Tube Surfing: Past Brief News Items

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July 2016

• 6th July 2016: The BBC reports a statue of the Marvel superhero Captain America is to be erected in a New York park. The company has commissioned a 13-ft (3.96m) bronze statue which will be housed in Prospect Park in Brooklyn.

It will be unveiled at the San Diego Comic Con later this month before being placed in the park from 10th August.

June 2016

• 14th June 2014: Shropshire Live reports artists Charlie Adlard, Dylan Teague and Mike Collins were on hand to support the 25th birthday celebrations for Shrewsbury’s Infinity & Beyond at the weekend.

To mark the 25th birthday of Infinity & Beyond, shoppers were given the chance to have photos taken with the undead in a special ‘bio-hazard’ zone at Shrewsbury’s Darwin Shopping Centre, while Charlie – famed for his work on the best-selling Walking Dead books – was in store to meet with fans and sign books as part of the celebrations.

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Robert Maxwell and BPCC

• 13th June 2016: Roger Perry (writer of “Eagle Daze” and other items for downthetubes) continues his reminiscences of his life in British publishing, recalling his time at Purnell Books and the flamboyant Robert Maxwell

Radio Fun Issue 29• 12th June 2016: Lew Stringer has posted an article on the work of Reg Parlett and his brother George, who both followed in the footsteps of their father, Harry, to work as artists in the UK comics business in the 1930s

• 12th June 2016: When rumours of a planned TV series featuring Marvel superhero Captain Britain were recently confirmed, fans of the Lycra-clad righter of wrongs were thrilled. But how should a character whose first battles were in the pages of Marvel’s comics in the 1970s be rebooted for a 21st Century audience? The BBC’s Nic Rigby reports, discussing the idea with the character’s co-creator Chris Claremont

• 11th June 2016: A quick plug for the amazing site, a remarkable repository of glorious artwork

• 10th June 2016: A TV adaptation of Marvel/Icon’s Scarlet is in early development at Cinemax, based on the comic by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev.


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