"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

Mutator, as realised by Russell Mark Olson in 2018 on the basis of the story outline by Paul Neary and Tom de Falco

Lost Marvel UK Projects: Mutator, created by Paul Neary and Tom DeFalco

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period in the 1990s when Marvel UK was developing numerous projects for the US Direct Sales market, one of the last unpublished proposed series was Mutator, which we’ve brought to a little bit of life on downthetubes thanks to Gateway City artist Russell Mark Olson.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

Brits invade BackIssue magazine

The April 2013 editin of TwoMorrow Publishing’s BACK ISSUE (#63) watches the USA’s and UK’s comics worlds cross over in our “British Invasion” issue. Featuring a history of Marvel UK by Rob Kirby, the Beatles in comics, DC’s British talent pool of the 1980s, V for Vendetta, Excalibur, Marshal Law, Doctor Who and a “Pro2Pro”Continue reading Brits invade BackIssue magazine

Marvel UK Book Author seekes final imagery

Author Rob Kirby, who has been working on a history of Marvel UK since, well, the company folded back in the 1990s if not earlier (all right, I’m probably exaggerating but that’s how it feels!), is on the hunt for some last visuals to help illustrate the book as it gets closer, at last, toContinue reading Marvel UK Book Author seekes final imagery