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Roads Not Taken: How Marvel UK’s Motormouth might have looked

During the development of the “Genesis 1992” Marvel UK universe in the early 1990s, Editorial Director Paul Neary explored different paths for its core characters, developing the look of them over at least a year with numerous artists before settling on their final appearance and origins. One of the earliest characters he developed was cockyContinue reading Roads Not Taken: How Marvel UK’s Motormouth might have looked

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Flashback: The Dawn of Marvel UK’s “Genesis 1992” Project with Liam Sharp, Bryan Hitch and more

Before Marvel UK’s “Genesis 1992” characters first spread their wings in their first US format books and weekly British comic Overkill, Editorial Director Paul Neary and I put together a promotional booklet promoting the characters, printed on the office photocopiers, but given ‘special’ cover by Liam Sharp and sold at the United Kingdom Comic Art ConventionContinue reading Flashback: The Dawn of Marvel UK’s “Genesis 1992” Project with Liam Sharp, Bryan Hitch and more

Marvel UK Mystery: An unpublished Motormouth story

Ace artist Jesús Redondo Romain recently posted some great looking pages of a Marvel UK-commissioned Motormouth story, guest starring Death’s Head II. The only problem – he couldn’t remember what the story was called, so we did a bit of digging around, contacting former Marvel UK writers and editors to see if they recognised it… JesusContinue reading Marvel UK Mystery: An unpublished Motormouth story

Overkill Issue One

Happy Birthday, Overkill!

Overkill was a Marvel UK anthology published during the 1990s which ran for 52 issues, deliberately designed as a Marvel equivalent to 2000AD. Initially edited by myself, it was also edited by Alan Cowsill. The magazine was part of Editorial Director Paul Neary‘s “Genesis 1992” project – the UK aspect of a new Marvel UK-gnerated pantheonContinue reading Happy Birthday, Overkill!

Revolutionary War: Motormouth preview stirs some (good and bad) Marvel UK memories

Marvel have released a preview of Revolutionary War Part 6: Motormouth #1, on sale 12th March, which centres on the return of one of Marvel UK’s better-known characters thanks to her many appearances in Marvel tiles since the final days of Marvel UK in the mid 1990s. I took over the editing of Motormouth towardsContinue reading Revolutionary War: Motormouth preview stirs some (good and bad) Marvel UK memories