Frank Bellamy featured in latest “Hot Lead” magazine

Hot Lead Issue 2 - Cover

Justin Marriott publishes a series of terrific fanzines through Amazon’s Createspace service which are primarily dedicated to vintage paperbacks, but often cross over into comics material.

The latest example of this is Hot Lead, which although mainly focused on vintage western paperbacks, has a lengthy article on comic artist Frank Bellamy’s western comics and an overview of the history of western comics.

Hot Lead Issue 2 - Frank Bellamy

A page from the Frank Bellamy feature on Frank Bellamy’s western comics work, including the Garth stories

This latest issue also has a great gallery feature on brilliant artist Tony Masero, who downthetubes will know better for his Doctor Who work, perhaps, and much, much more. I’ve got a copy of the issue but haven’t had a chance to read it in full yet – but it looks terrific, and if you’re at all interested in vintage books then these titles should be on your hit list.

Art by Tony Masero - featured in Hot Lead Issue 2

Art by Tony Masero – featured in Hot Lead Issue 2

Justin began publishing his flagship fanzine The Paperback Fanatic in 2007, and has developed the range with The Sleazy Rider, Pulp Horror and the brilliantly-titled Men of Violence, which focuses on men’s action/adventure novels, both well known and obscure.

Check out Justin’s most recent zines here on – using this link helps support dowthetubes

There’s an interview with Justin here about his titles on MensPulpMags

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. 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 “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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