Stan Lee passed away yesterday. Many celebrities and artists and critics are saying things about his work, many of them fairly accurate, like how he is largely responsible for creating the more “down to Earth” superhero of Marvel in contrast to DC’s more godlike beings. It’s all been said before, really. But it’s true.
He’s a comics legend, but he seldom receives the recognition given to his contemporaries. November 13 marks the 105th birthday of the late Harry Lucey, a remarkably gifted illustrator known primarily for his work with one company: Archie Comics (MLJ). From the 1950s into the 1970s, Lucey was one of the principal…
Grab a mug of Horlicks and fasten that space helmet. John Freeman’s Down The Tubes comics news blog has a long lost episode of Radio Luxembourg’s The Adventures of Dan Dare. The eponymous Pilot of the Future from the pages of Eagle had his own radio serial on the commercial broadcaster from 1951 to 1956, though few…
Um, this is a bit awkward. I’m on vacation and so time is a bit wonky for me. My bad, y’all.
Batman’s Bookcase asked me for comic book recommendations, and there aren’t ever enough characters to contain all my feelings. Here’s an attempt.
Move over Rebellion! A motherload of rare early edition comics have been found among thousands being catalogued at the University of Dundee library. While working on the archive American PhD student Hailey Austin has found publications that she describes as historically significant.
Oxford based Games Developer and 2000AD publisher Rebellion has bought an treasure trove of British comic titles from TI Media (previously known as Time Inc). Material includes the original comic weekly Comic Cuts, launched by Daily Mail founder Alfred Harmsworth in 1890, Robot Archie, Billy Bunter, Sexton Blake, the…
This is a comic character who needs a 21st Century make over. Earlier, I took a peak inside an ancient package that has been sitting around the house. It contained a bundle of Sparky comics from 1969, one of the DC Thomson humour titles which sported Barney the Bulldog on the cover at the time. I had a little walk…
I don’t have time to get into it right now, but trust me. I’ve been curious about where Immortal Hulk was going since it debuted, and I love puny Banner and Hulk enough to go along in good faith. Chapter Five did not disappoint.
Marvel’s Marie Severin died earlier this week and news is breaking that Gary Friedrich has also passed away.
Marvel recently announced that it was bringing back Uncanny X-Men, starting it off with a ten-part weekly story called “DISASSEMBLED.” But what brought us to here and what have the X-Men been doing up until now?
The second part of the B7/Big Finish production of Dan Dare dropped on BBC Radio 4 Extra yesterday with Dan, Digby and Peabody in the clutches of the malevolent Mekon. Well, we knew that was coming.
What the heck have I been listening to? First off, I enjoyed it. BBC Radio 4 Extra served up a nice slice of ripping space flight adventure in the first episode of the B7/Big Finish Dan Dare. Ed Stoppard plays a cocky test pilot with an axe to grind conscripted for a mission of interplanetary exploration.
Spaceship away! The award winning B7/Big Finish radio adaptation of Dan Dare is currently airing on BBC Radio 4 Extra on Sundays. The first episode, Voyage to Venus, is already up on iPlayer so it is possible to listen on the website or via the radio app.
You might recall the Doctor Who trailer creating a little bit of wonder as Doc 13 swapped Graham’s newspaper for a Beano Summer Special which had previously appeared during Matt Smith’s run as the Time Lord.
Slade. Slllllaaaaade. Slaaaaaaaade. Slllllllaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaddddddeeeeee.
A graphic novel has been longlisted on the Man Booker Prize 2018, the first time a comic publication has been considered for the literary award. Sabrina, by writer and illustrator Nick Drnaso has been feted by contest judges.
And it’s amazing.
Since io9 is only covering the super important events at SDCC and not many comic-related stuff, I’ve decided to consolidate all of that over here. There have been a lot of interesting announcements for both Marvel and DC over the past two days, so here goes: