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British comic fanzines celebrated in style in FANSCENE – a new fanzine, of course!

I’m delighted to report the release of FANSCENE, a very special celebration of over fifty years of comics fandom in Ireland and the UK. It’s a privilege to have been asked to be part of this free mammoth publication put together by artist David Hathaway-Price. David, who also runs the terrific Classic UK Comics ZinesContinue reading British comic fanzines celebrated in style in FANSCENE – a new fanzine, of course!

Fanzine Flashback – KA-POW, Britain’s first comics zine?

Over on the superb Classic Comics UK Zines site run by David Hathaway-Price, there’s a wonderful addition to its growing archive – the first issue of KA-POW, possibly Britain’s first comics fanzine. Published in July 1967, KA-POW #1 was edited by Phil Clarke (today, the former owner of Birmingham’s Nostalgia & Comics and the manContinue reading Fanzine Flashback – KA-POW, Britain’s first comics zine?

Early issues of the British comics zine KA-POW. Via Dez Skinn

Plan Hatched to celebrate 50 years of British Comic Zines – with an all-new fanzine, of course!

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Phil Clarke and Steve Moore‘s KA-POW #1 – the first British comic fanzine (Although in Ireland Tony Roche got there first of course, with his Merry Marvel Fanzine). Now, a plan has been hatched to celebrate this momentous anniversary – appropriately enough, with a fanzine,Continue reading Plan Hatched to celebrate 50 years of British Comic Zines – with an all-new fanzine, of course!