Rare one-shot 1960s Dan Dare zine featuring contributions from Ron Embleton and Frank Hampson, heads to Classic UK Comic Zines digital archive

A new item destined for the Classic UK Comics Zines archive thanks to downthetubes contributor Richard Sheaf is a rare edition of the one-shot fanzine published in October 1969, Ultima Thule, thanks to its original editor, artist and Dan Dare fan Andrew Skilleter, today best known, perhaps, for his Doctor Who art. Devoted to Dan DareContinue reading Rare one-shot 1960s Dan Dare zine featuring contributions from Ron Embleton and Frank Hampson, heads to Classic UK Comic Zines digital archive

Comic Creator Steve Moore celebrated with “Endymion’s Dream” event

The life of the brilliant comics creator Steve Moore is to finally get the celebration he deserves with the launch of a his final, posthumous book at “Endymion’s Dream” – an event taking place in Brompton Cemetery Chapel on 4th May 2019.Continue reading Comic Creator Steve Moore celebrated with “Endymion’s Dream” event

Blast Issue One

Blast! An Early 1990s British News Stand Comics Casualty

Image via EBay Short-lived, like many of its brethren and certainly overlooked, Blast! had some worthwhile strip content and is certainly worth a revisit. Luke Williams delves into its pages… By the late 1980s, following the triple header of Watchmen, The Dark Knight Returns and Maus, comics were becoming acceptable, even fashionable and “hip”. NotContinue reading Blast! An Early 1990s British News Stand Comics Casualty

Bug Hunter Big Red by Jerry Paris

Flashback Focus: Who Remembers Jerry Paris’ Bug Hunters?

By Lucas Williams For pre-teen computer game geek me of the early 1980s, artist Jerry Paris was simply the guy who did cool computer game magazine covers… but it would turn out he did great comics, too, and I was delighted to have the chance to talk to him about his work recently. Jerry hadContinue reading Flashback Focus: Who Remembers Jerry Paris’ Bug Hunters?

Publisher Dez Skinn releases Limited Edition “Warrior #0” for the 1980s anthology’s many fans

Author and publisher Dez Skinn has released a special limited edition print of the original dummy that helped launch his award-winning comics anthology Warrior, the original home of Alan Moore and Garry Leach’s Marvelman (now Miracleman), V for Vendetta (co-created by Alan and David Lloyd) – and many other strips. As an editor who beganContinue reading Publisher Dez Skinn releases Limited Edition “Warrior #0” for the 1980s anthology’s many fans