Fans of US newspaper comic strips such as Flash Gordon and Al Williamson’s Secret Agent Corrigan will already know about Comics Revue, but you may not know Manuscript Press has just re-launched the long-running magazine as a bi-monthly, with double the page count of the monthly title.
Comics Revue – available from all good comic shops and online – now has full colour Sundays, featuring The Phantom in “Return of the Sky Band”, Russ Manning Tarzan, Mandrake the Magician, Flash Gordon by Harry Harrison and Dan Barry, Casey Ruggles by Warren Tufts, Little Orphan Annie, Steve Canyon and Gasoline Alley.
Daily strips include the first Mandrake story from 1934, Secret Agent Corrigan by Al Williamson, plus the Flash Gordon story “Star Over Atlantis”, by Dan Barry.
• To order Comics Revue visit the magazine’s web site (www.io.com/~norwoodr) or mail $45 for one year or $90 for two years (Orders outside US – US$60/US$120) to Manuscript Press, PO BOX 336, Mountain Home TN 37684 USA or pay using paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.