Fantastic Forces – The Longest Road

Real-life British Soldier immortalised in new comic to mark Remembrance

To mark Remembrance, and help build public awareness of the work and sacrifices of those serving in the Armed Forces over the last century, the British Forces Broadcasting Service has immortalised a real-life British solider in the pages of a comic book, as Fantastic Forces – The Longest Road, written by Ferg Handley with artContinue reading Real-life British Soldier immortalised in new comic to mark Remembrance

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How Commando publisher DC Thomson pioneered wartime family drama in comics

Long before “Charley’s War” in Battle, and the latest Commando mini-series, “The Weekes’ War” Dundee-based comics publisher DC Thomson pioneered the idea of seeing war through the eyes of different members of the same family in comics – all serving simultaneously on different fronts, including a sister on the Home Front. “The Heroes of Paradise Rd.” ranContinue reading How Commando publisher DC Thomson pioneered wartime family drama in comics

Masters of Comic Book Art: Pino Dell’Orco

downthetubes contributor Colin Noble has a remarkable collection of Picture Library comics and we’ve featured his researches into just how often some classic tales – and covers have been re-used down the years. Here’s another gem, but this one by the brilliant Italian artist Pino Dell’Orco, also has some grounding in historical fact. Published backContinue reading Masters of Comic Book Art: Pino Dell’Orco

Classics Illustrated World War Specials

Web Find: Classics Illustrated World War Specials with John M. Burns covers

Back in 2014, Classic Comic Store published two Classics Illustrated special issues, re-publishing some of their World War-inspired material, but what I missed back then is that both feature new covers by ace British artist John M. Burns. Running to 100 pages each, both titles are reprint inside and both are still available, from bothContinue reading Web Find: Classics Illustrated World War Specials with John M. Burns covers

Dog fights and U-Boat hunts? It’s all-out action in new Commando comics

Here’s the intel on the latest issues of DC Thomson’s Commando war comic (Issues 5071 – 5074), on sale in all good newsagents (and via various digital platforms) from Thursday 16th November. Prepare for some hairy Harley Davidson chases, aerial dogfights at 40,000 feet, criminals turned war heroes and dreaded U-Boat hunts… Commando 5071: HomeContinue reading Dog fights and U-Boat hunts? It’s all-out action in new Commando comics