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New digital comics publisher, Pencil United, gets set to launch with war story “Northern Souls”

Newly-founded Swedish studio Pencil United is getting set to launch Northern Souls, its first comic designed to be read exclusively on touchscreens, which they say “embraces the possibilities of the digital medium for graphic storytelling unlike any other”. Opening in World War Two, the story centres on a man who has lost his memory, reluctantly joined by a German Red Cross ... Read More »

Striker dropped from The Sun’s print edition, goes online only

Striker Logo

The Sun has unexpectedly dropped the print version of its popular football comic, Striker, moving the strip online – much to the disappointment of its many fans – and the surprise of its creator, Pete Nash. “I was told on Wednesday that this Saturday’s episode of Striker will be the very last in the printed edition of The Sun,” Pete ... Read More »

SEQUENTIAL offers new, expanded digital edition of Posy Simmonds’ “True Love” in time for Valentine’s Day

True Love - Cover

There’s a special Valentine’s Day treat for fans of Posy Simmonds this weekend with the news that the previously-announced digital edition of her story True Love is being released on SEQUENTIAL, the iPad app for digital graphic novels. Announced last year, this is an exclusive, expanded edition of one of Posy’s early works, the acclaimed Guardian cartoonist and author of the Gemma Bovery and Tamara Drewe graphic novels, the latter made ... Read More »

Acclaimed Web Comic BREAKS Celebrates Second Anniversary, but still battles for readers

BREAKS by Emma Vieceli and Malin Ryden

Comic creators Malin Ryden and Emma Vieceli should be celebrating this week, after their much-praised web comic, BREAKS, reached its milestone second anniversary – but despite all their hard work promoting the comic, we’re sorry to report they’re still battling to gain readers. BREAKS is entirely independent comic, co-written by Emma with Swedish creator Malin Ryden. Launched in February 2014, it’s being released as ... Read More »

Top CBS comedy “2 Broke Girls” Meets Aces Weekly’s “Return of the Human”!

Return of the Human - Titles

Hit US tv show 2 Broke Girls brings the Aces Weekly-published ground-breaking SF strip Return of the Human by J.C. Vaughn and Mark Wheatley to a potential audience of millions on Wednesday 10th February. Set in Brooklyn, New York, 2 Broke Girls follows the story of waitresses – the  working-class Max (Kat Dennings), and Caroline (Beth Behrs) – the rich girl who’s hit rock bottom ... Read More »

SEQUENTIAL Offers free iPad Guide to Comics Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics Exhibiton

Comics Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics SEQUENTIAL Guide

SEQUENTIAL, the iPad app for digital graphic novels, has partnered with London’ House of Illustration to provide a free digital guide for their new exhibition Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics, as well as digital graphic novels displayed within the exhibition itself. As we’ve previously reported, Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics, which opened on Friday, is the UK’s largest ... Read More »

Never mind War And Peace – Here’s some All-Out Dalek War!

I received a hyperlink dispatch this morning from downthetubes reader John Derek Pitt, who had only recently come across the excellent digital CGI Daleks comic saga, The Second Empire created by Chris Smith, aka MechMaster. It’s been so long ago that I first came across what has mushroomed into a glorious  714-page not for profit fan-created strip that all trace ... Read More »

New Comics On Sale This Week (Wednesday 11th January)

2000AD Prog 1963

This week’s 2000AD – Prog 1963 – offers a smashing start to 2016 with an intriguing opener to the new “Judge Dredd” tale, “Ghosts”, with Dredd investigating the disappearance of children supposedly selected for Judge training. Mark Sexton‘s art is great and the story by Michael Carroll draws you straight into the mystery. The rest of the Prog is no slouch, either – ... Read More »

Something For the New Year: New Comics On Sale This Week – Dan Dare and Dreaming Eagles!

Dreaming Eagles #1 - Sample 1

As 2015 draws to a close, top writer Garth Ennis seems to have taken over the US comic release list this week, but of all the titles on sale, I think Dreaming Eagles #1 from much-talked-about publisher Aftershock Comics is well worth a look, especially given that the art is by the brilliant Simon Coleby, best known to downthetubes readers for his work ... Read More »

Freaks, Heroes and Horrors, Good Grief! A Dastardly Digital Bundle of Comics Now On Sale

The Red Mask From Mars #1 - Cover

Following up on my plug earlier today for 100% Biodegradable Issue 11, there’s a fab “Freaks, Heroes and Horrors Bundle” on offer from four ace independent publishers on the digital platform Drivethrucomics – and it’s bigger than ever this time around. Offering 13 comics at one low price of $2.50/£1.70, Redshift Press brings horror to the mix with Dark Matter and Whispering Sands, while Raw ... Read More »

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