Cor - "Hire-A-Horror" 22nd September 1973 SNIP

Phil Comics eBay auction offers Robert Nixon Buster art and more

The latest Phil-Comics on eBay auction features around 465 vintage comic related items, including original artwork from Beano and Buster artist Robert Nixon, a wide array of comics, annuals, holiday specials, books, batches and a few CGC graded comics to boot. Robert Nixon, who died in 2002, worked on comics such as The Beano, DandyContinue reading Phil Comics eBay auction offers Robert Nixon Buster art and more

When British Comics were… European!

Comic artist, publisher and writer Bambos Georgiou takes a look at just some of the European comic strips that once featured in Fleetway’s British weekly comics, supplementing originated strips…. The UK comics industry in the 1960s has often been cited as one of the largest in the world, leading to a voracious appetite for material.Continue reading When British Comics were… European!

The Rise and Fall of The Trigan Empire Volume One SNIP

Rebellion announces new “Trigan Empire” Collections, launching in 2020

2000 AD publishers Rebellion have announced a collected edition program for the classic British comic strip “The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire“, co-created by Mike Butterworth and Don Lawrence, launching March 2020. The new mass market collections, which will be release as part of the company’s Treasury of British Comics, were announced at the Diamond Comic Distributors’ RetailerContinue reading Rebellion announces new “Trigan Empire” Collections, launching in 2020

Asterix vs Tintin Promotional Art

Asterix and Tintin head for a clash of the Toon Titans at this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, in partnership with Lancaster University, has announced further details of this year’s Festival Weekend Opening Night event on Friday 14th October – “Clash of the Toon Titans“, a battle between comic superstars Asterix and Tintin for the hearts and minds of attending comic fans. The Opening Night will also includeContinue reading Asterix and Tintin head for a clash of the Toon Titans at this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival

A re-imagining of Jim Kenner's possible cover for the first issue of Boys' World, alongside the actual cover (left), had Jim Kenner had his way...

Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Seven

Leonard Matthews, General Managing Editor of Fleetway and the Eagle Group of Comics, was a Creative Visionary… but that, Roger Perry argues in his extensive biography of the man which continues here on downthetubes, is only due to him having utilised the ideas of others. Here, Roger recalls trouble at the top for ‘The Management”, the debut of Boys’ World – andContinue reading Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Seven