaces at Italian auction house

Shame - Hope by Lovern Kindzierski and John Bolton

Lovern Kindzierski and John Bolton’s new graphic novel “Shame – Hope” really deserves your attention

A downthetubes reader dropped us a line to ask what John Bolton had been up to comics-wise recently, which gives us the chance to plug the Renegade Arts fantasy project Shame by the artist, working with writer Lovern Kindzierski. John recently did a signing at Forbidden Planet to promote the series, and promote the stunning-looking and well-received Shame – Hope,Continue reading Lovern Kindzierski and John Bolton’s new graphic novel “Shame – Hope” really deserves your attention

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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