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Promoting Wham! comic in the 1960s – a rare retailer-targeted poster

Back when British comics had sales in the hundreds of thousands every week, they had a promotional budget to match, extending to retail promotions like this Wham! poster, offered to newsagents in the 1960s by its publisher, Odhams PressContinue reading Promoting Wham! comic in the 1960s – a rare retailer-targeted poster

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eBay “SMASH Comic” item reveals rare insight into writers and artists working on British comics in the 1960s

Nestling among hundreds of comic lots currently on offer from online eBay auctioneer Phil Comics is a copy of SMASH Issue 8, cover dated 26th March 1966, that some collectors might turn their noses up, because each strip inside has been obscured in places by a sticker. But these are no ordinary stickers, because thisContinue reading eBay “SMASH Comic” item reveals rare insight into writers and artists working on British comics in the 1960s

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Ken Reid Creepy Creations T-Shirts in the works – vote for your favourite now!

Fans of Frankie Stein and Faceache creator Ken Reid have been clamouring for them, and now Rebellion are delivering t-shirts based on his brilliant “Creepy Creations” – but which design is best?Continue reading Ken Reid Creepy Creations T-Shirts in the works – vote for your favourite now!

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2019 2000AD, Treasury of British Comics Books schedule revealed

2018 is not yet out but the levels of Thrill-power for 2019 are already building with a blistering line-up of graphic novels from 2000AD and The Treasury of British Comics. We’ve already trailed some of the 2019 books here on downthetubes, but now we have an official list direct from Rebellion HQ – and thereContinue reading 2019 2000AD, Treasury of British Comics Books schedule revealed

“Power Pack of Ken Reid” Frankie Stein prints offered as Christmas incentive to buyers

If you haven’t already bought the brilliant Power Pack of Ken Reid collections release earlier this year, then there’s a new incentive to tempt you – some cracking Frankie Stein prints! Published by Irmantas Povilaika, the man behind the Kazoop! blog, the two volume set is an official collection of cartoonist Ken Reid’s contributions to Odhams comics ofContinue reading “Power Pack of Ken Reid” Frankie Stein prints offered as Christmas incentive to buyers