(This article was first published on the Enniskillen Comic Fest Facebook page, 18 April 2017 -- reprinted here with a few corrections and tweaks! I've previously listed The New Warriors as one of my favourite superhero series in Desert Island Comics.) Howdy there, Festians! Another week, another Favourite Story! This week's choice comes from none … Continue reading From the Archives: Favourite Comic Series — The New Warriors
Among the anniversaries for May we have a couple of UK Marvel titles, a British comic not in the English language, and the very noticeable effects of The Wartime Comics Purge: thanks to paper shortages during the Second World War, a lot of comics met their demise eighty years ago, in May of 1940... one … Continue reading Hatch, Match & Dispatch – May 2020
More Star Wars = Better. That was the simple formula by which we Star Wars fans lived back in the 1970s, hence our excitement when we learned that Marvel UK would be releasing a weekly Star Wars comic. But as it turned out, we didn't even have to wait until Star Wars Weekly had finished … Continue reading Pocket-Money Comics: Star Wars Weekly
Look-In Publisher: ITP / IPC First issue: 9 Jan 1971 Last issue: 12 March 1994 Issues: 1210 In print for EXACTLY two decades, two years, two months and two days -- and another day, and another year -- Look-In was a hybrid of magazine and comic, quite unusual for its time, though not entirely unique. … Continue reading Pocket-Money Comics: Look-In
Blimey, it hardly seems like a year since we last looked back at the first year of Rusty Staples, and yet it is. Year Two of Rusty's life started slowly, with only one post per month in April, May and June of 2019, and then nothing at all until October. This was thanks to work … Continue reading Rusty Staples: Year Two
The Eagle Family Tree was one of the first major posts on this blog, back in May 2018, but it's always bothered me a little that I did it the lazy way, showing only the hierarchical relationships between the comics and not a proper time-line. Plus, unlike some of the later timelines on this blog … Continue reading The Eagle Timeline
2000AD -- the legendary British Science Fiction anthology comic -- has now reached issue 2176, which means that it's time for me to fulfil the Ancient Prophecy I made in the last version of the issue-count chart and provide an updated edition. (You'll possibly have spotted that I've stopped describing these things as Longevity Charts … Continue reading British Comics Top-10 Issue-Count Chart – 2020 edition!
Mrs Rusty and I have been lucky enough to attend the famous San Diego Comic Con on three separate occasions -- in 2008, 2011 and 2014 -- and it's always been a great holiday, but mostly that's because one of my oldest friends lives just outside San Diego and getting to catch up with himself … Continue reading Oddities: Captain America fans