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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Rebellion buy out Egmont's comics archive

The BBC has a major bit of news for British comics. Rebellion have bought out all the old titles owned by Egmont, including Roy of the Rovers, Battle Picture Weekly, Action, humour comics from Whizzer & Chips to Whoopee!, and girls titles Tammy, Jinty, Misty, Sally, etc.

Rebellion have recently published Monster, reprinting the strips from Scream! and Eagle, and are soon to publish a collection of stories from Misty. They already have a huge back catalogue of collections based on strips from the pages of 2000AD and Judge Dredd Megazine and one hopes that they'll make good use of their newly acquired archive.

According to Rebellion's head of book and comics publishing Ben Smith, "I am delighted we have the opportunity to return these to print and develop new stories based on iconic characters."

I'm sure we'll hear more over the coming days and weeks, but I have to admit that this is exciting news!

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