Most Popular Posts of 2018!

Rusty Staples was launched only about eight months ago as the fly crows, but already it's in the top 100% of the most popular comic blogs ever! Amazing, I know, but there you go: you wonderful people know awesomeness when you see it! Now, to welcome in the year 2019, I'd like to take you … Continue reading Most Popular Posts of 2018!

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Eaglution of British Comics, part 3

Amazingly, it turns out that comics aren't just for boys! No one saw that coming, right? Except, of course, for the countless millions of readers of non-boy-exclusive comics whose voices are still frequently being either ignored or silenced. Younger readers might find it hard to believe, but back in the day (that day being roughly … Continue reading Eaglution of British Comics, part 3

Master of Menace!

Free with issue #7 of the relaunched Eagle (8th May, 1982, right), this oddly washed-out poster of Dan Dare's arch-nemesis The Mekon. Subsequent issues provided colour "Cut-Out-And-Collect-And-Ruin-Your-Comic" pictures of Dan Dare and supporting characters to fill the gaps. Usually Fleetway/IPC comics of the era had free gifts with the first three issues, and then the … Continue reading Master of Menace!

Journey Planet #23: Dan Dare

Issue #23 of the free on-line fanzine takes a look at Britain's legendary science fiction hero Dan Dare, with Michael Carroll co-editing! It's a massive issue that looks at the Colonel in print and everywhere! Featuring words from James Bacon, Richard Bruton, Jim Burns, Chris Garcia, James Shields, Bryan Talbot and many, many more! Download … Continue reading Journey Planet #23: Dan Dare