Warhammer Monthly Issue 83 - Cover by Mike Collins SNIP

Uncovered: Kieron Gillen’s “Warhammer Monthly” Stories, his first pro work

Comics writer Kieron Gillen is at Gosh Comics in London later today (Saturday 20th October) to sign copies of the seventh collection of The Wicked + The Divine stories – but do you know his first professionally-published work was in Warhammer Monthly? These days, of course, Kieron’s well known for his work on The Wicked + the DivineContinue reading Uncovered: Kieron Gillen’s “Warhammer Monthly” Stories, his first pro work

Battleground Picture Library 41 - "Moonstrike!" SNIP

Collecting Comics: The Strange Case of the War Comic Cover “Twins”

Richard Sheaf and I recently investigated the way British war comics used to re-use cover art, and this article reveals how two British comic companies used the same art on different titles… For those of you familiar with my Nothing But a Fan blog, you may also have heard of Vic Whittle.  Don’t worry ifContinue reading Collecting Comics: The Strange Case of the War Comic Cover “Twins”

Rapaces Number 45 Cover SNIP

Money Spinning: How many times can you re-publish a British war comic?

As comic fans, it’s often easy to forget that publishing them is very much a business as far as companies such as DC Thomson, Rebellion and Titan Comics are concerned, and syndicating or re-using comics published is a major part of their operation. Even smaller companies such as Improper Books have achieved success in thisContinue reading Money Spinning: How many times can you re-publish a British war comic?

Kirby Consciousness and Void to Paradiso - Orbital Comics Exhibition Posters

In Pictures: Orbital Comics “Kirby Consciousness” Exhibition, Image Comics-inspired exhibition on now

For anyone who couldn’t get to the “Kirby Consciousness” exhibition at Orbital Comics in London, here are a few hurried snaps Richard Sheaf took the other evening, offering plenty of examples of Jack Kirby comics and artists taking their own spin on his work. In a special tribute to the Jack Kirby centennial, Orbital’s gallery took a ride along the rainbowContinue reading In Pictures: Orbital Comics “Kirby Consciousness” Exhibition, Image Comics-inspired exhibition on now

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British comic fanzines celebrated in style in FANSCENE – a new fanzine, of course!

I’m delighted to report the release of FANSCENE, a very special celebration of over fifty years of comics fandom in Ireland and the UK. It’s a privilege to have been asked to be part of this free mammoth publication put together by artist David Hathaway-Price. David, who also runs the terrific Classic UK Comics ZinesContinue reading British comic fanzines celebrated in style in FANSCENE – a new fanzine, of course!