Tammy & Jinty Special 2019 SNIP

All-new Tammy and Jinty Special out in June

Tammy and Jinty were two of Britain’s best-loved girls’ comics in the 1970s and ’80s – ground-breaking female-led comics that covered everything from science fiction and fantasy to romance and domestic drama. This June, hot on the heels of the Cor! and Buster Special out next month, these classic titles return in Rebellion’s 48-page TammyContinue reading All-new Tammy and Jinty Special out in June

Wildcat Preview Comic - Wildcat Centrespread SNIP

Wildcat, one of Fleetway’s last boy’s adventure comics, to be collected

Rebellion are to publish a collection of strips from Wildcat, Fleetway’s short-lived, last real attempt at a fortnightly boy’s adventure comic, launched in 1988. There’s also a mention on Amazon for another Jinty collection, Fran from the Floods. Published by Fleetway between October 1988 and March 1989 (with a free Wildcat mini-comic given away with 2000AD,Continue reading Wildcat, one of Fleetway’s last boy’s adventure comics, to be collected

The dummy cover of Cheeky Weekly Issue One

Cheeky comic “Dummy” unearthed on eBay: but what changed in the planning before print?

As time has gone by, I have become more and more interested in how British comics were pitched, created and got to that crucial first issue where I, as a kid, would go “Ooh!” and fork out my hard earned pennies. So you can imagine my delight at finding – and buying – a dummyContinue reading Cheeky comic “Dummy” unearthed on eBay: but what changed in the planning before print?

Commando 4813

Ramsey’s Raiders re-run in Commando heralds all-new stories to come

  Here’s the run down on the latest issues of DC Thomson’s Commando (Issues 4811-4814), on sale now in all good newsagents and digital editions. Sorry for the delayed intel this week.     This batch sees a much-demanded re-run for the very first “Ramsey’s Raiders” story, first published in October 2005, and heralds the impending of someContinue reading Ramsey’s Raiders re-run in Commando heralds all-new stories to come

In Memoriam: Mike White

One of Mike White’s many historical illustrations We’re sorry to report the passing of veteran comic artist Mike White, probably best known to readers of downthetubes for his art on Roy of the Rovers, Commando, 2000AD and strips such as Hell’s Highway and Kids Rule OK for the controversial 1970s comic, Action. Mike passed thisContinue reading In Memoriam: Mike White