So... how'd you do in the Great Rusty Staples 2021 Calendar British Comics’ Logo Identification Competition?
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
Super DC was a forty-page monthly comic published by Top Sellers (AKA Thorpe & Porter) in the UK from June 1969 to July 1970. It reprinted American DC Comics strips alongside home-grown text features, puzzles, letters pages, etc. The strips were in black-and-white, culled from titles such as Action Comics, Detective Comics, Superboy, Superman's Pal … Continue reading Super DC Bumper Book
My (so far) only copy of Marvelman - issue #294. Most L. Miller comics didn’t have cover dates, but I know that issue #25 of Marvelman (the first one after he supplanted Captain Marvel) was dated 3 February 1954, and it was a weekly publication until #344, so assuming that there were no weeks missed, … Continue reading Marvelman #294
(Originally published on Forbidden Planet International blog, September 8, 2012, edited by Richard Bruton.) The latest poor desert islander, marooned with just a single luxury and a set of their favourite 8 comics ever, is Michael Carroll. Michael’s the creator of the highly-acclaimed Quantum Prophecy series of young adult superhero novels, and the newest writer … Continue reading Desert Island Comics – Michael Carroll
I'm going to play Devil's Acrobat (or whatever the term is) here... I'm a huge Watchmen fan, and the thought of someone other than Alan Moore writing new Watchmen material is a little unsettling. But I have to remind myself that this isn't the first time it's happened. Back in 1987 or thereabouts DC released … Continue reading Before Watchmen