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

“The Art of The Avengers and Other Heroes” exhibition opens in New York

New York’s Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators is currently presenting an exhibition of original artwork showcasing characters from the Marvel Universe, including the Avengers and other heroes. Legendary artists featured include John Buscema, John Cassaday, Don Heck, Joe Jusko, Jack Kirby, George Pérez, John Romita, Marie Severin, Walt Simonson, Barry Windsor Smith,Continue reading “The Art of The Avengers and Other Heroes” exhibition opens in New York

Stan Lee on ITV’s The South Bank Show, broadcast in the mid 1990s

Tim Quinn’s Marvel UK Memories: Interviewing Stan Lee

Stan Lee has been a hero of mine since I read one of his comics when I was just seven years of age. So you can imagine what a blast it was many years later to bring in The South Bank Show TV cameras to produce an in-depth interview with Stan ‘The Man’ Lee inContinue reading Tim Quinn’s Marvel UK Memories: Interviewing Stan Lee

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?