‘Illuminations’ began life in 1987 as ‘After Image’, a small publication, prepared at Biff’s hand. It was produced to provide news and information from the comic book world in pre-internet days. Originally trialed as an off-the-shelf publication, it moved over to being an exclusive addition for Biff’s Ace Comics Advance Order customers.
‘After Image’ quickly changed it’s name to ‘Illuminations’ and went through a number of changes over the years, from being hand-produced in black and white by the diligent Ace staff to becoming a full colour, printed magazine.
‘Illuminations’ endured a long period of hiatus during it’s lifetime, with the last printed version being released in July 2002. Now Ace Comics have revived ‘Illuminations’ for the digital age as a webzine and what’s more, it’s available to everybody!
‘Illuminations’ now features a list of brand new series from the major publications, available to pre-order. It also has a round-up of staff recommendations (if you’re struggling for something to read), a look at graphic novels in ‘Novel Ideas’ and past classics you may have missed in ‘History Books’. There’s even a word from the head cheese himself in ‘Biff’s Bit’. If you want to submit a letter, review or suggestion for ‘Illuminations’, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Produced as a downloadable pdf, simply click on the issue of ‘Illuminations’ you want, save it to your computer and read it at your leisure!
The files are of a fair size and may take a few moments to download and open…