Rourke of the Radlands, Monark Starstalker and Wolverine - SNIP

Marvel UK Comics That Never Were: Rourke versus Wolverine, versus… Monark Starstalker?

Here’s an item from my archives that should interest some Marvel UK fans – Liam Sharp’s fax of our creator-owned heroine, Rourke, created for STRIP, alongside Marvel US heroes Monark Starstalker and Wolverine. I’ve written about this a little before, but the background is this. After a positive reaction to Rourke’s debut in STRIP IssueContinue reading Marvel UK Comics That Never Were: Rourke versus Wolverine, versus… Monark Starstalker?

Judge Dredd Megazine 387 - SNIP

John Stokes interviewed in Judge Dredd Megazine, classic strip “The Lawless Touch” from Tornado reprinted 

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 

Dastardly & Muttley #1 Cover by Mauricet SNIP

Snashing Frashing! Garth Ennis and Mauricet’s reimagining of Dastardly and Muttley gets launch date

Garth Ennis is reimagining Dastardly and Muttley of Wacky Races and Dastardly & Muttley in Their Flying Machines for DC’s teen-oriented Hanna-Barbera line. Written by Garth, the six-issue Dastardly & Muttley series, launching 6th September, will be drawn by Mauricet, whose own hilarious take on Cosmic Patrouille, published in French by Bamboo Editions, seriously needs an English languageContinue reading Snashing Frashing! Garth Ennis and Mauricet’s reimagining of Dastardly and Muttley gets launch date

The Marvel UK Bullpen, mid-1993. Pictured here are Andrw Currie, Andy Lanning, Bryan Hitch, Martin Griffiths and Liam Sharp. Colourist and artist Steve Whitaker was also a regular in the basement, as was Edmund Perryman, among others

Tube Surfing: Marvel UK Memories, Alan Moore, Gene Ha – and Captain Pugwash!

Here’s a quick round up of comics-related news items, recalling Marvel UK, Alan Moore‘s partnership with Gene Ha on Top 10, a look at some gorgeous Doctor Who art and more… • The brainchild of Melvyn Bragg, Opening Shot was an arts programme for Channel 4. One episode, first broadcast 10th August 1993 and foundContinue reading Tube Surfing: Marvel UK Memories, Alan Moore, Gene Ha – and Captain Pugwash!

Judge Dredd by Edmund Bagwell

In Memoriam: 2000AD Comic Artist Edmund Bagwell (Edmund Perryman)

I’m sorry to report the passing of artist Edmund Bagwell, aka Edmund Perryman, who I first met as one of the team working in the Marvel UK basement back in the 1990s, bringing his unique style to the Black Axe series as well as Motormouth and Killpower. Also known for his animation and computer graphics workContinue reading In Memoriam: 2000AD Comic Artist Edmund Bagwell (Edmund Perryman)