Stan Lee Tribute Day announced for Liverpool next weekend

Liverpool’s retro gaming and video shop VideOdyssey has announced a Stan Lee Tribute Day next Saturday (24th November 2018) in aid of the Stan Lee Foundation. Paying homage to the Marvel legend who died earlier this week, expect an event that will celebrate the magic of his comic creation genius. With artwork, workshops, and aContinue reading Stan Lee Tribute Day announced for Liverpool next weekend

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

Dracula Lives #29 - Cover Art SNIP

Marvel UK art mystery – who pencilled this “Dracula Lives” cover back in 1975?

[Updated 31st October 2018] This cover for Marvel UK’s Dracula Lives #29, published in 1975, has some comic creators about who actually drew it. Selling for just over $400 on Heritage Auctions this past weekend, the site doesn’t list the penciller and its credit for Mike Eposito as inker is being challenged, with 2000AD artistContinue reading Marvel UK art mystery – who pencilled this “Dracula Lives” cover back in 1975?

Shadow Riders #3 Cover SNIP

Who Remembers Marvel UK’s Shadow Riders? An unpublished story revealed

Back in the early 1990s, just before Marvel UK went a bit crazy with multiple US titles with the word “Death” in them, artist and writer Brian Williamson and I co-created Shadow Riders, who eventually were drawn by Ross Dearsley for a four issue US format limited series published in 1993. The story centred onContinue reading Who Remembers Marvel UK’s Shadow Riders? An unpublished story revealed

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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