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WWI aces and giant bats – keep watching the skies with Black Max Vol.2

Thrilling supernatural war comics from the pages of classic British comics Lion and Thunder – the second volume of the misadventures of nefarious German World War One air ace Black Max and his giant bats is out now!

This new collection comes in paperback with a new cover by Chris Weston (Judge Dredd, The Filth) while the exclusive hardcover comes with a new cover by legendary artist Ian Kennedy (War Picture Library, Dan Dare).

Ace fighter pilot Baron Maximilien Von Klorr is the scourge of the skies, menacing the Allied forces during the bloodiest battles in WWI. Skilled, ruthless and in possession of two giant, mutated kingbats who fight by his side, Von Klorr AKA Black Max is almost unstoppable. Only the brave pilots of the Royal Flying Corps, including Lieutenant Tom Wilson, oppose the Black Max’s complete dominance of the air…

These strips were originally printed in Lion and Thunder from 15 May 1971 to 25 December 1971 and the Thunder Annual 1973.

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Black Max Vol.1

Skilled, ruthless and the master of a legion of deadly, giant bats who fight by his side, Von Klorr AKA Black Max is almost unstoppable. Only the brave pilots of the Royal Flying Corps, including Lieutenant Tom Wilson, oppose Black Max’s complete dominance of the air… Originally serialised in Thunder from 17 October 1970-13 March 1971, Lion & Thunder from 20 March 1971-8 May 1971, Lion & Thunder Holiday Special 1971 & Thunder Annual 1972.

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From Buster to Whizzer and Chips – pre-order The Tom Paterson Collection!

Celebrating one of the finest talents in comics, The Tom Paterson Collection is a gorgeous hardcover bringing together strips from Tom Paterson, artist on titles such as Buster, Whizzer and Chips, and many more. 

One of the most inventive and influential cartoonists British comics has produced, Paterson stands alongside titans such as Leo Baxendale and Ken Reid in the pantheon of British cartoonists thanks to his work on classic strips as Sweeny Toddler, Calamity James, Buster, Grimly FeendishThe Numskulls, Bananaman and Dennis the Menace.

With his unmistakeable trademark stinky, striped sock often appearing in the panels of his work – a useful identifier born out of an age where publishers frowned upon artists signing their work – Paterson’s rich visual gags gave each story that quality of instant re-readability.

Out on 25 November, this 192-page collection comes in a standard hardcover option or special limited edition hardcover, exclusive to the Treasury of British Comics webshop.

features some of Tom’s outstanding colour and black & white strip work for IPC/Fleetway from titles like Buster, Whoopee!, Jackpot, Whizzer & Chips and Oink! amongst others. With quotes from the man himself and some extra, added treasures, this is a must have for fans of British humour comics both young and old!

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Femme fatales, mad scientists and giant spiders – pre-order the Jaume Rumeu Collection

A brand new showcase from the Treasury of British Comics brings the stunning work of a Spanish master artist back into print after more than forty years!

The Jaume Rumeu Collection includes four terrifying tales from the pages of the legendary Misty, the late ’70s supernatural horror comic book marketed for girls.

Also known as Homero, Jaume Rumeu Perera brought his flare for the intoxicatingly to British comics, with macabre stories full of black widows, femme fatales, mad scientists and giant spiders. One of the unsung masters of British horror comics, this collection celebrates his timeless talent and is a must have for fans of great comic book art.

This paperback collection is out on 11 November from all good book and comic book retailers, as well as in print and digital from the Treasury of British Comics webshop. 

It also showcases one of the most iconic villains in British girls’ comics: the lethal Mrs. Webb, a raging femme fatale with killer style and a bone to pick with the British Establishment.

Determined to take over the country with her army of giant arachnids, only two schoolgirls stand between her and global domination! Full of stunning artwork, terrifying twists, beautiful – but deadly – women, and, of course – giant spiders, this is an essential comic for any horror connoisseur.

The Jaume Rumeu Collection continues the Treasury of British Comics’ mission to bring hidden and forgotten gems from the world’s biggest archive of English-language comic books back into print, all remastered and presented for a whole new audience. It follows the publication in 2019 of Misty Presents: The Jordi Badia Romero Collection, a collection of stories by Catalan artist Jordi Badía Romero – also known as Jorge – who worked on PinkMisty and Creepy before moving onto Tarzan in the 1980s.

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CREATIVE TEAM: Bill Harrington (w) Jaume Rumeu Perera (a)
RELEASE DATE: 11 November
PAPERBACK, 128 pages
PRICE: £14.99
ISBN: 9781781089378

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The ’70s T-shirt Collection – wear your favourite classic British comic book logo!

It was the golden age of kids’ comics – and classic comic book logos from the 1970s are now available on quality T-shirts!

Available in multiple sizes and colours, these carefully recreated designs recreate the classic masthead logos from some of IPC’s most popular titles, whether it’s humour titles such as Krazy, Whoopee!, Corr!!, or Whizzer and Chips; adventure and action with Fantastic; humour horror with Shiver & Shake and Monster Fun; or girls’ comic magazine Pink.

They’re the great retro gift for the comics fan in your life – order today!

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Daft pundits and rubbish managers – kick off the season with Ken Reid’s Football Funnies!

Go football crazy with British comics’ comedy master – buy Ken Reid’s Football Funnies: The First Half now!

The first time that many of these uproarious strips have been reprinted, Football Funnies collects silly scores and chucklesome kick-offs from the imagination of one of Britain’s greatest cartoonists.

Out in time for the new season, these hiliarious new collection from ther Treasury of British Comics is ideal for nostalgists and young readers alike, packed with sporting side-splitters from a golden age of football.

Featuring strips drawn for Scorcher and Score between 1970 and 1972, inside Football Funnies you’ll meet:

  • Hugh Fowler‘ – The Man who HATES Football – watch as his attempts to stop kids enjoying the beautiful game blow up in his face!
  • Duggie Dribble is the eternal ‘Sub‘, always on the sidelines – but every week he devises a fiendish plan to get back in the game!
  • Think your team’s manager is rubbish? Wait till you meet ‘Manager Matt’, a clowning satire on mean and incompetent managers that any football fan should recognise!
  • And then settle down to watch the pointless pundits of ‘Football Forum’, who just don’t know what they’re talking about – with hilarious consequences!

This fantastic collection is out now – don’t score an own goal, buy it today!

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Never was there an anti-hero like Hellman of Hammer Force – pre-order now!

This isn’t your grandad’s war comic – never had there been an anti-hero quite like Hellman of Hammer Force!

Collected for the first time, and from the very beginning, the legendary strip from the pages of the controversial 1970s comic, Action, is available in a standard paperback and never-to-be-reprinted hardcover website exclusive edition!

Major Kurt Hellman is a Panzer commander during the 1940 German invasion of Belgium. But this man is no Nazi – he avoids taking life wherever possible, all while facing foes without and treachery within!

This groundbreaking series of thrilling combat is written by Gerry Finley-Day (Rogue Trooper) and drawn by Mike Dorey (Ro-Busters)

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OUT NOW: The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire Volume Three!

The third thrilling omnibus of The Rise and Fall of The Trigan Empire – the lost sci-fi classic from the 1960s – is out now!

Available now in paperback, this third volume of the groundbreaking and highly-influential series features lush painted comic art by comics master Don Lawrence for a series that confirmed him as one of the greatest comic book artists of all time!

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Co-created by Mike Butterworth and Don Lawrence, The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire has been named as a major influence by the likes of writer Neil Gaiman (Sandman), artist Dave Gibbons (Watchmen) and Brian Bolland (Judge Dredd), amongst many others. This new edition perfectly showcases the remarkable talent of Lawrence, who is rightfully regarded as one of the finest artists in British comics history.

Originally published in the anthology title Ranger from the first issue in September 1965, and Look and Learn from June 1966 until April 1982, the series told the story of an alien empire on the planet Elekton that was heavily influenced by history, particularly Roman. Created by Mike Butterworth, who died in 1986, and artist Don Lawrence, who passed away in 2004, the series’ mix of political intrigue and Lawrence’s lush painted artwork won a host of fans worldwide, and proved to be highly influential, inspiring a generation of comic book creators with its depth and beauty.

Don, who started out as a comics creator in the Gower Street Studios in London, first working on Marvelman before moving on to Karl the Viking for Lion. Other artists who worked on the strip include Ron Embleton, Miguel Quesada, Philip Corke, Oliver Frey and Gerry Wood.

Although the strip has seen only limited English-language release it remains one of the most popular comic series in Holland and Germany, with over two million albums sold.

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THE RISE AND FALL OF THE TRIGAN EMPIRE: VOLUME 1

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OUT NOW IN NORTH AMERICA: Black Beth and The Devils of Al-Kadesh!

“Sword & Sorcery Hasn’t Looked So Good In A Long Time! 10/10” – Comicon.com

“Brings this forgotten British comic book character back to life in a breathtakingly new way” – Downthetubes.net

“a pleasure to the eyes” – Monster Zone

The sword-swinging Black Beth is back by popular demand in a stunning one-shot special!

Written by Alec Worley (Star Wars) and with stunning art from DaNi (Coffin Bound), Black Beth and The Devils of Al-Kadesh stars the warrior-woman first developed in the early 1970s by an unknown writer and Spanish artist Blas Gallego. After appearing only once, ten years later, Beth sliced her way into our reality in the Scream! & Misty Halloween Special in 2018. Now she’s back with her own special issue!

Beth and her blind aide, Quido, have traveled to the wicked city of Shadrivar, in search of the evil witch Anis-Amuun. Many think that she is long dead, but a mage called Estevan believes otherwise. He charges Beth with a quest to destroy the witch, initiating a sea-spanning quest which pits Beth’s curved blade against all manner of mystical creatures – and possibly Anis-Amuun herself!

Out now in North America, Black Beth and The Devils of Al-Kadesh is a breathtaking one-shot in the vein of Sergio Toppi and guaranteed to delight and thrill! Includes back-up stories by Alec Worley, Andrea Bulgarelli, Doug Graves and Vincenzo Riccardi, plus pin-ups by David Roach and Andreas Butzbach.

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WWI aces and giant bats – keep watching the skies and pre-order Black Max Vol.2

Thrilling supernatural war comics from the pages of classic British comics Lion and Thunder – the second volume of the misadventures of nefarious German World War One air ace Black Max and his giant bats is available to pre-order now!

Out on 13 October, this new collection comes in paperback with a new cover by Chris Weston (Judge Dredd, The Filth) while the exclusive hardcover comes with a new cover by legendary artist Ian Kennedy (War Picture Library, Dan Dare).

Ace fighter pilot Baron Maximilien Von Klorr is the scourge of the skies, menacing the Allied forces during the bloodiest battles in WWI. Skilled, ruthless and in possession of two giant, mutated kingbats who fight by his side, Von Klorr AKA Black Max is almost unstoppable. Only the brave pilots of the Royal Flying Corps, including Lieutenant Tom Wilson, oppose the Black Max’s complete dominance of the air…

These strips were originally printed in Lion and Thunder from 15 May 1971 to 25 December 1971 and the Thunder Annual 1973.

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Black Max Vol.1

Skilled, ruthless and the master of a legion of deadly, giant bats who fight by his side, Von Klorr AKA Black Max is almost unstoppable. Only the brave pilots of the Royal Flying Corps, including Lieutenant Tom Wilson, oppose Black Max’s complete dominance of the air… Originally serialised in Thunder from 17 October 1970-13 March 1971, Lion & Thunder from 20 March 1971-8 May 1971, Lion & Thunder Holiday Special 1971 & Thunder Annual 1972.

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Discover the secrets of Mark Dangerfield, AKA ‘The Indestructible Man’!

The latest in Hibernia Comics’s ‘Fleetway Files’ series is now available to order – The Indestructible Man!

Wrongly entombed in the ancient pyramids of Egypt for millennia, former Captain of the Pharaoh’s guard awakens as Mark Dangerfield in 1960s Britain. 

Transformed by the secrets of the ancients Dangerfield uses his powers to bring justice to the nefarious Skin Men, The Black Avenger, The Badger and others in this fast paced and high octane never-before-reprinted story from Jag comic. 

The Indestructible Man is a lost classic, boasting some of Spanish master artist Jesus Blasco’s very best artwork and an electrifying script by Fleetway stalwart Scott Goodall.

Also included are three Indestructible Man tales from the Jag annuals, making this the complete collection of Mark Dangerfield’s adventures. 

Licensed in cooperation with Rebellion, The Indestructible Man is the second in Hibernia’s ‘Fleetway Files’ series, the first collection in the series. The Angry Planet is currently sold out, so get the Indestructible Man while you can!

The 84-page perfect bound softcover, with colour cover and black and white interiors, is only available from www.comicsy.co.uk/hibernia