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Replacing Eagle: The Comics That Didn’t Make It – Part 4 Another Eureka

This series of articles by Jeremy Briggs covers the dummy comics that were created through the years as potential ‘modern’ versions of the original Eagle comic from the 1950s and 1960s, none of which ever made it to newsagents’ shelves. Lost Eagle and Lighting from the 1970s are here and Terra Nova from the 1980sContinue reading Replacing Eagle: The Comics That Didn’t Make It – Part 4 Another Eureka

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Phoenix artist Zak Simmonds part of Story Museum’s “Easter Story Makers” Line-Up

While builders are busy on-site transforming Oxford’s The Story Museum into an even more inspiring and surprising place, events continue – and this April, their Easter Story Makers sessions offer the opportunity to enjoy a day of building stories with the learning team and brilliant talented associate artists. Among them are The Phoenix comic artistContinue reading Phoenix artist Zak Simmonds part of Story Museum’s “Easter Story Makers” Line-Up

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Phoenix Colossal Comics Collection launched

The Phoenix Colossal Comics Collection Volume 1 is now available with Volume 2 sheduled for 28th August and Volume 3 for 26th December. A raucous collection of thrilling, exciting and hilarious comics from The Phoenix, this bumper collection – priced just £9.99 – features over 200 pages of full-colour content, pulling together different humorous, informative,Continue reading Phoenix Colossal Comics Collection launched

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Lakes Festival Focus 2017: It’s the Etherington Brothers! (Well, one of ’em!)

This year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival starts today, and we’re delighted to bring you one final interview with two of the guests from across the globe – with Robin Etherington, representing the amazing Etherington Brothers! You won’t find a more energetic and inspiring duo than Lorenzo and Robin, aka The Etherington Brothers, dedicated toContinue reading Lakes Festival Focus 2017: It’s the Etherington Brothers! (Well, one of ’em!)

These snapshots of the "teen" comics section of WHSmith Lancaster in 2017 indicate just how many comics are vying for space, and the different ways they are promoted with "pop out" bins and shelving stickers. Which seem to have worked for Commando, which has apparently sold out!

The British Comics Industry – Still in Decline or On the Up?

The state of British comics – and exactly what people mean by the “British comics industry” came into focus  in a couple of threads on social media over the weekend, with many older comic fans noting with dismay the dominance of the expensive polybagged comic on British news stands – often a product that onContinue reading The British Comics Industry – Still in Decline or On the Up?