"Jasmin, The Little Japanese Princess" (Nahomi) by Crisse and Bom

In the Spotlight: Marvel UK’s European Comic Reprints

Over on his Boys Adventure Comics Blog, downthetubes contributor Richard Sheaf has highlighted the inclusion of a strip from Le Lombard‘s Franco-Belgian Tintin comic magazine in a short-lived Marvel UK comic. It’s an example of European reprint by the company, better known for re-publishing Marvel superhero strips, as well as its hugely successful titles suchContinue reading In the Spotlight: Marvel UK’s European Comic Reprints

Mutator, as realised by Russell Mark Olson in 2018 on the basis of the story outline by Paul Neary and Tom de Falco

Lost Marvel UK Projects: Mutator, created by Paul Neary and Tom DeFalco

During the tail end of the busy period in the 1990s when Marvel UK was developing numerous projects for the US Direct Sales market, one of the last unpublished proposed series was Mutator, which we’ve brought to a little bit of life on downthetubes thanks to Gateway City artist Russell Mark Olson. Mutator was developedContinue reading Lost Marvel UK Projects: Mutator, created by Paul Neary and Tom DeFalco

Dave Gibbons Watchmen #1 Cover Original Art (DC, 1986) SNIP

Dave Gibbons Watchmen #1 cover sells for staggering £171,383 in auction

More than 30 collectors made a play for Dave Gibbons Watchmen #1 original cover art at the weekend’s Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Comic Art auction in Dallas – before it finally sold for $228,000 (£171,383) – but it was not the top-selling item. The cover of the first Watchmen issue remains one of the mostContinue reading Dave Gibbons Watchmen #1 cover sells for staggering £171,383 in auction

Royal Mail 2019-Marvel Special Issue Stamps

Royal Mail goes MARVEL mad with Special Issue by Alan Davis and Neil Edwards

With Captain Marvel in cinemas in a couple of weeks and Avengers: Endgame hot on its heels, it should be no surprise the Royal Mail has turned its hand to a Marvel-inspired Special Issue stamp release – and artists Alan Davis and Neil Edwards have done fans proud. Released 14th March, there’s a host of differentContinue reading Royal Mail goes MARVEL mad with Special Issue by Alan Davis and Neil Edwards

Doctor Who: The Comic Strip Adaptations Volume One

40th anniversary of Doctor Who Weekly celebrated in new audio adaptations of original strips

Two classic Doctor Who comics strips are released as audio adaptations by Big Finish next month, starring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor and Rhianne Starbuck as companion Sharon. Adapted from the comic strips by Pat Mills and John Wagner, originally published 40 years ago in Doctor Who Weekly, The Comic Strips Adaptations Volume OneContinue reading 40th anniversary of Doctor Who Weekly celebrated in new audio adaptations of original strips