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Mick Austin’s “Marvelman” Warrior cover on offer at Heritage Auctions

Mick Austin‘s Marvelman cover for Warrior Issue 16  – published back in 1983 – is up for auction on Heritage Auctions, with the lead bid currently at over $2,200 – but that might prove a fraction of what it finally sells for, given the artist’s current standing in the art world. Marvelman was first created in the 1950s,Continue reading Mick Austin’s “Marvelman” Warrior cover on offer at Heritage Auctions

Dundee lecturer Chris Murray investigates “The British Superhero” (and a Marvelman book you should read, too)

We’re not entirely sure how The British Superhero by the University of Dundee’s Chris Murray slipped under our radar when the University of Mississippi Press published it back in 2017, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t plug it now, after downthetubes reader Norman Boyd drew it to our attention. It also gives a chanceContinue reading Dundee lecturer Chris Murray investigates “The British Superhero” (and a Marvelman book you should read, too)

Publisher Dez Skinn releases Limited Edition “Warrior #0” for the 1980s anthology’s many fans

Author and publisher Dez Skinn has released a special limited edition print of the original dummy that helped launch his award-winning comics anthology Warrior, the original home of Alan Moore and Garry Leach’s Marvelman (now Miracleman), V for Vendetta (co-created by Alan and David Lloyd) – and many other strips. As an editor who beganContinue reading Publisher Dez Skinn releases Limited Edition “Warrior #0” for the 1980s anthology’s many fans

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First issues of Batman and Commando on offer in latest Compal auction

There’s a treasure trove of comics and comic art on offer in the latest ComPal auction, including a coverless Batman #1, a first issue of DC Thomson’s long-running Commando comic, “Charley’s War” art by Joe Colquhoun and Dan Dare art by Don Harley. There are over 300 lots in the May catalogue, with many issuesContinue reading First issues of Batman and Commando on offer in latest Compal auction

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A Box of Delights: London’s Cartoon Museum

Alan Russell visits London’s Cartoon Museum, revealing some of its treasures for British comic fans… I’ve been a comics fan since I was a young child back in the early 1970s. In those days of course, there were far fewer things to capture your attention. But if you had an imagination and had thrilled to images ofContinue reading A Box of Delights: London’s Cartoon Museum