Checking back over this site yesterday I spotted an error... I'd long believed that the British humour comic Buster had lasted 2080 issues: the same number of issues that the science fiction anthology comic 2000AD reaches today (9 May 2018). So I was all prepared to update my British Comics Longevity Chart. But it turns … Continue reading The British Comics Top-11 Longevity Chart!
A good few visitors to this blog have told me they've been attempting to identify the comics from which the letters of the blog's logo were taken. If you're also playing that game, then read no further because I'm about to reveal all the answers... First, the rules: I decided that each letter had to … Continue reading Deciphering the Logo
Super DC was a forty-page monthly comic published by Top Sellers (AKA Thorpe & Porter) in the UK from June 1969 to July 1970. It reprinted American DC Comics strips alongside home-grown text features, puzzles, letters pages, etc. The strips were in black-and-white, culled from titles such as Action Comics, Detective Comics, Superboy, Superman's Pal … Continue reading Super DC Bumper Book
The June 4-10, 1988 edition of Radio Times celebrated Superman's 50th birthday (albeit a couple of months late) with a cover feature, a small article, and a brand-new two-page Superman strip written and drawn by Dave Gibbons (who also drew the cover) and coloured by John Higgins from a concept by Dirk Maggs. (I'm saving … Continue reading Superman’s 50th Anniversary… Radio Times’ coverage, 30 years on
(Update April 17, 2018: David Butler directed me to a tweet from DoubleZCreative -- who are certainly in a position to know -- dated 1 November 2017 that states the artist in question was John Moore.) Original post: August 1, 2017: Zig and Zag meet Judge Dredd in the first issue of Zig and Zag's … Continue reading Altered Images: Zig & Zag meet Judge Dredd!
I don’t have a lot of valuable comics (I do own a lot of comics, but I collect them to read, not for their monetary value), but this is possibly one of the most valuable.
Merry & Bright was launched on 22 October 1910, an 8-page weekly published by Amalgamated Press. Black-and-white, approximately 27.5cm by 36cm (10.8" by 14.2"). It was effectively cancelled on 31 March 1917 (issue #337), but was reborn on 7 May 1917 merged with The Favourite Comic (21 January 1911 to 31 March 1917, 324 issues). … Continue reading Merry & Bright, 22 March 1919