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50 Years of Captain Scarlet to be celebrated in new unofficial guide

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons - End Titles by Ron Embleton

Chinbeard Books is to publish an unofficial guide to Gerry Anderson’s Captain Scarlet next year, marking the character’s 50th anniversary since his debut on ITV. Originally shown in September 1967, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons was Gerry Anderson’s follow-up to the stunningly successful Thunderbirds and, while it didn’t prove as popular as that show, it was pretty ground-breaking in some ... Read More »

So, Where else have I seen a disembodied Brain with Evil Eyes?

Gor, the evil brain from The Brain from the Planet Arous

Watching (and enjoying) a certain TV Christmas special this weekend sent me scurrying to the web to explore other appearances of disembodied brains. Full heads in jars are pretty common of course, most notably those seen in Mike Baron and Steve Rude‘s wonderful space opera comic, Nexus. The animated show Futurama has had a lot of fun with this concept, ... Read More »

New Doctor Who adventures and more in latest free Cosmic Masque digizine

Cosmic Masque III - Cover

Hot on the heels of the release of the Doctor Who Appreciation Society’s free to view Celestial Toyroom 2017 Annual, they’ve just published Cosmic Masque III – 96 pages of magazine all about being a fan of the long-running SF TV show. Edited by Grant Bull and downthetubes very own Ian Wheeler, with layout by Nick Holland, it’s full of fiction, ... Read More »

Seventh Doctor in the Spotlight in free Celestial Toyroom Annual

Celestial Toyroom Annual 2017 - Cover

The Doctor Who Appreciation Society has just published the Celestial Toyroom Annual 2017 as a free digital download, spotlighting the era of the Seventh Doctor, played by Sylvester McCoy. Released as a “Christmas present to everyone” as part of the Society’s 40th Anniversary year, wrapped in a cover by Simon A. Brett, it’s been put together by the CT editorial team and ... Read More »

Knight Rider Returns – Again!

The original 1980s Knight Rider, as featured in Look-In. Art by Barrie Mitchell

Justin Lin, the director behind the Fast and Furious franchise, is working with Machinima to bring back Knight Rider as a digital series. World Screen reports the digital series is being produced with NBCUniversal (who own the property), popular video platform Machinima and Lin’s YouTube channel YOMYOMF, for launch next year. The original Knight Rider premiered in 1982 on NBC and starred David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, ... Read More »

Panel to Panel Goes Underground with Doctor Who comics writer Mark Wright

Scenes from "The Pestilent Heart" Part One from Doctor Who Magazine Issue 501. Montage by Mike Collins

Episode 59 of Doctor Who: Panel to Panel is available for download, and interviewed this time out is Mark Wright, the new ongoing writer of the Doctor Who Magazine comic strip. A writer who frequently collaborates with Cavan Scott, he also served as a production assistant on DWM beginning with Issue 448 and is very busy at present as co-editor ... Read More »

Weird and Wonderful! It’s the new Doctor Who Adventures!

Doctor Who Adventures #17 - Cover

You know something has been missing from your summer? Well, that’s all about to change with the latest issue of Doctor Who Adventures, featuring an all-new comic strip by James Peaty, Russ Leach and John Burns. PIRATES OF VOURAKIS James Peaty, Russ Leach and John Burns take you to Earth Colony Vourakis as we encounter the Skinks holding the planet to ... Read More »

Doctor Who Comics at San Diego, New Projects To Be Revealed

Doctor Who 2016 San Diego Comic Convention Special - Cover A by Alice X Zhang

If you’re lucky enough to be heading to this year’s San Diego Comic Con this weekend, then look out for a special Doctor Who convention special courtesy of Titan Comics – available in two variant covers, one by Alice X Zhang and the other by Simon Fraser. The Doctor Who convention special  features an all-new, never before released Doctor Who story, “The Long Con”, starring ... Read More »

Panel to Panel Interviews Doctor Who comic creator Dan McDaid

Just one of the astonishing visuals in the Doctor Who strip "The Crimson Hand" , written by Dan McDaid, drawn by Martin Geraghty (pencils) David A. Roach (inks)

Episode 58 of Doctor Who: Panel to Panel is available for download, so grab your copy of The Crimson Hand graphic novel and flip through it as host Jeremy Bement chats with comic creator Dan McDaid about his run on the strip. Dan should need no introduction to downthetubes readers of course, given his numerous credits such as Judge Dredd, Planet ... Read More »

In Review: Comics Unstripped – An Exhibition of Original Comic Art

Comics Unstripped - Poster

If you happen to find yourself in Kettering over the next two months, I can thoroughly recommend spending a little time to find the Alfred East Art Gallery (part of Kettering Museum), which is hosting the free Comics Unstripped exhibition until 20th August 2016. This exhibition features work from the US and British comic scene and honours one of Kettering’s talented sons, ... Read More »

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