In the first part of this highly-acclaimed-by-me series, we looked at how the Doctor Who Weekly comic evolved into the Doctor Who Magazine magazine. This time, it's the turn of another staple of the Marvel UK publishing group, Spider-Man Comics Weekly. A spin-off from The Mighty World of Marvel -- launched four months earlier -- Spider-Man … Continue reading Branding: Spider-Man Comics Weekly
"The what timeline?" I imagine that I hear you ask. Wonder no more, chum: those four-letter words that look a bit like they might be the names of Welsh TV stations are the commonly-used shortcuts for The Mighty World of Marvel and Spider-Man Comics Weekly, the first two titles released by the British wing of … Continue reading The MWOM & SMCW Timeline
Spider-Man: Bells of Doom!! is one of a series of audio adventures based around your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man. When I was a very young kid I thought that phrase meant that he was only the Spider-Man for friendly neighbourhoods, and I always wanted to see the Spider-Man who swung around the hostile neighbourhoods. Over four … Continue reading Noncomics: Spider-Man – “Bells of Doom!!”
Stan Lee was the first comic-book creator whose name I knew. I was about six and a half years old when I was given my very first superhero comic... this one: That's The Mighty World of Marvel issue #5, dated November 4, 1972. So a little over forty-six years ago. By some miracle, my copy … Continue reading Stan Lee, 1922 – 2018
Original: Superman #1, June 1939. Art by Leo O'Mealia.
(Originally published on Forbidden Planet International blog, November 4, 2012, edited by Richard Bruton.) So, what is the best cover EVER? That’s the question we’ve been asking over the last few months. And of course, everyone has a different answer… which is great, because that means we can show you lots of wonderful comic cover … Continue reading Best Cover EVER: Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man
(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