Bear Alley Books, run by author Steve Holland, is bullishly battling back against the perils of the Coronavirus Pandemic with the release of a new guide to a short-lived 1950s weekly boys comic, Rocket, and new editions of two previous releases.
Comic Creator Spotlight: “Skid Solo” artist John Vernon
As it’s a Formula 1 weekend, downthetubes contributor Richard Sheaf is marking the event on his Boys Adventure Comics Blog with a look back at an earlier era of motor-racing with this oddity – “The Champions” – a tie-in comic with Matchbox toys sponsorship of motor racing legend, John Surtees and Team Surtees, in the early 1970s, featuring art by “Skid Solo” artist John Vernon
Latest Compalcomics auction offers rare Beanos, Number Ones with free gifts… and more Dalek Swapits!
The Compalcomics August/September auction catalogue has just launched on the-saleroom.com and includes a number of early Beanos and plenty of Number One issues of various comics complete with with free gifts, including The Hornet from 1963, the girls comic Romeo,… Read More ›
In Review: Hurricane and Champion: the Companion Papers to Valiant
The Book: Top British comics archivist Steve Holland has re-launched his Bear Alley Books imprint with Hurricane and Champion: The Companion Papers to Valiant an all-new index to two classic British comics detailing the histories of both papers and reveals… Read More ›
Hurricane and Champion: the Companion Papers to Valiant
Top British comics archivist Steve Holland has re-launched his Bear Alley Books imprint with Mean Streetmaps, a collection of essays on crime noir, and an all-new index to two classic British comics. Hurricane and Champion: The Companion Papers to Valiant… Read More ›