Discussion of comics copyright and trademarks of classic British comics spurred by Rebellion’s established ownership of the TV21 brand led me to investigate which titles Marvel Comics registered in Britain. Or, largely, Marvel UK – who were keen to put their very firm property stamp on various projects down the decades. My investigations turned up some interesting “Might Have Been” titles from the 1990s.Continue reading Marvel UK Mysteries: Who Remembers “Blood-Cede” and “Graviton”?
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
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
During the tail end of the busy period in the 1990s when Marvel UK was developing numerous projects for the US Direct Sales market, one of the last unpublished proposed series was Mutator, which we’ve brought to a little bit of life on downthetubes thanks to Gateway City artist Russell Mark Olson. Mutator was developedContinue reading Lost Marvel UK Projects: Mutator, created by Paul Neary and Tom DeFalco
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