Aimed at little kids, Zip was short-lived adventure comic from the late 1950s... But is there a dark, terrifying secret murkily lurking in its history? Or is this intro paragraph just... clickbait?
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!
All the Rusty Staples British Comics Timelines in one place! How lucky are you?
My Guy magazine was famous for its romance-based photo-stories and helpful advice columns, but does its cheerful, optimistic facade hide a dark, dangerous past filled with treachery, murder and poison-tipped darts? (Well, no, it doesn't, but this is worth a read anyway, I promise!)
The officially unofficial guide to the most successful British Comics ever! (In terms of the number of issues, that is.)
To save you literally whiles of searching through this blog, here are all of Rusty's reviews in one place! Updated: 3 July 2021 Comics: The Bank Street Book of Science Fiction -- 7 Feb 2020 Batman Monthly -- 26 Jun 2020 Battle Picture Weekly -- 2 Jun 2019 Bea -- 15 Aug 2017 Boy's Cinema … Continue reading Rusty’s Reviews Round-Up
The excellent Cartoon Museum in London has a huge collection of rare and vintage comics and cartoons, and regularly features exhibitions on specific themes, artists or publications. Not counting visits to family members, for me it's the #1 reason I'm itching to go back to London. The museum moved to a new, larger premises last … Continue reading Support the Cartoon Museum, London
I don't think there's an official name for the process of studying old British comics and story-papers, so I have decided that it shall henceforth be named in honour of one of my childhood favourites. (If you don't believe that Sparky was worthy of having an entire field of study named after it, then there … Continue reading Sparkyology 101
(Updated! See the notes below!) All right, chums, brace yourselves and each other because we're about to sail into waters that have been very sketchily charted... There could well be dragons. There will almost certainly be errors. For the past several years I've been attempting to compile a database of every British comic and story-paper … Continue reading Clogging the Newsagent’s Shelves Since 1867!
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