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Recent Releases: September - December 2010

SEPTEMBER 2010

ABC Warriors: The Volgan War by Pat Mills & Clint Langley.
Rebellion ISBN 978-1906735456, 16 September 2010, 96pp, £14.99.
The countdown to Zippo's execution has started! Only the ABC Warriors can stop their comrade from being melted down by the ruthless G Men. If that wasn't bad enough, the Warriors are also set to be betrayed by another member willing to follow Volkhan and his destructive cause. And just who is the mysterious resistance figure known as the 'Urban Fox'?
__Pat Mills is the creator and first editor of 2000 AD. For the Galaxy's Greatest Comic, he is the writer and co-creator of ABC Warriors, Finn, Flesh, Nemesis the Warlock and Slaine. He also developed Judge Dredd and helped write one of the early Dredd serials, 'The Cursed Earth.' Clint Langley began his 2000 AD career with the fully painted artwork of his co-created series Dinosty and he has also illustrated Judge Dredd, Nemesis The Warlock, Outlaw, Sinister Dexter and Tales of Telguuth. As well as working for 2000 AD Clint has produced covers for Games Workshop and Marvel publications and is the winner of the 2007 Inquest Gamer Fan Awards for Best Artist.
The Best of Alex 2010 by Charles Peattie & Russell Taylor.
Prion ISBN 978-1853757839, 2 September 2010, 88pp, £9.99.

The Canterville Ghost (Original Text) by Oscar Wilde; adapted by Sean Michael Wilson, Steve Bryant & Jason Millet.
Classical Comics ISBN 978-1906332273, September 2010, 132pp, £9.99.
The Canterville Ghost (Quick Text) by Oscar Wilde; adapted by Sean Michael Wilson, Steve Bryant & Jason Millet.
Classical Comics ISBN 978-1906332280, September 2010, 132pp, £9.99.
This is the classic novel brought to life in full colour! Wilde's clever parody provides an entertaining twist on the traditional gothic horror story. A materialistic American family moves into the English mansion of Canterville Chase, much to the annoyance of the resident ghost! This brilliant and often overlooked story is a wonderful commentary on how Wilde saw 'free' America challenging 'traditional' England—all under the guise of a charming, heartwarming and comical book.
Giles The Collection 2011 by Carl Giles.
Hamlyn ISBN 978-0600621195, 6 September 2010, 160pp, £7.99.
Giles has long been recognised as one of the most unique and talented satirists of the post-war years. With over 15,000 of his cartoons in the Express archives, GilesThe Collection 2011 continues the treasured tradition of his artistry, bringing together 150 of his most humorous and perceptive illustrations in a brand new annual that is guaranteed to leave his loyal readers laughing and reminiscing for hours. Spanning a number of decades and subjects including family life, transport, the Law and holidays, this time-tested tome is a must for every Giles fan.
Judge Dredd Tour of Duty: The Backlash by John Wagner, Colin Macneil, Carl Critchlow & Kev Walker.
Rebellion ISBN 978-1907519239, 16 September 2010, 224pp, £17.99.
Mega-City One: the future metropolis bustling with life and every crime imaginable. Keeping order are the Judges, a stern police force acting as judge, jury and executioner. Toughest of all is Judge Dredd. He is the law! Having instigated a change to the Mutant Laws in Mega-City One, Judge Dredd and Chief Judge Hershey find themselves at odds with fellow Judges and the majority of the city's citizens. Enter Dan Francisco; TV star and Judge of the people, who steps up to challenge Hershey's authority. His victory could mean big changes to the lives of all mutants currently residing in the Big Meg.
Matt: The Best of 2010 by Matthew Pritchett.
Orion ISBN 978-1409103752, 30 September 2010, 96pp, £6.99.
Nobody does it better...From the regularly absurd world of politics, to sport, from the beleaguered heath service to seemingly endless transport traumas, and that old favourite, the weather, Matt takes a unique and wonderfully entertaining look at life, giving it a brighter, funnier twist. 'Every day a witty, sharp gem of social comment...his brilliant work is the yardstick by which the rest are judged'—Terry Wogan; 'That rare thing: a daily cartoonist who never fails'—The Times.
Maw Broons Kitchen Notebook.
Waverley Books ISBN 978-1849340366, 20 September 2010, 144pp, £4.99.
New and original material in Maw Broon's Kitchen Notebook - this new notebook is the perfect gift at a great price. It contains variations of Maw's best recipes from her four cookbooks, with new recipes for shortbread, tablet, soups etc, plus kitchen organising secrets and lots of original funny material from Maw, Scotland's favourite matriarch. The notebook also contains some blank pages for your own notes.

Monkey Nuts by The Etherington Brothers.
David Fickling Books ISBN 978-0385619066, 2 September 2010.
Welcome to the Isla de Monstera, home of the world's only tap-dancing, banana-loving, rust-fighting, coconut-talking, crime-busting organisation... MONKEY NUTS! In their very first adventure, Sid, Rivet and Chief Tuft are forced to do battle against a horde of random oddballs and weirdos. When a mysterious signal begins to drive the local loonies into a crazy rage, the Monkey Nuts team have no choice but to grab their masks and get heroic! Monster-catching action from the DFC Libray!

Punch Goes to War edited by Helen Walasek.
Prion ISBN 978-1853757693, 2 September 2010, 256pp, £25.00.
Historian Asa Briggs commented that "Punch" through the Second World War recaptures the mood of the period perhaps more evocatively than any other source. And "Punch"'s renowned cartoons, above all, reveal the flavour of the era to present-day readers—bringing to life the restrictions, foibles and fears of wartime Britain. Gas masks, blackouts, evacuation, identity cards, air raids, rationing, Digging For Victory, Land Girls and Wrens, "Punch" depicted the British as they Kept Calm and Carried On. "Punch Goes to War" is an entertaining and nostalgic look at the British during one of the most stirring eras of our recent past and is a uniquely accessible historical document. 2010 represents the 70th anniversary of Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain and the beginning of the "Blitz", all of which feature prominently in the book.
Vern and Lettuce by Sarah McIntyre.
David Fickling Books ISBN 978-0385619073, 30 September 2010.
Welcome to Pickle Rye, home of best friends Lettuce the rabbit and Vern the sheep. Join them for baking, birthdays, bunny-sitting and a quest for fame in the big city! Vern and Lettuce reach for the stars, but danger is lurking just beneath their feet... Furry escapades from the DFC Library.

OCTOBER 2010

Andy Capp Annual 2011 by Reg Smythe.
Titan Books ISBN 978-1848568754, 29 October 2010, £7.99.
Created by Reg Smythe in 1957, "Andy Capp" became one of the most popular British newspaper comic strips. Jobless Andy creates havoc for his long-suffering wife Flo, spending most of his time in the pub playing darts and snooker, or getting into fights on the football pitch. This new, full-colour collection is packed with hundreds of Andy Capp strips from the "Daily" and "Sunday Mirror Archives".

The Best of Mac: The Political Years by Stan McMurty.
Portico ISBN 978-1907554056, 4 October 2010, 128pp, £9.99.
Best-selling Daily Mail cartoonist Mac's collections have made the British public giggle for more years than we care to remember. For the first time, this volume of his political cartoons draws from over ten years of MAC's most memorable drawings. Relive the most controversial and memorable news stories from the past few years with MAC's unmistakeable style and incisive, acerbic wit. Bound to raise many laughs, The Best of MAC: The Political Years captures highlights such as George Dubya's 'War on Terror' in full, the credit crunch and of course all the old chestnuts—financial irregularity, failing schools and hospitals, binge drinking and sex scandals.
The Best of The Victor edited by Maurice Heggie.
Prion ISBN 978-1853758003, 4 October 2010, 176pp, £16.99.
"The Victor" was launched by DC Thomson in 1961. Its distinctive colour covers, front and back, carried an explosive action story of true wartime heroism. On opening the comic boys were immediately struck by the robust feel of the strip artwork and the absolute 'Best of Britain' flavour that came from the mix of characters. In the early years The Victor had a backbone of four heroes: "Tough of the Track", "Alf Tupper"; "Flight Sergeant Matt Braddock"; "Morgyn the Mighty", the strongest man in the world; and wealthy footballer Gorgeous Gus. The Victor's unique mix of adventure, war and sport was phenomenally successful. The "Victor no. 1" sold 497,786 copies, and by 1965 the comic's weekly circulation broke the half million mark. It had become a national institution that lasted for over 30 years. Ebay continues to do brisk back-issue business, with new sales coming online every week.
Chloe and Co. by Gray Joliffe & Mike Shackleton
Hamlyn ISBN 978-0600621188, 4 October 2010, 256pp, £7.99.
Enjoyed by readers of the "Daily Mail" for over 10 years, "Up and Running" observes the endeavours of the gorgeous but dippy Chloe and her neurotic friends as they stumble through the pitfalls of dating and watch the world go by from their comically-cynical perspective. Having entertained millions of readers in one of the country's most popular newspapers, this compilation of 200 of the funniest cartoons from the "Daily Mail" archives is guaranteed to amuse both fans and Chloe-newcomers alike.
Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future: A Biography by Daniel Tatarsky.
Orion ISBN 978-0752888965, 28 October 2010, 256pp, £14.99.
Dan Dare, pilot of the future, was the creation of Frank Hampson, a young artist who cut his teeth on Meccano Magazine. Beginning in April 1950, Dan Dare was the lead strip in the hugely successful Eagle magazine. The strip would only run to a couple of pages, but stories (and their weekly cliffhangers) could run for over a year. The majority of the strips involved Dan, a suave, natural leader, doing battle with all manner of alien lifeform to preserve the future wellbeing of Earth. Hampson's bold use of colour and figurative style (he used real-life models) were groundbreaking in post-war austerity Britain. In Dare Dare, the Biography, Daniel Tatarsky, with the entire Eagle archive open to him, researches the adventures of Dan Dare (and his co-pilots), and brings Britain's favourite space hero to life. Talking to the original writers and illustrators, Tatarsky tells the story of Dare and Eagle magazine, and paints a portrait of a nation emerging from world war II, ready for life on other planets.

Fiends of the Eastern Front by Gerry Finley-Day & Carlos Ezquerra / David Bishop & Colin McNeil.
Rebellion ISBN 978-1907519246, 14 October 2010, 96pp, £9.99.
West Berlin, 1980, and workmen make a grisly discovery in a derelict building—the skeletal remains of Wehrmacht soldier Hans Schmitt clutching his diary. The story he tells in his journal is one of terrible creatures lurking on the Eastern Front during World War Two—of the shadowy Rumanian Captain Constanta and his evil platoon feasting on the living blood of their prey. Can Schmitt warn his comrades before more fall victim to the vampiric hordes?
__Also features the never before collected 2006 sequel Stalingrad by former 2000 AD editor David Bishop and all-star artist Colin McNeil.

Fred Basset 2010-2011 by Alex Graham.
Summersdale ISBN 978-1849530831, 4 October 2010, 112pp, £5.99.
Britains best-loved canine cartoon hero returns in another annual collection from the Daily Mail's popular Fred Basset strip. Wheather he's stealing unattended food, leaving doggy footprints on the carpet or chasing the neighbour's cat, Fred's antics and his astute observations on humans will keep you entertained for hours.
Him From the Viz by Simon Donald.
Tonto Books ISBN 978-1907183119, 7 October 2010, 336pp, £16.99.
Simon Donald re-invented the Great British sense of humour, aged just fifteen. He was a founder of the sales-phenomenon Viz comic, setting up the magazine in 1979 with his brother Chris from a bedroom in Newcastle. He worked on its editorial team for twenty-four years. Staying with Viz four years longer than his brother, Simon left the magazine in 2003, before becoming a stand-up comedian. This is the story of an extremely colourful life. It tells of Viz's staggering rise from a modest fanzine selling to 150 people at punk gigs in Newcastle pubs, to outselling every magazine in Britain's newsagents with only two exceptions; the Radio Times and the TV Times, and all in a period of just ten years. But it's not just the story of how Viz itself was born, it's not just the real-life stories behind what inspired its characters, and it's not a simple Geordie-made-good rags-to-riches story. This is also a very personal story: Simon faced many private challenges growing up in a rocky family home torn by hardship, illness and loss. Both sides of his remarkable story are told here for the first time. This is the story of a life with some amazing highs and lows. Scoring a goal for Pele, being thrown off live breakfast TV, owning nine virtually identical cars (at the same time) the violent school riot, Noel Gallagher's connection to Sid the Sexist, tabloid headlines after a nightmare awards dinner, smashing all Viz's awards with a golf club and four years of madness on the road with a rock 'n' roll band. 

The History of Girls' Comics by Susan Brewer.
Remember When ISBN 978-1844680726, 240pp, £13.99.
Susan Brewer taps into the nostalgic women s market for comics from their childhood Jackie, Girl s Own, Bunty etc, from the early days in Victorian England to teen mags and TV-related comics, including Teletubbies and CBeebies. The book will also cover partworks such as the highly collectable Vicky and other collectables, including annuals, covermounts and giveaways and toys and games tie-ins, including board games. Both collectables and nostalgic, this will appeal to the late twenty-fifties market the Golden Age of Comics date from the 1950-70s and, whilst there has been plenty on boy s comics with their superheroes and action men, the girls market has been surprisingly neglected but is highly collectables. Susan Brewer is an expert in toys and children s collectables.
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Mo-Bot High by Neill Cameron.
David Fickling Books ISBN 978-0385619080, 28 October 2010, 80pp, £9.99.
Asha’s new school is insane. Everyone has giant robots that launch out of their mobile phones! She’s only been there five minutes when the school bully challenges her to a fight. So now it’s not just about figuring out who’s cool and who isn’t. She has to learn to pilot her Mo-bot. And fast. But while Asha gets to grips with her Mo-bot’s moves and customises her DMC, she’s being watched… Her piloting skills are about to be put to the ultimate test, and there’s nothing her new friends can do to help. Thrilling titanic battles from the DFC Library.
Oor Wullie's Dungarees Book for Boys.
Waverley Books ISBN 978-1849340335, 21 October 2010, 192pp, £9.99.
Oor Wullie's Dungarees Book for Boys is the book that keeps Wullie in his shed with the gang hut shared with Fat Boab, Wee Eck and Soapy Soutar. Handy notes on things like how tae make a balloon rocket, and secret codes, and things about worms.
Requiem Vampire Knight Vol.3: Dragon Bites and Hellfire Club by Pat Mills & Ledroit.
Panini UK ISBN 978-1846534577, 21 October 2010, 112pp, £11.99.
Resurrection, a dark and twisted world where evil souls are reborn as monsters. When Heinrich Augsburg, a German officer fighting on the Eastern front, is killed, he finds himself revborn into this corrupt reality as one of the vampire elite. Renamed Requiem, he explores the bizarre world of Resurrection and its terrifying vampire society, all the while looking for his lost love and one hope of redemption.
Requiem Vampire Knight Vol.4: The Convent of the Sisters of Blood and The Queen of Dead Souls by Pat Mills & Ledroit.
Panini UK ISBN 978-1846534584, 21 October 2010, 112pp, £11.99.
Rupert Classics 1966 [Facsimile]
Egmont ISBN 978-1405253529, 4 October 2010, 120pp, £25.00.
Features classic stories, much-loved characters and activities.
Viz: The Five Knuckle Shuffle.
Dennis Publishing ISBN 978-1907232916, 1 October 2010, 96pp, £10.99.
"Viz"'s latest annual is a 160-page bumper hopper of fun, overflowing with the best bits from issues 162 to 171 of Britain's favourite award-winning toilet grin-mag. "Viz" has an immensely loyal readership, and sales of the annual have increased over the last 3 years. This year's edition will be advertised within the comic, and throughout the rest of the Dennis magazine portfolio

Zombo: Can I Eat You Please? by Al Ewing & Henry Flint.
Rebellion ISBN 978-190751925-3, October 2010.
When Flight 303 en route to Epsilon-6 orbital station crash lands on the lethal deathworld of Chronos, all is not looking well for the thirty-three surviving passengers. Enter ZOMBO; a top secret government experiment: part zombie, part human ghoul, with a taste for living flesh. Will our friendly (yet crude) hero be able to save the passengers from a hideously painful death? And how will he cope with the sudden fame hoisted upon him by the Suicide Boys community, and a TV talent show that needs new thrills?

NOVEMBER 2010

100 Months by John Hicklenton.
Cutting Edge ISBN 978-0956544520, 11 November 2010, 200pp, £19.99. Cover by John Hicklenton
Johnny Hicklenton was one of Britain's leading comic book artists, who took his own life in March 2010 with the assistance of Dignitas in Zurich. 100 Months is an apocalyptic parable of environmental devastation written and drawn in fore knowledge of his own impending death. An intense, hallucinatory story with overtones of Dostoevsky's 'Legend of the Grand Inquisitor' and artwork of breathtaking intensity, it is the crowning achievement of a brilliant career, a true graphic novel that engages ultimate themes of life, death and salvation. Controversial, haunting and tortured in all senses, it will inevitably fuel debate around the issues of taking one's own life. Includes a foreword by Pat Mills.
500 Manga Villains & Heroes by Yishan Li.
Ilex ISBN 978-1905814947, 1 November 2010, 528pp, £14.99.
Manga is now well established as one of the worlds most popular genres of illustrated books. Many millions of readers, all over the world, thrill to the exploits of heroic boys and girls, monstrous villains, brave warriors, robots, monsters and aliens. Many of these readers are inspired to create their own Manga art and stories, using one of the many available digital arts programs. 500 Manga Villains and Heroes is the third title in Ilexs successful 500 series for digital manga artists. The CD contains custom-drawn layered files which can be used by leading graphics programs: the characters can be used by amateurs and professionals alike to populate their stories. The book acts as a visual catalogue, offering colouring suggestions and advice on integrating the figures into your work. With royalty-free art from one of professional mangas most exciting names, this is sure to be an essential resource for todays mangaka.
Charley's War: The Great Mutiny by Pat Mills & Joe Colquhoun.
Titan Books ISBN 978-1848567412, 9 November 2010, 112pp, £14.99.
In September 1917, Charley is caught up in the mutiny by troops against harsh treatment at Etaples and faces divided loyalties as the rebellion gathers pace. Eventually, back on the front line, he faces death once more as a stretcher bearer. Rich in the detailed minutiae of the terror-punctuated existence of a Tommy, this seventh volume of Charley's War features a brand new introduction and directors commentary by Pat Mills, plus exclusive bonus content examining the Mutiny that inspired the acclaimed and controversial BBC TV series The Monocled Mutineer.
The Complete Al's Baby by John Wagner & Carlos Ezquerra.
Rebellion ISBN 978-1906735494, November 2010, 240pp, £17.99. Cover by Carlos Ezquerra
The mobsters govern the city of Chi-Town and the toughest of the tough is Al Bestardi, also known as Al the Beast. Al gets an offer he can't refuse and the hardest hitman in town has to get pregnant. Machine guns mix with morning sickness in a classic comedy sci-fi tale from the pages of 2000 AD!
The Life and Works of Alfred Bestell by Caroline G. Bott [90th anniversary edition].
Bloomsbury ISBN 978-1408814062, 6 November 2010, 352pp, £25.00.
The result of many years careful and painstaking research, the author has pieced together the life of her godfather Alfred Bestall, who illustrated Rupert Bear in the Daily Express almost uninterruptedly for 30 years. The artwork was bequeathed by Fred Bestall to the author with the words - 'you will probably want to make a bonfire of this' - which would have been a tragedy. Caroline Bott has lovingly collected together and catalogued Fred Bestall's work, which ranges from incisive cartoons for 'Punch' to romantic, dreamy watercolours, as well of course as his Rupert Bear illustrations. Caroline was also bequeathed his diaries, from which, alongside letters, photographs and other archive material, she has drawn together his life. What emerges is a gentle, very generous man, who was loved by all who met him. His diaries include his experiences in the First World War, and his travel diaries include remarkable journeys to Egypt as well as those of his beloved Wales. His fans are as diverse as Sir Paul McCartney (who has written the foreword), Prince Charles, Terry Jones, Terence Stamp, Richard Rogers and Sir Hugh Casson. A piece of pure nostalgia and a slice of time gone by that will enchant all those who pick it up.
Meltdown Man by Alan Hebden & Massimo Belardinelli.
Rebellion ISBN 978-1907519291, 11 November 2010, 240pp, £13.99.
Whilst on a mission in the Persian Gulf, SAS Sergeant Nick Stone is blasted by a nuclear explosion into the future, where the last remaining humans, such as the predatory Leeshar, rule over the eugenically-modified animal castes known as 'Yujees'. Accompanied by catgirl Liana, bullman T-Bone and the vicious cobra King Seth, Stone has discovered that this bizarre world is his own - the continent he roams being South America, its poles mysteriously inverted.
The Rupert Companion by Ian Robinson.
Egmont Books ISBN  978-1405253307, 1 November 2010, 128pp, £25.00.
A complete history of Rupert Bear, this beautifully presented book is the fascinating story of how one little bear became a national treasure. It begins with Rupert's first appearance in "The Express" newspaper and charts his journey to the present day, paying particular attention to the writers and artists who have brought him to life over the years. In his ninetieth year, Rupert Bear is still one of the most popular characters in literature, beloved by generations of children. This book gives a unique insight into the secrets of his success.
DECEMBER 2010

Captain Britain Vol. 5: End Game by Alan Moore, Jamie Delano & Alan Davis.
Panini UK ISBN 978-1846534591, 6 December 2010, 256pp, £15.99.
Captain Britain returns once more, as he battles the terror of the ultimate superhero slayer, the Fury, as well as the Crazy Gang and Gatecrasher and her Technet. The Lion of London also contends with the machinations of the vile Vixen and a final showdown with Slaymaster! Plus, his adventures transport him to an alternative universe where he encounters a dark, twisted version of himself.
Chopper: Surf's Up by John Wagner, Garth Ennis, Colin McNeil, John Higgins et al.
Rebellion ISBN 978-1907519277, December 2010, 240pp, £14.99.
Chopper has come a long way from being a wall-scrawling juve in Mega-City One. Having mastered the art of Sky Surfing, Chopper became a hero of the people by winning Supersurf 7 and escaping the Judges to compete in Supersurf 10. But a narrow defeat to Jug McKenzie and a close encounter with Judge Dredd sent Chopper out into the Radback. Now he’s back and intent on re-claiming his title and keeping his freedom.
Grandville Mon Amour by Bryan Talbot.
Jonathan Cape ISBN 978-0224090001, 2 December 2010. 104pp, £16.99.
The Badger is back! Set three weeks after the finale of Grandville, Grandville Mon Amour pits Detective Inspector Archie LeBrockof Scotland Yard against an old adversary and ruthless urban guerrilla, Edward “Mad Dog” Mastock - a psychotic serial killer whose shocking escape from his execution by guillotine at the Tower of London begins this fast-paced, Hitchcockian steampunk thriller.
__LeBrock, still racked by remorse for his failure to prevent the death of 'the Divine Sarah' and working outside the law after resigning his post following a blazing row with his superior officer, embarks on a quest to redeem himself by tracking down Mastock and bringing to an end his horrific murder spree. Aided by his adjunct and old friend, Detective Roderick Ratzi, he follows the trail of carnage to Paris. Otherwise known as Grandville, it’s the largest city in a world dominated by France, a city used to violence following the years of terrorist bombings by the extreme fanatic wing of the British resistance during the occupation, the notorious Angry Brigade, of which Mastock was the sadistic leading light. With his customary tenacity, LeBrock stalks his prey through a world populated by anthropomorphic animals, an underclass of humans and automaton robots where advanced steam technology powers everything from hansom cabs to iron flying machines. It’s a trail that leads to the demimonde of Parisian prostitution and an atrocity perpetrated twenty-three years ago.
__With a range of new and fascinating characters and a mix of Holmesian deduction, knowing humour and edge of the seat action, Grandville Mon Amour continues the vein of high-octane adventure begun in the first volume. Can even LeBrock escape the past or do heroes have feet of clay? Follow the badger!
Leviathan by Ian Edginton & D'Israeli.
Rebellion ISBN 978-1907519192, December 2010, 112pp, £13.99.
In 1928, the Leviathan, the largest cruise liner,the world had ever seen, was launched, bound for,New York, with a crew and pas- senger complement,totalling nearly 30,000 people. It was never seen,again. Twenty years later, one of the remaining,passengers, Detective Sergeant Lament, begins to,investigate the mystery at the liner's heart. What,he discovers will change his world forever and might just bring the Leviathan home...

Tomorrow Revisited. A celebration of the life and art of Frank Hampson by Alastair Crompton.
PS Art Books ISBN 978-1848631212, December 2010, 214pp,
PS Art Books ISBN 978-1848631229, December 2010, 278pp, £
Tomorrow Revisited is a wholly rewritten and updated version of 'The Man Who Drew Tomorrow' by Alastair Crompton, which tells the story of how Frank Hampson created Dan Dare, the shocking truth about why he left Eagle, and his career in later life. The book is crammed with superb examples of Hampson's best work, printed in full colour from original art boards, so you can see all the amazing detail and painstaking backgrounds Hampson was so good at creating. When he had completed 'The Road of Courage', Hampson went on to create seven other strip cartoon characters, intended for Eagle. Now these amazing strips are printed for the first time, together with backgrounds of how they were drawn and some of the intended story-lines. Tomorrow Revisited also contains sketches from Hampson's notebooks, and some of the many hundreds of photos he took to help him create the strip.

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