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British Comics Top-10 Issue-Count Chart – 2021b edition!
2000AD displaces another comic on the Top-Ten Issue-Count List, but... there's been an unexpected twist! Will things ever be the same again? Read on to find out!
Uncle Rusty’s British Comics Timelines
All the Rusty Staples British Comics Timelines in one place! How lucky are you?
British Comics Top-10 Issue-Count Chart – 2021a edition!
The officially unofficial guide to the most successful British Comics ever! (In terms of the number of issues, that is.)
Comics That Never Were #4 – #8
The archives have been plundered once again, readers, in order to bring you yet more comic-book gems from another reality! Before I go on (and on, and on) I would like to answer a question that I imagine at least one reader has possibly considered asking... The comics in this series have not all been … Continue reading Comics That Never Were #4 – #8
Altered Images: Not exactly Johnny Blaze…
Comics on TV: Life on Mars
In the 2006 TV show Life on Mars (named after the David Bowie song that was released on the 1971 album Hunky Dory) Manchester-based police officer Sam Tyler is struck by a car and wakes up in the year 1973. He doesn't know whether he's going crazy, in a coma, or has travelled back in … Continue reading Comics on TV: Life on Mars
Enfari’s Syndrome: School Fun
At first, the very idea seems ludicrous: a school-themed comic! That's like... chocolate-coated cauliflower or a puppy made of pointy gravel. Comics are for enjoyment, school is for enduring. How can the two possibly be combined? Well, back in the ancient olden days when the story-papers ruled supreme, a huge proportion of child-targeted publications were … Continue reading Enfari’s Syndrome: School Fun
“Remind me again… What’s the publisher’s daughter’s name?”
It's long been a tradition for British comics aimed at girls to be given a girls' name (that is, a name we tend to commonly associate with female people), but -- not counting those whose title is the name of a character like Batman or Popeye -- how many comics can you list that have … Continue reading “Remind me again… What’s the publisher’s daughter’s name?”
Hatch, Match & Dispatch – May 2020
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