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SEQUENTIAL releases Free Freak Brothers Guide

SEQUENTIAL Freak Brothers Guide

  SEQUENTIAL, the digital graphic novel app for iPad, is celebrating the 75th birthday of Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers creator Gilbert Shelton with a free digital guide. For those of you unaware (a doubtful idea!) The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers is a series of satirical counterculture comics that have been published in 15 languages and racked up worldwide sales of over 40 million ... Read More »

British Comic Shop Releases (27th May 2015) – Alan Moore’s Providence Launches, Surface Tension debuts

Providence #1: Portrait Cover

  Here’s our guide to new comics and graphic on sale in British comic shops today (Wednesday 27th May 2015), complementing our monthly list of new British graphic novels and comic collections (May 2015 list here). This week sees the release of Providence #1 from Avatar Press by Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows. In what’s described as his most carefully considered ... Read More »

Wallace Wood omitted from Netflix Daredevil credits, estate and US creators protest

Daredevil #8, featuring the first appearance of longtime villain Stilt Man. Image: Marvel

  Over on Bleeding Cool, an article about the brilliant US artist Wallace “Wally” Wood and his integral part in the creation of the Marvel superhero character Daredevil appears to have been mined from posts on the Wallace Wood Estate Facebook Page. The estate, run by J. David Spurlock, also the author of Wally’s World, is asking that digital broadcaster Netflix include Wally in ... Read More »

Tonight’s Gotham on Channel 5: All Happy Families Are Alike

David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne in tonight's season one finale of Gotham, "All Happy Families Are Alike"

  The first season of Gotham comes to a close on Channel 5 tonight, as Gotham City’s gang war reaches its boiling point. Fish Mooney goes head-to-head with Maroni and Penguin in an attempt to re-stake her claim on the city. Meanwhile, Barbara and Leslie Thompkins are brought together after recent events, and Bruce searches Wayne Manor for any hints that ... Read More »

First Age Comics Top Ten Titles This Week (w/e 22nd May 2015)

Convergence #7 Promotional Image

    Diamond has its top selling US comic lists, and so do the big London comic shops and many others. So here at downthetubes, we thought it high time we had our own Top Ten Comics chart documenting top sellers in British comic shops. But given our support of both the small press as well as the mainstream, we ... Read More »

In Review: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency #1

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency #1 - Promotion

  Writer: Chris Ryall Artist: Tony Atkins Inks: John Livesay Colour: Leonard O’Grady Letters: Robbie Robins & Shawn Lee Publisher: IDW Out: Wednesday 20th May 2015 The Book: After writing all the many and conflicting versions of the legendary Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, beloved author Douglas Adams created Dirk Gently: a detective with a belief in the fundamental interconnectedness of all things, ... Read More »

British Comic Shop Releases (20th May 2015) – Resident Aliens and Holistic Detectives!

Resident Alien: The Sam Hain Mystery #1 - Large

  Here’s our guide to new comics and graphic on sale in British comic shops today (Wednesday 20th May 2015), complementing our monthly list of new British graphic novels and comic collections (May 2015 list here). Top of the list this week has to be Resident Alien: The Sam Hain Mystery #1,  the intriguing series by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse, apparently heading to TV, ... Read More »

Tonight’s Gotham on Channel 5: The Anvil or the Hammer

David Mazouz as the young Bruce Wayne in the Gotham episode "The Anvil or the Hammer"

  In tonight’s episode of Gotham on Channel 5, the Ogre breaks down Barbara’s emotions, while Gordon and Bullock track him down. Meanwhile, Penguin leads a massacre, beginning an epic war, while Bruce learns the truth about Wayne Enterprises and Nygma deals with his recent actions.     Gotham, which airs on FOX in the US, tells the origin story behind James Gordon’s ... Read More »

First Age Comics Top Ten Titles This Week (w/e 15th May 2015)

Secret Wars #2 - 2015

  Diamond has its top selling US comic lists, and so do the big London comic shops and many others. So here at downthetubes, we thought it high time we had our own Top Ten Comics chart documenting top sellers in British comic shops. But given our support of both the small press as well as the mainstream, we asked our ... Read More »

Taschen reveals the filthiest fruit of Robert Crumb’s fertile imagination!

Robert Crumb's Sex Obsessions

  From the very beginning, even before the sexual revolution made Robert Crumb the world’s most celebrated underground cartoonist, he felt compelled to commit his sexual fantasies to paper. Once upon a time, he’d destroy them, fearful of others discovering his quirky tastes. Then he found that baring his soul provided a sort of therapy, and since has memorialized every desire. Crumb’s ... Read More »

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