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Hidden Nazis, Deadly Secrets Uncovered – in the new Commando comics

Commando 4997 – Hidden Nazis

Here’s the latest intel on the new DC Thomson Commando releases (Issues 4995 – 4998), on sale now in all good newsagents and available on various digital platforms… Commando 4995 – The Village Story: Ferg Handley Art: Vicente Alcazar Cover: Janek Matysiak By spring, 1945, the Reich’s forces were in full retreat and Allied troops were pushing into Germany. So ... Read More »

Photo Review: The BEYOND 2000AD Exhibition at London’s Orbital Comics

Beyond 2000AD - Orbital Comics 2017 - Wall 1

  London’s Orbital Comics – the UK’s one and only Eisner Award-winning comic shop – is currently hosting what sounds like it could be an extremely dull and pretentious look at 2000AD. “Beyond 2000AD – The Broader Cultural Impact of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic” certainly sounds like the theme of a comics dissertation, after all. But fear not! Twee this ... Read More »

Comics’ Sweeping Graphic Novel Prince Valiant Turns 80

A panel from an episode of Prince Valiant published 2nd February 1964

While we’ve been celebrating the 40th anniversary of British comic 2000AD a lot in recent days, another comic – well, comic strip – marked its 80th anniversary earlier this month and we couldn’t let it pass by given the lasting impact and influence it had on many comic creators. “Prince Valiant” made his debut on 13th February 1937 and here, author and ... Read More »

Happy Birthday, 2000AD (your “Official” birthday, that is)

An early dummy cover for "AD2000", cover artist unknown

Happy Birthday 2000AD! The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic is celebrating its 40th birthday today with the release of the 2000AD 40th Anniversary Special and 2000AD Prog 2019 in newsagents, comic shops and various digital platforms. More information below! Technically, it’s actually “Happy Birthday Judge Dredd“, who appeared in Prog Two, which was on sale today 40 years ago. 22nd February 1977 was the “off sale ... Read More »

Drawing The Line: 100 Comic Artists unite to Change the World

Image by Roger Langridge

More than 100 comics artists and illustrators from around the world have launched Draw the Line – a lively, visual guide to positive political action that anyone can take. A reaction to dramatic social, environmental and political changes in the United States, Europe and across the world, the Draw the Line project offers more than 100 comics illustrating different ways that ... Read More »

Jack Fallows stunning “Cryptogram” available to pre-order

Crytogram Puzzle Post 01

Comic creator Jack Fallows, whose work we’ve praised before here on downthetubes, has announced you can now pre-order what I can only describe as amazing-looking Cryptogram 0.1 Spring 2017 (March) | The Woods.  “Cryptogram Puzzle Post is a monthly bundle of interlinking puzzles, codes, ciphers, riddles, spells and illusions inspired by witchcraft and alchemy,” he explains, “designed to create a mysterious ... Read More »

Morecambe Gets a Comic-Con for Easter

Morecambe Comic Con 2017

Morecambe, Lanacashire will play host to a Comic Con this Easter, although at present the announced guest list – which includes Sixth Doctor Who Colin Baker, who has written a comic strip – leans more toward TV and film guests than comics. Other announced guests are Paul Blake, who played Greedo in Star Wars and James Mackenzie, who presents children’s ... Read More »

Utopia/Valhalla, rare comics fanzine featuring early work by teenage Alan Moore offered for £2700

Utopia/ Valhalla Issue One

Over on eBay, there’s an auction running for a comics fanzine published in 1970 – Utopia/Valhalla Issue One – with a starting bid of over £2700. Before anyone starts scrabbling in their attics for fading issues of Comic Media News, Solar Wind or Fantasy Advertiser thinking to strike gold while the world’s gone mad, you should know this fanzine is ... Read More »

Roy of the Rovers comic artist David Sque confirmed for Lancaster Comics Day – making a rare comics convention appearance

A panel of Roy of the Rovers in action by David Sque, running onto a pass from Blackie Gray! Roy of the Rovers © Egmont UK

The Lancaster Comics Day team have announced the appearance of Roy of the Rovers comic artist David Sque at Lancaster Comics Day 2017 (Sunday 11th June), who will be at the event alongside ROTR editor Barrie Tomlinson. Both creators – like fellow guest, artist Richard Piers Rayner – have made very few appearances at comics events, so this is something of ... Read More »

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe and Titan Comics team up for new “Little Nightmares” comic

Little Nightmares #1 - Cover A

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe and Titan Comics have announced the creation of comics based on the upcoming, highly anticipated 3D puzzle-platformer Little Nightmares. The new comic is written by Dan Watters and Alex Paknadel (writers of Assassin’s Creed: Uprising) with art by Aaron Alexovich (Heart Shaped Skull, Serenity Rose). The Little Nightmares video game is scheduled to hit PlayStation 4, ... Read More »

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