24 September. Miracleman Annual launches Marvel's line of new Miracleman yarns. The annual, released on New Year's Eve, will feature strips by Grant Morrison & Joe Quesada and Pete Milligan and Mike Allred, the latter a take on the old Marvelman Family.
4 September. Morris Heggie, Euan Kerr, Alan Digby, editors of Dandy, Beano and Beezer, appear on the BBC show Arena. The programme, which dates from 1988, also features George Moonie, another Beano editor.
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Monday, December 31, 2012
Bear Alley Books Bestsellers 2012
I'm pleased to say that Bear Alley Books has managed to increase the number of books sold in 2012, increasing sales over 2011 by around 60%. We're not talking massive sales – only one book sold more than 50 copies during the year – but at least we're heading in the right direction. As the newspapers are full of the bestsellers of the year I thought I'd compile my own bestsellers listing of Bear Alley's thirteen books.
AVAILABLE NOW! Countdown to TV Action Click here for details and payment options. "The perfect compliment to my set of Countdown/TV Action" - Graham Bleathman. "A wonderful trip down memory lane. Recommended" - Paul Simpson, Sci-Fi Bulletin "If you read Countdown as a child, you'll be fascinated by this account of its making ... indispensable." - John Freeman, Down the Tubes "The definitive history of the title" - Lew Stringer, Blimey!
Lion King of Picture Story Papers Click here to order "It's a great read in itself and has sent me back to the Lion comic to re-read some of my childhood favourites. The pictures are reproduced crystal clearly and even this old man can read the original art ... It's a gorgeous book and if we are snow-bound as the media has been saying for weeks, I have plenty to keep me amused this chilly January weekend!" - Norman Boyd.
Sexton Blake Annual 1941 Click here to order "If you've been meaning to give Sexton Blake's adventures a try, this would be a great place to start. I've seen the actual annuals go on Ebay for three or four hundred bucks, so this is definitely a bargain too." - Singular Points.
Peter Jackson's London Is Stranger Than Fiction Click here to order ""The original books have been highly collectable for many years now, but finally they’ve been republished in a single volume from Bear Alley Books ... for the ridiculously reasonable price of £14.99. Do yourself a favour. " Christopher Fowler.