The British Comics Top-11 Longevity Chart!

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!

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Deciphering the Logo

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

Journey Planet #39: Judge Dredd

Now on-line, totally free and ready for you to download - the Judge Dredd issue of Journey Planet, the Hugo Award-winning fanzine! 99 pages packed with all-new articles on Dredd, the creators that shaped him, features from the folks behind the Dredd fanzines Zarjaz and Sector 13, plus interviews with Patrick Mills, John Wagner, strips, … Continue reading Journey Planet #39: Judge Dredd

The Stainless Steel Rat – original artwork!

Ahem… Look what’s just arrived at Carroll Towers: Carlos Ezquerra’s actual original artwork for the opening double-page spread of The Stainless Steel Rat, from 2000AD #142, cover date 8 December 1979! The 2000AD adaptation of Harry Harrison’s classic SF novel The Stainless Steel Rat had probably the single greatest impact on my formative years. Not … Continue reading The Stainless Steel Rat – original artwork!

Altered Images: 2000AD Annual 1980

The cover of the 1980 2000AD Annual (art by Gerry Woods) is a minor classic, but it’s always bugged me that Judge Dredd’s visor, glove and elbow-pad were the wrong colour… So I’ve fixed them... Some folks on-line pointed out that Bill Savage's head is disproportionately large, and Tharg isn't quite green enough, so I've … Continue reading Altered Images: 2000AD Annual 1980