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 An unpublished story revealed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 An unpublished story revealed

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

Not the World Cup: The Official Souvenir Brochure SNIP

When Alan Moore wrote football comics…a look back at Marvel UK’s “Not the World Cup: The Official Souvenir Brochure”

downthetubes contributor and comics archivist Richard Sheaf has shared plenty of strange British comic one shots and short-lived titles over on his brilliant Boys Adventure Blog, and while his recent coverage of Gilbert’s Fridge intrigued, I think it’s more than out trumped by Marvel UK’s 1982 Not the World Cup: The Official Souvenir Brochure… With aContinue reading When Alan Moore wrote football comics…a look back at Marvel UK’s “Not the World Cup: The Official Souvenir Brochure”

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?

Dracula has Risen from the Grave - art by Tom Chantrell

Doctor Who “star lot” auction also features great film and comic gems

We previously reported on the upcoming Aston’s Auctioneers Film, Music and Comic Book auction on 3rd May 2018, focusing on the annotated “An Unearthly Child” script originally owned by William Hartnell, something of a “star lot”. But there are more great items on offer, too. Here’s just a small sampling – check out the fullContinue reading Doctor Who “star lot” auction also features great film and comic gems