Eagle - The Eagulation of British Adventure Comics - graphic by Michael Carrol

How so many British Adventure Comics became just one – Eagle – in the 1990s

Over on his brilliant Rusty Staples site, 2000AD writer Michael Carroll has begun a series of articles tracing the history of British comics, creating a series of “family trees” showing various mergers and more down the years. It’s something Alan Notton has done in the past over on ComicsUK (his work sadly the victim ofContinue reading How so many British Adventure Comics became just one – Eagle – in the 1990s

Journey Planet 39 - Judge Dredd - Cover SNIP

In Review: Journey Planet 39 – Judge Dredd

Journey Planet is a occasional fanzine themed around – well, whatever takes the contributors’ fancy, basically, but Issue 39, just released, has a Judge Dredd theme, dedicated overall to co-creator Carlos Ezquerra. The editor for this free, 96 page monster of an e-zine is none other than 2000AD writer Michael Carroll and features contributions from theContinue reading In Review: Journey Planet 39 – Judge Dredd

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In Review: 2000AD Prog 2068

Wrapped in a gripping cover by Nick Percival (oh, all right, I’ll leave the jokes for another time), this week’s 2000AD sees the end of Judge Dredd’s sojourn in Siberia – and what a trip that has been. Michael Carroll and Paul Davidson work seamlessly on this story, and I really enjoyed the way itContinue reading In Review: 2000AD Prog 2068

In Review: 2000AD 2066

I’ve been thrown off course this week by unexpected events both professional and family related, but just a quick plug for this week’s 2000AD, on sale now in all good newsagents and comic shops, and various digital platforms. Top thrill? Action wise it’s a toss up between another prison break-building episode of “Judge Dredd” andContinue reading In Review: 2000AD 2066

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In Review: 2000AD Prog 2065

The latest issue of 2000AD, on sale now in all good newsagents and comic shops, continues to stoke up the fires for all its protagonists, with some particularly grim outlooks for the ABC Warriors and Savage – and Dredd isn’t having much fun, either! Fronted by a cover by Chris Weston, we’re treated to aContinue reading In Review: 2000AD Prog 2065