First published in October 2017 on the inexplicably and ruthlessly pruned Forbidden Planet International blog, an act of cultural barbarism about which Forbidden Planet (Scotland) Ltd has yet to reverse, we are delighted to republish, as first published and with the permission of author Pádraig Ó Méalóid, comic creator Leo Baxendale’s last-ever interview, discussing hisContinue reading From the Archives: Last Words from Leo – An Interview with Leo Baxendale
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
News of Rebellion’s Cor! & Buster Special (out 17th April) has gone down well with downthetubes readers and artist Neil Googe‘s cover brings the classic British comics humour characters bang up to date. But for those of you might be scratching your head as to who’s who on that cover, here’s a handy guide… MarthaContinue reading Who’s Who on the Cover of the Cor! & Buster Special
We’ve previously reported on some of the Treasury of British Comics titles on their way to bookshops in 2019 from Rebellion, but now the 2000AD publisher has released more information – and covers – for three of them. Despite the huge number of classic British collections on their way next year (and not just fromContinue reading Leo Baxendale’s Sweeny Toddler, Death Wish collections on way from Rebellion
Who will be cast as Minnie The Minx? That’s the question many Beano fans are asking, some wondering if this week’s anniversary celebrations will be accompanied by more news about the announced live-action TV show from Lime Pictures, in partnership with Beano Studios. Beano Studios had been dropping hints about The Magnificent Misadventures of Minnie forContinue reading Who will be cast as Minnie the Minx in new live-action show?