British Annuals 2020 Montage

2020 British Annuals Checklist

Now all this year’s 2020 annuals are on sale – with the Strictly Come Dancing annual released just this week – here’s your guide to what’s on offer in bookshops and supermarkets across the country… Sadly, there definitely doesn’t seem to be a single Marvel related annual on offer this year – a sign ofContinue reading 2020 British Annuals Checklist

Mum's Proper Cornish Pasty Recipe - art by Steve Whitaker

Cooking Up a Storm – Comics-Inspired Recipes and Books

With Christmas and New Year fast approaching, and rumours of a new comic-inspired recipe book on its way from a couple of well-known British creators, I thought downthetubes readers might be interested in my own one-off excursion into an arena made popular by sites like Geeks Who Eat and others – and find out aboutContinue reading Cooking Up a Storm – Comics-Inspired Recipes and Books

New DCT Heritage Editor Gordon Tait (centre) with former Commando editors George Low and Calum Laird at Dundee University's DCCS, April 2018 (c) Jeremy Briggs

DC Thomson’s Heritage Brands Editor Gordon Tait Talks Buckets, War and Reprints

As the new Heritage Brands Editor at DC Thomson, replacing Kirsten Murray who inaugurated the role, Gordon Tait brings a great depth of knowledge and experience to the position that includes editorship of 104 issues of Commando a year plus the weekly “Broons” and “Oor Wullie” pages in the Sunday Post newspaper and the alternating biannualContinue reading DC Thomson’s Heritage Brands Editor Gordon Tait Talks Buckets, War and Reprints

Batman #1 SNIP

First issues of Batman and Commando on offer in latest Compal auction

There’s a treasure trove of comics and comic art on offer in the latest ComPal auction, including a coverless Batman #1, a first issue of DC Thomson’s long-running Commando comic, “Charley’s War” art by Joe Colquhoun and Dan Dare art by Don Harley. There are over 300 lots in the May catalogue, with many issuesContinue reading First issues of Batman and Commando on offer in latest Compal auction

ComPalcomics March 2018 Auction Hughlights

Latest ComPalcomics auction offers Beanos, Dandys galore – and Black Panther, Batman comics too!

The latest ComPalcomics auction (February/March 2018 catalogue) has just launched, and if you’re a fan of the Beano or Dandy, or after some classic US comics, then it’s well worth checking out. There’s some great art on offer too, including pages from “Charley’s War” from Battle and a stunning “Bionic Woman” page from Look-In byContinue reading Latest ComPalcomics auction offers Beanos, Dandys galore – and Black Panther, Batman comics too!