Classic Comics Giveaway from the Irish Independent 

From today, Saturday 1st July until Saturday 5th August, The Irish Independent are re-printing some classic DC Thomson comics each Saturday, including The Beano, today, and an edition of girls comic Bunty later this month. After 40 years they haven’t grown up, so if you haven’t either, relive the fun of another era and collectContinue reading Classic Comics Giveaway from the Irish Independent 

The Beezer Issue 52: Lone Wolfe - Rodeo Story

Comic Creator Spotlight: The Art of Ron Smith, Part One

As a comic fan of long standing, one of my real pleasures is identifying and applauding some of the artists that I feel never got the appreciation that they so richly deserved. But I have found that even with the artists who are well known, such as veteran comic artist Ron Smith, perhaps best knownContinue reading Comic Creator Spotlight: The Art of Ron Smith, Part One

The Glasgow/Northern Looking Glass (1825)

First ever British comic and original ‘Tornado’ logo in new Compalcomics auction

    The latest Compalcomics comic auction has just begun, offering its usual cracking offerings of British comics and artwork from days gone by – a wonderful selection of high grade and rare comics, artwork and merchandise.       Of particular note are copies of what’s believed to be the first ever British comicContinue reading First ever British comic and original ‘Tornado’ logo in new Compalcomics auction

Bunty, Topper, Hotspur revived with “Best of” Annuals

  (with thanks to Lew Stringer and the ComicsUK Forum): Along with a range of annuals and calendars based on their current titles such as The Beano, “The Broons” and Jacqueline Wilson Magazine, now on general sale, DC Thomson have revived some of their classic comic titles with a “Best Of” Annual line, currently onlyContinue reading Bunty, Topper, Hotspur revived with “Best of” Annuals

Royal Mail Comic Collection 2012 - Topper

British Comic Stamps: The Topper

Here’s the fourth of our ten posts to mark the release of the Royal Mail’s Comic Collection, celebrating 75 years of British comics. The Royal Mail have kindly sent us large versions of each stamp, so we thought we’d show them off in all their glory, in the order of first comic publication. The TopperContinue reading British Comic Stamps: The Topper