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Sonic the Hedgehog returns to comics, but what are the chances of a British title, too?

With the news that SEGA of America and Paramount have dated the release of the first Sonic the Hedgehog feature film for November 2019, we’re wondering if we might see the character return to British comics. The character once enjoyed a lively history – not least in the UK, where Sonic the Comic once ruled newsagentsContinue reading Sonic the Hedgehog returns to comics, but what are the chances of a British title, too?

Former Tharg Steve MacManus probed in latest Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast!

There’s a slightly different episode of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast on offer this week as the team take an episode off. In place of their usual format, you get the opportunity to listen to a recording of the  “Meet The Mighty One: A Celebration of 2000AD” panel recorded at this year’s Festival.Continue reading Former Tharg Steve MacManus probed in latest Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast!

That Was the Comic Week That Was: 2000AD “Ultimate” launch, the perils of polybagged comics and the passing of a girls comic pioneer

A little later than planned, here are some items you may have missed on our site and beyond last week. Just in case you missed some of our British comics coverage… • Our most popular item last week was without doubt discussion about British Comics sales, although news of the launch of 2000AD: The UltimateContinue reading That Was the Comic Week That Was: 2000AD “Ultimate” launch, the perils of polybagged comics and the passing of a girls comic pioneer

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Lakes Festival Focus: An interview with former 2000AD editor and writer Steve MacManus

The countdown has begun to this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October (13th – 15th). The downthetubes “Kendal Calling” interviews continue with a chat with former 2000AD editor and comics writer Steve MacManus. Steve began his career in 1973 as a sub-editor on the weekly comic Valiant, published by Fleetway Publications. He went onContinue reading Lakes Festival Focus: An interview with former 2000AD editor and writer Steve MacManus

Comics @ Edinburgh International Book Festival 2017

Tickets go on sale today for events at the largest literary festival in the world, the Edinburgh International Book Festival which this year runs in the Scottish capital from 12 to 28 August. As ever BookFest has a selection of comics related talks and workshops, mainly under its theme of Stripped, named for the majorContinue reading Comics @ Edinburgh International Book Festival 2017