You know how these things work by now, right?
"Ah, sweet April, noble and gracious queen of the months of spring, approaches stealthily on delightful fluttering wings, bearing delectable news of British comics anniversaries." -- William Wordsworth (attr.)
It's an ancient Celtic tradition that every February 26th we take a look at the comics that will be celebrating an important anniversary in the coming month...
February is the shortest month but it's also the hardest to spell. Coincidence? I don't not think so!
We're in the depths of darkest winter, but fear not... "And when the night is cloudy, and the weather outside is frightful, the cold never bothered me anyway." -- Let it Be/Snow/Go
All the Rusty Staples British Comics Timelines in one place! How lucky are you?
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!
Looking back on Rusty Staples' most popular posts of 2020!
The Marvel Super Specials series was a collection of one-shot comics published from September 1977 to November 1986, most of them featuring adaptations of then-current movies. I have no doubts that the series was inspired by the tremendous success of Marvel's Star Wars specials: their six-issue comic-book adaptation of the movie was repackaged as a … Continue reading In-Shallow Profile: Marvel Super Specials
Welcome to the twelfth monthly Hatch, Match & Dispatch feature here on Rusty Staples! It's a hefty one this time, chums, and took me a rather long time to compile (I'd like to thank the decision-makers at WordPress for forcing me to use their new editor and thus making the process even longer). Standard disclaimer: … Continue reading Hatch, Match & Dispatch – September 2020