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General Chat => Off Topic => : Richard S. 12 January, 2022, 07:07:21 AM

: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 12 January, 2022, 07:07:21 AM
Admins - please delete if this shameless self-promotion thread is not allowed!!!!

If you're here it's because, like me, you love comics. I blog about British comics daily and have just blogged about the highlights of my first (!) 2,000 blog postings, check it out here...

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/highights-from-first-2000-blog-postings.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/highights-from-first-2000-blog-postings.html)

thanks for reading
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: Richard S. 13 January, 2022, 06:33:59 AM
Just some of the amazing Ken Reid art currently on display at Somerset House (in London)

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/beano-somerset-house-ken-reid.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/beano-somerset-house-ken-reid.html)
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: Richard S. 14 January, 2022, 07:17:33 AM
Axa (the rather racy newspaper strip) - a guide to the US reprints

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/axa-american-years.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/axa-american-years.html)
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: Richard S. 15 January, 2022, 07:14:35 AM
Shaky Kane artwork on early 2000s adult humour comic 'Lazy Frog'

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/lazy-frog-4-shaky-kane.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/lazy-frog-4-shaky-kane.html)

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/lazy-frog-5-shaky-kane.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/lazy-frog-5-shaky-kane.html)
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: Colin YNWA 15 January, 2022, 07:43:25 AM
Oh wow - more Shaky Kane is ALWAYS a great thing. Never heard of that title so thanks for sharing.
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: Richard S. 16 January, 2022, 07:33:44 AM
Oh wow - more Shaky Kane is ALWAYS a great thing. Never heard of that title so thanks for sharing.

no problem at all - I cover all sorts of things on the blog that aren't directly 2000AD related (although I know Shaky has drawn Dredd) so I'm reluctant to post about them in the 'General' forum. Instead I'd post them here and hope nobody minds too much
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: Richard S. 16 January, 2022, 07:34:59 AM
Oh wow - more Shaky Kane is ALWAYS a great thing. Never heard of that title so thanks for sharing.

all Shaky mention on the blog can be found here...hopefully there' some new stuff in there for you
 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/search/label/Shaky%20Kane  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/search/label/Shaky%20Kane)
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: Richard S. 16 January, 2022, 07:37:07 AM
'The Mask adventures' comic (a '90s comic from Titan) - my listing has been updated

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/updated-mask-adventures-comic-titan.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/updated-mask-adventures-comic-titan.html)
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: Richard S. 17 January, 2022, 06:49:31 AM
We all collect too much stuff so here's my very niche interest in collecting the newsletters of the Cartoon Museum (in London)

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/updated-cartoon-museum-news.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/updated-cartoon-museum-news.html)
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: Richard S. 18 January, 2022, 07:04:54 AM
Just some of the amazing artwork currently on display at London's Somerset House...

Tom Paterson
 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/beano-somerset-house-tom-paterson.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/beano-somerset-house-tom-paterson.html)

covers for 'Plug' comic
 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/beano-somerset-house-plug-comic.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/beano-somerset-house-plug-comic.html)
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: Richard S. 19 January, 2022, 06:28:38 AM
Great '50s SF art by Ron Turner (and many others) in new Kickstarter campaign by 2000AD design alumnus Rian Hughes...

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/rayguns-rocketships-kickstarter-launches.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/rayguns-rocketships-kickstarter-launches.html)
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: Colin YNWA 19 January, 2022, 06:39:39 AM
That does look like a fantastic book and I'm going to have to think about that one. Thanks for the heads up.
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: Richard S. 20 January, 2022, 06:53:59 AM
getting really niche now...newsletters of the Political Cartoon Society (part 1 - of several!)

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/political-cartoon-society-newsletters.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/political-cartoon-society-newsletters.html)
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: Richard S. 20 January, 2022, 06:55:06 AM
Comics exhibition announced for the Foundling museum this Summer...

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/superheroes-orphans-origins-125-years.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/superheroes-orphans-origins-125-years.html)
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: Richard S. 21 January, 2022, 06:53:26 AM
Anyone else collect 'The Dreamstone comic'? Only 6 issues but it's hard to find!

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/updated-dreamstone-comic-london-editions.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/updated-dreamstone-comic-london-editions.html)
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: Richard S. 22 January, 2022, 08:22:33 AM
Highlights pf the current Catawiki auction of original (British) comic art...

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/catawiki-original-comic-art-auction-jan.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/catawiki-original-comic-art-auction-jan.html)
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: Richard S. 23 January, 2022, 07:08:32 AM
The 'Beano' exhibition at Somerset House (in London) also features some original art from 'Oink' comic

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/beano-somerset-house-oink-comic.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/beano-somerset-house-oink-comic.html)
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: Richard S. 24 January, 2022, 06:48:19 AM
My guide to 'Scouse Mouse' comic...

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/updated-scouse-mouse-incomplete-guide.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/updated-scouse-mouse-incomplete-guide.html)
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: Richard S. 25 January, 2022, 06:38:06 AM
My guide to all things related to 'Sláine - the RPG' has been updated - still looking for a couple of cover artists credits if you can help?

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/updated-slaine-role-playing-game.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/updated-slaine-role-playing-game.html)
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: Richard S. 26 January, 2022, 06:39:49 AM
I've updated my guide to 'Commando' comic covers by Keith Burns

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/updated-keith-burns-covers-for-commando.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/updated-keith-burns-covers-for-commando.html)
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: Colin YNWA 26 January, 2022, 06:45:50 AM
I've missed those before, but they provide a perfect example of why Keith Burns is one of Garth Ennis' go to artists for his war materials. That cover for 'Steel Inferno' is incredible!
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: broodblik 26 January, 2022, 06:56:54 AM
I like Keith Burns art he and Garth did a Jonny Red for Titan Comics together. I believe he will be on art duties in the Battle Action special as well
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: Richard S. 26 January, 2022, 07:05:52 AM
Trigan Empire volume 4 covers released - inc. one by John M Burns

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/rise-fall-of-trigan-empire-part-4.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/rise-fall-of-trigan-empire-part-4.html)
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: Colin YNWA 26 January, 2022, 08:15:27 AM
I like Keith Burns art he and Garth did a Jonny Red for Titan Comics together. I believe he will be on art duties in the Battle Action special as well

Yeah I believe so. The art line-up on the Battle special is so strong.

Trigan Empire volume 4 covers released - inc. one by John M Burns

Jez John M burns is just incredible. I don't think (???) he ever did the strip, but that would have been a thing to behold.

In checking that fact I've seen he's listed as having done a strip / image for something called 'The Spirit of Eisner' in 2017. I'd forgotten he'd done a page in Sean Phillips' passion project - this evening I might have a trip to the nerd cave!
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: Richard S. 27 January, 2022, 07:02:15 AM
The 'British comic art' website has just re-stocked its supply of original comic art by Bolland, Gibbons, Buckingham, Hitch & others...

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/brit-comic-art-for-sale-work-by-bolland.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/brit-comic-art-for-sale-work-by-bolland.html)
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: Richard S. 28 January, 2022, 07:04:58 AM
more back issues of the 'Political cartoon society' newsletters to collect...

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/political-cartoon-society-newsletters_02131152119.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/political-cartoon-society-newsletters_02131152119.html)
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: Richard S. 29 January, 2022, 07:11:15 AM
A great selection of British comic art up for sale in the latest Catawiki auction...

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/catawiki-original-comic-art-auction.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/catawiki-original-comic-art-auction.html)
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: Colin YNWA 29 January, 2022, 07:22:12 AM
Never seen that. While I know its not the focus of Richard's blog there is also some astonishing art from the continent. Including a sketch of Papa Smurf by Peyo. Wonderful stuff again.
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: Richard S. 29 January, 2022, 04:04:09 PM
I've covered Smurf comics on the blog before...

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/search/label/the%20Smurfs  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/search/label/the%20Smurfs)

...but as there was so much other good stuff this week I decide to leave out that Peyo sketch

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/search/label/Peyou  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/search/label/Peyou)
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: Richard S. 30 January, 2022, 07:54:56 AM
There is SO much merchandise at the current 'Beano' exhibition at Somerset House - something for everyone...

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/beano-somerset-house-merchandise.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/beano-somerset-house-merchandise.html)
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: Richard S. 31 January, 2022, 06:55:55 AM
Because surely I'm not the only person here who's collected this early '80s CB radio themed comic right?  Interior art by Stephen Baskerville is def. a highlight

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/10-4-action-cb-radio-comic-of-early-80s.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/10-4-action-cb-radio-comic-of-early-80s.html)
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: Richard S. 01 February, 2022, 06:49:53 AM
Marvel UK once produced a 'Dungeons & dragons summer special' comic - I bloody loved that TV show when I was a kid!

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/marvel-uks-dungeons-dragons-summer.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/marvel-uks-dungeons-dragons-summer.html)
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: Richard S. 02 February, 2022, 06:49:04 AM
I had fun looking at just how many of these 'how to' gardening guides had been produced over the years. Cyril Cowell was a pre-war illustrator of children's comics

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/adam-gardener-newspaper-strip-reprints.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/adam-gardener-newspaper-strip-reprints.html)
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: Richard S. 03 February, 2022, 06:37:05 AM
The current Catawiki auction of (British) comic art has some outstanding pieces in it - it ends tonight so good luck if you're bidding

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/catawiki-original-comic-art-auction.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/catawiki-original-comic-art-auction.html)
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: Richard S. 04 February, 2022, 06:52:37 AM
original 'Johnny Cougar' comic art (from 'Tiger') by Sandy James

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/johnny-cougar-original-art-by-sandy.html
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: Richard S. 05 February, 2022, 07:26:22 AM
The latest Catawiki auction of (British) comic art is now open and it's another number week - art by Don Lawrence, Romero, Bill Lacey & more!

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/catawiki-original-comic-art-auction_5.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/catawiki-original-comic-art-auction_5.html)

Plus some that is NSFW - you have been warned!
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: Colin YNWA 05 February, 2022, 07:32:03 AM
I don't know Billy Lacey, nor the strip 'The man whi searched for fear' but I love that page. Thanks so much for posting these Richard.
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: Richard S. 06 February, 2022, 07:11:33 AM
no problem at all!

There's a 'man who searched for fear' reprint volume available

 http://bearalleybooks.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-man-who-searched-for-fear.html  (http://bearalleybooks.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-man-who-searched-for-fear.html)


Lacey's other magnum opus was 'Eagles over the western front' - again, a reprint volume is available here

 https://bearalleybooks.blogspot.com/2020/04/the-complete-eagles-over-western-front.html  (https://bearalleybooks.blogspot.com/2020/04/the-complete-eagles-over-western-front.html)
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: Richard S. 06 February, 2022, 07:37:28 AM
A Don Lawrence original art puzzle...

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/don-lawrence-art-mystery.html1  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/don-lawrence-art-mystery.html1)
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: Colin YNWA 06 February, 2022, 08:13:03 AM
http://bearalleybooks.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-man-who-searched-for-fear.html  (http://bearalleybooks.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-man-who-searched-for-fear.html)


Lacey's other magnum opus was 'Eagles over the western front' - again, a reprint volume is available here

 https://bearalleybooks.blogspot.com/2020/04/the-complete-eagles-over-western-front.html  (https://bearalleybooks.blogspot.com/2020/04/the-complete-eagles-over-western-front.html)

I always forget to check out Bear Alley - missed a couple of great comics due to that - I'll have a play there now!
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: Richard S. 07 February, 2022, 07:06:34 AM
The comics reference books of Martin Hamer

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/comics-reference-books-of-martin-hamer.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/comics-reference-books-of-martin-hamer.html)

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: Richard S. 08 February, 2022, 06:49:11 AM
Tony Weare - famed for his work on the 'Matt Marriott' newspaper strip - was an amazing comic artist - now a couple of his (illustrated) early letters are up for sale

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/tony-weare-writes.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/tony-weare-writes.html)
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: Richard S. 09 February, 2022, 06:47:21 AM
Contributors to Nigerian 1970s comic 'Powerman' include Dave Gibbons, Carlos Ezquerra & Eric Bradbury

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/powerman-15-gibbons-bradbury-ezquerra.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/powerman-15-gibbons-bradbury-ezquerra.html)
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: Richard S. 10 February, 2022, 06:52:09 AM
Good luck to anyone bidding on the latest Catawiki auction of original (British) comic art - it closes tonight!

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/catawiki-original-comic-art-auction_01953830667.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/catawiki-original-comic-art-auction_01953830667.html)
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: Richard S. 11 February, 2022, 06:28:55 AM
There's only a few hours to go on the Rian Hughes Kickstarter for 'Rayguns & Rocketships' - 464 pages long, 1000 images, a forward by Steve Holland & oodles of vintage SF art, love it!

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/rayguns-rocketships-kickstarter-closes.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/rayguns-rocketships-kickstarter-closes.html)
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: Richard S. 12 February, 2022, 06:50:32 AM
The latest Catawiki auction of original (British) comic art is now taking bids - pages by Don Lawrence, Bill Lacey, Leslie Otway are up for sale

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/catawiki-original-comic-art-auction_0780249037.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/catawiki-original-comic-art-auction_0780249037.html)
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: Richard S. 15 February, 2022, 03:26:30 PM
An update to my guide to essential '90s comics magazine..."Comic speculator news"

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/updated-comic-speculator-news.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/updated-comic-speculator-news.html)
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: Richard S. 15 February, 2022, 03:27:55 PM
A looks at 'Dolphin comic' - a comic available at departments stores (rather than newsagents) in the '50s - very rare these days!

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/updated-dolphin-comic.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/updated-dolphin-comic.html)
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: Colin YNWA 15 February, 2022, 04:15:28 PM
An update to my guide to essential '90s comics magazine..."Comic speculator news"

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/updated-comic-speculator-news.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/updated-comic-speculator-news.html)

They look amazing - thanks again for sharing. This magazine passed me by entirely, though to be fair was right at the end of my original comic collecting stint before other things foolishly took over my attention. They look like the very early Comics International issues.
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: Link Prime 15 February, 2022, 04:33:42 PM
An update to my guide to essential '90s comics magazine..."Comic speculator news"

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/updated-comic-speculator-news.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/updated-comic-speculator-news.html)

Trencher!
Plasm trading cards!
Azrael Batman!
Vintage Biz artwork!
Deathmate! (A novel parallel universe created by two superheroes shagging!)

90's comics were something else - glad they coincided with my teenage years.



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: Richard S. 16 February, 2022, 07:41:29 AM
yep, I remember all that bonkers stuff too, lol. Good times!
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: Richard S. 16 February, 2022, 07:42:59 AM
An update to my guide to essential '90s comics magazine..."Comic speculator news"

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/updated-comic-speculator-news.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/updated-comic-speculator-news.html)

They look amazing - thanks again for sharing. This magazine passed me by entirely, though to be fair was right at the end of my original comic collecting stint before other things foolishly took over my attention.
They look like the very early Comics International issues.

yep, the comics reviews sections are very similar to Comics International but it's the certainty with which things are hyped up that makes me smile now - simpler, more innocent time perhaps?
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: Richard S. 16 February, 2022, 07:54:04 AM
more Political Cartoon Society newsletters...

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/political-cartoon-society-newsletters.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/political-cartoon-society-newsletters.html)
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: Richard S. 16 February, 2022, 07:55:27 AM
Powerman comic (from the 1970s) - front cover art by Dave Gibbons, interior art by Carlos Ezquerra & Eric Bradbury

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/powerman-17-gibbons-bradbury-ezquerra.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/powerman-17-gibbons-bradbury-ezquerra.html)
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: Richard S. 17 February, 2022, 07:54:21 AM
Last chance to bid on this week's Catawiki auction of original (British) comic art - some lovely items as always

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/catawiki-original-comic-art-auction_01641186499.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/catawiki-original-comic-art-auction_01641186499.html)
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: Richard S. 20 February, 2022, 06:23:08 PM
Update to my guide to 'Gargoyles' comic from 1996/7 - more cover images are still sought

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/updated-gargoyles-titan-comics.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/updated-gargoyles-titan-comics.html)
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: Richard S. 20 February, 2022, 06:24:56 PM
The world of Tony Weare exhibition (1990)

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/the-world-of-tony-weare-exhibition-1990.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/the-world-of-tony-weare-exhibition-1990.html)
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: Richard S. 21 February, 2022, 06:58:12 AM
Some comic-y covers for 1980 magazine 'CB News' - can anyone identify the artist(s)?

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/cb-news.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/cb-news.html)
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: Richard S. 21 February, 2022, 06:39:08 PM
Some Tom Frame work included in this rare mid-90s special from Fleetway...

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/donkey-kong-jungle-action-special.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/donkey-kong-jungle-action-special.html)
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: Colin YNWA 21 February, 2022, 08:44:33 PM
Some Tom Frame work included in this rare mid-90s special from Fleetway...

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/donkey-kong-jungle-action-special.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/donkey-kong-jungle-action-special.html)

Thats design work on the cover looks like Steve Cook's 2000ad stuff?
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: Richard S. 22 February, 2022, 06:44:37 AM
interesting idea! I'm def. on the look out for this and will report back once I snag a copy!
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: Richard S. 22 February, 2022, 06:44:55 AM
Neil Gaiman & Colleen Doran will be on a 'Guardian Live' event on 23rd March talking about their new graphic novel 'Chivalry'

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/neil-gaiman-and-colleen-doran-chivalry.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/neil-gaiman-and-colleen-doran-chivalry.html)
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: Richard S. 23 February, 2022, 06:59:12 AM
With the release of prog 2270 it's time to update my guide to the work of Dan Cornwell in 2000AD & the megazine - so here it is...

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/updated-dan-cornwell-for-2000ad-megazine.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/updated-dan-cornwell-for-2000ad-megazine.html)
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: Richard S. 24 February, 2022, 06:49:40 AM
If you enjoyed the recent book about Tom Paterson then you might be interested in some of Tom's original art that's currently up for sale [I'm not the seller]

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/tom-paterson-original-art-for-sale.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/tom-paterson-original-art-for-sale.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 25 February, 2022, 06:50:18 AM
Time to start work on a covers gallery for Marvel UK's 'Beavis and Butt-head' comic I think - plenty of gaps, so if you can help that'd be great

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/marvel-uks-beavis-and-butt-head-comic.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/marvel-uks-beavis-and-butt-head-comic.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 26 February, 2022, 07:29:35 AM
The latest Catawiki auction of original (British) comic art is now open - as ever I've selected the highlights right here...

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/catawiki-auction-ends-thur-3rd-march.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/catawiki-auction-ends-thur-3rd-march.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Colin YNWA 26 February, 2022, 08:09:54 AM
Oh there's a nice headshot of 'The Scorpion' by Enrico Marini there. Love that series

https://www.catawiki.com/en/l/56340511-marini-enrico-dessin-original-le-scorpion-2018 (https://www.catawiki.com/en/l/56340511-marini-enrico-dessin-original-le-scorpion-2018)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 27 February, 2022, 07:24:55 AM
oooh. nice
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 27 February, 2022, 07:25:28 AM
More comic-y covers for 'CB News' magazine from 1980/81

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/updated-cb-news.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/updated-cb-news.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 28 February, 2022, 06:25:20 AM
My look at 'Powerman' the Nigerian superhero comics of the 1970s - featuring art by Brian Bolland &
Dave Gibbons continues - today it's issue 25

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/powerman-25-art-by-brian-bolland-dave.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/02/powerman-25-art-by-brian-bolland-dave.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 01 March, 2022, 06:37:23 AM
I've completed my set of the 'Told in Pictures' books illustrated by Dudley D Watkins for DC Thomson - my guide to the 1st & 2nd editions is here

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/updated-told-in-pictures-by-dudley-d.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/updated-told-in-pictures-by-dudley-d.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 02 March, 2022, 06:34:38 AM
I've updated my guide to collecting books all about John Bolton's amazing art - I've now added in details of the 'official John Bolton newsletter' (which was new to me)

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/updated-art-of-john-bolton-sketchbooks.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/updated-art-of-john-bolton-sketchbooks.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Colin YNWA 02 March, 2022, 06:47:24 AM
John Bolton always struck me as an artist who didn't get his due. He's an incredible artist who for some reason was never hailed as one of the best. I will always remember seeing his work in the backup stories in 'Classic X-men' and being simply blown away.
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Link Prime 02 March, 2022, 09:45:36 AM
John Bolton always struck me as an artist who didn't get his due. He's an incredible artist who for some reason was never hailed as one of the best. I will always remember seeing his work in the backup stories in 'Classic X-men' and being simply blown away.

100% agree.

I met him at a signing in Forbidden Planet Dublin back in the 90's (I think he was promoting the lusciously painted Manbat at the time) - received a free sketch.

As amazing as he is, he never seemed the most prolific artist - could be one of the reasons for reduced name recognition.

I must seek out some of his sketch / art books.
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 03 March, 2022, 06:40:30 AM
agree, agree - I can only assume it's his pace which stops him having greater fame
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 03 March, 2022, 06:40:57 AM
Last chance to bid on the original (British) comic art that's up for sale from Catawiki this week...

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/catawiki-auction-ends-thur-3rd-march.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/catawiki-auction-ends-thur-3rd-march.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 04 March, 2022, 06:34:25 AM
Judge Dredd merchandise for sale at the Cartoon Museum...

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/judget-dredd-45-cartoon-museum.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/judget-dredd-45-cartoon-museum.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 05 March, 2022, 07:08:33 AM
Part 4 of my (irregular) look at the newsletters of the Political Cartoon Society...

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/political-cartoon-society-newsletters.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/political-cartoon-society-newsletters.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 06 March, 2022, 07:11:17 AM
Last day to check out the Beano exhibition at Somerset House - here's my taster of just SOME of the stuff you'll be able to see

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/beano-somerset-house-merchandise-more.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/beano-somerset-house-merchandise-more.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 07 March, 2022, 06:43:24 AM
I've updated my guide to who drew what on legendary '70s Nigerian comic 'Powerman' - art by Dave Gibbons & Brian Bolland

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/updated-powerman-by-gibbons-bolland.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/updated-powerman-by-gibbons-bolland.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 08 March, 2022, 06:57:58 AM
In 1990 "The world of Tony Weare" exhibition showed a more colourful side to the art  of a man famed for his amazing black & white newspaper comic strip work - more details here

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/updated-world-of-tony-weare-exhibition.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/updated-world-of-tony-weare-exhibition.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 09 March, 2022, 06:27:35 AM
I've updated my guide to the comics reference works of Alan Clark - who has published 7 book in the last 2 years!

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/updated-alan-clark-reference-books.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/updated-alan-clark-reference-books.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 10 March, 2022, 06:37:00 AM
Jim Holdaway was an amazing comics artist - perhaps best known for his work on the Modesty Blaise newspaper strip. Here's some of his earlier football (!) work...

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/the-football-comic-covers-by-jim.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/the-football-comic-covers-by-jim.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 11 March, 2022, 06:20:39 AM
Keith Burns provides cover art for an upcoming issue (#5525) of Commando comic - time to update my guide to all his (28) covers so far

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/updated-keith-burns-covers-for-commando.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/updated-keith-burns-covers-for-commando.html)

: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 12 March, 2022, 06:45:52 AM
To celebrate 'The legend of Luther Arkwright' Gosh Comics have announced a signing with Bryan Talbot on 16th July, yay!

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/bryan-talbot-signing-at-gosh-comics.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/bryan-talbot-signing-at-gosh-comics.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 12 March, 2022, 07:47:13 AM
The start of my look at the 'Rivers of London' comics series...

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/rivers-of-london-deadly-ever-after.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/rivers-of-london-deadly-ever-after.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 13 March, 2022, 08:44:32 PM
A curiosity here from Jon Haward & Alan Grant - anyone shed any light on it?

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/alan-grant-jon-haward.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/alan-grant-jon-haward.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 14 March, 2022, 06:45:48 AM
A Don Lawrence exhibition from 1999...

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/don-lawrence-exhibition-1999.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/don-lawrence-exhibition-1999.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 15 March, 2022, 06:47:56 AM
This is a big project...but you've got to start somewhere...here is the start to my (pretty incomplete at this stage) guide to ALL comics exhibitions EVER held in the UK...

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/comics-exhibitions-incomplete-guide.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/comics-exhibitions-incomplete-guide.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 16 March, 2022, 06:47:10 AM
The short-lived 'Saban's Masked Rider' comic completely passed me by back in 1997 but he had a short-lived comic series all of his own

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/sabans-masked-rider-comic-1997.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/sabans-masked-rider-comic-1997.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 17 March, 2022, 06:56:55 AM
I've been able to update my guide to 'Scouse Mouse' comic (now owned by Rebellion) with 3 more covers - check out this lost '80s Fleetway humour comic

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/updated-scouse-mouse-incomplete-guide.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/updated-scouse-mouse-incomplete-guide.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 18 March, 2022, 06:38:28 AM
Marvel UK's 'Around the world with Willy Fog' 6 issue comic series from 1990

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/around-world-with-willy-fog-marvel-uk.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/around-world-with-willy-fog-marvel-uk.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Colin YNWA 18 March, 2022, 07:11:37 AM
Well the theme music to that show is in my head now!
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 18 March, 2022, 07:55:01 PM
sorry! It could be in there for days now...
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Colin YNWA 18 March, 2022, 08:03:29 PM
sorry! It could be in there for days now...

It does keep popping back...

...we'll find a crock of gold
just sitting where the rainbows ending...
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Barrington Boots 18 March, 2022, 08:04:27 PM
I'm singing it too now. Thanks guys.
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 19 March, 2022, 06:59:11 AM
The latest Catawiki auction of original (British) comic art is now open for bids- art by Don Lawrence, Reg Bunn, Bill Lacey & more

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/catawiki-auction-closes-24th-march-2022.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/catawiki-auction-closes-24th-march-2022.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 20 March, 2022, 07:39:49 AM
I've updated my list of 'Commando' comics written by Colin Maxwell - details below - he's attending Lawless in May (as a punter not a named guest) so maybe you'll be able to meet him there

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/updated-colin-maxwell-for-commando.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/updated-colin-maxwell-for-commando.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 21 March, 2022, 06:30:01 AM
'Ideal Action' comic was a promotional comic given away to promote 'Ideal' toys - certainly looks ideal to me!

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/ideal-action-comic.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/ideal-action-comic.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Colin YNWA 21 March, 2022, 06:35:00 AM
Is it my imagination but did at least a few of those appear as adverts in difference comics at one point or another?
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 22 March, 2022, 06:45:57 PM
hmmm, interesting - they could well have done. I'll keep an eye out for them. I use the blog as a 'spare brain' for comics stuff 'cos it never forgets anything - really useful!
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 22 March, 2022, 07:03:52 PM
In 1996/7 Titan Comics produced (at least 7 issues of) 'Gargoyles' comic - these are hard to collect these days, check out my covers gallery

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/updated-gargoyles-titan-comics.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/updated-gargoyles-titan-comics.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 23 March, 2022, 06:13:20 AM
Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran are doing a talk tonight about their latest work together, "Chivalry"

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/neil-gaiman-and-colleen-doran-chivalry.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/neil-gaiman-and-colleen-doran-chivalry.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Colin YNWA 23 March, 2022, 06:36:04 AM
Its a live stream if folks are interested so no need to get anywhere.
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 24 March, 2022, 06:34:39 AM
Good luck to anyone bidding in the current Catawiki auction of original (British) comic art. Art by Don Lawrence, Reg Bunn, Bill Lacey & more is up for grabs tonight. Details

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/catawiki-auction-closes-24th-march-2022_01531476859.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/catawiki-auction-closes-24th-march-2022_01531476859.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 25 March, 2022, 06:43:16 AM
Here are all the 2000AD postcards you can currently buy at the Cartoon Musuem

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/dredd-45-cartoon-musuem.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/dredd-45-cartoon-musuem.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 26 March, 2022, 06:43:21 AM
The latest Catawiki auction of original (British) comic art is now open for bids - art by Don Lawrence, Bill Lacey, Romero & more!

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/catawiki-auction-bidding-now-open.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/catawiki-auction-bidding-now-open.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 27 March, 2022, 07:18:48 AM
Here's my updated guide to all the work that Dan Cornwell has done for the mighty Tharg

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/updated-dan-cornwell-for-2000ad-megazine.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/updated-dan-cornwell-for-2000ad-megazine.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 28 March, 2022, 07:07:51 AM
Slowly catching up with the 'Rivers Of London' comics series - here's Andrew Cartmel, Lee Sullivan & Luis Guerrero on 'Body Work'.

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/rivers-of-london-comics-body-work.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/rivers-of-london-comics-body-work.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 29 March, 2022, 06:53:06 AM
From 1997 here's a look at the Marvel 'Masked Rider' comic - 7 issues & a special. Never seen these before. Plenty of #KamenRider goodness here!

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/updated-sabans-masked-rider-comic-1997.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/updated-sabans-masked-rider-comic-1997.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 30 March, 2022, 06:41:08 AM
The sad news that Gary Leach has just died made me rummage through the history of the blog and see where I'd previously featured his art - check out this rare 'Starcom' comic

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/gary-leach-artwork.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/gary-leach-artwork.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Colin YNWA 30 March, 2022, 06:44:48 AM
Oh wow I never realised that cover was by Gary Leach. Owned it for years and it never clicked.
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Link Prime 30 March, 2022, 05:06:42 PM
The sad news that Gary Leach has just died made me rummage through the history of the blog and see where I'd previously featured his art - check out this rare 'Starcom' comic

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/gary-leach-artwork.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/gary-leach-artwork.html)

Great stuff Richard.

'Starcom'....that's a blast from the past.
Wonderful toy designs, but they were tiny.
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 31 March, 2022, 06:31:14 AM
A reminder that bidding closes tonight on the latest Catawiki auction of original (British) comic art - highlights include work by Don Lawrence, Bill Lacey & more

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/catawiki-auction-bidding-closes-tonight.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/catawiki-auction-bidding-closes-tonight.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 01 April, 2022, 06:59:01 AM
From the days when Danish Bacon knew that the best way of getting their bacon message across was to produce a comic...good times...Here's 'Princess of Asgaard' by Sandy James

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/princess-of-asgaard-by-sandy-james.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/princess-of-asgaard-by-sandy-james.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 02 April, 2022, 07:33:49 AM
The latest Catawiki auction of original (British) comic art is now open for bids. As ever, I've picked out my highlights..

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/latest-catawiki-auction-opens.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/latest-catawiki-auction-opens.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 03 April, 2022, 06:44:26 AM
A look at the the 2nd run of Superman strips that appeared in the UK in 1940...

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/superman-in-triumph-and-gem-1940.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/superman-in-triumph-and-gem-1940.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 04 April, 2022, 06:50:30 AM
Details of how to get hold of 'The Kirknewton story' have now been released - loads of grea tcontributors involved including Ian Kennady, Staz Johnson, Gary Erskine, Lew Stringer, Calum Laird & plenty more

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/the-kirknewton-story-ian-kennedy-colin.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/the-kirknewton-story-ian-kennedy-colin.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 05 April, 2022, 06:53:23 AM
Time for an updated look at the football comics covers of Jim Holdaway - perhaps best known these days for his Modesty Blaise newspaper strip.
Happy football to you all!

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/updated-football-comic-covers-by-jim.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/updated-football-comic-covers-by-jim.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 05 April, 2022, 03:23:30 PM
new Bryan Talbot exhibition announced...to celebrate the publication of 'The legend of Luther Arkwright'

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/the-legend-of-luther-arkwright-at.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/the-legend-of-luther-arkwright-at.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 06 April, 2022, 06:59:13 AM
The start of any look at publisher Atomeka Press has to start with their anthology 'A1' - not A1 in size but def. A1 in terms of content / creators. This is the original series.

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/atomeka-press-a1-original-series.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/atomeka-press-a1-original-series.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 07 April, 2022, 06:53:35 AM
Bidding closes tonight on the latest Catawiki auction of original (British) comic art - good luck if you're bidding!
Artists include Walt Howarth, Don Lawrence & more

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/latest-catawiki-auction-opens-bids.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/latest-catawiki-auction-opens-bids.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 08 April, 2022, 07:00:47 AM
Produced in 1999 but already incredibly rare - here's part 1 of my look at the 'Kosovo refugee benefit special' - contributions from Dave Gibbons, Alan Moore & Garth Ennis

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/kosovo-refugee-benefit-special-part-1.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/kosovo-refugee-benefit-special-part-1.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 09 April, 2022, 07:17:02 AM
The latest Catawiki auction of (British) original comic art is now open - as ever I've picked out my highlights of the auction. Good luck if you bid.

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/latest-catawiki-auction-now-open-closes.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/latest-catawiki-auction-now-open-closes.html)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 10 April, 2022, 07:28:48 AM
Dez Skinn has used lockdown to write his autobiography - volume 1 (!) is now available

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/sez-dez-volume-1.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Colin YNWA 10 April, 2022, 07:39:35 AM
Oh now when that's all done that will be a fascinating read. Not sure I'd want to pay £100 for it mind (assuming that it is in 5 parts - Dez does have a LOT to tell).

Given the little I know about Dez the issue will be getting the full picture not just what Dez Sez which I suspect (??) might need a pinch of salts?
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Batman's Superior Cousin 10 April, 2022, 10:33:44 PM
1) How much do you actually have to pay for this book?

2) Considering the author’s reputation within the comics industry / community, is it actually worth it…?

3) Has anyone here actually ordered this and if so, how long would it (probably) take to arrive? Will it arrive? Does anyone expect it to?
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 11 April, 2022, 06:36:37 AM
all the other books I've ordered from Dez have arrived so, yeah, I'd expect it to arrive. Why wouldn't you expect it to arrive?

I've ordered a copy so I'll let you know how long it takes to arrive.

As to whether it's worth it...that's a rather subjective question, again, once I've read it I'm happy to let you know.
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 11 April, 2022, 06:51:30 AM
Continuing my look at the 'Rivers of London' comic series...this time it's "Night witch" series. If anyone can help identify the cover artists that'd be really great.

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/rivers-of-london-comics-night-witch.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Batman's Superior Cousin 11 April, 2022, 03:34:19 PM
all the other books I've ordered from Dez have arrived so, yeah, I'd expect it to arrive. Why wouldn't you expect it to arrive?

I've ordered a copy so I'll let you know how long it takes to arrive.

As to whether it's worth it...that's a rather subjective question, again, once I've read it I'm happy to let you know.

How much is it though? £17.50? More?
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Colin YNWA 11 April, 2022, 04:05:27 PM
See other thread with the same question.
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Batman's Superior Cousin 11 April, 2022, 06:20:13 PM
Ok, thanks!
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 12 April, 2022, 07:03:05 AM
A 'rough' sketch (of HMS Victory) by Eagle cutaway artist Leslie Ashwell Wood is currently up for sale (I'm not the seller!).

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/hms-victory-by-leslie-ashwell-wood.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 13 April, 2022, 06:28:26 AM
To celebrate his art gracing the front of the prog this week...here's an updated guide to my look at the work Dan Cornwell for has done for Tharg

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/updated-dan-cornwell-for-2000ad-megazine.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 14 April, 2022, 07:15:21 AM
Happy 72nd birthday Eagle - to celebrate I've updated my look at the 'Boys and girls exhibitions' booklets that Hulton press organised in the '50s - these are hard to get!

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/updated-boys-and-girls-exhibitions.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 14 April, 2022, 01:28:27 PM
Happy 72nd birthday Eagle - here's a bonus post to celebrate...my (incomplete) guide to the free gifts that were given away with it over the years

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/updated-eagle-comic-free-gifts.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 15 April, 2022, 06:33:07 AM
Continuing my run of 'Eagle' birthday themed posts...why not check out my updated guide to 'Swift' comic merchandise & spin-off books & publications? Some rare stuff here!

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/updated-swift-comic-merchandise.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 16 April, 2022, 07:18:41 AM
The latest Catawiki auction of original (British) comic art is now open for bids - a couple of Don Lawrence pages being the highlight. Bidding ends on Thursday.

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/latest-catawiki-auction-opens-for.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 17 April, 2022, 08:14:17 AM
Happy Easter! - To celebrate why not have some of Don Lawrence's early (but still recognisably his) art from this obscure bible based comic

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/illustrated-bible-tales-7-don-lawrence.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 18 April, 2022, 07:04:01 AM
Continuing my recent Eagle comic birthday posts...one of my favourite bits of merchandise...the Lifebuoy Dan Dare interplanetary stamp folder

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/dan-dare-stamps-lifebuoy-soap.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 18 April, 2022, 07:34:56 AM
FYI - following on from their recent exhibition of his work the Panel Gallery (in Northampton) have put a number of original Hellblazer pages by Steve Dillon up for sale

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/steve-dillon-art-at-panel-gallery.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 19 April, 2022, 06:33:32 AM
Last of my Eagle birthday posts...this time looking at Eagle / Girl / Swift diaries that were produced - these can be really hard to find!

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/eagle-girl-swift-diaries.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 20 April, 2022, 06:31:42 AM
Here are the comics convention contributions of Bojan Djukic (who used to draw 'Wonderboy' in Sonic the Comic) - hopefully this is all new to you STC fans out there :)

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/bojan-djukic-draws-wonderboy.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 21 April, 2022, 06:35:59 AM
The 1st appearance of Marvelman (who'd become Miracleman) is so sought after that his first appearance (even in low grade) can sell for thousands. Details of a recent sale

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/marvelman-25-sold.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 22 April, 2022, 06:27:35 AM
A beautiful Ron Turner original recreation of a 1952 Vargo Statten paperback is currently up for sale. Bidding closes tomorrow so good luck if you bid!

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/the-g-bomb-art-by-ron-turner.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Colin YNWA 22 April, 2022, 07:51:58 AM
To the horror of many I'm not Ron Turner's biggest fan. I think I've been tainted by those early Dredd's and Rick Random stories feeling so out of place in 2000ad - to my eye. This however is a stunning piece. Out of my price range alas but the colours are so bold and sharp. Just wonderful and evocative of a time when his work was so perfectly in its right context.
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 22 April, 2022, 07:51:18 PM
Completely agree - as a kid I never liked his stuff (not enough detail for me!) but this cover is just fantastic (but out of my price range)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 23 April, 2022, 07:11:38 AM
The latest Catawiki auction of original (British) comic art is now open for bids. As ever I've selected my highlights - good luck if you bid!

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/latest-catawiki-auction-opens-bid-by.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 24 April, 2022, 02:00:41 PM
An update to my guide to the work that Colin Maxwell has done for 'Commando'

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/updated-colin-maxwell-for-commando.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 25 April, 2022, 07:28:00 AM
in London this May Brian Bolland will be signing copies of the 'apex' edition from 2000AD
https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/brian-bolland-signing-announced.html


All other Bolland mentions on the blog
https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/search/label/Brian%20Bolland
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 25 April, 2022, 01:37:11 PM
An update to my guide to collecting the Tesco comic "fun 'n games" - from 1969/70. Art by Don Harley, John Worsley and covers (when signed) by Leslie Caswell

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/updated-fun-n-games-comic-196970.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 26 April, 2022, 06:26:34 AM
Nigel Kitching (legendary Sonic the Comic artist) & his artistic contributions to '90s comic convention brochures...

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/nigel-kitching-ukcac-contributions_0484317120.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 27 April, 2022, 06:20:16 AM
A further look at the 'Rivers of London' comics series.

This time it's 'Black Mould' by Andrew Cartmel, Lee Sullivan & others.

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/rivers-of-london-comics-black-mould.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 28 April, 2022, 07:12:34 PM
Really, really last chance to get your bids in for the latest Catawiki auction of original (British) comic art - good luck if you bid!

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/latest-catawiki-auction-opens-bid-by_01328576013.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 29 April, 2022, 06:37:04 AM
A 'Thistlebone' signing is announced...

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/thistlebone-signing-at-gosh-comic.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 29 April, 2022, 06:57:48 AM
As part of my ongoing look at the comics published by the 'Atomeka' imprint...here's their 'Epic' anthology - artists include Dave McKean, Doug Braithwaite, Will Simpson & more!

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/epic-anthology-by-atomeka.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Colin YNWA 29 April, 2022, 09:05:49 AM
As part of my ongoing look at the comics published by the 'Atomeka' imprint...here's their 'Epic' anthology - artists include Dave McKean, Doug Braithwaite, Will Simpson & more!

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/epic-anthology-by-atomeka.html

ohhh I'm not aware of these somehow. Nice one as ever Richard.
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Link Prime 29 April, 2022, 09:59:18 AM
ohhh I'm not aware of these somehow.

Nor I.
The sheer amount of stuff I had to gloss over or ignore in those days due to a limited budget.

It's the ol 30 year dilemma:

1992; Too many comics I want to read - not enough money.
2022; Plenty of disposable cash, very few comics I want to read.
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Colin YNWA 29 April, 2022, 11:19:29 AM
It's the ol 30 year dilemma:

1992; Too many comics I want to read - not enough money.
2022; Plenty of disposable cash, very few comics I want to read.

Just do what i do go back and buy all the comics you couldn't afford to read back in the day. They've so elevated in price (in a few cases) it soon sorts out that disposible income problem.
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 30 April, 2022, 07:16:41 AM
As part of my ongoing look at the comics published by the 'Atomeka' imprint...here's their 'Epic' anthology - artists include Dave McKean, Doug Braithwaite, Will Simpson & more!

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/epic-anthology-by-atomeka.html

ohhh I'm not aware of these somehow. Nice one as ever Richard.

thanks man - appreciate that
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 30 April, 2022, 07:17:47 AM
I've updated my guide to the 'Commando' work of writer Colin Maxwell - all details here...

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/04/updated-colin-maxwell-for-commando_0566182170.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 01 May, 2022, 06:54:52 AM
Not sure how well-known / rare this is but anyway...here's a Wagner/Grant Judge Dredd strip (illustrated by Robin Smith) from the UKCAC 1987 brochure...

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/05/ukcac87-judge-dredd-strip.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 02 May, 2022, 06:55:22 AM
The Mick McMahon apex edition is now taking pre-orders...

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/05/mick-mcmahon-apex-edition-volume-now.html

Look amazing (obviously!)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 03 May, 2022, 06:34:36 AM
Last chance today to grab prog 2279 (with cover art by Dan Cornwell) so in honour of this I've updated my complete guide to his work for Tharg

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/05/updated-dan-cornwell-for-2000ad-megazine.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Link Prime 03 May, 2022, 11:15:28 AM
It's the ol 30 year dilemma:

1992; Too many comics I want to read - not enough money.
2022; Plenty of disposable cash, very few comics I want to read.

Just do what i do go back and buy all the comics you couldn't afford to read back in the day. They've so elevated in price (in a few cases) it soon sorts out that disposible income problem.

Ah yeah, I've taken on a few quests to complete certain runs over the years.

I recently picked up a pristine CGC 9.8 copy of Byrne's Fantastic Four 233 - it has the ability to make me actually nerd-dizzy when I hold it.
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 04 May, 2022, 06:26:25 AM
Out today! 'The Kirknewton story' - contributors include Ian Kennedy, Staz Johnson, Monty Nero, Colin Maxwell & many more

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/05/the-kirknewton-story-ian-kennedy-colin.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 05 May, 2022, 06:34:40 AM
My look at the 'Atomeka' comics brand reaches A1 (series 2) - 4 issues, cover artists include Glenn Fabry and the line up of interior artists used it pretty good too. Must track these down.

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/05/a1-1992-by-atomeka-epic.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 06 May, 2022, 06:46:23 AM
Inside the pages (in the wrong order!) of Viz #1 - where it all began...with Victor Pratt, Pierre, Fat Sod & more...

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/05/inside-viz-1-1979.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Colin YNWA 06 May, 2022, 07:55:42 AM
Always great to be reminder of what Viz started as to what it became. Such a success story.
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 07 May, 2022, 07:10:35 AM
Who was 'Pryde of the RAF'? A colour strip by a b+w veteran (and Robot Archie artist for many years) - Edward Kearon. This looks like it was meant for 'Eagle' - a mystery to me!

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/05/pryde-of-raf-mystery.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 08 May, 2022, 07:40:35 AM
'Hell comes to elf town' is strip by Alan Grant & Jon Haward

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/05/updated-alan-grant-jon-haward.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 09 May, 2022, 06:39:05 AM
Part 2 of my look at the rare (and controversial it seems) 'Kosovo refugee benefit special' comic - features art by Bryan Talbot, John Bolton, John Higgins, Al Davison & more

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/05/kosovo-refugee-benefit-special-part-2.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 10 May, 2022, 06:36:39 AM
In 1987/8 Marvel UK produced a short-lived 'Inspector Gadget' comic - I've updated my covers gallery but still have a couple of gaps to fill

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/05/updated-inspector-gadget-marvel-uk.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 11 May, 2022, 06:43:54 AM
Publication day for issue #1 of the new 'Rivers of London' comic series "Deadly ever after" - details of all the variant covers...

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/05/rivers-of-london-deadly-ever-after.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Link Prime 11 May, 2022, 10:46:29 AM
In 1987/8 Marvel UK produced a short-lived 'Inspector Gadget' comic - I've updated my covers gallery but still have a couple of gaps to fill

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/05/updated-inspector-gadget-marvel-uk.html

Had or at least read a couple of those!
I think it was the only cartoon myself and my sisters could agree to watch together in a 1980's single TV household.

That nostalgia led to a purchase of the very addictive game on the iPad years ago - at one point in 2011 I had the third highest score on the planet. 😆
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 12 May, 2022, 06:30:48 AM
on the planet! Nice. if kinda niche.

The weird thing about the Gadget comic is that it only came out every couple of months - who buys a comic that comes out that infrequently????
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 12 May, 2022, 06:41:03 AM
Two new books out from Rebellion featuring strips from 'Battle' comic mean that it's time to update my listing for all the 'Battle' branded comic material they've produced...

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/05/updated-battle-from-rebellion.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 13 May, 2022, 06:30:55 AM
One for all (!) you collectors of 'Robin' comic out there...this rare/fragile birthday book. Contains Andy Pandy. 'The story of Woppit' strips & more.

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/05/the-5th-robin-birthday-book.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 14 May, 2022, 07:54:38 AM
'Thistlebone' signing is today @ Gosh comics - don't forget!

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/05/thistlebone-signing-today-at-gosh.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 15 May, 2022, 07:37:12 AM
More progress made in my research into Tesco "fun 'n games" comic from 1969/70, another batch of covers have been added.

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/05/updated-fun-n-games-comic-196970.html
 
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 16 May, 2022, 07:03:13 AM
Time for an update of my guide to vintage Captain Britain merchandise - now including a pinball table, because why not? Check it all out here

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/05/updated-captain-britain-merchandise.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Colin YNWA 16 May, 2022, 08:02:59 AM
Oh they are so wonder and so awful in equal measure!
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 17 May, 2022, 06:12:21 AM
spot on!
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 17 May, 2022, 06:29:25 AM
It's not too late to catch up with PJ Holden & Garth Ennis new comic 'The Lion & the Eagle' from
AfterShock Comics - here's my covers guide, inc. a variant by Keith Burns

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/05/the-lion-eagle-aftershock-comics.html
 
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: broodblik 17 May, 2022, 07:16:47 AM
It's not too late to catch up with PJ Holden & Garth Ennis new comic 'The Lion & the Eagle' from
AfterShock Comics - here's my covers guide, inc. a variant by Keith Burns

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/05/the-lion-eagle-aftershock-comics.html

Love the cover of the Spitfires by Keith Burns
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 18 May, 2022, 06:25:48 AM
absolutely - good luck trying to get hold of one though!
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 18 May, 2022, 06:38:03 AM
a 'Dylan Dog' reprint series that was never actually launched...

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/05/damien-darke-atomeka-press.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 19 May, 2022, 06:51:26 AM
An update to my (irregular) guide to collecting all things to do with 'Robin' comic. Turns out there are a lot more of these booklets than I thought!

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/05/the-robin-10th-birthday-book.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 20 May, 2022, 06:41:52 AM
Marvel UK's 'Monster in my pocket' comics...

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/05/monster-in-my-pocket-special-marvel-uk.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Colin YNWA 20 May, 2022, 07:50:55 AM
A time of infinite Punisher analogues!
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 21 May, 2022, 06:44:22 AM
oh absolutely!
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 21 May, 2022, 06:45:03 AM
The latest Catawiki auction of original (British) comic art is now open for bids. I've picked out my particular highlights, good luck if you bid! Inc. a Kev Walker Strontium Dog page

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/05/catawiki-auction-closes-26th-may-2022.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 22 May, 2022, 07:19:36 AM
The Royal College of Physicians have just opened an exhibition entitled 'A taste of own's one medicine' - exploring the ridiculed and the reviled in 200 years of satirical prints - sounds gruesome!

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/05/a-taste-of-ones-own-medicine-exhibition.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 23 May, 2022, 06:45:37 AM
Coming in August...a talk at the Cartoon Museum (in London) to celebrate the 65th anniversary of Andy Capp - tickets are now available

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/05/andy-capp-talk-at-cartoon-museum.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 24 May, 2022, 06:35:27 AM
This Ron Turner re-creation of the cover to a Vargo Statten '50s pulp novel is currently up for sale (not by me!) - good luck if you bid!

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/05/magnetic-brain-art-by-ron-turner.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 25 May, 2022, 06:37:58 AM
In honour of it being #TowelDay here's an Indiegogo (limited edition of 500) copy of 'The Salmon of Doubt' comic that I know very little about

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/05/towel-day-2022.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 26 May, 2022, 06:47:24 AM
I'm enjoying digging into the publications of Dave Elliott's 'Atomeka Press' - today it's the "A1 true life bikini confidential" - art by Brian Bolland, Garry Leach & more

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/05/atomeka-a1-bikini-confidential.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 27 May, 2022, 06:46:03 AM
More progress made on my research into the 1969/70 Tesco comic "fun 'n games" - lovely Leslie Caswell covers

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/05/updated-fun-n-games-comic-196970_01664569833.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Colin YNWA 27 May, 2022, 07:37:43 AM
A childhood in the 70s was never that much fun! And especially Space Hoppers!
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 29 May, 2022, 07:06:00 AM
A childhood in the 70s was never that much fun! And especially Space Hoppers!

too true!
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 29 May, 2022, 07:06:41 AM
For anyone who can't make Lawless (and is feeling Dredd deprived) here are  my photos for me the recent
Cartoon museum 'Dredd @ 45' mini exhibition

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/05/dredd-45-at-catoon-museum.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 30 May, 2022, 06:47:45 AM
My research into ALL the free gifts given away by the original 'Eagle' continues - 20 years of free gifts is a lot but I'm getting there slowly...

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/05/updated-eagle-comic-free-gifts.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 31 May, 2022, 07:29:23 AM
The final (I promise!) post about the Marvel UK 'Mighty Max' series as I've now collected them all. All details and writer/artists credits (inc. work by Dan Abnett)...

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/05/updated-mighty-max-from-marvel-uk.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 31 May, 2022, 07:47:49 AM
Here's an addition to my guide to all things to do with 'Robin' comic - I didn't know that these birthday books lasted so long - lovely!

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/05/the-robin-13th-birthday-book.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 01 June, 2022, 07:03:13 AM
Keith Burns will be providing the cover for a forthcoming issue of Commando (issue 5547) - time to update my list of all the covers he's done - happy collecting!

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/updated-keith-burns-covers-for-commando.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 02 June, 2022, 06:41:20 AM
There's a 'Rogue Trooper - art of war' prog up for sale currently, lots of bids already - good luck if you bid

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/rogue-trooper-art-of-war-prog.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Colin YNWA 02 June, 2022, 07:00:09 AM
Wow that's rocking up in price! £153 as I type.
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 02 June, 2022, 08:22:19 AM
Wow that's rocking up in price! £153 as I type.

whaddya reckon it'll get to? £300? more than a prog 1? more than a prog 2?
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Colin YNWA 02 June, 2022, 08:43:43 AM
Wow that's rocking up in price! £153 as I type.

whaddya reckon it'll get to? £300? more than a prog 1? more than a prog 2?

Have to be honest I've no idea. I've not seen this go up before but give its where its at with 3 days still to go and one would assume there are folks waiting in the wings to snip as well over £300 does seem possible.
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Tjm86 02 June, 2022, 01:44:00 PM
Aye, I mean of all the variants this one seems the scarcest.  I think the only other one that is a bear to track down is the Mazeworld issue which I've only seen the once (and pounced bloody quickly too ...). 

The Jock Aliens issue and the Slaine variants are fairly common.  Mind you the Flint ABC Warriors variants don't come round too often. Given the three options (red, blue and subscriber double cover) that does seem peculiar.

Not sure if it will go as high as £300 but might brush £200 when all is said and done.
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 03 June, 2022, 07:09:12 AM
Here's my jubilee Friday bank holiday reading...yes, it's 'Bojeffries terror tome' - all details here...

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/atomeka-bojeffries-terror-tome.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Colin YNWA 03 June, 2022, 07:17:06 AM
How the heck have I never heard of this, even though I followed A1 just before drifting into my wilderness years AND damn that imagine of Flaming Carrot is just AMAZING!

Thanks as ever Richard.
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: pauljholden 03 June, 2022, 09:53:05 AM
*sigh* I wish I’d had a chance to do something for A1, what a tome. I was too young to ever be involved in Warrior and frankly, not yet cooked enough as an artist to be involved in A1 - but deadline… deadline I HAVE a credit for… (in a Carla Allison strip, though all I contributed was a tiny seed of an idea to John McCrea…)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 03 June, 2022, 11:39:42 AM
How the heck have I never heard of this, even though I followed A1 just before drifting into my wilderness years AND damn that imagine of Flaming Carrot is just AMAZING!

Thanks as ever Richard.

Hey no problem! It's a public service I'm running here.
(I have to say I'd COMPLETELY missed this as well until I stumbled across it on ebay recently)
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 04 June, 2022, 07:06:40 AM
In a change of tone from the Alan Moore / Steve Parkhouse post yesterday...here'a a look at some early 1950s 'Robin' comic themed birthday cards - good luck collecting these :)

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/robin-comic-birthday-cards-part-1-of-2.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 04 June, 2022, 07:15:41 AM
How the heck have I never heard of this, even though I followed A1 just before drifting into my wilderness years AND damn that imagine of Flaming Carrot is just AMAZING!

Thanks as ever Richard.

Hi Colin, I've now been able to update the blog post with a COLOUR image of that Flaming Carrot image. Enjoy!

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/atomeka-bojeffries-terror-tome.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Colin YNWA 04 June, 2022, 07:19:13 AM
How the heck have I never heard of this, even though I followed A1 just before drifting into my wilderness years AND damn that imagine of Flaming Carrot is just AMAZING!

Thanks as ever Richard.

Hi Colin, I've now been able to update the blog post with a COLOUR image of that Flaming Carrot image. Enjoy!

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/atomeka-bojeffries-terror-tome.html

Arh that's even better. The colour makes it really pop. Wonderful thanks Richard.
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 04 June, 2022, 01:34:17 PM
no problem!
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: Richard S. 05 June, 2022, 06:46:30 AM
Only issue #5 now missing from my Marvel UK Inspector Gadget covers gallery - can anyone help?

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/updated-inspector-gadget-marvel-uk.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 05 June, 2022, 10:49:31 PM
There's a 'Rogue Trooper - art of war' prog up for sale currently, lots of bids already - good luck if you bid

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/rogue-trooper-art-of-war-prog.html

boom! sold for £187.99
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 06 June, 2022, 06:30:28 AM
From the mind of Steve MacManus (& the pages of 2000AD) some early #MACH1 original art is up for sale (although it's been re-badged to be re-printed in the new Eagle). Art by Redondo.

A magnificent page.

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/mach1-dolphin-tapes-oa-splash-page.html
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: Colin YNWA 06 June, 2022, 06:32:11 AM
Christ Redondo is good!
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 06 June, 2022, 07:02:38 PM
absolutely - this is my favourite stuff he did
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 07 June, 2022, 06:25:16 AM
Excalibur auctions have a huge Marvel/DC/indie/British comic auction this weekend. I've picked out the British comic highlights but there's something for every budget here

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/excalibur-auction-of-comics-this.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 07 June, 2022, 06:33:18 AM
There's a 'Rogue Trooper - art of war' prog up for sale currently, lots of bids already - good luck if you bid

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/rogue-trooper-art-of-war-prog.html

I've listed the final sales price and the difference in 'the art of war' prog to the 'regular' edition of the prog
https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/updated-rogue-trooper-art-of-war-prog.html
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: Richard S. 08 June, 2022, 07:01:09 AM
My look at the 'Atomeka' comics line reaches 'Eddy Current' (by Ted McKeever)

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/atomeka-eddy-current-by-ted-mckeever.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 09 June, 2022, 06:36:59 AM
It's new Commando comic day & Keith Burns is on cover duties once again. Here's my list of all his covers to date.

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/updated-keith-burns-covers-for-commando_0867716813.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 10 June, 2022, 06:28:48 AM
Last chance to bid on the MACH1 Redondo splash page from the start of the 'Dolphin tapes' story...bids are currently up to £370

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/mach1-dolphin-tapes-oa-splash-page_01739452111.html
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: Richard S. 10 June, 2022, 06:55:38 AM
The Cartoon museum have released details of their upcoming Bryan Talbot  exhibition (which starts next week) - it sounds great

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/luther-arkwright-50-years.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 11 June, 2022, 06:52:17 AM
Just a reminder that Excalibur auctions have a huge comics auction going on today - DC, Marvel, indies - something for everyone! I've picked out the British comics highlights...Lots 360 & 361 might be of the most interest to folks here

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/excalibur-auction-of-comics-this_01290350135.html
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: Richard S. 11 June, 2022, 07:13:09 AM
An update to my guide to this Tesco comic from 1969/70...

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/updated-fun-n-games-comic-196970.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 12 June, 2022, 07:22:47 AM
I've updated my guide to 1950s/60s childrens exhibitions with the addition of this great Supercar  leaflet - contains a comic strip by Eric 'Dan Dare Eden too

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/updated-boys-and-girls-exhibitions.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 13 June, 2022, 06:50:57 AM
More updates to my look at the merchandise produced for 'Robin' comic...A selection of birthday cards (to go with previous posts on birthday books, cards, other merch & more)

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/robin-comic-birthday-cards-part-2-of-2.html
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: Richard S. 14 June, 2022, 06:35:12 AM
1999's 'Blue Moon' comic (by Tim Quinn) features great British comics talent like Steve Parkhouse, Charlie Adlard, Mario Capaldi, Art Wetherell & more - only 12 issues produced. Here's the start of my list of covers & contributors

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/blue-moon-1999.html
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: Colin YNWA 14 June, 2022, 06:40:44 AM
Oh interesting. This came out when I was in my wilderness years so I've never heard of it. But a bit of Steve Parkhouse makes this a very interesting one.
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: Richard S. 15 June, 2022, 06:39:03 AM
Oh interesting. This came out when I was in my wilderness years so I've never heard of it. But a bit of Steve Parkhouse makes this a very interesting one.

absolutely - lots of good artists involved but his work is the highlight of this for me; a hard set of comics to track down though
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: Richard S. 15 June, 2022, 06:39:29 AM
Don't forget that, in support of their current exhibition, the RCP museum are running a 'Caricature and cartoons' workshop for adults tonight.

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/caricatures-cartoon-workshop-tonight.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 16 June, 2022, 06:37:07 AM
Continuing my look at the 'Atomeka Press' imprint - today we've made it to 'The Bogie Man' by John Wagner Alan Grant & Robin Smith - fantastic stuff!

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/the-bogie-man-chinatoon-by-atomeka-press.html
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: Richard S. 20 June, 2022, 06:59:03 AM
I'm always interested to see 'Jane' merchandise - here's a calendar from 1947. More pictures, and other work by Norman Pett, on the blog - why not check it out?

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/janes-calendar-1947.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 21 June, 2022, 06:47:07 AM
Any Barberalla (or Jean Claude Forest) fans out there who can tell me more about this 4 issues comic series? I didn't get mine from a Virgin record store but maybe you did?

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/barbarella-jean-claude-forest-virgin.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 22 June, 2022, 06:38:14 AM
More progress in my researches into 'Blue Moon' comic (published in 1999. Writer/artist credits are now up to issue 8 (of 12). Issue 7 cover artist is Charlie Adlard.

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/updated-blue-moon-1999.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 23 June, 2022, 06:49:37 AM
More progress made on my covers gallery for this rare 1969/70 comic "fun 'n games" from Tesco
 - if you can help fill in any of the gaps do let me know

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/updated-fun-n-games-comic-196970_0163910855.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 27 June, 2022, 01:35:57 PM
Always fun to update my guide to collecting Captain Britain merchandise - now with Marvel UK free gifts added to my listing. If you know of more out there then just let me know!

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/updated-captain-britain-merchandise.html
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: Richard S. 28 June, 2022, 06:54:21 AM
I continue to make slow & steady progress through ALL the free gifts given away with the original Eagle comic- it ran for 20 years so there's a few to get though. Anyway latest update below

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/updated-eagle-comic-free-gifts.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 29 June, 2022, 06:52:28 PM
A rare booklet by Steve Holland - all about the art of Mike Western. More details on the blog - good luck finding a copy!

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/the-mike-western-story-steve-holland.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Colin YNWA 29 June, 2022, 07:54:07 PM
A rare booklet by Steve Holland - all about the art of Mike Western. More details on the blog - good luck finding a copy!

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/the-mike-western-story-steve-holland.html

Oh wow  that looks aces. Shame it sounds so hard to get hold of!
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: pauljholden 29 June, 2022, 11:40:06 PM
Just wanna say I really appreciate your blog and these updates.
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 30 June, 2022, 06:30:40 AM
Just wanna say I really appreciate your blog and these updates.

ah, thanks man - that means a lot
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: Richard S. 30 June, 2022, 06:40:33 AM
Want to read Alan Moore's 2nd ever interview? Want to see just why David Roach's artwork was so good he was snapped up by 2000ad after he'd drawn only 4 comic strips? Then this is the fanzine (published in 1984) is for you - deep pockets required!

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/hellfire-fanzine-david-roach-alan-moore.html
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: Richard S. 30 June, 2022, 06:38:53 PM
'Iznogoud' comic - this only lasted 3 issues. A complete guide to what's in each issue...

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/updated-iznogoud-comic-1996.html
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: Colin YNWA 30 June, 2022, 09:22:57 PM
'Iznogoud' comic - this only lasted 3 issues. A complete guide to what's in each issue...

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/updated-iznogoud-comic-1996.html

Wow interesting that with so many BD out there and the anthology format of the title they still went for straight Iznogoud not a mix, though I guess there might be all sorts of rights issues I don't understand.
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Colin YNWA 30 June, 2022, 09:26:42 PM
Want to read Alan Moore's 2nd ever interview? Want to see just why David Roach's artwork was so good he was snapped up by 2000ad after he'd drawn only 4 comic strips? Then this is the fanzine (published in 1984) is for you - deep pockets required!

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/hellfire-fanzine-david-roach-alan-moore.html

Oh and you can read the interview (alas couldn't read the Starslayer article - so many GREAT comics started as back ups in that comic!). Only Alan Moore could make an chat about salad on a bus so interesting!
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Leigh S 30 June, 2022, 09:56:22 PM
Ah I am filled with Nostalgia for when you could pick up fanines for 50p a shot - the late 90s and early 00s were my Glory days of hunting these things out and that copy of Hellfire was a Grail find I never did get, along with Masters of Infinity with the Bolland cover (I think!)

There was an eBay seller who came along and started buying them up and reselling them for a 5er a pop and it killed my interest, sadly.  Should have persisted!
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 01 July, 2022, 06:40:49 AM
Ah I am filled with Nostalgia for when you could pick up fanines for 50p a shot - the late 90s and early 00s were my Glory days of hunting these things out and that copy of Hellfire was a Grail find I never did get, along with Masters of Infinity with the Bolland cover (I think!)

There was an eBay seller who came along and started buying them up and reselling them for a 5er a pop and it killed my interest, sadly.  Should have persisted!

I got into fanzine collecting in the early 2000s and got some great things, but, yeah, not so much now
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 01 July, 2022, 06:41:45 AM
The 'Commando' calendar for 2023 is now available to order - here's my guide to ALL the calendars they've produced...

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/07/updated-commando-calendars.html
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: Richard S. 01 July, 2022, 01:31:11 PM
Some of the original art, prints, signatures & more that I got at the recent Lawless convention...

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/lawless-2022-images-1.html
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: Richard S. 02 July, 2022, 07:09:16 AM
Rare comic merchandise alert! Who'd like to see what an original 'Action' comic branded baseball cap looks like?

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/07/action-baseball-cap.html
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: Richard S. 02 July, 2022, 04:22:25 PM
Brian Lewis cover for the 1978 'Fantasy film convention'

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/fantasy-film-convention-1978.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Leigh S 02 July, 2022, 10:22:33 PM
Wow! that hat was not far from me! I like the Bullseye logic of someone from Shard End entering a competition to win a boat!


Rare comic merchandise alert! Who'd like to see what an original 'Action' comic branded baseball cap looks like?

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/07/action-baseball-cap.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Colin YNWA 03 July, 2022, 06:37:56 AM
Brian Lewis cover for the 1978 'Fantasy film convention'

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/fantasy-film-convention-1978.html

Absolutely stunning!
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 03 July, 2022, 06:59:36 AM
absolutely - had to snag that image for posterity
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 03 July, 2022, 06:59:51 AM
Norman Pett produced a number of 'Jane (of the Daily Mirror') books - mainly illustrations, but some comic strips in them. This one's from 1942. Contains some NSFW images (hence posting on a Sunday)

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/07/janes-journal-1942.html
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: Richard S. 04 July, 2022, 07:05:11 AM
I've updated my (complete?) guide to the reprints of the Warhammer comic (1998-2004) as I've found another reprint volume - that's 58 in total now! Stories set in the #40k universe and in classic #WFRP

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/07/updated-complete-guide-to-warhammer-40k.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 05 July, 2022, 06:55:46 AM
'The grand illusion' cover art by Ron Turner (not everyone's favourite artist for 2000AD I know but hey-ho, I cover all sorts of stuff on the blog)

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/07/the-grand-illusion-art-by-ron-turner.html
: Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
: Richard S. 06 July, 2022, 06:33:52 AM
These are more of my images of some of the original art on display at 'Lawless'

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/07/lawless-2022-images-2.html