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In Review: Largo Winch – Crossing Paths / 20 Seconds

It feels like a long time since we heard from Largo Winch, writer Jean Van Hamme and artist Philippe Francq’s billionaire, businessman, adventurer and philanthropist, and part of the reason for that is that Cinebook, who publish the English language versions of the books, no longer have a backlog as they have caught up with the latest French editions. Each ... Read More »

Hallowe’en Comic Tales: The 13th Stone

The 13th Stone - Cover

It’s become something of a Hallowe’en tradition for comic creators Bryan Coyle and Lee Robson to create a short comic for the season, but this year (with the help of Bolt-01), they’ve gone one better and done a full blown 22-page one-shot, The 13th Stone. It’s a deliciousy creepy tale oozing the kind of scratching the back of the eyeballs creeping horror you’d ... Read More »

Hallowe’en Comic Tales: A Wrong Turning by Dave Morris and Martin McKenna

A few years ago authors Roz and Dave Morris (the former, a fantastic source of advice on writing tips as well as a brilliant well-established writer, the latter currently promoting the marvellous graphic novel project Mirabilis via Patreon) spent a week at Shute Gatehouse in Devon. “Owned by The Landmark Trust, it’s a place that you find by turning off the ... Read More »

Scream! in the spotlight: a wonderfully ghastly new Comic Archive from Hibernia Comics!

Ghastly McNasty SNIP

We’ll be running a fuller review of this cracking new title from Hibernia Comics soon, but I couldn’t not give an early plug to their latest brilliant ‘Comic Archive’, It’s Ghastly, the untimely demise of Scream!, on sale now. The third in the ‘Comic Archive’ series takes a detailed look at the dark underside of British comics – and we’re not ... Read More »

Gnasher and Gnipper – Bored Teenagers? New screenprint on sale now

John Patrick Reynolds has just released another of his fab limited edition Beano screenprints, this time featuring Dennis the Menace’s faithful dog Gnasher and his son, Gnipper. Both dogs are looking very bored, lying about like a couple of disaffected teenagers, waiting for something to happen… or, perhaps, they’re about to make something happen, which is more likely knowing this ... Read More »

Doctor Who artist Richard Piers Rayner’s work on show in Middlesbrough 

Art from Doctor Who: Evening's Empire SNIP

Comic artist Richard Piers Rayner, perhaps best known for his work on the crime noir story Road to Perdition but whose credits include Doctor Who, Hellblazer and Captain America: Red White and Blue, is the focus of a new exhibition at the Pythongallery in Middlesbrough, which opens tomorrow (Saturday 29th October 2016). Doctor Who and the Unseen History of Middlesbrough Football Club is ... Read More »

Exclusive! Titan Comics Hook Jaw Variant Cover by Brian Williamson Revealed!

Hook Jaw #1 - Diamond UK Variant by Brian Williamson SNIP

Following up on our previous post featuring the covers of the first issue of Titan Comics Hook Jaw project, we have this exclusive for you – Brian Williamson‘s stunning retro-styled Diamond Comics UK variant, complete with Action comic-styled masthead! Launching this December the five issue mini-series, published under license, is written by Si Spurrier (Cry Havoc, Weavers, Doctor Who, Numbercruncher) and illustrated by ... Read More »

Sneak Peek: MULP – Sceptre Of The Sun Issue 3

MULP – Sceptre Of The Sun written by Matt Gibbs and illustrated by Sara Dunkerton has been a favourite here on downthetubes since we first got our paws on a copy of this mousey Indiana Jones style adventure back in 2014. Set in an anthropomorphic 1930s world of rodents, MULP  follows a group of rodent archaeologists who are travelling the globe in their ... Read More »

In Review – Dark Matter Issue II

Dark Matter II cover also by Chris Knapman

A 72-page anthology, written by Chris Sides (Whispering Sands), featuring artwork from: Paul Moore (Planet of the Daemons), Charlie Hogg (Torsobear) Chris Travell (Dark Matter), Randy Haldeman (The Jacket web comic) Matt Harrower (The Kill Screen) Jim Lavery (FutureQuake), Aljosa Tomic (Bloodfellas) Dan Cornwell (Rok of the Reds) and Ken Reynolds (Cognition) Created by Chris Sides and Chris Travell, Dark ... Read More »

Egmont’s classic comics archive arrives at Rebellion, Roy of the Rovers collections already in the works

Egmont's comic archive arrives at Rebellion. Image: Rebellion

The surviving  bound comics volumes and comics art from the Egmont archive has arrived at new owners Rebellion‘s Oxford HQ, another step in the process of seeing some great British girls and boys comics material get back into print. 2000AD‘s owners bought Egmont’s classics comic titles first published by Fleetway Editions and characters earlier this year. The company now own ... Read More »

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