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By John Freeman | Assembling British comics and (mostly) British media bits I just happen to like.

Coatbridge comic king to use fortune to build homes and regenerate hometown

Mark Millar, who recently sold his company to Netflix for a nine-figure-sum, has pledged investment to build 30 houses in Townhead.<p>Mark Millar has …

Comics

Stingray: A rare, original Pilot script and merchandise sheet, 1964,

Buyers' Obligations<p>ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' <i>CONDITIONS OF SALE</i> AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO …

Fish

Rare comic showing Superman’s 1st appearance to be auctioned

A well-preserved copy of the comic that first featured Superman is heading for auction.<p>The 1938 comic features Superman hoisting a car over his …

Batman

How the small city of Northampton shaped Alan Moore and comics history

He is not a man who embraces fame, and so while his name may not immediately rin ga bell, you've almost certainly come across an Alan Moore comic …

Graphic Novels

Rare Tintin art fetches $500,000 at Paris auction

<b>A rare India ink drawing of boy-detective Tintin and his faithful dog Snowy has been sold for almost $500,000 (£380,000) at auction in Paris.</b><p>The picture from the 1939 comic album King Ottokar's Sceptre was among items by Hergé, the Belgian artist who created Tintin, to go under the hammer.<p>An …

Art

Danny Elfman Does Not Approve of Studios Scrapping Classic Superhero Themes

When you take over a famous franchise, like, oh, say, a line of superhero movies, the first thing you likely want to do is put your own stamp on …

Superheroes

24 Holiday Gifts for Fans of Doctor Who

Got a Whovian in your household? Get them these items for under the tree.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions …

TV Series

Coming up in 2000AD...

Here's your weekly advance preview of the next issue of <b>2000AD</b>, on sale Wednesday 22nd November... <br>• UK & DIGITAL: 22nd November 2017 £2.75 <br>• NORTH …

Comichaus readies indie comics app for release next week

It’s been in the works for a while but at last, the <b>Comichaus</b> digital comics app – aimed at promoting the work of independent and small press comic …

Comics

Catching Up with Comics Laureate Charlie Adlard - A Year in the Life

<b>Since receiving the ‘mantle’ (or indeed the slightly cheesy-looking cloak) from previous incumbent Dave Gibbons at the 2016 Lakes International Comic</b> …

Comics

The dangerous data hack that you won’t even notice

A recent wave of cyberattacks—from WannaCry and Equifax to the alleged Russian influence on the US election—has demonstrated how hackers can wreak havoc on our largest institutions. But by focusing only on hackers’ efforts to extort money or mess with our political process, we may have been missing …

Medicine

First Look - STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI - STORMS OF CRAIT #1

The red mineral of the planet Crait plays in enormous role in the marketing of next month's <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i>. Marvel Comics is going to offer …

Star Wars

Be of good cheer, the Christmas VIZ is here!

You know the festive season is definitely here when the snow-capped Christmas issue of <b>Viz</b> is to be found on the top shelves of all good newsagents …

Titan's JUSTICE LEAGUE No.5 out today

From Titan Comics... <b><br>DC Universe Presents: Justice League</b> #5 is now out and to celebrate the highly anticipated release of the <b>Justice League</b> movie, …

Frank Bellamy's GHOST WORLD (1963)

I recently bought a near-complete run of Odhams' <b>Boys' World</b>, which was a fine comic/magazine that deserved to run longer than the 89 issues it …

Doctor Who Target Book covers revisited – new limited edition collections from Who Dares

<b></b><b>Who Dare Publishing</b> has just released a smashing new limited edition portfolio – <i>The Target Cover Art of Andrew Skilleter</i>.Andrew’s perhaps best known …

Amazing

Portsmouth Comic Con announces latest guests, including Walt and Louise Simonson

<b></b><b>Portsmouth Comic Con</b>, which takes place in May 2018, has just announced five more international talents will be joining the already impressive array …

Comics

TV Century 21 Daleks art, Scottish First Minister’s charity comic donation!

Daleks original artwork (1965) by Ron Turner for TV Century 21 No 51The December Compal comic auction has just been launched and includes some great …

Comics

The Wolf Onboard, multi-media project featuring comic by 2000AD’s Hilary Robinson, Nigel Dobbyn launches

The inaugural edition from <b>Death Ingloria</b>, a seven-track album <i>The Wolf Onboard</i>, has just been released today. A multi-media project I got wind of …

Graphic Novels

In Review: Out of Nothing by Daniel Locke and David Blandy

<b>Created by Daniel Locke and David Blandy</b> <b><br>Foreword by Dr. Adam Rutherford</b> <b><br>Full Colour – Hardback – 248 pages – £16.99</b><p><b>The Story</b>: “Surreal sequences take …

Books

The Soviet Military Secretly Mapped the Entire World

These intricate, curious maps were supposed to be destroyed. The ones that remain reveal a fascinating portrait of how the U.S.S.R. monitored the world.<p>English retiree John Davies has been smitten with maps his whole life. “I was drawing maps of my house as a toddler,” he said. Though his career in …

Maps

The Walking Dead Publisher Cuts Deal With Virtual Reality, Motion Comic Maker

Image Comics, creators of <i>The Walking Dead, Saga</i> and <i>Sex Criminals</i>, is teaming up with online comic book publisher Madefire, the two announced …

Virtual Reality

Doctor Who fans have excelled themselves with amazing Jodie Whittaker artwork

The Thirteenth Doctor is really brought to life in her new outfit<p>By Paul Jones<p>Sunday, 12th November 2017 at 11:53 am<p>Well that didn’t take long. Just …

Jodie Whittaker

Drawing on the Past: Comic Creators wanted to mix it up with archaeologists, historians for London conference

<b>Drawing on the Past</b> is a two-day conference on comics and the pre-modern world at <b>Senate House</b> in London on 10-11th September 2018 – and the …

Archaeology

Former Tharg Steve MacManus probed in latest Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast!

There’s a slightly different episode of the <b>Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast</b> on offer this week as the team take an episode off. In …

Comics

Myriad Editions latest "First Graphic Novel Competition" Launched

Publishers <b>Myriad Editions</b> have just launched the latest <b>First Graphic Novel Competition</b>, a project now in its third outing. The competition’s prize is …

Books

In Review: Spaceship Away 43

The latest issue of<i> Spaceship Away</i>, the glossy zine inspired by the adventures of <b>Dan Dare</b> in <i>Eagle</i>, is available now, wrapped in a Christmas cover by<b></b> …

Comics

Dog fights and U-Boat hunts? It’s all-out action in new Commando comics

Here’s the intel on the latest issues of DC Thomson’s <b>Commando</b> war comic (Issues 5071 – 5074), on sale in all good newsagents (and via various digital …

Military History

Siberian slaughter for Judge Dredd in the all-new 2000AD!

On sale today in all good newsagents and comic shops – and various digital platforms- is <b>2000AD</b> Prog 2057, sporting a knock out cover by <b>Boo …

Graphic Novels