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

Thunder In The Mountains

I realise that I have written as a person who has carried out almost every role at a convention except that as an organiser.  So I am going to try and record my progress from complete novice to Swapmeet Controller at Commando Comic Swapmeet 3. The first issue that I encountered was when to plan it for.  At Swapmeet 2, I had already had some … Continue reading Thunder In The Mountains

On The Road Again

When I go to conventions or comic marts these days, I usually expect to walk away with one or two British comics if I am lucky. For any event to have more than two boxes of British comics is something that I would consider as a miracle. However, the second Commando comics meet far exceeded my expectations. I had desperately wanted to go to the … Continue reading On The Road Again

Better Than All The Rest 1990s

Now that you have seen the best from the 1960s, the 1970s and the 1980s I suppose I had better get my act together and move onto the 1990s. As you may be able to tell, I do like the stories that have a supernatural element and my first selection for the 1990s is no exception.  This was first published in 1991 and is issue … Continue reading Better Than All The Rest 1990s

Simply The Best 2000s

In a recent discussion with some fellow comic fans, I was not surprised to find the usual preconceptions that war comics glorify war and the common misconception that Commando was as bad as the rest.  However looking back at my selections so far and the only one that comes close to glorifying war or making it seem like it is one long roller-coaster of fun … Continue reading Simply The Best 2000s

Better Than All The Rest 1980s

Now that you have my choices for the honourable mentions for the 1960s and 1970s, let’s move on to the 1980s.  The 1980s is another decade that does not disappoint and with 96 issues being published in each year of this decade, I am not surprised that the decade produced another batch of great stories. In 1981, we get our first honourable mention with issue … Continue reading Better Than All The Rest 1980s