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The Mighty World of Marvel #1: The very first Marvel UK title published in 1972.
The Mighty World of Marvel #1: The very first Marvel UK title published in 1972.

Marvel UK was an imprint of Marvel Comics formed in 1972 to reprint US produced stories for the British weekly comic market, though it later did produce original material by British creators such as Alan Moore, John Wagner, Dave Gibbons, Steve Dillon and Grant Morrison. Image File history File links Mwom1. ... Image File history File links Mwom1. ... Marvel Comics is an American comic book line published by Marvel Entertainment, Inc. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... Alan Moore (born November 18, 1953, in Northampton) is an English writer most famous for his work in comics, including the acclaimed graphic novels Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell. ... John Wagner is a comics writer who has also written under the pseudonyms John Howard, T.B. Grover, Mike Stott, Keef Ripley, Rick Clark and Brian Skuter, among others. ... Screenshot of Beneath a Steel Sky, backgrounds courtesy of Dave Gibbons. ... Steve Dillon is a British comic book artist. ... Grant Morrison (born January 31, 1960, Glasgow) is a Scottish comic book writer and artist. ...


It now forms part of Panini Comics. Panini Comics is a comic book publisher that publishes comic books in Brazil, France, Italy, Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom. ...

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Publishing history

1970s

Reprints of American Marvel material had been published in the UK during the 1960s by Odhams Press under their Power Comics imprint. Titles such as Smash! and Fantastic featured a mix of Marvel reprint material (such as the Fantastic Four ) and original non-Marvel work. This lasted till 1969 when the last superhero strip was removed from Smash!, leaving no Marvel titles being reprinted in the UK at all. Cover of the fourth issue of Terrific, dating from 6 May 1967 Power Comics was an imprint of British comics publisher Odhams Press that was particularly notable for its use of material reprinted from American Marvel Comics. ... Smash! was a weekly British comic, published first by Odhams Press and then by IPC Media. ... Fantastic was a weekly British comic published by Odhams Press under the Power Comics imprint. ... The Fantastic Four is Marvel Comics flagship comic book superhero team, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and debuting in The Fantastic Four #1 (Nov. ...


Seeing a gap in the popular weekly comics market of the UK at the time, Marvel Comics formed their own British publishing arm. Starting with The Mighty World Of Marvel ( commonly shortened to MWOM ) in 1972 they started black and white ( though early issues of MWOM did feature some colour ) reprints of The Hulk, Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four. As is the custom of British weekly titles, the first issue featured a free gift. MWOM #1 featured a Hulk iron on t-shirt transfer. Marvel Comics is an American comic book line published by Marvel Entertainment, Inc. ... The Mighty World of Marvel #1 published in 1972 The Mighty World Of Marvel ( commonly shortened to MWOM ) was Marvel UKs first ever title published in 1972. ... The Incredible Hulk The Hulk, often called The Incredible Hulk, is a Marvel Comics superhero. ... Spider-Man swinging around his hometown, New York City. ... The Fantastic Four is Marvel Comics flagship comic book superhero team, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and debuting in The Fantastic Four #1 (Nov. ...


The title proved to be a huge success and a few months later Spider-Man Comics Weekly was released. Again this carried on reprinted American Spider-Man material originally started in MWOM. The Spider-Man weekly comic would continue until 1985. Spider-Man swinging around his hometown, New York City. ...


During the next few years Marvel UK established themselves (also during this time, Neil Tennant was employed as editor) as a major publisher of weekly comic titles along with D.C Thomson and IPC. However, with the exception of some new covers drawn by Marvel Comics American staff, no original material had yet been produced. Neil Tennant (right) with collaborator Chris Lowe (left) Neil Francis Tennant (born July 10, 1954 in North Shields, Tyne and Wear, England) is an English musician, who, with his colleague Chris Lowe, makes up the successful pop duo, the Pet Shop Boys. ... D. C. Thomson & Co. ... IPC Media is a large British publishing company, mainly producing consumer magazines. ... Marvel Comics is an American comic book line published by Marvel Entertainment, Inc. ...

Captain Britain Weekly #1: The very first originally produced Marvel UK title published in 1976.
Captain Britain Weekly #1: The very first originally produced Marvel UK title published in 1976.

This changed in 1976 when Captain Britain Weekly was launched featuring a hero created for the British market by Chris Claremont and Herb Trimpe. Captain Britain Weekly featured new stories in colour as well as reprints of Nick Fury and Fantastic Four strips as backup. It was initially a success but eventually combined with Marvel UK's Spider-Man reprint title from #39. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (480x650, 89 KB) Summary scan of own copy Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (480x650, 89 KB) Summary scan of own copy Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Captain Britain (Brian Braddock), also briefly known as Britannic, is a Marvel Comics superhero. ... Chris Claremont (born November 30, 1950 in London, England, United Kingdom) is a comic book writer, best known for his 16-year (1976-1991) stint on Uncanny X-Men, during which the series became one of the comic book industrys most successful properties. ... The Incredible Hulk #181 (Nov. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Ultimate Nick Fury. ... The Fantastic Four is Marvel Comics flagship comic book superhero team, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and debuting in The Fantastic Four #1 (Nov. ...


Marvel UK had began publishing a weekly Star Wars title after the film was released in the UK in early 1978. By 1981 it had transformed into a monthly which also published original Star Wars stories by British creators, as well as reprinting American Marvel Comics material. Many, but not all, of these original British stories were reprinted in the 1990s by Dark Horse Comics. The Marvel UK Star Wars comic was published in various formats until 1986. The cover of the 2004 DVD widescreen release of the revamped original Star Wars Trilogy. ... Dark Horse Comics logo Dark Horse Comics is one of the largest independent comic book publishers in the United States, behind dominant publishers Marvel Comics and DC Comics. ...

Super Spider-Man and Captain Britain # 231
Super Spider-Man and Captain Britain # 231

Marvel UK had begun to weaken in this time and it was on a visit to the UK that Stan Lee headhunted Dez Skinn to revamp the ailing company. Giving Skinn freedom to do what he felt best and knowing Skinn had huge experience in British comic publishing, Lee saw Skinn as a British version of himself. Skinn even had his own catchprase in Dez Sez which was inspired by Stan Lee's catchphrases from the 1960s. Image File history File links Ssmcapbrit231. ... Image File history File links Ssmcapbrit231. ... Stan Lee at the 1973 San Diego comic con Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber on December 28, 1922, New York, New York) is an American writer, editor, Chairman Emeritus of Marvel Comics, and memoirist, who — with several artist co-creators, especially Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko — introduced complex, naturalistic... Dez Skinn Dez Skinn is a British comic book and magazine editor born in Yorkshire in 1951. ... Stan Lee at the 1973 San Diego comic con Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber on December 28, 1922, New York, New York) is an American writer, editor, Chairman Emeritus of Marvel Comics, and memoirist, who — with several artist co-creators, especially Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko — introduced complex, naturalistic...


Skinn set out to change Marvel UK as he saw fit. The first major change he would bring was to have original material produced by British creators. Many of these creators had already worked with Skinn on his title, The House of Hammer a few years earlier, plus some new young talent.


The first title to show this mix was Hulk Weekly which started out with originally produced Hulk stories created by Steve Dillon, Paul Neary and John Stokes among others. Back up strips included reprints of Fantastic Four stories as well as originally produced Nick Fury material drawn by Steve Dillon, and Night Raven by Steve Parkhouse, David Lloyd and John Bolton. Also included was the Black Knight, a minor Marvel character but revamped to take in Arthurian concepts as well as featuring the return of Captain Britain from comic book limbo. Hulk Weekly #1 Hulk Weekly was a Marvel UK title published under the editorship of Dez Skinn starting in 1979. ... Steve Dillon is a British comic book artist. ... Paul Neary is a British comic book artist, writer and editor. ... Hon. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Ultimate Nick Fury. ... Steve Dillon is a British comic book artist. ... Night-Raven was a character created by Dez Skinn and Richard Burton and assigned to Steve Parkhouse as writer and David Lloyd for Hulk Weekly, a Marvel UK title in 1979. ... Steve Parkhouse is a writer/artist/letterer who has been working in comics since 1969 when he worked on Marvel Comics Nick Fury character. ... Cover art for the collected edition of V for Vendetta by David Lloyd David Lloyd (born 1950) is a British comics artist best known as the illustrator of the graphic novel V for Vendetta, written by Alan Moore. ... An illustration by John Bolton John Bolton (1951, London) is a comic book artist and illustrator most known for his dense, painted style - often verging on the photoreal or resembling an oil painting. ... The Black Knight is the name of several fictional characters, both heroic and villainous, in Marvel Comics universe. ... King Arthur is an important figure in the mythology of Britain. ... Captain Britain (Brian Braddock), also briefly known as Britannic, is a Marvel Comics superhero. ...


Skinn also revamped other titles such as MWOM and create further new titles in a bid to boost the company. Also published was his Starburst title which had been purchased when Skinn joined Marvel. The Mighty World of Marvel #1 published in 1972 The Mighty World Of Marvel ( commonly shortened to MWOM ) was Marvel UKs first ever title published in 1972. ... Starburst is a British science fiction magazine published every four weeks by Visual Imagination. ...


Arguably his most important decision was to launch Doctor Who Weekly based on the BBC TV series. Doctor Who Weekly featured comic strips by John Wagner, Pat Mills and Dave Gibbons among many others, plus articles and features on the show itself. It proved a huge success and by now Skinn had transformed Marvel UK back to being a major publisher of not just weekly comics but monthly titles such as Starburst. Doctor Who Magazine (abbreviated as DWM) is a magazine devoted to the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, invariably known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world, employing 26,000 staff in the UK alone and with a budget of £4 billion. ... Doctor Who Magazine (abbreviated as DWM) is a magazine devoted to the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... John Wagner is a comics writer who has also written under the pseudonyms John Howard, T.B. Grover, Mike Stott, Keef Ripley, Rick Clark and Brian Skuter, among others. ... Pat Mills, nicknamed the godfather of British comics, is a comics writer and editor who, along with John Wagner, revitalised British boys comics in the 1970s, and has remained a leading light in British comics ever since. ... Screenshot of Beneath a Steel Sky, backgrounds courtesy of Dave Gibbons. ... Starburst is a British science fiction magazine published every four weeks by Visual Imagination. ...


1980s

Marvel Superheroes ( Mighty World of Marvel ) # 377: The first revamped Captain Britain issue by Dave Thorpe and Alan Davis
Marvel Superheroes ( Mighty World of Marvel ) # 377: The first revamped Captain Britain issue by Dave Thorpe and Alan Davis

Skinn was not happy with how creators were treated in regard to ownership of characters, so he left to form Quality Communications in 1981. One of his last acts was to give Captain Britain his own strip in the pages of MWOM as written by Dave Thorpe and drawn by Alan Davis. Thorpe left to be replaced by Alan Moore in one of his first major ongoing strips. Image File history File links Marvel_superheroes_uk377cover. ... Image File history File links Marvel_superheroes_uk377cover. ... Quality Communications is the company formed by Dez Skinn in 1982 to publish Warrior, an anthology comic book title. ... Captain Britain (Brian Braddock), also briefly known as Britannic, is a Marvel Comics superhero. ... The Mighty World of Marvel #1 published in 1972 The Mighty World Of Marvel ( commonly shortened to MWOM ) was Marvel UKs first ever title published in 1972. ... Dave Thorpe is a British comic book writer who wrote Marvel UKs Captain Britain character prior to Alan Moore. ... Alan Davis (born 1956) is a British writer and artist of comic books. ... Alan Moore (born November 18, 1953, in Northampton) is an English writer most famous for his work in comics, including the acclaimed graphic novels Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell. ...


By 1982 Marvel UK had almost completely stopped publishing weekly titles and moved mainly to monthly titles such as The Daredevils (featuring Moore and Davis's Captain Britain) and The Mighty World Of Marvel, which by now was firmly established as a monthly title. However many of Marvel UK's titles wouldn't last long before being combined or cancelled outright due to poor sales. The Daredevils was a Marvel UK title from 1983 featuring reprints of Frank Millers Daredevil work, as well as new Captain Britain work by Alan Moore and Alan Davis. ... The Mighty World of Marvel #1 published in 1972 The Mighty World Of Marvel ( commonly shortened to MWOM ) was Marvel UKs first ever title published in 1972. ...


In January 1985 the first issue of Captain Britain Monthly appeared with its titular strip written by Jamie Delano and drawn by Alan Davis. This title lasted 14 issues before cancellation and would prove to be the last major new title for several years. However new material was still being produced such as Zoids strips (written by Grant Morrison) for Spider-Man and Zoids Weekly, but not on the scale or diversity had been previously seen. Captain Britain (Brian Braddock), also briefly known as Britannic, is a Marvel Comics superhero. ... Jamie Delano. ... Alan Davis (born 1956) is a British writer and artist of comic books. ... Liger Zero, one of the most recognisable Zoids in the Western fandom Zoids is a series of plastic toy models designed and produced by Japanese toy company TOMY (now Takara-Tomy). ... Grant Morrison (born January 31, 1960, Glasgow) is a Scottish comic book writer and artist. ... Spider-Man swinging around his hometown, New York City. ... Liger Zero, one of the most recognisable Zoids in the Western fandom Zoids is a series of plastic toy models designed and produced by Japanese toy company TOMY (now Takara-Tomy). ...

Spider-Man and Zoids # 49
Spider-Man and Zoids # 49

For the remainder of the 1980s the company published only a small handful of titles that appealed to superhero fans, but it had considerable success on the UK news stand with licensed titles such as The Real Ghostbusters, Thundercats, Transformers and many others. These all featured original strips as well as some US reprint. Image File history File links Spideyzoids49. ... Image File history File links Spideyzoids49. ...


Transformers, in particular, was a major seller for Marvel UK, selling 200,000 copies a week at its height. Its main writer, Simon Furman, would eventually take over the Marvel US version of the title as well, and continues to work on the franchise to this day, though it is no longer published by either branch of Marvel Comics. This series, running 332 issues, is regarded as the most important collection of Transformers fiction, reprinted by Titan Books in the 2000s, and is on a par with Stan Lee's runs on Spider-man and the Fantastic Four. As such, remains one of Marvel UK's most important historical titles.


It was Richard Starkings who first pushed for Marvel UK to publish its own US format comics, beginning with Dragon's Claws and Death's Head ( a spin off character from Marvel UK's Transformers title ). This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


It was Steve White who launched the first critically-acclaimed volume of Knights of Pendragon, written by Dan Abnett and John Tomlinson with art by Gary Erskine, which mixed superheroics and Arthurian myth. It also featured Captain Britain among many other Marvel Comics heroes such as Iron Man. The Sleeze Brothers was a creator-owned title by John Carnell and Andy Lanning. The Knights of Pendragon was the name of a superhero team published by Marvel Comics UK imprint. ... Dan Abnett is a British writer, mainly of comic books and role-playing games. ... John Tomlinson may refer to: John Tomlinson (educationalist) (1932-2005), British educationalist John Tomlinson (singer) (born 1946), English opera singer John Tomlinson (politician), Lord Tomlinson of Walsall (born 1939), former MP and MEP John Tomlinson (comics), a comics writer for 2000 AD John Tomlinson (teacher) born 1944 This human name... Gary Erskine is a British comic book artist based in Glasgow, Scotland. ... King Arthur is an important figure in the mythology of Britain. ... Captain Britain (Brian Braddock), also briefly known as Britannic, is a Marvel Comics superhero. ... Marvel Comics is an American comic book line published by Marvel Entertainment, Inc. ... It has been suggested that Iron Maniac be merged into this article or section. ... The Sleeze Brothers was a short-lived comic published by Epic Comics, between August 1989 and January 1990 (UK release dates), lasting for 6 issues. ...


1990s

Death's Head II: One of the initially successful, but shortlived titles launched by Marvel UK in the US.

When Paul Neary became editor-in-chief at the company he launched a number of US format comics at the behest of Marvel US, beginning with Death's Head II (a recreation of Simon Furman's cyborg bounty hunter). The titles were set in the existing Marvel Universe but with more of a focus on Science Fiction and magic rather than Marvel's usual superhero fare. Titles such as Warheads (wormhole hopping mercenaries), Motormouth and Killpower (streetwise girl and escaped genetically-modified super assassin hop around the universe having adventures) and a second volume of Knights of Pendragon. These were all linked by plots featuring the organisation Mys-Tech, a shadowy group of Faustians bent on world domination. Some of these titles were also reprinted in a monthly UK anthology Overkill. Download high resolution version (475x724, 167 KB) This image is a book cover. ... Download high resolution version (475x724, 167 KB) This image is a book cover. ... Paul Neary is a British comic book artist, writer and editor. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Simon Furman is the writer of a number of notable Transformers comics for Marvel Comics UK, Marvel US, and Dreamwave. ... Warheads was a Marvel UK comic book which ran for 14 issues in the early 1990s and was followed by the two-issue miniseries Warheads: Black Dawn. ... The Knights of Pendragon was the name of a superhero team published by Marvel Comics UK imprint. ... Mys-Tech were a shadowy Faustian organisation who acted as the main villains in a range of, initially successful but shortlived comics, launched in the US by Marvel UK in the 1990s. ... Faust (Latin Faustus) is the protagonist of a popular German tale of a pact with the Devil, assumed to be based on the figure of the German magician and alchemist Dr. Johann Georg Faust (approximately 1480–1540). ...


Where US Marvel characters were featured, all the storylines were approved by the editor then in charge of that book. Some were more responsive than others to the outlines, with editors such as Bobbi Chase offering useful feedback for Marvel UK's editors, who included John Freeman, Stuart Bartlett, Jacqui Papp and Bambos Georgiou. However, although appearances by Marvel US characters were ubiquitous in the Marvel UK comics (since they were ostensibly set within the same universe), very few Marvel US comics actually referenced any of the original characters or major events that occurred within the Marvel UK comics. John Freeman may be one of several people: John Freeman (Georgian poet) was a British poet who lived from 1880 to 1929 John Freeman (politician) was a British Labour Party politician John Freeman (modernist poet) is a British poet and critic John Freeman (VC) was a recipient of the Victoria...


Nevertheless in the US, these comics were initially immensely successful with some issues being reprinted to keep up with demand. Unfortunately, despite an impressive line up of creative talent that included Liam Sharp, Simon Coleby, Bryan Hitch, Graham Marks, Dan Abnett and many others, too many titles were launched too quickly in a market which was already swamped by the early 1990s comics boom. By 1994 Marvel UK had ceased publishing in the US market and was now only printing a handful of titles - mostly reprint - for the UK market, as well as the long running Doctor Who Magazine. Liam Sharp is an artist currently illustrating the comic Testament. ... The various characters of the Ultimate Marvel Universe, as seen on the cover to Ultimates (v2) #12. ... Dan Abnett is a British writer, mainly of comic books and role-playing games. ... Doctor Who Magazine (abbreviated as DWM) is a magazine devoted to the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ...


With the failure of its US titles the company's assets were bought by Panini Comics, who had been part of Marvel Europe, and had already been reprinting American material across Europe for several years. Casualties of the merger included editor-in-chief Paul Neary and Managing Director Vincent Conran. Conran now runs a books company, Bishop and Barncoat, in Cornwall. Panini Comics is a comic book publisher that publishes comic books in Brazil, France, Italy, Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom. ...


Thanks to this licensing deal reprints of American Marvel Comics material was once again published in the UK by Panini from the mid-1990s. Each book would contain approximately two or three Marvel US strips in one issue with possibly a 'classic' comic printed as a substitute for a comic in the current run, whilst being priced at a reasonable level. Initially the lineup consisted of only Astonishing Spider-Man and Essential X-Men and followed the continuity of the US comics, however it was approximately 2-3 years behind the current run in America. Astonishing Spider-Man is part of Marvel UKs Collector Edition line. ...


In addition to reprinting the mainstream US comics, Panini also published a monthly (later every three weeks) oversized comic, entitled The Spectacular Spider-Man, for younger readers to accompany Spider-Man: The Animated Series, which began broadcasting in the UK in the mid-90s. Initially, the stories were simply reprints of the US comics based on the series, but eventually the title moved to all-new UK-originated stories, marking the first Marvel UK material featuring classic Marvel characters to be produced since early 1994. The Spectacular Spider-Man is the name of several comic book and one magazine series starring Marvel Comics Spider-Man. ...


2000s

Since then Panini extended their line to include other characters within the Marvel Universe. Wolverine Unleashed was introduced in the late 90s following the success of the first two titles, in which Wolverine's solo comic was reprinted. The comic ran for approx. 50 issues before it was renamed Wolverine & Gambit to allow reprints of the Gambit series, and subsequently Wolverine and Deadpool when the Gambit material had been exhausted and Deadpool was introduced as a replacement in 2004. Marvel Heroes Reborn was released in 1997, to introduce the new Heroes Reborn saga, and expand the range of characters in Marvel UK's lineup. It was initially published with only two strips (or 56 pages) but this was expanded to 76 pages (commonly 3 strips) from issue 17 onwards. Unfortunately, this title was short lived due to continously lagging sales, and was eventually cancelled in 2000. Wolverine, born James Howlett but more commonly known as Logan, is a fictional Marvel Comics superhero and a member of several teams, including the X-Men and the New Avengers. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this comics-related article or section may require cleanup. ... Heroes Reborn is the name of several comic book mini-series and one-shots published by Marvel Comics after 1996s Onslaught megacrossover. ...


Later titles include Avengers United, Fantastic Four Adventures, a new Mighty World of Marvel as well as the introduction of the Ultimate Marvel imprint, consisting of Ultimate Spider-Man & X-Men (which was originally two titles, which merged since it was reprinting the stories too fast for Marvel US to print them) and Ultimate Fantastic Four (cancelled because of low sales, and because it was only a few issues behind the US title by the end). This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Fantastic Four Adventures is part of Marvel UKs Collector Edition line. ...


Alongside these mainly reprint titles, Panini continues to print Doctor Who Magazine which still features originally produced comics by British creators, something Panini do in their other titles. This includes the first new Captain Britain story by a British creative team in over a decade which was created by Jim Alexander, Jon Haward and John Stokes in Spectacular Spider-Man (UK version ) #114 published in March 2005. Also published from 2004 onwards was Marvel Rampage, which like Spectacular Spider-Man was aimed at a younger audience, and similarly featured all-new UK-originated material, this time featuring characters from all across the Marvel universe. Several of those short stories were written by noted Spider-Man writer Roger Stern. Doctor Who Magazine (abbreviated as DWM) is a magazine devoted to the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... Hon. ... Cover for Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #132 (1987). ... The Hobgoblin character co-created by Stern. ...


In March 2006, Marvel Entertainment and Panini S.p.A announced that they had renewed and expanded their publishing agreement under which Panini retains a master license for producing translated versions of Marvel comics for Europe and selected Latin American countries. The new agreement includes a major expansion of editorial projects in which Panini will originate new content under the creative supervision of Marvel.


Panini will continue to develop its Spectacular Spider-Man and Marvel Rampage children's magazines and has also originated a third magazine called Spider-Man and Friends aimed at younger readers below the age of 6. There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


External links

  • Down the Tubes: Life at Marvel UK
  • Panini Comics official site
  • Press release outlining Marvel's licensing deal with Panini
  • ICV2 news item on 2006 renewal of Marvel/Panini agreement
  • Marvel UK fansite
  • 4ColorHeroes Alan Moore Marvel UK

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