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!
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!)
April 15th is the Feast of St. Aples, the patron saint of writing about comics, which is why I chose this date -- exactly three years ago -- to launch my comics blog, which was of course named after St. Aples himself. Happy Birthday to us! Hooray!
The officially unofficial guide to the most successful British Comics ever! (In terms of the number of issues, that is.)
Welcome, readers, to the long-unawaited third episode in our sporadic and unreliable series in which your Uncle Rusty takes a look at comics that didn't actually exist in this universe but should have... In the 1970s (a sort of prototype version of the 1980s, but with wider ties, longer hair, and orange and brown wallpaper) … Continue reading Comics That Never Were #3
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
Marilyn was a comic aimed at young women that ran for over ten years and presented its readers with comic-strips, prose fiction and articles all based around love and romance. The title, presumably, was chosen to imply an association with Marilyn Monroe: the comic was launched in 1955 shortly after Ms Monroe became massively famous. … Continue reading Pocket-Money Comics: Marilyn
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?”
PLEASE NOTE: This chart is now OUT OF DATE! Click here for the latest version! 2000AD -- the legendary British Science Fiction anthology comic -- has now reached issue 2176, which means that it's time for me to fulfil the Ancient Prophecy I made in the last version of the issue-count chart and provide an … Continue reading British Comics Top-10 Issue-Count Chart – 2020 edition!
PLEASE NOTE: This chart is now OUT OF DATE! Click here for the latest version! The British Science Fiction anthology comic 2000AD has, as of this week, reached issue 2104, which means it has overtaken War Picture Library (Amalgamated Press / Fleetway / IPC, from 1 Sep 1958 to 3 Dec 1984) in the number-of-issues … Continue reading The British Comics Top-10 Longevity Chart!