Another great Marvel UK artist was Bob Wakelin. He was maybe best known for classsic video game art but he produced a number of amazing covers and posters for Marvel UK. The above examples show Spider-Man 541-543, the issues also had posters of the covers. Bob sadly passed away in January 2018. Continue reading Bob Wakelin
Hulk Comic issue 8 from Marvel UK Hulk Comic was a landmark for Marvel UK. A weekly, it was made up of mostly original strips and using talented British writers and artists many of whom would go on to great things. The Hulk himself was hugely popular at the time thanks to the TV Show – massively more so than the likes of Iron Man … Continue reading You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry…
Cover of the Week – Planet of the Apes issue 73 from Marvel UK Edited by one Neil Tennant – of Pet Shop Boys fame. Continue reading West End Apes
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
Cover of the Week: Awake June 22nd 1983 TLDR: No Awake was a magazine of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Continue reading Comic Books – Should Your Child Read Them?
Cover of the Week !GAG! from Harrier Comics, July 1987. Cover by Ed Pinsent. I had a nice follow up to this post from cover artist Ed Pinsent. How nice to see this. That’s my “painterly” drawing style – I went nuts with the flexible nib! I think Phil Elliott added the colours with hand-separation. This was the height of the so-called “black and white … Continue reading !GAG! – Cover of the Week
Cover of the Week – The Beano issue 1989, August 1980 Continue reading The Beano
Cover of the Week 2000 A.D. Prog 406. Alan Moore and Ian Gibson’s Halo Jones – still one of the best things that Tharg ever published. Continue reading Halo Jones
Victor and Champ 1297, December 1985. Continue reading Merry Christmas!
Super Spider-Man issue 258 from Marvel UK. Cover Paul Gulacy Continue reading Halloween Cover of the Week!