Starblazer 5

Cover of the Week Starblazer from Dundee’s own comics publishing giant D.C Thomson was a pocket book sized comic that features some amazing sci-fi cover art. I couldn’t find who created this cover but the story inside is from Rob Carter and Jaimie Ortiz. Other comics greats to work on this title included Ian Kennedy and Grant Morrison. The back cover features some space faring … Continue reading Starblazer 5

Captain America by Alan Davis

Captain America 37, November 1981 Marvel UK started taking advantage of improved print production technology as the 80’s began. Captain America 37 had glossy full colour covers and centre pages where they would often include a poster. They sometimes called on UK artists to provide cover art and posters and there were some brilliant examples from the likes of Jerry Paris, Mick Austin,Cam Kennedy and … Continue reading Captain America by Alan Davis

Escape

Cover of the Week – Escape magazine issue 3. Super cool and original Escape always seemed to offer a glimpse at a far more sophisticated comics world that could be found in Paris or Berlin or a really cool part of London a provincial kid like me would never see. You can read more about Escape on Paul Gravett’s website. Cover art here depicting some … Continue reading Escape

Mandy

Cover of the Week – Mandy issue 409 Dark and grim so-called girls comic Mandy started in 1967, this issue is from November 1974. If you like tales of orphans being mistreated then look out for Mandy. Yes, I did read my sisters copy. No artist or writer credits were included although some continue to research the topic. Continue reading Mandy