April 15th is the Feast of St. Aples, the patron saint of writing about comics, which is why I chose this date -- exactly three years ago -- to launch my comics blog, which was of course named after St. Aples himself. Happy Birthday to us! Hooray!
The officially unofficial guide to the most successful British Comics ever! (In terms of the number of issues, that is.)
It's the last week of the month: time to take a look at the British comics that are celebrating (or commiserating) important anniversaries for April 2021!
It's the last week of February, so that means it's time to look at the Important British Comics Anniversaries for March...
OK, so Dr. Who & The Daleks was a movie, not a TV show, but I first saw it on TV so that counts... The movie -- loosely based on the second story of the then-relatively-fresh smash-hit BBC science fiction show -- was released in 1965 and stared Peter Cushing as the title character... a … Continue reading Comics on TV: Dr. Who & The Daleks
In another reality Stan Lee was a beatnik... Original: Sub-Mariner #1, Marvel Comics Group, May 1968Pencils by John Buscema, inks by Sol Brodsky
British comics fan Brian Meenan has spotted Arthur Fowler (played by Bill Treacher) reading a copy of Cor!! in a repeat of the BBC soap opera Eastenders... The issue in question is cover-dated 27th April 1974... On his Facebook post, Brian mentions that this episode is the one in which Arthur dies. According to Wikipedia, … Continue reading Comics on TV: Eastenders
Our regular look at the British comics that are marking an important anniversary in the coming month...
I'm delighted to see that in the Irish Comic News Awards I've been shortlisted for Best Irish Writer (Non-Fiction)*, plus my blog Rusty Staples has been shortlisted for Best Comic Related/Featured Online Content! Honestly, it's an honour just to be nominated! But, to be even honester, it'd be much, much more of an honour to … Continue reading Vote for Rusty in the Irish Comic News Awards!
Looking back on Rusty Staples' most popular posts of 2020!