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Beano artist Steve Beckett goes to War! (Punic War, that is…)

Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy magazine (Issue 80)

The latest issue of Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy (Issue 80) features a Punic Wars diorama on the front cover created by Beano and HOME comic artist Steve Beckett – his model making work just another of his many talents. Featuring 15mm – 1/100th scale figures produced by Forged In Battle, the issue includes an article Steve’s written about putting the ... Read More »

Esquire gets Bond exclusive – new interview with Daniel Craig

Esquire 43 (2015) - Daniel Craig

Men’s magazine Esquire has landed the first UK interview and photo shoot exclusive with actor Daniel Craig ahead of the release of SPECTRE, the new James Bond film. It’s is the second time Esquire has scooped its competitors to the UK James Bond exclusive, following the magazine’s Skyfall cover in 2012. Daniel Craig reflects on a decade in which he has ... Read More »

Every Doctor (Who) Has His Thursday…

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 489

  The latest Doctor Who Magazine (Issue 489) is on sale tomorrow and we’ve detailed the issues’ full run down below. It includes the first part of a new 12-page comics strip, “Spirits of the Jungle” by Jonathan Morris, illustrated by John Ross, with colour by James Olfredi​. It’s great to see John drawing  the strip – he of course drew ... Read More »

In Review: The Troll by Martin Flink

Accent UK may be better known for titles about zombies and gunslingers but the rise of more family orientated comics conventions has led them to release The Troll  by Danish artist, storyteller and co-founder of the Copenhagen Comics Festival, Martin Flink. This is an unashamedly all-ages title that, being silent, can be read just as readily by early primary school ... Read More »

Signature set to roll out new “Chuggington Magazine” with five-piece train set

Chuggington Issue 1 - Cover

Signature Publishing, the UK’s fastest growing and multiple award winning children’s magazine publisher, is to  launch Chuggington Magazine, based on the hit young children’s show, later this month. Based on the high quality and action-packed Chuggington TV series, the magazine transports pre-schoolers into the exciting world of Chuggington, following the adventures of three young trainees: Wilson, Brewster and Koko. Packed with ... Read More »

New Eagle Times highlights Joan Porter’s work on “Dan Dare”

Eagle Times Volume 28 - Number Two

The latest issue of the Eagle-inspired magazine Eagle Times, published by the Eagle Society, is available now, offering a wealth of insights into the much-loved boys comic of the 1950s and 60s. The features, which include insights from colourist and researcher Joan Porter about the Frank Hampson Studio, where Dan Dare was first conceived; and a new series of articles by Roger ... Read More »

British Comic Fanzines Digital Archive in the works

BEM #25

For several months now, British comics fan David Hathaway-Price had been gathering and scanning every British comics fanzine that he’s been able to buy or had loaned to him. His aim is to  create a Fanzine archive / repository, celebrating all of the brilliant work that was produced in the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s in British comic zines such as ... Read More »

Plaything Of Sutekh Issue 4 Released

Our friends over at Andersonic, when they aren’t producing that excellent and long running Gerry Anderson fanzine, from time to time change channels from ITV to BBC1 and produce a Doctor Who zine along the same lines called Plaything Of Sutekh. Named for the excellent Tom Baker story Pyramids Of Mars and featuring both old and new Who, Plaything of ... Read More »

Dennis Publishing launches Minecraft World

Minecraft Magazine Issue One - SNIP

Dennis Publishing, publishers of titles such as VIZ and The Week and owners of the Den of Geek website, has just launched Minecraft World, a non-licensed monthly print magazine based on the hugely popular cross-platform computer game. As downthetubes readers will know, Minecraft is a simple, intuitive, and completely addictive open-world game that has sold over 55 million copies worldwide, with thousands of ... Read More »

British Comics Recalled: Grange Hill

Grange Hil Magazine Issue 1 - Cover

  The recently announced tragic death of former child actor Terry Sue-Patt, perhaps best known as the football-obsessed Benny Green in the Phil Redmond-created BBC TV school drama Grange Hill, sent me to the back of the archive cupboard to have the briefest of looks at his career in comics. Terry’s death was announced last weekend, aged just 50, with numerous fellow Grange Hill ... Read More »

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