Suzy Q

When I wrote my previous article Devil Gate Drive, I assumed that Pino has based his B-17 cover on the popular song from 1958.  However, I am never adverse to being proven wrong if it builds my knowledge of either comics or anything else. In this case, anything else turned out to be my knowledge of the USAAF and their B-17E fleet.  You see, there … Continue reading Suzy Q

Devil Gate Drive

I have not been writing much on the blog, not because I have had nothing to say, but I have just been involved in so many different projects.  I have also been fortunate to have written a few articles for the new magazine ComicScene. However, as my collection has just taken a quantum leap from the 15k mark to the 16k mark, I have had … Continue reading Devil Gate Drive

Action This Day

Those of you that read my article Staying Power will probably have been glad of the love shown towards one of the greatest Scottish artists of the last 50 years, but it is my sorry duty to tell you that article is wrong. All of us thought that Cam had done 28 issues and we all gloried in that early artwork with its’ grittiness and … Continue reading Action This Day

The Lady Is A Tramp

I have been reading comics for more years than I care to mention, but one thing I have always enjoyed is finding strong female characters. The first one to grab my attention was Ebony Jones.  Ebony was a secret agent story that ran in The Crunch from issue 39 until it was merged with Hotspur after issue 54.  This was originally commissioned to be part … Continue reading The Lady Is A Tramp

Staying Power

When it comes to staying power, it is hard to come up with a better definition than Ian Kennedy’s career.  Ably supported by the wonderful Gladys, Ian has delighted generations of comic fans since he went freelance in the 1950s. By his own admission, if he accepted all the commissions he received, he might be able to retire completely this side of 110… For the … Continue reading Staying Power

We All Stand Together Pt 3

In my articles about the 2018 Edinburgh Comic Con, I have gone through the set-up and the first full con day in Part One and Part Two.  Now let’s look at the second and final day.  For the second day running, I was up by 06:30 and what does that 0 stand for? It’s Oh My God! It’s Early! With no apologies to Robin Williams, … Continue reading We All Stand Together Pt 3