Happy 80th Birthday, Batman!

As fans across the globe prepare to celebrate Batman’s 80th birthday tomorrow, Saturday 30th March, the comic book series that first launched the crime fighting adventures of the world’s most popular Super Hero reaches a milestone this week with the release of DC’s Detective Comics #1000. But watch out for a high cover price fromContinue reading Happy 80th Birthday, Batman!

Blast Issue One

Blast! An Early 1990s British News Stand Comics Casualty

Image via EBay Short-lived, like many of its brethren and certainly overlooked, Blast! had some worthwhile strip content and is certainly worth a revisit. Luke Williams delves into its pages… By the late 1980s, following the triple header of Watchmen, The Dark Knight Returns and Maus, comics were becoming acceptable, even fashionable and “hip”. NotContinue reading Blast! An Early 1990s British News Stand Comics Casualty

Castlevania - Dracula

Third season of Castlevania on its way to Netflix, scripted by Warren Ellis

Hot on the heels of Season Two, a third, 10 episode, season of animated medieval fantasy Castlevania is on its way to Netflix, again scripted by Warren Ellis. The Castlevania anime, based on the Konami video game, pits a grief-crazed Dracula (voiced by Graham McTavish) taking revenge against humanity for the death of his wife against the last member of theContinue reading Third season of Castlevania on its way to Netflix, scripted by Warren Ellis

Thought Bubble Festival 2018

Thought Bubble Festival 2018 is Here! Are You Ready?

It’s Thought Bubble Festival weekend in Leeds, and we hope everyone there has a great time! There are some great things lined up, bringing some of the best creators in the world to the city including Warren Ellis (Transmetropolitan, Freakangels, Castlevania, RED), Greg Rucka (Wonder Woman: Year One, Black Magick), Comics Laureate Charlie Adlard (The WalkingContinue reading Thought Bubble Festival 2018 is Here! Are You Ready?

Food for Thought - Cover by Alan Davis SNIP

Food for Thought: a classic British Charity Comic that now commands a high collector price

Back in the 1980s, before the dawn of the internet, the British comics community celebrated the form in print. It was a vibrant scene, encompassing not only zines about comics such as Arkensword, Fantasy Advertiser and Speakeasy but fiction-based titles too. Many creators like Phil Elliott, Paul Gravett, Warren Ellis, Smuzz (then known as SMS),Continue reading Food for Thought: a classic British Charity Comic that now commands a high collector price