Recommended Reading: Rusty Staples “Hatch, Match & Dispatch – September 2020”

Topper #1963 via Comic Vine

Comics writer and archivist Michael Carroll offers the twelfth monthly “Hatch, Match & Dispatch” feature here on Rusty Staples, a hefty post detailing the launch titles such as Classic 2000AD and VULCAN, but the end of DC Thomson’s Beezer, Star Love Stories and Topper, (Beezer and Topper merged into one comic) and Marvel UK’s very short-lived Around the World with Willy Fog, to name but a few.

Hatch, Match & Dispatch – September 2020

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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