A modern take on the Steel Claw by Martin Baines, for an abandoned mobile comics project

TimeUK up for sale, but does that include its massive comics and comic character library?

Reuters reported on Friday that US Magazine publisher Time Inc says its is looking to sell several assets, including Time Inc UK, Time Customer Service and a majority stake in the Essence magazine. The sale processes – in response to magazine circulation and advertising revenue falls – were at various stages and the company hasContinue reading TimeUK up for sale, but does that include its massive comics and comic character library?

Rebellion: The Classic Comics (and characters) 2000AD’s Publisher Now Owns

Last Updated: 10th July 2017 Scroll down for publication details of collections in Rebellion’s Treasury of British Comics range Back in 2007, while working for digital comics publisher ROK Comics, I approached Egmont UK about the possibility of publishing some of their many characters in a digital format. Because they also owned a number of FleetwayContinue reading Rebellion: The Classic Comics (and characters) 2000AD’s Publisher Now Owns

An episode of Star Trek from Joe 90 Top Secret Issue 2. Art by Harry Lindfield.

British Comics: Charting The Reprint Rights Nightmare

The arrival of the first volume of Star Trek: The Classic UK Comics from US publisher IDW this morning (courtesy of editor Rich Handley, out 28th April), comprising the first 18 bizarre stories published in Joe 90: Top Secret and TV21 in the 1960s, loosely based on the long-running TV series (and I do mean, loosely)Continue reading British Comics: Charting The Reprint Rights Nightmare

A modern take on the Steel Claw by Martin Baines, for an abandoned mobile comics project

Is Time Inc UK hoping to revive its British Comic Characters for new films?

Admittedly reading between the lines a little, Time Inc UK – formerly IPC, owners of many pre-1970 comic characters ranging from The Spider and the Steel Claw to Faceache – announced the formation of a dedicated advertising film division at the end of August, aiming to change its approach to “better serve the film industryContinue reading Is Time Inc UK hoping to revive its British Comic Characters for new films?

Scraps Issue 2

Blasé Books celebrates British comics with new issue of “Scraps”

(Via Lew Stringer): Blasé Books, the company that sells British comic art from the IPC archives purchased by Peter Hansen some years back, have announced the imminent publication of Scraps, an irregular fanzine devoted to British comics. Available from the Blasé Books table at London Comic Marts and the Golden Orbit comic fairs in Birmingham,Continue reading Blasé Books celebrates British comics with new issue of “Scraps”