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Masters of British Comic Art nominated for prestigious Eisner Award

David Roach’s fascinating chronicle of the key artists of the British comics industry, Masters of British Comic Art, has been nominated in this year’s Eisner Awards, the renowned comic book awards.

This wildly entertaining and educational tome has been nominated in the ‘Best Comics-Related Book’ category.

Painstakingly researched and featuring artwork from a vast number highly-acclaimed artists carefully scanned from original artwork, Masters of British Comic Art features a Who’s Who of talent, including Brian Bolland, Yvonne Hutton, Dave Gibbons, celebrated greats such as Don Lawrence and lost masters like Reg Bunn and Shirley Bellwood. Author and 2000 AD artist David Roach takes us on a journey through time detailing the surprising and fascinating evolution of the art from its humble beginnings to its current world-conquering status.

The winners of this year’s Eisner Awards will be announced as part of the online Comic-Con@Home convention in July, as San Diego Comic Con has been postponed until 2022.

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Rebellion’s Head of Publishing Ben Smith said: “I am delighted this landmark book has been recognised in the Eisner nominations. The product of a lifetime of work and study by David Roach, it was an extraordinary collaboration between the author, artists and art collectors to assemble the incredible gallery of original artwork with which the book and its enthralling history elucidate the much misunderstood, and extraordinary, history of British comics. The Rebellion editorial team of Keith Richardson and Oliver Pickles and designer Sam Gretton were unstinting in their efforts to make the look as stunning as it is.”

Named for acclaimed comics creator Will Eisner, the awards are celebrating their 33rd year of bringing attention to and highlighting the best publications and creators in comics and graphic novels. The 2021 Eisner Awards judging panel consists of comics retailer Marco Davanzo (Alakazam Comics, Irvine, CA), Comic-Con Board member Shelley Fruchey, librarian Pamela Jackson (San Diego State University), comics creator/publisher Keithan Jones (The Power Knights, KID Comics), educator Alonso Nuñez (Little Fish Comic Book Studio), and comics scholar Jim Thompson (Comic Book Historians).

The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are presented by the San Diego Comic Convention (Comic-Con), a California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation organized for charitable purposes and dedicated to creating the general public’s awareness of and appreciation for comics and related popular artforms, including participation in and support of public presentations, conventions, exhibits, museums, and other public outreach activities which celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.

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OUT NOW: Tammy & Jinty: Remixed!

New comics, new voices – the Tammy & Jinty: Remixed collection takes Britain’s incredible tradition of comics for girls and upgrades it for the 21st Century!

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Out now, this brand new collection brings together the stories from Rebellion’s critically-acclaimed Tammy & Jinty specials from 2019 and 2020, showcasing contributions from some of the most exciting creators working in the industry today.

Comics aimed at girls were once a boom industry, supporting dozens of titles and boasting sales of hundreds of thousands of copies a week.

Published in the 1970s and ‘80s, Tammy and Jinty covered almost every facet of girls’ lives – school, sports, friendship, rivalry, romance, the apocalypse, ghosts, witchcraft, parallel universes, aliens and everything in between!

Tammy & Jinty Remixed pays tribute to this history while also blazing a new trail for the future where comics are for everyone, as writers and artists take old comics and characters as their starting point and reimagine them, or create brand new worlds.

The collection features work from established and exciting new voices in comics, including Rachael Ball (Guardian best graphic novelist 2015), Rachael Smith (Quarantine Comix), Ramzee (British Comics Awards Nominee 2016), Lisa Henke, Yishan Li (Swing), Dani (Coffin Bound), V.V. Glass (Doctor Who), and Elkys Nova (Roy of the Rovers).

From sports drama through romance and action, this collection highlights the breadth and depth of British comics for girls’ – dubbed ‘British Manga’ by comics scholars – with strips such as football drama Rocky Race, thriller Boarding School, superhero saga The Return of Cat Girl, and an update of rags-to-fame ballet drama Bella at the Bar.

This collection also includes exclusive new interviews and features, plus reprints of classic strips including the fan favourite Cat Girl.

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OUT NOW: Adam Eterno – a hero for all time!

From the high seas of 1770 to the Western Front in 1916, follow Adam Eterno’s earliest adventures from the pages of Thunder!

The new collection of the tragic, action-filled saga of the eternal man, Adam Eterno, is now available to buy!

Available in standard paperback from all good retailers, the limited edition hardcover is available exclusively from the Treasury of British Comics and 2000 AD webshops.

In a cellar beneath Tudor London, Adam watches as his master, the great alchemist Erasmus Hemlock, achieves his life’s goal – creating the ‘Elixir of Life’!

Resentful for his years of slavish devotion, Adam swallows the legendary potion – and with his dying breath Hemlock curses him with immortality! Unless Adam is struck over the head with a solid gold object, he is “doomed to wander through the labyrinths of time…!”.

Created by Chris Lowder (Judge Dredd) and editor Jack LeGrand with artist Tom Kerr (Kelly’s Eye), Adam Eterno is one of the legendary characters of mid-20th Century British comics. Written by Tom Tully (Roy of the Rovers), the stories in this collection are beautifully illustrated with black and white art by Solano Lopez (Janus Stark), Colin Page (Billy’s Boots) and Tom Kerr.

Collecting the original stories from Thunder 17 October 1970 to 13 March 1971 and the Thunder Annual from 1972, 1973 and 1974, this is a unique collection of a unique character from the golden age of British comics!

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

Go football crazy with British comics’ comedy master – pre-order 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.

Coming 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 on 4 August – don’t score an own goal, pre-order it today!

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PRE-ORDER 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 available to pre-order now!

Available in paperback or exclusive hardcover with new cover by artist Chris Weston, this third volume of the groundbreaking and highly-influential series features lush painted comic art by comics master Don Lawrence, a series that confirmed him as one of the greatest comic book artists of all time!

The Trigan Empire series is the Treasury of British Comics’ biggest selling title and the special edition hardcovers sell out quickly – pre-order now to secure your copy!

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Due for release on 21 July, this is the epic story of the Trigan Empire’s rise and fall, and of how Trigo, often alone, had to fend off usurpers and monstrous threats to save his people.

Collected within are all the Trigan Empire stories published in chronological order including the never before reprinted short stories not illustrated by Don Lawrence, to give you the complete saga of the Trigan Empire!

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OUT NOW: The Vigilant!

Classic British Superheroes remade for a 21st Century audience by today’s top graphic novel stars!

Lost in the mists of time, home-grown British superheroes once entertained and enthralled millions of kids… Now, the likes of Adam Eterno, Blake Edmonds, Thunderbolt the Avenger, and The Leopard from Lime Street are back for a new generation of readers!

These classic British superheroes of a Golden Age of comics are remade for a 21st Century audience in all-new comic re-imaginings – ideal for fans of Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen!

Available now in paperback from all good retailers or in exclusive hardcover from the Treasury of British Comics webshop!

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Written by Simon Furman (Transformers) with Rob Williams (Suicide Squad), Keith Richardson and Karl Stock, and drawn by an all-star roster of artsists including Simon Coleby (Dark Souls), DaNi (Coffin Bound), Henrik Sahlstrom (Thirteenth Floor), Staz Johnson (Spider-Man), and Will Sliney (Spider-Man 2099)!

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OUT NOW: The Spider’s Syndicate of Crime!

The Spider is comics’ lost Golden Age anti-hero from the co-creator of Superman, Jerri Siegel!

And now his misadventures have been collected in a brand new edition – available now in paperback from all good retailers or in exclusive hardcover – with new cover by Chris Weston – from the Treasury of British Comics webshop!

Equipped with a razor-sharp mind, superb athletic ability and a vast array of cutting edge gadgets, The Spider has his sights set on taking over the New York underworld and establishing a ‘Syndicate of Crime’.

Join the menacing Spider on his earliest adventures, recruiting other fiends into his fledging empire and seeing off competition from other villainous foes, including the master of illusion, Mirror Man!

Fully remastered and collected for the first time, this volume presents many of the super-crook’s exciting 1960s adventures which featured the most popular British comic book villain and sprang from the imagination of Superman co-creator, Jerry Siegel, with fellow creators Reg Bunn and Ted Cowan!

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Please note that this collection is available in North America as Jerry Siegel’s Syndicate of Crime.

Hardcover edition cover by Chris Weston

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Pre-order now: Battler Britton by Hugo Pratt

Pre-order the latest War Picture Library collection featuring the work of master artist Hugo Pratt – the Battler Britton collection is available to pre-order in print now!

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Delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic last year, the print edition will be published on 24 June 2021 and is available to pre-order now.

The second book in the series of collections reprinting every story drawn by Hugo Pratt, the Italian art maestro meets one of the most popular British comic book characters: Battler Britton!

Battler Britton is a World War Two air ace as skilled a fighter on land as he is in his Spitfire. In 1960, Hugo Pratt drew two of his adventures – ‘Wagons of Gold’ and ‘Rockets of Revenge’ – and they are being reprinted in graphic novel format for the first time.

These fast-paced adventure stories feature the classic character facing off against the Nazis and this second book continues Rebellion’s mission to bring all of Pratt’s work back into print. 

Readers of Corto Maltese will love these forgotten classic war stories from the world renowned comic book artist, published in a format larger than originally published to show off his impressive and universally-lauded artwork.

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PRE-ORDER: Tammy & Jinty: Remixed!

New comics, new voices – the Tammy & Jinty: Remixed collection takes Britain’s incredible tradition of comics for girls and upgrades it for the 21st Century!

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PRE-ORDER FROM BOOKSHOP.ORG >>

PRE-ORDER FROM HIVE.CO.UK >>

Out on June 10, this brand new collection brings together the stories from Rebellion’s critically-acclaimed Tammy & Jinty specials from 2019 and 2020, showcasing contributions from some of the most exciting creators working in the industry today.

Comics aimed at girls were once a boom industry, supporting dozens of titles and boasting sales of hundreds of thousands of copies a week.

Published in the 1970s and ‘80s, Tammy and Jinty covered almost every facet of girls’ lives – school, sports, friendship, rivalry, romance, the apocalypse, ghosts, witchcraft, parallel universes, aliens and everything in between!

Tammy & Jinty Remixed pays tribute to this history while also blazing a new trail for the future where comics are for everyone, as writers and artists take old comics and characters as their starting point and reimagine them, or create brand new worlds.

The collection features work from established and exciting new voices in comics, including Rachael Ball (Guardian best graphic novelist 2015), Rachael Smith (Quarantine Comix), Ramzee (British Comics Awards Nominee 2016), Lisa Henke, Yishan Li (Swing), Dani (Coffin Bound), V.V. Glass (Doctor Who), and Elkys Nova (Roy of the Rovers).

From sports drama through romance and action, this collection highlights the breadth and depth of British comics for girls’ – dubbed ‘British Manga’ by comics scholars – with strips such as football drama Rocky Race, thriller Boarding School, superhero saga The Return of Cat Girl, and an update of rags-to-fame ballet drama Bella at the Bar.

This collection also includes exclusive new interviews and features, plus reprints of classic strips including the fan favourite Cat Girl.

ISBN: 9781781089316
Release date: 10 Jun 2021
Price: £12.99
Pages: 112
Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 259×187mm

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Pre-order Adam Eterno – A Hero For All Time!

From the high seas of 1770 to the Western Front in 1916, follow Adam Eterno’s earliest adventures from the pages of Thunder!

The new collection of the tragic, action-filled saga of the eternal man, Adam Eterno, is now available to pre-order!

Available in standard papoerback from all good retailers, the limited edition hardcover is available exclusively from the Treasury of British Comics and 2000 AD webshops.

In a cellar beneath Tudor London, Adam watches as his master, the great alchemist Erasmus Hemlock, achieves his life’s goal – creating the ‘Elixir of Life’!

Resentful for his years of slavish devotion, Adam swallows the legendary potion – and with his dying breath Hemlock curses him with immortality! Unless Adam is struck over the head with a solid gold object, he is “doomed to wander through the labyrinths of time…!”.

Created by Chris Lowder (Judge Dredd) and editor Jack LeGrand with artist Tom Kerr (Kelly’s Eye), Adam Eterno is one of the legendary characters of mid-20th Century British comics. Written by Tom Tully (Roy of the Rovers), the stories in this collection are beautifully illustrated with black and white art by Solano Lopez (Janus Stark), Colin Page (Billy’s Boots) and Tom Kerr.

Collecting the original stories from Thunder 17 October 1970-13 March 1971 and the Thunder Annual from 1972, 1973 and 1974, this is a unique collection of a unique character from the golden age of British comics!

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