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
(Note: This was originally published on the always excellent but sadly-missed 2000AD and Beyond blog) For a few years now I’ve been steadily compiling a list of all the comics (and story-papers) ever published in the UK. The list is nowhere near complete (it currently contains 1,559 different titles: I’m guessing that I’ve passed the … Continue reading Bea: The Rarest Marvel UK Comic?
Free with issue #1 of The Titans (Marvel UK, 25 October 1975), this rather crowded but still gorgeous poster by John Buscema and Joe Sinnott. It's about 400x466mm (15.8x18.4 inches)... I've cleaned up the scan to remove the folds, creases, and thumb-tack holes, and I've punched up the colours a bit! For comparison, the original … Continue reading The Titans #1: Free Poster
Off to see War for the Planet of the Apes tonight, so I thought that today I’d delve into the archives for this little beauty… Whether by chance or design (probably a little of both), Marvel Comics launched their UK reprint of their adaptation of the first Planet of the Apes movie in October 1974, … Continue reading Planet of the Apes #1
Look what I just found: my very first Avengers comic! This is issue 13 of the UK edition of The Avengers, reprinted from #16 of the US edition of The Avengers: Marvel UK had reprinted The Avengers’ first couple of issues in Mighty World of Marvel, so they skipped those issues when they gave the … Continue reading Avengers: The Old Order Changeth!
As we all know, there’s a standard size for comics, which is approximately 15.5cm x 24cm (6” x 9.5” for those poor souls who don’t understand the metric system). But that’s only American comics, of course. And only current American comics, at that. When I was growing up in the 1970s and 80s, the most … Continue reading Little Comics
As is well known and extensively documented elsewhere on the web, Marvel Comics International Ltd (later known to the fans as Marvel UK) was the British wing of Marvel Comics, established in the early 1970s to repackage US Marvel titles in a more regular and consistent manner than had been done previously (more on that … Continue reading The Titans