(Note: This was originally published on the always excellent but sadly-missed 2000AD and Beyond blog) For a few years now I’ve been steadily compiling a list of all the comics (and story-papers) ever published in the UK. The list is nowhere near complete (it currently contains 1,559 different titles: I’m guessing that I’ve passed the … Continue reading Bea: The Rarest Marvel UK Comic?
Free with issue #7 of the relaunched Eagle (8th May, 1982, right), this oddly washed-out poster of Dan Dare's arch-nemesis The Mekon. Subsequent issues provided colour "Cut-Out-And-Collect-And-Ruin-Your-Comic" pictures of Dan Dare and supporting characters to fill the gaps. Usually Fleetway/IPC comics of the era had free gifts with the first three issues, and then the … Continue reading Master of Menace!
Free with issue #1 of The Titans (Marvel UK, 25 October 1975), this rather crowded but still gorgeous poster by John Buscema and Joe Sinnott. It's about 400x466mm (15.8x18.4 inches)... I've cleaned up the scan to remove the folds, creases, and thumb-tack holes, and I've punched up the colours a bit! For comparison, the original … Continue reading The Titans #1: Free Poster
My (so far) only copy of Marvelman - issue #294. Most L. Miller comics didn’t have cover dates, but I know that issue #25 of Marvelman (the first one after he supplanted Captain Marvel) was dated 3 February 1954, and it was a weekly publication until #344, so assuming that there were no weeks missed, … Continue reading Marvelman #294