Don McGregor profiled, Herb Trimpe’s Marvel UK years recalled in Comic Book Creator

Comic Book Creator #29 - cover by Sandy Plunkett

Don McGregor‘s life and talent is spotlighted in a comprehensive retrospective in Comic Book Creator #29, available now from comic shops; the first issue publisher Tomorrows Publishing has devoted predominately to a comic writer.

From his Hopalong Cassidy-obsessed Rhode Island childhood to ubiquitous presence on Marvel Comics letters pages in the 1960s and early ’70s debut as Warren Publications scripter, to his breakout and blossoming at the House of Ideas, the superb scribe discusses his triumphs on Black Panther, Killraven, Sabre, Detectives Inc., Ragamuffins, and so much more.

Behind Sandy Plunkett‘s gorgeous cover art featuring two of Don’s most important characters, the startlingly sensitive, progressive, and experimental writer shares insight about his landmark storytelling and a career breaking new ground in comics as few would ever dare.

Plus British Marvel fans should enjoy Robert Menzies detailed look at Herb Trimpe‘s fascinating mid 1970s visit to the United Kingdom, when he worked on Marvel’s British comics weeklies.

Comic Book Creator #29 - Herb Trimpe sample page

Also included in this issue, edited by Jon B. Cooke, is the second part of Mike Gold‘s career-spanning talk, examining the First Comics years and groundbreaking tenure at DC Comics (with front row seat to the Implosion debacle!), and much more! And, of course, the usual gang of clever contributors share their latest, including the legendary Fred Hembeck!

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Thanks to David Roach for the heads up

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. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek 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.

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  1. Ah, I love Jon but he must hate my titles.

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