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Rebellion’s Keith Richardson talks “Treasury of British Comics” plans, return of “The Vigilant”

There are exciting times ahead for fans of classic British comics as 2000AD publisher Rebellion expands its “Treasury of British Comics” line in 2019, taking full advantage of the huge range of characters and comic titles it now owns, from… Read More ›

Rare British comics free gifts, tie-in merchandise on offer in Phil Comics auction

Online British comics auction house Phil Comics has just launched its December 2018 offering, which includes a huge range of bundled comics from the 1960s through to the 1990s, and rare issues of titles complete with free gifts including a… Read More ›

Egmont’s classic comics archive arrives at Rebellion, Roy of the Rovers collections already in the works

The surviving  bound comics volumes and comics art from the Egmont archive has arrived at new owners Rebellion‘s Oxford HQ, another step in the process of seeing some great British girls and boys comics material get back into print. 2000AD‘s… Read More ›

Rebellion buys Egmont’s classic comics archive, including Roy of the Rovers, Action, Misty and more

Given Titan Comics recent publication of all-new adventures of Johnny Red, with a new Hook Jaw series following in December, you’d be forgiven for thinking the London-based company would be the ones to buy Egmont’s clasic comics back catalogue if… Read More ›

New Roy of the Rovers merchandise on its way?

Richard Pink, the Managing Director of Licensing Agent and Brand Licensing company Pink Key Consulting, now handling the licensing of numerous Egmont UK brands including their “Classic Comics”, has big plans for the publishing company’s best-known vintage brand – Roy… Read More ›

Comics and Literacy, Part Two: The (New) Golden Age of Children’s Comics by Neill Cameron

In September 2014, comic creator Neill Cameron published a series of articles on the British comics industry which he has very kindly given us permission to cross post here, as part of wider efforts by both him and many others to promote… Read More ›

Cartoonist Terry Bave remembers the crazy days of British humour comics

(with thanks to Lew Stringer): Terry Bave, artist of numerous comic strips in British humour comics from the late 1960s to the 2000s, has published his autobiography, Cartoons and Comic Strips.  Terry was at the heart of English cartooning and had… Read More ›

Tube Surfing: In Memoriam, Guardian Giveaways and Art for Sale

• downthetubes regrets to report the passing of illustrator and comic colourist Ian Mckie last Monday, aged 58. Bryan Talbot reports his heart stopped during what’s been described as a “horrific” asthma attack. The twin brother of Angus McKie, Ian… Read More ›

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