Marvel UK's Heroquest - Cover SNIP

Missing in Action: Heroquest at Marvel UK, and the RPG magazine that never happened

Back in my Marvel UK days, I edited a one-off Heroquest magazine at Marvel UK – a one shot special licensed from Games Workshop that has some notable creators involved and, as downthetubes contributor Richard Sheaf notes over on his Boys Adventure blog, is quite a collectable today HeroQuest, sometimes written as Hero Quest, was anContinue reading Missing in Action: Heroquest at Marvel UK, and the RPG magazine that never happened

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Rare Al Williamson interview resurfaces thanks to Classic UK Comic Zines archive site

An influential 1960s Irish fan publication offering a fascinating interview with artist Al Williamson has just been added to the brilliant Classic UK Comic Zines archive site run by David Hathaway-PriceContinue reading Rare Al Williamson interview resurfaces thanks to Classic UK Comic Zines archive site

“Sir Nigel” Illustration by Joseph Clement Coll

In Praise of… artist Joseph Clement Coll – a downthetubes journey

One of the things taught Marvel UK’s Editorial Director Paul Neary and others have taught me down the years is to look beyond the work of the current “hot” artist and realise that their influences can help shape others. Paul, for example would often point to the art of Al Williamson for his Inking genius,Continue reading In Praise of… artist Joseph Clement Coll – a downthetubes journey

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Classic UK Comic Zines Site adds rare 1970s conventions booklets to growing archive

British comics archivist, and former Fine Art and Graphic Design teacher David Hathaway-Price has been busy adding some gems of British comic fan history to his incredible Classic UK Comic Zines site, which is now located here. Two additions feature early work by a slew of famous 2000AD contributors, edited by Dez Skinn and NickContinue reading Classic UK Comic Zines Site adds rare 1970s conventions booklets to growing archive

Combat Colin - 30 Yampy Years

Happy 30th Birthday, Combat Colin!

Huge congratulations to longtime British comics creator Lew Stringer this morning, whose much-loved clumsy combat hero Combat Colin celebrates 30 years of publication. The first Combat Colin strip appeared in print in Marvel UK’s Action Force Issue 5, published on 28th March 1987 (cover dated 4th April), and has since featured in numerous publications downContinue reading Happy 30th Birthday, Combat Colin!