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In Review: The Art of Ian Kennedy

When it comes to legendary British comics artist Ian Kennedy, I am not sure if I come into the superfan or the superstalker category, but if anything features his art, you are guaranteed that I will have more than a passing interest in it. On 25th April 2019, the official launch for The Art ofContinue reading In Review: The Art of Ian Kennedy

"Crimson Comet" - Wizard, 1946

Looking Back: Exploring The World of Tomorrow in DC Thomson’s “Big Five” boys comics

Notoriously secretive DC Thomson still publish Beano and Commando, but their past comics included The Dandy and weekly anthology titles aimed at boys such as Hotspur and Adventure.  These specialised in sports, school and war stories, but also, occasionally, there was SF too, as Andrew Darlington reports… “SUPERSPEED EXCITEMENT WITH THE MEN OF THE PLANETContinue reading Looking Back: Exploring The World of Tomorrow in DC Thomson’s “Big Five” boys comics

Spellbound comics. Photo: Langley & Jones Specialist Auctions

Will You Be Spellbound by this British Comics Auction?

An auction of the lifetime collection of artist Alan Hunter, featuring science fiction and comic ephemera owned by the late and great fanzine artist goes under the hammer on Saturday – and includes a number of lots of British comics, including first issues and free gifts. There are just over two hundred lots in theContinue reading Will You Be Spellbound by this British Comics Auction?

Arena - Scoutship

Arena: The Crunch is NOW!

    When I heard that Bear Alley Books had obtained a license to reprint a vintage DC Thomson adventure story, I was beside myself with excitement. When I found out that it was from The Crunch, my inner child was overjoyed. The last bit of the puzzle was to find that it was “Arena”Continue reading Arena: The Crunch is NOW!

A panel from "Arena"

Bear Alley Books announces reprint of DC Thomson’s “Arena” strip

Steve Holland at Bear Alley Books has just the next title from the independent publisher will be a reprint of the 1979 series “Arena”, published by DC Thomson. Originally serialised in The Crunch, created by Dave Taylor (not to be confused with the British artist of the same name) and Quique Alcatena, reveals how theContinue reading Bear Alley Books announces reprint of DC Thomson’s “Arena” strip