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1970s “Flying Furies”, The Aeronauts, recalled

Picking up on our recent story about Tales from Europe, The Singing, Ringing Tree and The White Horses, who remembers The Aeronauts… or as older readers might remember them, from Lion comic – “The Flying Furies“? Not to be confused with the upcoming feature film starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, directed by Tom Harper,Continue reading 1970s “Flying Furies”, The Aeronauts, recalled

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Klep! “Cosmic Comics” is a Kevin O’Neill comics miscellany that may burn your eyeballs!

Independent publisher Hibernia has teamed up with the Treasury of British Comics to publish Cosmic Comics, a terrific, eye-searing collection of legendary comic creator Kevin O’Neill’s formative work on such titles as 2000AD, Lion, Tornado and StarlordContinue reading Klep! “Cosmic Comics” is a Kevin O’Neill comics miscellany that may burn your eyeballs!

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Creating Comics: An Archive Interview with Roy of the Rovers co-creator Frank S. Pepper

The Continuing Adventures of Frank S. Pepper This feature offers the full text of an interview Andrew Darlington conducted with the legendary writer Frank S. Pepper, extracted from a long series of correspondence, exactly as it was published in the ‘alternative’ arts-magazine Ludds Mill no.9 in September 1973. Andrew has resisted the temptation of amendingContinue reading Creating Comics: An Archive Interview with Roy of the Rovers co-creator Frank S. Pepper

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British Comic Heroes: Lion’s “Captain Condor”

Dan Dare, star of Eagle and early 2000AD, whose adventures extend to radio, award-winning adventures and more, is a British comics hero up there with Roy of the Rovers, Judge Dredd, Fungus the Bogeyman, Rupert the Bear and Dennis the Menace, in terms of public awareness beyond comics fandom. But at the height of hisContinue reading British Comic Heroes: Lion’s “Captain Condor”

Axa, Robot Archie, Sanjulian art and more up for auction

Quite by chance, I came across an interesting auction of Original Comic Art on Catwiki which ends tomorrow but includes a few items by British creators and a huge range of art by some well known European artists, including an “Axa” strip by Enrique Badia Romero and a “Robot Archie” page by Ted Kearon, from Lion.Continue reading Axa, Robot Archie, Sanjulian art and more up for auction