Friday, November 24, 2017

General Jumbo Saves Christmas!

Over on Beano.com, there's a complete General Jumbo story from the Christmas 1964 issue of The Beano! I threw out that issue over 50 years ago so it brought back memories to see it again. You can read it too, by visiting this link:
https://www.beano.com/posts/throwback-thursday-general-jumbo-saves-christmas-1964

This week's Astonishing Spider-Man

Here's a cover preview of the latest issue of Panini UK's Astonishing Spider-Man fortnightly. Available in WH Smith and selected newsagents. 76 full colour pages for £3.99. Go get it, tiger!

Astonishing Spider-Man Vol.6 #34. On sale 22nd November 2017. 
76 pages packed with arachnid-adventure! Only £3.99!

The Osborn Identity continues! Spider-Man and Silver Sable invade Symkaria to free it from the Green Goblin!!!

Also, Mole Man has captured Annie-May! Better watch out, here comes Spider-Mom (AKA Spinneret) to the rescue!

Plus, Spidey vs. Clash! And there’s big trouble in Shanghai!

By Dan Slott, Stuart Immonen, Christos Gage, Todd Nauck, James Asmus, Tana Ford, Hannah Blumenreich, Cale Atkinson, Gerry Conway, Ryan Stegman.

Includes material reprinted from Amazing Spider-Man #25 and 27 and Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #2.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

It's Doctor Who Day!

As it's officially Doctor Who Day (54 years since the first episode in 1963), here's one of my Daft Dimension strips that appeared in Doctor Who Magazine last year.

Interested in TV shows of the 1960s?

...then this may be the book for you. Here's the info...

ITC Entertainment was a powerhouse of filmed television drama from the 1950s to the 1980s, producing a succession of hit action-adventure series such as The Saint, Danger Man, The Prisoner, Man in a Suitcase, The Champions, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) and The Persuaders!

Edited by Alan Hayes and Rick Davy, Playboys, Spies, and Private Eyes - Inspired by ITC celebrates the company's remarkable legacy with 35 chapters by a wide range of writers, who explore how the series have touched their lives.
Published in aid of the Born Free Foundation, this book also boasts a heartfelt foreword by actress Annette Andre, an afterword by Elaine Spooner (daughter of Dennis), and artwork by Shaqui Le Vesconte.

Chapter writers: Rachael Baez, Greg Bakun, Vanessa Bergman, Matt Courtman, Simon Coward, Chris Dale, Rick Davy, Ian Dickerson, Geoff Dodd, Robert Fairclough, Mike Gorman, Alan Hayes, Alys Hayes, Gabriel Hershman, Annette Hill, Tina Jerke, Neil Jones, Mike Kenwood, Stephen La Riviere, David Mackenzie, Richard McGinlay, Robert Morton, Steve O'Brien, Jon Older, Max Pemberton, Louise Penn, Al Samujh, Sheena Samujh, Linda Kunkle Schley, David Tulley, Jaz Wiseman.

Paperback, 256 pages, ISBN: 978-1-911537-03-8
SPECIAL PRE-ORDER PRICE OF £11.99 (plus shipping if outside the UK). Cover price £12.99 plus P&P from:

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Christmas 2000AD preview!

Cover by Staz Johnson and Chris Blythe.
Rebellion have released details in advance of this year's bumper-sized 100 page Christmas issue of 2000AD, and an opportunity for readers to pre-order it so they don't miss it in newsagents, - and pre-orders will come with an exclusive Starlord Trooper print by Henry Flint. It sounds like a real cracker! Ho-ho-ho!

Here's the info...

A brand new cover by Staz Johnson and Chris Blythe

Bad Company are hunted men as they search for the truth behind the Ararat war in Bad Company: Terrorists by Peter Milligan and Rufus Dayglo

The ABC Warriors are at each other's throats as Mars descends into chaos in ABC Warriors: Fallout by Pat Mills and Clint Langley

Merlin has awoken and unleashed the Motherless Men in Brass Sun: Engine Summer, by Ian Edginton and INJ Culbard


Bill Savage discovers the reality behind the Savage: Thousand Year Stare, courtesy of Pat Mills and Patrick Goddard

We flashback to a significant Justice Department character in a one-off The Fall of Deadworld story by Kek-W and Dave Kendall

Ace Garp celebrates the festive season in his own unique way in Ace Trucking Co. by Eddie Robson and Nigel Dobbyn

The long-awaited tale of what became of Starlord can finally be told, courtesy of Kenneth Niemand and Henry Flint

and lawman Judge Dredd is caught in a fix!


...plus much more! Interested? Pre-order it from the publisher here:
https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/SPE1702
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