Young fans, unfazed by bad weather, at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Photo: LICAF

From The Trenches and In Pictures: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018

This year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival – the weekend-long event in Kendal, Cumbria, now in its sixth year – saw dedicated comics fans brave Storm Callum in their hundreds to enjoy a weekend of creator events, exhibitions (some still on), steampunk, book launches and more this weekend. For me, it was a bit ofContinue reading From The Trenches and In Pictures: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018

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Collecting Comics: The Strange Case of the War Comic Cover “Twins”

Richard Sheaf and I recently investigated the way British war comics used to re-use cover art, and this article reveals how two British comic companies used the same art on different titles… For those of you familiar with my Nothing But a Fan blog, you may also have heard of Vic Whittle.  Don’t worry ifContinue reading Collecting Comics: The Strange Case of the War Comic Cover “Twins”

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New writers joins the Commando team!

Brand new Commando (Issues  5115 – 5118) from DC Thomson are on sale in all good newsagents this Thursday. Storming Messines Ridge, blasting Bettys in a Buffalo, tunnelling under the trenches with Maori Miners, and defending a Scottish island from an infiltrating U-Boat… it’s all in a day’s work for this release’s heroes! This set alsoContinue reading New writers joins the Commando team!

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Comics For Valentine’s Day: Celebrating 40 Years of Action and Bullet

Valentine’s Day is usually considered a time for lovers, but this year – 2016 – it’s year for lovers of Action… and Bullet, two British boys’ comics celebrating their 40th anniversary. Although, sadly, neither of course are still being published, both left a lasting legacy that fans and comics historians have been arguing over for almost as long.Continue reading Comics For Valentine’s Day: Celebrating 40 Years of Action and Bullet

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In Review: Ro-Busters – The Complete Nuts and Bolts Volume 1

Ro-Busters: The Complete Nuts and Bolts Volume 1 Written by Pat Mills Art by Carlos Pino, Jose Luis Ferrer, Dave Gibbons, Ian Kennedy, Kevin O’Neill, Mike Dorey, Geoff Campion Available from books stores, Amazon and comic book stores on the 8th of October (via Diamond AUG151677) The Book: 2000AD brings you the first volume of theContinue reading In Review: Ro-Busters – The Complete Nuts and Bolts Volume 1