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Delivering the goods: Don Heck, a much under appreciated artist

Donald L. “Don” Heck was an American comics artist best known for co-creating the Marvel Comics character Iron Man (not the character’s design, but plenty more that shaped him), and for his long run penciling the Marvel superhero-team series The Avengers during the 1960s. For many, he’s a much under appreciated artist, despite his solidContinue reading Delivering the goods: Don Heck, a much under appreciated artist

2000AD Prog 85 - Judge Dredd by Mick McMahon SNIP

Judging a Comic by its Cover: Some Early Favourites

More than anything else, comics sell on their covers, but which ones stick most in your mind in your years of collecting? For me, there are plenty, but here are just a few that caught my attention at an early age, for a number of reasons. Given my love of the British comics I grewContinue reading Judging a Comic by its Cover: Some Early Favourites

US Comics on sale August 2018

Creating Comics: Atomeka publisher Dave Elliott’s plan to save the US comics industry

Over the last few years, Atomeka Press publisher Dave Elliott has stood by and frustratingly watched as the US comic book industry continues to devour itself like the mythical Ouroboros, the snake that ate its own tail. Last week, he published his proposal to help save it from itself on DeviantArt, attracting plenty of commentContinue reading Creating Comics: Atomeka publisher Dave Elliott’s plan to save the US comics industry

Titan Books Marvel - Civil War SNIP

Titan Books new Marvel fiction line launched with Dan Abnett-penned Avengers tale

Titan Books recently launched its new publishing programme in collaboration with Marvel of original fiction books. Titan Comics, a sister imprint of Titan Entertainment Group, has had a long, proud history of producing magazine products to support some of Marvel’s most popular properties, such as Thor and Black Panther. “This new deal marks the startContinue reading Titan Books new Marvel fiction line launched with Dan Abnett-penned Avengers tale

My Favorite Thing is Monsters SNIP

Nominees Announced for 2018 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards

Comic-Con International has announced the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2018, and a number of British creators are honoured, including John Allison, Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie. The Spirit anthology, edited by artist Sean Phillips and published by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, also receives a nomination in the “Best Anthology”Continue reading Nominees Announced for 2018 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards