Stan Lee by David Roach

In Memoriam: Stan Lee

Alan Woollcombe pays tribute to Stan “The Man” Lee, who has died aged 95, co-creator of an astonishing number of comic book characters, comic books, whose influence on entertainment and pop culture will endure… Stan Lee was arguably the most important man the American comics industry ever produced. Through talent, chutzpah and sheer hard work,Continue reading In Memoriam: Stan Lee

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In Review: Avengers – Infinity War (12A)

Warning: this review contains mild threat of spoilers and fantasy fisticuffs The Avengers: Infinity War is rated 12A in the UK which is entirely reasonable because it contains everything that a twelve year old could want from a movie: goofy characters in bright, vaguely spooky looking costumes, lots of computer graphic punch ups and theContinue reading In Review: Avengers – Infinity War (12A)

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In Pictures: Marvel Superheroes storm Madame Tussauds Blackpool (in an unlikely “Love Island” crossover!)

Madame Tussauds Blackpool launched its epic new Marvel Superheroes addition at a VIP-filled launch this week, and I was lucky enough to be there on the night… Truth to tell, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect of the event – or the “waxworks”, my last trip to Madame Tussauds London back in 1968 aContinue reading In Pictures: Marvel Superheroes storm Madame Tussauds Blackpool (in an unlikely “Love Island” crossover!)

John Romita Sr. and Frank Giacoia Amazing Spider-Man #100 Cover, published in 1971)

Original Cover Art for The Amazing Spider-Man #100 May Bring $300,000 at Heritage Auctions

The original cover art from Marvel Comics The Amazing Spider-Man #100 – considered one of the most iconic covers of the 1970s and an auction item we highlighted ourselves recently – could sell for as much as $300,000 in Heritage Auctions’ winter Comics & Comic Art event (22nd – 24th February 2018). This event has aContinue reading Original Cover Art for The Amazing Spider-Man #100 May Bring $300,000 at Heritage Auctions

True Believers: Kirby 100th – Avengers: Captain America Lives Again! #1

DC, Marvel announce Jack Kirby centenary publications, but what’s missing?

US comic publishers DC Comics and Marvel have both announced their plans to mark Jack “King” Kirby’s centenary in August. Kirby, born 29th August 1917, who died in 1994, was an American comic book artist, writer, and editor, and is widely regarded as one of the medium’s major innovators and one of its most prolificContinue reading DC, Marvel announce Jack Kirby centenary publications, but what’s missing?