Comic artist and editor John Allard in 2014. Photo: Ant Jones

In Memoriam: “Garth” Artist and editor John Allard

We’re sorry to report the passing of Garth artist and former Daily Mirror strip editor John Allard, an unsung hero in the character’s success, not just in Britain, but in terms of his popularity wherever his adventures were re-published across the globe, including Australia and India. John played such an important part in not onlyContinue reading In Memoriam: “Garth” Artist and editor John Allard

Van Helsing’s Terror Tales rises from the grave

Available now direct from its original editor is a smashing collection of “Van Helsing’s Terror Tales“, strips first published in House of Hammer back in the 1970s. Unashamedly capitalising on the huge interest in the horror genre of the time, not only in the cinemas but thanks to late night film screenings on the BBC, combining aContinue reading Van Helsing’s Terror Tales rises from the grave

TV21 243

TV21 243, a special continuation of the original Gerry Anderson-inspired comic, offered again

The Official Gerry Anderson Store is selling copies of TV21 No. 243 – an “alternate universe” continuation of the first series of classic 1960s comic TV21, originally produced as part of the Supermarionation Blu-Ray and DVD release by Network, back in 2014. Positing a world in which TV21 never merged with the short-lived Joe 90Continue reading TV21 243, a special continuation of the original Gerry Anderson-inspired comic, offered again

Jeff Arnold Badge

Out Now: Eagle Times Volume 29 No 3 (Autumn 2016)

The new Eagle Times, the magazine of the Eagle Society, is out now, with articles about Frank Hampson‘s art, Martin Asbury‘s film storyboard work, Jeff Arnold’s hat – an informative piece about real western headgear, according to downthetubes contributor Steve Winders –  Eagle‘s coverage of sport, two pieces by Steve about the “Island of Fire” andContinue reading Out Now: Eagle Times Volume 29 No 3 (Autumn 2016)

The "Duran Duran" strip from Look-In Issue 50, by Steve McGarry

Duran Duran, David Cassidy Look-In art and more goes under the hammer

A huge auction at Stroud Auction Rooms this week, offering antique guns, Hornby trains, art prints (including a Battle of Britain print by Frank Wooton), also features a number of comic art pages from Look-In and other comics featuring top TV characters and actors, by artists such as Barrie Mitchell, Bill Titcombe and Martin Asbury – including stripsContinue reading Duran Duran, David Cassidy Look-In art and more goes under the hammer