In the mid-1970s, a sub-editor at British comics publisher IPC read an Evening Standard newspaper article about a forthcoming movie called Star Wars. Spotting a potential gap in the market and encouraged by fellow IPC employee Pat Mills, he penned a memo to management suggesting that science-fiction would be the Next Big Thing… This week, the 2000AD podcastContinue reading Starlord editor Kelvin Gosnell de-cloaks for latest The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast!
Marvel UK fans may recall The Chronicles of Genghis Grimtoad, a wonderful fantasy strip that first ran in all 20 of the company’s short-lived STRIP, a title that initially featured a lot of creator-owned material in attempt to bring a British version of the Marvel US title EPIC Magazine to news stands here. The MarvelContinue reading “The Chronicles of Genghis Grimtoad”, with art by Angus McBride – an early version of the much-loved fantasy tale
We’ve already trailed this week’s 2000AD – but don’t forget Judge Dredd Megazine (Issue 387) is on sale now, with a plethora of great strips – “Judge Dredd”, “Anderson – Psi Divison”, “Havn”, “Dredd” and “The Dark Judges”. The issue also includes a smashing interview with veteran comics artist John Stokes, who returns to comics thisContinue reading John Stokes interviewed in Judge Dredd Megazine, classic strip “The Lawless Touch” from Tornado reprinted
David McDonald is one of the men behind Hibernia Comics, an independent publisher that reprints classic British comics and produces the non-fiction Comic Archive series, a project that began with a collection of Doomlord from New Eagle a decade ago. Hibernia do a cracking job and so, in an attempt to give them a bitContinue reading Ten Years in the British Comics Archives: An Interview with Hibernia’s David McDonald
Rebellion, the publishers of 2000AD and Judge Dredd Megazine, have announced collections of the “Dan Dare” stories published in early editions of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic. The company says it is planning to release the first of a two-volume series in autumn 2015, featuring five main stories comprising a total of 47 episodes, with an additional sixContinue reading 2000AD incarnation of Dan Dare to be reprinted at last