24th Jan2024

Comics Interview: Dissected – Issue #9

by Ian Wells

Up Front & Letters DAK uses some of the Up Front space in this issue to publish more letters. It’s all to do with this being the end of CI’s first year and everyone involved is in a mood to celebrate. The letters are basically singing the praises of a job well done and it […]

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18th Oct2023

A Memoriam In Four Colours: Keith Giffen

by Ian Wells

Last week sadly and rather suddenly we lost the great Keith Giffen. There will only ever be one Keith Giffen. He was a creator who as writer and artist has left behind a legacy of amazing comics. He had runs on comics, that are legendary. Runs that inspired the next generation. Runs that reinvented the […]

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20th Sep2023

Wolverine Wednesday #65

by Ian Wells

Unfortunately I had some trouble getting all my comics on time this month to review them. On the positive, that means there will be a bumper review instalment next time round and there are some really good things to be unpack! I didn’t want to go a month without A Wolverine Wednesday so I thought […]

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16th Jun2023

A Memoriam In Four Colours: John Romita

by Ian Wells

It is with great sadness that the final bell has tolled for Ring-a-ding Romita. It brings to an end a distinguished career in comics that has seen it all. From Romance, to war and the biggest heroes around. As he pulls his chair up to the great drawing board in the sky we look back […]

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07th Jun2023

Preview: Titan Comic’s next Rivers of London installment ‘Here Be Dragons’

by Phil Wheat

Here’s your first look at fully coloured, interior pages for Here Be Dragons – the next phase of Rivers of London comics, set in the world of the bestselling novel series. For this upcoming series, comic series writers Ben Aaronovitch (Rivers of London) and Andrew Cartmel (The Vinyl Detective) are joined by BAFTA-nominated scriptwriter, and […]

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18th Apr2023

Comics Interview: Dissected – Issue #3

by Ian Wells

Welcome to the latest instalment of a brand-new feature here on Nerdly, where one of our comic gurus, Ian Wells, delves into comics history and dissects Comics Interview, the long-running journal of interviews and criticism from David Anthony Kraft. A Yak with DAK In his opening editorial this week David uses the space to talk […]

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24th Jun2022

eBuying Comics: Week 78

by Ian Wells

This week I am taking a look at the steps one needs to take to become a fully-fledged comic book speculator. I want to stress this is purely a research piece, speculators have already killed the comic book marketplace once before and maybe they are dangerously close to doing it again? They are the scourge […]

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20th Jun2022

A Memoriam in Four Colours: Tim Sale

by Ian Wells

Last week we lost Tim Sale, at this time my condolences are with his family and friends… He has pulled his seat up to the great drawing board in the sky much too soon. On a personal level, the work of Tim Sale greatly influenced my early days of collecting comics. Firstly I remember in […]

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10th May2022

A Memoriam In Four Colours: George Perez

by Ian Wells

“George’s vision and attention to detail were unparalleled and made devout readers into fans and fans into super fanatics.” – Jim Lee Just because we knew this day was eventually coming doesn’t make it any less sad. I can’t even begin to imagine what George Perez, his wife, family and friends have gone through these […]

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05th May2022

A Memoriam In Four Colours: Neal Adams

by Ian Wells

Legend. Pioneer. Innovator. Influencer. These are all admirable words to describe Neal Adams, but I think there is one that is all-encompassing of the man and the talent and that word is; Giant. In one of the first Wizard magazines I read they were doing a retrospective on his Batman work. The piece opened by […]

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29th Apr2022

Titan Comics launch Kamen Rider and Astro Boy books as part of manga imprint!

by Phil Wheat

Titan Manga (new imprint from Titan Comics) is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Stonebot to publish Kamen Rider Kuuga and Atom: The Beginning manga series. The partnership will also include a brand-new originated comic series based on the Tokusatsu TV series Kamen Rider Zero-One (currently on Shout! Factory in the US). Written by […]

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22nd Apr2022

First look at Titan Comics new Dan Slott-penned ‘Doctor Who: Special 2022’

by Phil Wheat

Here’s a a sneak peek at Doctor Who: Special 2022, written by Eisner Award-Winner Dan Slott (Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, She-Hulk), and art by Christopher Jones (Young Justice), and Matthew Dow Smith (Hellboy, Bad Luck Chuck). Eisner Award-Winner Dan Slott’s Doctor Who Comics debut sees Martha Jones spin three sensational yarns about the Tenth Doctor in […]

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04th Feb2022

eBuying Comics: Week 72

by Ian Wells

This past weekend I attended my first comic con since 2019. In fact it was my first visit to the London Comic Mart since 2017! The one thing I immediately noticed was my fingers were well out of practice at nimbly working my through the long boxes. The good news is that the event seemed […]

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13th Oct2021

Wolverine Wednesday #47

by Ian Wells

Wolverine #17 Writer: Benjamin Percy | Artist: Adam Kubert | Colourists: Frank Martin & Espen Grundetjern | Letters: Cory Petit This issue is the definition of rollercoaster ride. From cover to cover it takes the reader on a ride to the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. This can be applied to both […]

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22nd Sep2021

Wolverine Wednesday #46

by Ian Wells

Wolverine #14-#15 Writer: Benjamin Percy | Artist: Adam Kubert | Colourist: Frank Martin | Letters: Cory Petit In these two issues we were promised the resumption in rivalry between Wolverine and Solem. Instead we get Wolverine facing off against a new character with some ties to Solem which all need to be explained before we […]

15th Jul2021

eBuying Comics: Week 60

by Ian Wells

This week I will be taking an indepth look at two items I will soon be listing for sale. Both listings play into the topic of speculation, but in very different ways. I will look at what makes these comics desirable from a comics point of view and any movie tie-ins. Then I will break […]

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14th Jul2021

Wolverine Wednesday #45

by Ian Wells

Wolverine #13 Writer: Benjamin Percy | Artist: Scot Eaton | Inker: Oren Junior | Colourist: Matthew Wilson | Letters: Cory Petit The Hellfire Gala comes to the pages of Wolverine… and it’s not an easy read! Since X-Men relaunched under the guidance of Hickman I have been trying to stay in touch with all the […]

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10th Jun2021

eBuying Comics: Week 59

by Ian Wells

This week I have very fortunately been given access to the Golden Age level membership for zapkapowcomics.com which I reviewed in Week 55. Also I have a brief interview with Steve of Zapkapow Comics as well. First I have to make an amendment to the last review. I now know how to add/remove single issues […]

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10th May2021

A Memoriam In Four Colours: John Paul Leon

by Ian Wells

This past weekend we lost a well loved and well-respected member of the comics community. John Paul Leon has pulled his chair up to the great drawing board in the sky. Taken way too young at the age of 49 after a battle with cancer. As always with these memoriam pieces I do the out […]

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19th Feb2021

Kaiju return in Marvel’s ‘The Trials of Ultraman’

by Phil Wheat

Following his hit Marvel Comics debut, The Rise of Ultraman, Ultraman’s incredible saga will continue next month in a brand-new series. The Trials of Ultraman will see the return of writers Kyle Higgins and Mat Groom and artist Francesco Manna as they dive even deeper into the fascinating Ultraman mythos. The new installment will pick […]

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23rd Dec2020

Marvel anounce ‘Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade’

by Phil Wheat

Following January’s King in Black: Black Knight, acclaimed writer Simon Spurrier (X-Men Legacy, X-Force) will continue to pen the legend of the Black Knight in a brand-new series. Launching in March, Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade will further expand the fascinating mythology behind the cursed hero and introduce his adventures to a new […]

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23rd Dec2020

Marvel reveal Brett Booth key art for ‘King in Black’

by Phil Wheat

One of the most highly anticipated conflicts in Marvel Comics history arrived earlier this month as Knull, the King in Black and Dark Lord of the symbiotes, descended upon Earth in superstar creative duo Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman’s King in Black #1! But he did not arrive unopposed. As Knull and his legion of […]

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