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In Review – X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Review by Tim Robins The Film: The story of one of the X-Men’s most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic Dark Phoenix. During a life-threatening rescue mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all. Wrestling with thisContinue reading In Review – X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Charley's War original artwork by Joe Colquhoun for Battle-Action No 297 Page 3 (1980). Written by Pat Mills The French legionnaires fight a ferocious battle during the German Siege of Fort Vaux in Verdun. Krotowski hides himself in the observation turret above the tunnel, desperately trying to buy water from a German soldier outside but Blue forces his comrade away knowing he'll be shot if the commandant finds out 18 x 15 ins. Black ink on cartridge paper £250-300

“Charley’s War” auctioned art defies estimates, sells for over £1000

“Charley’s War” artwork does not come onto the market very often and Pat Mills stories of World War One’s Charley Bourne, brilliantly illustrated by Joe Colquhoun, first published in Battle Picture Weekly, have legions of admirers, so it’s no surprise some recently offered at auction sold for a good price. From a conservative estimate ofContinue reading “Charley’s War” auctioned art defies estimates, sells for over £1000

Frank Frazetta The Norseman Painting Original Art (1972). The early 1970s were a strong and prolific period for this master painter. Frazetta produced at least 11 paintings in 1972, and "The Norseman", with its stunning combination of vivid colours, is as mesmerising as it is powerful.

Records shattered in New York Comics & Comic Art Auction, X-Men cover bought for £30 sells for $155,350

Collectors converged in force on Heritage Auctions‘ May 13-14, 2016 Comics & Comic Art Signature® Auction at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan, driving a stunning $6.55+ million total prices realised behind a near-perfect 99.9% sell-through rate by both value and total lots offered that included the sale of an original piece by Frank Frazetta, “The Norseman”,Continue reading Records shattered in New York Comics & Comic Art Auction, X-Men cover bought for £30 sells for $155,350

Comic Heroes 27 - Cover

X-Men Fever Galore in new Comic Heroes magazine!

Comic Heroes 27 is out now in UK newsagents and editor Will Salmon describes it as “the best issue yet”. Spread across 148 fine pages of print, the X-Men are on the cover, and there’s a preview of “Apocalypse Wars” with contributions from creators Cullen Bunn, Jeff Lemire and Dennis Hopeless, alongside a rundown of the 20 best X-Men storiesContinue reading X-Men Fever Galore in new Comic Heroes magazine!

Creating Comics: Drawing X-Men by David Yardin

Here’s a fun little find: a series of tutorial videos by artist David Yardin on “Creating a Comic Book Page”, detailing his work process in creating the artwork (layouts, pencils, and inks) for the “Colossus” story published in Origins of Marvel Comics: X-Men #1, published back in 2010. The issue also included strips written by Mike Carey. DavidContinue reading Creating Comics: Drawing X-Men by David Yardin