Rebellion dips its toe into the “Funny Pages” with Free Comic Book Day humour title

The Treasury of British Comics Presents Funny Pages FCBD 2019Rebellion has tapped into its funny bone for a new, all-ages Free Comic Book Day title, which marks its eighth year as a Silver Sponsor of Free Comic Book Day.

Taking full of advantage of the huge number of humour comics and characters it now owns, including Buster, Cor!, Shiver and Shake, Whizzer and Chips and more, The Treasury of British Comics Presents Funny Pages is a stack of silliness in a folio of frivolous foolishness for FCBD 2019!

This bounty of belly-laughs for kids of all ages sees the return of some of the most fondly remembered comic characters in British history and the 32-page, US-format comic will be available only from participating comic book stores on Free Comic Book Day – 4th May 2019.

Infant delinquent Sweeney Toddler commits crimes from the crib! Just when you thought it was safe to parody Steven Spielberg shark films – along comes the terror from the depths, GUMS! Meanwhile, Martha’s Monster Make-Up and Faceache strips are both a scream!

The egg-straordinary adventures of super-zeroes Birdman and Chicken are sure to get you clucking, and you can count on Deadley Hedley The Vampire Detective to be up to your neck in laughs when he joins a stake-out at a monster Christmas Party!

Not just that – but a loopy lagoon of laughs including Kid Kong, Grimly Feendish, Prambo, X-Ray Specs, Ivor Lott and Tony Broke, and Glugg!

This first ever Treasury of British Comics FCBD issue is a collection fo some of thevery best strips from the classic humour comics Rebellion now owns – an IDEAL FCBD title that will appeal to both kids and those adults who love these characters from their own childhoods.

Don’t be a lazy bones – hit your local comic shop for Free Comic Book Day 2019 and find your funny bone!

• Free Comic Book Day takes place on the first Saturday of May and is an international event to help bring new readers into independent comic book stores. For more information visit

• Check out all of Rebellion’s Treasury of British Comics titles at

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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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