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Newton Comics - The Rise & Fall: eBook Available Now

Finally it's here.  The long awaited full history of Newton Comics, the Australian publisher of the 1970s, complete with scans of every single comic that was issued and a plethora of rarely seen collectibles, most of which have never been seen since they were published, and a host of previously unseen and unearthed documents. Features an introduction by noted Australian comic book historian Kevin Patrick and an afterword by long time Newton Comic collector and author Robert Thomas.

In this book you'll read how a maverick publisher, Maxwell Newton, was able to get the license to publish Marvel Comics by stealth in the 1970s. You'll read how the comic book line started, how successful it was and how it all fell apart with spectacular results.  This is a story that anyone who has an interest in comic books - especially Marvel Comics and publishing needs to read. It's a story that has never been told in it's entirety before, even people who were at Marvel at the time …

Norm Breyfogle Stroke Fund - Donate Now

As people who read this blog would be aware by now, my good friend and legendary Batman artist Norm Breyfogle suffered a stroke last week.  As he lives in America his medical costs are through the roof.  Right now all his life savings are being pumped into making sure he recovers fully, but it's not enough - more is needed.

Norm's brother, Kevin, has set up a page to raise funds for Norm's on-going rehabilitation.  If you've ever read a comic, or like art then go and donate.  If you're an artist then grab some art, throw it onto eBay or elsewhere, sell it and donate the proceeds to Norm.  And you should do this.  I've known Norm for over ten years now and I know for a fact that each and every time he's been asked to donate for a fundraiser for an artist, a writer or anyone really, he's been there.  He's given art freely, he's drawn sketches, offered commissions and donated valuable pages in order to help his fellow human beings.  He's given…

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