New “Battling Britons” out this weekend, “Paperbook Fantastic” available now

Two new publications – Paperbook Fantastic Two, now available on Amazon, and Battling Britons 3, available on Amazon on Sunday, feature splendid cover designs by Bill Cunningham, published by Justin Marriott.

Paperbook Fantastic Two - cover design by Bill Cunningham

The 74-page Paperbook Fantastic Two offers 70+ reviews of fantasy in paperbacks and comics, with a focus on sword and sorcery.

Classic and not so classic titles and characters are reviewed in 250 words, and accompanied by full colour examples of cover art, including tales featuring characters such as Bran Mak Morn, Conan, Kane, Elric, Cormac Mac Art, Corum, Dray Prescot and Kull, written by authors such as Jack Vance, Michael Moorcock, Robert Jordan, Fritz Leiber, Karl Edward Wagner and Robert E Howard.

Check it out here on AmazonUK (Affiliate Link)

Battling Britons 3 - cover design by Bill Cunningham

Following the success of the brilliant first two volumes, Battling Britons 3 again delves into the history of British war comics, offering a mix of reviews and features on titles including Commando, Battle and many more.

Last year, Justin Marriott, editor and publisher of Battling Britons, who, also publishes titles such as Paperback Fanatic, Men of Violence, Hot Lead and The Sleazy Reader, told us he didn’t actually set out to produce this publication – but I’m very glad he did, because as I suspected, it’s proven an indispensable guide for British war comics fans. Do check it out!

Check out previous volumes of Battling Britons and be ready to buy this new title here on AmazonUK (Affiliate Link)

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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