"Jasmin, The Little Japanese Princess" (Nahomi) by Crisse and Bom

In the Spotlight: Marvel UK’s European Comic Reprints

Over on his Boys Adventure Comics Blog, downthetubes contributor Richard Sheaf has highlighted the inclusion of a strip from Le Lombard‘s Franco-Belgian Tintin comic magazine in a short-lived Marvel UK comic. It’s an example of European reprint by the company, better known for re-publishing Marvel superhero strips, as well as its hugely successful titles suchContinue reading In the Spotlight: Marvel UK’s European Comic Reprints

Shadow Riders #3 Cover SNIP

Who Remembers Marvel UK’s Shadow Riders? An unpublished story revealed

Back in the early 1990s, just before Marvel UK went a bit crazy with multiple US titles with the word “Death” in them, artist and writer Brian Williamson and I co-created Shadow Riders, who eventually were drawn by Ross Dearsley for a four issue US format limited series published in 1993. The story centred onContinue reading Who Remembers Marvel UK’s Shadow Riders? An unpublished story revealed

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!

Marvel Motormouth Cover Art For Sale

(Updated) A cover of Marvel UK’s would-be 2000AD rival Overkill has just been sold on eBay featuring popular superheroine Motormouth, painted by Steve Sampson. Bidding, which ended earlier today on the item, saw the art sell for just under £85. Bidding was at £25 when we first posted this story earlier today. Steve painted aContinue reading Marvel Motormouth Cover Art For Sale