Stan Lee by David Roach

In Memoriam: Stan Lee

Alan Woollcombe pays tribute to Stan “The Man” Lee, who has died aged 95, co-creator of an astonishing number of comic book characters, comic books, whose influence on entertainment and pop culture will endure… Stan Lee was arguably the most important man the American comics industry ever produced. Through talent, chutzpah and sheer hard work,Continue reading In Memoriam: Stan Lee

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How to be a Super-Hero, by Stan Lee

British writer and editor Tim Quinn both worked with and interviewed Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee, whose death has been announced, aged 95. Here, he pays tribute to the American writer and publisher who did so much to shape Marvel Comics in the 1960s, and whose work continued to inspire many creators and fans across decades…Continue reading How to be a Super-Hero, by Stan Lee

Dave Hunt was thrilled when his inking hero Frank Giacoia embellished his British Marvel penciling work, like this Super Spider-Man #162 cover (March 1976).

Marvel artist Dave Hunt’s autobiography, “An Artist’s Life”, now available

Back in January, we reported an autobiography of Marvel artist Dave Hunt, who provided art for numerous Marvel UK titles in the 1970s, was in the works from his friend Lee Benaka. Dave Hunt: An Artist’s Life, with a foreword by Joe Sinnott, has now been released to good reviews and is on sale directContinue reading Marvel artist Dave Hunt’s autobiography, “An Artist’s Life”, now available

Ant-Man and The Wasp

In Review: Ant-Man and The Wasp

Ant-Man and The Wasp was one of two movies whose cinema  release was delayed in the UK because of the FIFA World Cup, the other being The Incredibles 2, a stereotype defying decision that had comics fans in shock at the thought that they might share a love of superheroes with football supporters. In theContinue reading In Review: Ant-Man and The Wasp

Art from Marvel’s Amazing Fantasy #15/ Strange Tales #110 - First appearances of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange. Art by Steve Ditko

Legendary comic creator Steve Ditko, dead at 90

I’ve woken to the sad news of comic creator Steve Ditko’s passing, one of the global comic industry’s most influential, and yet elusive artists. The award-winning co-creator of The Amazing Spider-Man, Doctor Strange and so many more great characters was found unresponsive in his New York City apartment on 29th June 2018. Police said heContinue reading Legendary comic creator Steve Ditko, dead at 90