Comic book festival and conventions are kicking off in the UK from October onwards, with MCM, Thought Bubble and The Lakes amongst the first.
It's Christmas! Well, almost. British comic book shops often operate at the whims of American comic book publishers, printers, distributors, shipping
Boris Johnson has confirmed that, as things now stand, British comic shops can open up again, as semi-normal, from June 15th, We'll see, eh?
Diamond UK will be distributing missing American comics to British comic book shops for sale on May 11th. Bleeding Cool has the scoop.
Normally, British comic book stores receive their weekly comic book delivery from the USA on Tuesdays, to be sold on Wednesdays. This week, I am told,
There is a new digital tax planned for companies operating in Britain but a) it is very small b) hasn't come in yet and c) that was two Chancellor of the Exchequers ago, and we don't know what the new UK Budget will say, But, with the coronavirus and Brexit, that may be a welcome change[...]
In April, U.K. murder mystery Rellik premieres on Cinemax with a premise that should be a little familiar to fans of Christopher Nolan's Memento (or Peter Falk's Columbo): the story begins at the end, and works its way backwards.
and U.K. "When Eleventh Hour Films drew my attention to this extraordinary piece of British and American history it pressed all my buttons and I think it will do the same for a wide audience." – Ahearne Rendlesham is inspired by a reportedly "true" UFO incident at a US air base close to the village of Rendlesham,[...]
And, in Britain, Batman #24 – first and second prints, with complete Catwoman proposal, due to unexplained distribution delays. But it's not just a one-off, it seems. British shops will also be getting a week delay on Aquaman #25, Superman #25 and Harley Quinn #22. Superman and Aquaman especially are anniversary issues for the titles, 40 pages long[...]
There are many things that early adopters have to eat when they pick up new technology. Retail prices before any cuts or discounts is one. However, it
The collapse of the pound sterling against the US dollar as a result of Great Britain's referendum result to leave the European Union, has today had its effect on the price of comic books. Diamond Comic Distributors has informed comic book stores that prices have increased as a result of changes in exchange rates, the first[...]
After batting away a question from Douglas Carswell MP who switched earlier this year from Cameron's Conservative Party to UKIP. After that, Oliver Downden MP asked Cameron, Oliver Downden: The triumphant Star Wars saga began life at Elstree Studios in my constituency, which continues to produce hits such as The Kings Speech and Suffragette. Speaker: Order! Order! The gentlemen[...]
I went to the British Political Cartoonist Of The Year Awards last night. I wasn't nominated (web cartoonists aren't - and that was the only reason,
Often pionoeered in other markets, it was the UK versions in English that took the fancy of US execs and saw the success of the likes of Deal Of No Deal, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, The Weakest Link, Pop Idol (becoming American Idol), Big Brother, Britain's Got Talent, The X-Factor, The Voice and[...]
Britain's Better With Mutants! X-Men Legacy Brings A Very British Solution To The M-Word Problem (Spoilers)
That's basically called Britain's Better With Mutants, echoing the seventies slogan Britain's Better Off With The Conservatives. And here it is, frame by frame. I've come over all patriotic… Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London Currently running the Cats & Cartoonists exhibition, to be followed by Dead Cats, an exhibition of Christian Ward's work. [...]
It ties up valuable public resources that are best reserved for those most deserving. ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF SUICIDE: Please remember that by eliminating yourself you are putting the Great back into Britain And that you are British Care must be taken to not inconvenience anybody Always remember to pin a polite note to your clothes explaining[...]
Bleeding Cool first told you that Black Kiss 2 #1 by Howard Chaykin was going to be more sexually explicit than many had previously thought, then that it
The countdown of numbers took examples from across Britain, and especially London 18 in neon was taken from the sex shops of Soho. 4 The trip down the Thames was incredibly stylised from its mythical start through institutions of Henley, Richmond, the Oxford/Cambridge Boat Race and into London, with the a snatch of the theme tune[...]
More from the British Rob Granito, exhibiting at comic conventions across the UK... and the deviantArt he appears to be swiping then selling as prints...
Dollars per one British Pound. Average of Month. Month Date Forecast Value 50% Correct +/- 80% Correct +/- 0 Apr 2012 1.6000 0.000 0.000 1 May 2012 1.597 0.018 0.040 2 Jun 2012 1.564 0.023 0.052 3 Jul 2012 1.543 0.027 0.061 4 Aug 2012 1.484 0.030 0.067 5 Sep 2012 1.456 0.033 0.073 6 Oct 2012 1.429 0.035 0.078 What will this mean to Britain and the comics industry? Well, firstly, British creators will get paid more A stronger dollar translates into more pounds Which means the US publishers will be more attractive to UK publishers and 2000AD may[...]
Tim Pilcher, ex-editor of DC Comics, and current head of Comic Book Alliance writes for Bleeding Cool, after attending and exhibiting at this weekend's
It is a little ridiculous. (Photo by Roger Gibson) This weekend is the Bristol Comic Expo, the genetic inheritor of the old UKCAC conventions. With guests
The Asterix In Britain/On Her Majesty's Service film (Let's call it Asterix 4 going on) has released it's first trailer. Yes, it's in French, obviously, what were you expecting? It adapts the original comic, loosely of course Do look for London Market, fish and chip shops, a pub called the Crazy Cow (spongiformly hilarious), a barbers… and[...]
On the influential social network Mumsnet, Jo Bevan has been running the alliterative Bring Back Bunty campaign, aimed at bringing back girls comics onto
After that last article, I need a feel good British comic con story. Caption. It's the longest running comic book convention in the UK. But you won't find
The One Where Wonder Woman Cut Off All The British Guys' Testicles And Let Them Bleed To Death – An Analysis Of Flashpoint #1
All the men… Singing soprano? So they killed all the men in Britain – or at the least, chopped our balls off? And it was Wonder Woman's lot who did it? Geoff, Geoff, I don't know what you're trying to compensate for here but seriously, we're not all after your women Or your work[...]
Three pictures for sunny evening in London. Two days away from the thunderclouds descend as a judgment on high upon an unholy union of two... I'm sorry,
So the Birmingham British International Comic Show may have bitten the dust. But it has been replaced by its twin brother (or possibly sister), the
See what we mean? Should we be even more nervous. Time to fix it. There, that's better.
Adverse weather conditions have led to severe delays for comics shipping this week in the UK. The DC books came over from America early, but that was all.