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Books & Comics / New from Hibernia, 'Fantastic Adventures'
« on: 17 June, 2020, 10:23:15 AM »
I hope this is OK to post here, I think there is plenty of interest for 2000 AD fans, 

It available to buy here; http://www.comicsy.co.uk/hibernia/

Here's the blurb!!

Hibernia is back and proud to present the fifth in its Comic Archive series 'Fantastic Adventures'.

The Comic Archive series explores the lesser known and forgotten hidden gems of British comics, full of interviews, articles, lost and previously unpublished art, print copies available to buy now, here! http://www.comicsy.co.uk/hibernia/

Fantastic Adventures' focus is on comics that never quite made it, failures on the launchpad like Tony Luke's 'Renga', David Lloyd's Fantastic Adventure, and Humour comic OhNo! Ex Eagle Editor Derek Lord's attempt to release a worthy succssor to the Eagle over three decades, as well as the comic that led to Roy of the Rovers losing his leg, are all included.

20000 AD's Zarjaz and the Judge Dredd Comic is also featured, which contained Alan Moore's Badlander, Carlos Ezquerra' B.A.D. Company, Helltrekkers (with Robin Smiths Helltrekker designs), Ian Gibson's lost Dredd tale 'Blood Cadet' and much more!

Also included are interviews with creators like Gerry Finley-Day,(!! yes THE GFD!) the Spanish artist known as 'Vanyo', humour artist Robert Nixon and Battle Editor Terry Magee.

Contributions from Peter Hogan, Frank Wynne, Si Spencer, Beverly Henry, Barrie Tomlinson and unpublished work from Steve Yeowell, Grant Morrison, Robin Smith, Dean Ormston, Will Simpson, Mike Western, John Ridgeway and many more.

If that's not enough we have an in-depth look at Fleetways 'Revolver', a plethora of pages of unpublished art from that publications, a Brian Bolland board game, Ron Smiths OTHER newspaper strip, and the super rare Manga Judge Dredd!

And just to put the icing on the cake, FOUR , yes FOUR more unpublished pages from the legendary Scream Comic!

All this and much more is wrapped up in a cover by Dean Ormston. With 92 packed pages - colour throughout, prestige format, its unmissable

No kickstarters, these are printed and ready to buy, print copies are only available from http://www.comicsy.co.uk/hibernia/

Digital editions are also available for £5 as a PDF or £13 for all five Comic Archive, (hundreds of pages of essential British Comic reading). Send payment by paypal to doomlord@eircom.net clearly marking the payment 'Comic Archive PDF' The file will be emailed within a day of payment being received.

These sell out fast, our last publication sold out within a week, and we are already working on our next publication so reprinting is low on the priority, dont miss out!

These will be posted from Ireland , please allow two weeks for delivery but it  usually is within a week.

Postage is charged at cost.

Here's what folk thought of our previous Comic Archive editions.

'An essential book for anyone interested in the history of UK comics and the workings of IPC of the period.' Lew Stringer on 'One-Eyed Jack and the Death of Valiant'

'It is indeed an excellent selection of articles and interviews, and some very welcome artwork and images' Forbidden Planet Blog on 'Beyond 2000 AD'

'Ten tombstones out of ten for this superb publication which is possibly the best thing I’ll ever read' Down The Tubes' Ian Wheeler, on 'It's Ghastly'

'Lovingly put together and researched by people with a genuine affection for the material.' 'Cool stuff you will like' Blog, on 'Fleetway Files'

Hibernia is an independent publisher based in Ireland (with a strong Scottish influence)  and has long championed classic British comics.

Over the years alongside the Comic Archive series Hibernia has published several collections, including Domlord, The 13th Floor, The Tower King and more. Last year Hibernia teamed up with 'The Treasury of British Comics' to publish 'Cosmic Comics', a Kevin O'Neill miscellany which was Hibernia's fastest selling title and sold out within weeks. Future collaborations with the 'Treasury of British comics' are in the works.

Hibernia are; David McDonald- Publisher, Editor and writer,

Richard Pearce Designer, Reprographics and writer,

with Mike Donachie, Article Editor.

Hibernia can be contacted at;

Email: hiberniabook@eircom.net

Twitter: @hiberniabooks

Facebook: @hiberniacomics

Instagram: @hiberniabook

Classifieds / Lion an Valiant comics for sale
« on: 18 November, 2019, 12:39:19 PM »
Selling off my doubles of classic British Comics, any interest drop me a Pm. Condition ranges from good to decent reading copies, all are complete, £1 each.

Hotspur 17 issues mostly from the 80's

Tiger 27 issues mostly from the 80's


1976 16 issues
1974 18 issues
1972 10 issues
1969 6 issues
1964 42 issues

68 24 issues
68 15 issues

Events / Omagh Comic Fest.
« on: 10 September, 2019, 10:58:16 PM »
Omagh Comic Fest, in Tyrone Northern Ireland, is on this Saturday, anyone going?
While smaller than Enniskillen or Derry its a great event, with plenty of time to chat with creators  and get sketches.
Ill be there with a table, joined by my two sidekicks, with tonnes of comics and annuals, drop by and say hello!

Help! / Colour Saturday Star Dredd's.
« on: 07 September, 2019, 03:35:57 PM »
Quick question, does anyone know how many Saturday Dredd's were published in full colour? Annnnd, were any of the reprinted in colour?


Classifieds / Jag! Comic.
« on: 04 June, 2019, 11:39:26 PM »
A bit of a long shot, I'm after a few issues of Jag from the end of its run around Feb/March 1969.
Jag was an odd comic, tabloid, 16 pages with a wide mix of content, from humour to Sci Fi.
 It had excellent production,  featuring art from people like Joe Colquhoun, Jesús Balsco and Eric Bradbury. And yes its one specific story I'm after :P PM me if you can help!

Classifieds / Wanted!
« on: 26 January, 2019, 05:23:58 PM »
Hello, does anyone have any of the following list for sale, preferably in Ireland? Getting them for someone else, megs need to have the floppy where applicable. All not needed, so even if you only have a few it will get me by.


2000AD prog 2050

Judge Dredd Megazine 202
Judge Dredd Megazine 205
Judge Dredd Megazine 207
Judge Dredd Megazine 210
Judge Dredd Megazine 223
Judge Dredd Megazine 225
Judge Dredd Megazine 351
Judge Dredd Megazine 375

2000AD Extreme Edition 1
2000AD Extreme Edition 2

Creative Common / 3D TO 2D
« on: 13 January, 2019, 11:24:50 PM »
Bit of an odd one, but some one might have come across this before. Is there a handy way of converting 3D effect B&W comic art to 2D?


Events / Comic City Derry/LondonDerry.
« on: 22 October, 2018, 10:25:24 PM »
On this Saturday in the Guildhall, anyone going?
Ill be there hawking a loads of doubles/annuals, and the last few bits of Hibernia's wares that I have left in stock, before the next new titles roll in.
Great line up too, Gary Leach, Mike Collins, Mike Carroll, Stephen Mooney, Will Simpson, John McCrea and loads more.
Drop by and say hello!

Classifieds / Look and Learn and Spiderman comics for sale.
« on: 26 July, 2018, 08:29:15 PM »
Approximately 200 issues of the educational magazine for kids, from 1975-1979. Packed with fabulous illustrations and knowledge! €45 including post, anywhere on the island of Ireland, further afield the post will be more.

96 issues of Pannini 'The Astonishing  Spiderman for sale from 2009-2013.
Each issue is giant sized, collecting 3 American comics in each issue. Over 6000 pages (yes 6000!) €1 each, or I will take €65 including post, again any where in Ireland for the lot. PM me in interested!

Events / Omagh Comic Fest September 2018
« on: 21 July, 2018, 12:49:03 PM »
The organisers of the Enniskillen Fest have announced another event in Omagh for the 8th of September. These are great events, and there's a fantastic line up with lots of 2000 AD creators!
I should be there too with a Hibernia table, so pop by and say Hello!

Books & Comics / The Fleetway Files.
« on: 15 May, 2018, 09:29:14 AM »
I hope this is allright to post here, I think there may be some interest.
Hibernia's new Comic Archive is now available in print on the Comicsy website here http://www.comicsy.co.uk/hibernia/
I also have digital copies prepared , drop me a PM if interested.
The Fleetway Files will be of interest to anyone who likes British comics and Rebellion Treasury line, Here is the blurb!

New from Hibernia ‘The Fleetway Files’ the forth in its ‘Comic Archive’ series, available now to buy here: http://www.comicsy.co.uk/hibernia/
Fleetway File’s explores the publishing phenomenon that was IPC Magazine’s comic division. Formed in 1969, the comic division brought together different comic publishing houses under one group and thereafter published an avalanche of titles and creativity for the best part of two decades.
Fleetway Files looks at all facets of this time, from Girls and Humour to Football and Adventure, with interviews and contributions from all the main movers e.g. David Hunt, Barrie Tomlinson, Bob Paynter and the late Gil Page.
Fleetway Files also contains interviews with Scott Goodall, James Nicholas (Tomlinson), Ian Vosper, and a small contribution from the late Jan Shepheard, and much more.
The launch of the new Eagle and the genesis of its incarnation of Dan Dare is examined with the help of Barrie Tomlinson and David Hunt . West County eighties cosplayer, coffins in Kings Reach Towers and Dan Dare movie treatments are all included!
Incredible rare and never seen before artwork by Ian Kennedy and Vanyo is seen in the ‘Creating Comics’ section, looking at the original pitch and characters sketches of Wildcat comic and Battle’s ‘Storm Force’
For more rare artwork via Brazil we have a Sticker album featured, and why should we be interested? It’s fully painted by the incredible Ian Kennedy!
Massimo Belardinelli art collector Robbie Cox treats us to an amazing double page spread of previously unpublished Belardinelli artwork, intended for the short lived Tornado, curiously working from Brian Bolland designs!
If that’s not enough, in association with Rebellion we proudly have the ‘Treasury of British Comics Sampler’ 16 page section or ‘pullout’ in grand Whizzer and Chips tradition! Rebellion’s Ben Smith and Keith Richardson tell of Rebellions acquisition of the Fleetway archive and their plans for the future.
Also included courtesy of the Treasury line is the origin of ‘Hot Shot Hamish’, ‘Sergeant Strong’, Zenith’s ‘Amazing Three’ and more with art from British legends like Ken Reid, John Burns and Denis McLaughlin.
Written and Edited by David McDonald (Scream Zine ‘It’s Ghastly’, ‘Beyond 2000AD’ and ‘One Eyed Jack and the Death of Valiant’) with additions articles by Jenni Scott, (JintyBlog) and Matt Bowen (Buster Website)
Design and additional material by Richard Pearce and article editing by Mike Donachie, with a big thanks to Dez Skinn for some last minute proof reading, yes that Dez Skinn!
‘The Fleetway Files’ is Hibernia’s most ambitious offering, 106 pages plus cover, perfect bound, lavishly illustrated with colour throughout. All of Hibernia’s previous ‘Comic Archive’ sold out fast, so don’t miss out.
ONLY available in print from the Comicsy website here http://www.comicsy.co.uk/hibernia/
Please share far and wide. All Hibernia titles are limited print runs, get it here for £10.49 before is sells out!
Please allow 10 working days for delivery, it usually is much quicker, but on rare occasions can take a while.

Help! / Starlord Badges
« on: 16 April, 2018, 11:02:25 PM »
Has anyone got all six of the Kevin O'Neill designed badges that were given away with issue one of Starlord?
I have the Skateboard one but I need hi-res scans of the other five for a little project I'm working on...  :ssh:

Books & Comics / New Eagle Telly Ad.
« on: 29 March, 2018, 10:49:50 PM »
This cropped up on Down the Tubes today, the Television ad for the first issue of The New Eagle.
 Lew Stringer found it on YouTube! If only the Scream ads and the one for Starlord could be found.


Books & Comics / Missing Dredd tales?
« on: 24 January, 2018, 10:40:28 PM »
OK, so John Wagner is probably my favourite comic writer, I especially love his more hard boiled material like Buttonman, History of Violence, procedural Dredd and the Western Stronts.
The current Wagner Death tales are OK, but if I'm honest I'm enjoying the other version of Death and his pals more at the moment.
Wagner's current Death tales do beg a few questions, and I don't think they have  been addressed.
 For example how did the DJ's escape from PJ Maybe and where did Death spring from, I though he was nuked (could that 'kill' him?). How did PJ escape for the DJ's, and end up with his friend in his head, and was it really PJ that Dredd killed?

Maybe all this has been explained and I'm missing something :-[ Any thought?

Help! / Zenith Titan Vol. 1
« on: 06 January, 2018, 12:40:49 AM »
Has anyone got the first Titan volume of Zenith?
 I'm not looking to buy, as I have it somewhere, but for the life of me I cant find it. From what I remember there is a small piece at the start about the origins of Zenith, including a drawing Grant did of Zenith that later appeared in Ark. If anyone has it any chance I could get a scan of the article?



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