HAPPY BIRTHDAY ToBC! UP TO HALF PRICE off classic British comics!

Celebrate an incredible year of reprints of classic comics from The Treasury of British Comics with up to 50% off collections!

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One year since Rebellion began bringing classic titles from the heyday of British comics back into print, The Treasury of British Comics is celebrating its first birthday with up to 50% off selected collections!

Mark the occasion by picking up stunning collections of classic comics One-Eyed Jack, Faceache, Marney the Fox, The Leopard From Lime Street and The Dracula File!

Following the acquisition of the Fleetway and IPC Youth group archive from Egmont UK in 2016, the Treasury line has been restoring this vital, but largely overlooked, piece of British cultural history in order to introduce readers old and new to some of the best comics ever published. Through painstaking reprographics techniques, comics long-forgotten are being brought back into the light.

And don't forget the exhibition of original artwork from the archive at Orbital Comics in London!

One-Eyed Jack

  • Originally published: 1975-1978

Part Dirty Harry, part Judge Dredd, all badass – Police Detective Jack McBane is the toughest, meanest law enforcer in 1970s New York City.  Having lost his left eye in the line of duty, McBane will stop at nothing to rid the crime-infested streets of scumbags and villains – even if it means having to occasionally break the rules! This first collection in Rebellion’s dedicated Treasury of British Comics line, collecting lost classics from the golden age of British comics, is a key strip in the history of British comics and a dry run for John Wagner’s greatest creation: Judge Dredd. Never before collected, this story from the pages of legendary children’s comic Valiant marks one of the turning points in modern comics history.

The Leopard from Lime Street

  • Originally published: 1976-1985

One of the most requested reprints from the Fleetway/IPC archive, The Leopard from Lime Street is the British Spider-man – a hugely popular home-grown teenage superhero! Billy Farmer lives with his Aunt Joan and Uncle Charlie in the when he is scratched by a radioactive leopard  at the local zoo. Gaining leopard-like strength, speed, reflexes, and tree-climbing abilities, when he’s not fighting crime, Billy sells photographs of himself to the local paper, using the money to support his frail aunt while contending with his violent, greedy and lazy uncle. With warmth, wit, and stunning artwork by Mike Western and Eric Bradbury, The Leopard from Lime Street is a gem of 1970s and 1980s British comics.

Marney the Fox

  • Originally published: 1974-1976

Written by the late M Scott Goodall and beautifully illustrated by John Stokes, Marney the Fox is a Watership Down – style tale of a lone fox up against wicked humans, channelling Lassie and The Fantastic Mr Fox along the way. Marney is a young fox desperately trying to survive against the odds, from dodging blood-thirsty farmers to encountering other wild animals. This is a beautifully illustrated story capturing the British countryside and wildlife in astonishing detail showcases Stokes’ finest work, a masterpiece that has lain un-reprinted for decades and makes an ideal children’s book and early Christmas present.

The Dracula Files

  • Originally published: 1984

From the pages of Scream! and presented in a sumptuous hardback edition, this is horror comics at its best! KGB officer Colonel Stakis desperately hunts for Count Dracula, who is spreading terror in 1980s Britain after escaping from behind the Iron Curtain. Blending Cold War paranoia with horror staples, Gerry Finley-Day and Eric Bradbury’s strip overcame sustained attempts at censorship to become one of the most popular strips in the 1980s’ best horror comics.

Faceache

  • Originally published: 1971-1988

Ken Reid is consistently name-checked by the greats of comics – from Alan Moore to Kevin O’Neill, John Wagner to Pat Mills – for his unique art that is matched only by his enduring sense of humour. In a hardcover edition befitting his status as one of the all-too-forgotten greats of British comics, we present his timeless Faceache – the humorous adventures of Ricky Rubberneck, the boy with a “bendable bonce” whose skin stretches like rubber. At will, he could ‘scrunge’ his face into anything, whether it’s mimicking others or turning into grotesque creatures – but usually comes a cropper!