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Looking Back on 2014: Creators Choose their ‘Top Three’ comics

As 2014 draws to a close, here at downthetubes we thought it might be fun to contact some of the creators we have featured on the site this year and beyond and ask them what comics have caught their eye. I limited it to a ‘Top Three’ list. Ready for the roller coaster? It’s just a bit of fun. Here ... Read More »

Free Comic Book Day 2015: Full Line-Up of Comic Books Announced – 2000AD, Titan on board

Doctor Who Special—FCBD 2015 Edition

  Fifty comics will be available during Free Comic Book Day 2015, including a Gold Sponsor Doctor Who comic from Titan – and Diamond Comic Distributors has announced thirty-eight all new Silver comics. Free Comic Book Day is the comic book specialty market’s annual event where participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic ... Read More »

British Comic Shop Releases (17th December 2014) – Prog 2015, Titan’s new Madefire titles – and Neil Gaiman, too

Dredd: Uprise 2

  Here’s this week’s list of comics – both US and UK releases – on sale in specialist UK comic shops tomorrow, Wednesday 17th December 2014, courtesy of First Age Comics, Lancaster. We’ve picked out the titles published by British publishers in bold below, or titles with a British connection we’re aware of, including cover artists. It’s a busy week for fans ... Read More »

Preview – The Grievous Journey of Ichabod Azrael

Ichabod Azarael 1 - Cover

  Written by Rob Williams Art by Dom Reardon, Mike Dowling, Antonio Fuso and Peter Doherty. Published in the US by 2000AD Release date – 25th February 2015 His name is Ichabod and he was a killer. But his death was only the beginning of his story! From writer Rob Williams (The Royals: Masters of War) and artist Dom Reardon ... Read More »

Tonight’s Gotham on Channel 5: LoveCraft

The young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) in Gotham: LoveCraft

  When killers come after Selina, Jim tracks down Lovecraft to get him to call off the hit. Meanwhile, Selina and Bruce flee into the city and Alfred and Harvey go after them,  in Gotham – ‘Lovecraft’ – which airs on Channel 5 in the UK on Monday 15th December at 9.00pm. The show then takes a mid-season break and returns in the New Year. ... Read More »

British Comic Shop Releases (9th December 2014) – 2000AD clears the decks for all-new thrills!

Wilds End 4

  Here’s this week’s list of comics – both US and UK releases – on sale in specialist UK comic shops tomorrow, Wednesday 10th December 2014, courtesy of First Age Comics, Lancaster. We’ve picked out the titles published by British publishers in bold below, or titles with a British connection we’re aware of. It’s an important week over at 2000AD, as all stories ... Read More »

Tonight’s Gotham on Channel 5: Harvey Dent

Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova) in Gotham: Harvey Dent.

Jim leaves Selina in Alfred’s safekeeping while ADA Harvey Dent (Nicholas D’Agosto) uses her potential testimony to rattle the man Dent believes is responsible for the Waynes’ murders. Meanwhile, Oswald finds Fish’s mole in the Falcone organization in Gotham – ‘Harvey Dent’ – which airs on Channel 5 in the UK on Monday 8th December at 9.00pm. Gotham, which airs on FOX in the US, tells the ... Read More »

Creators join forces to raise funds for Bill Mantlo with “Transformers 100” signed issue

TRANSFORMERS 100 VERY LIMITED MULTI SIGNED ISSUE 1/30 - BILL MANTLO

  Key comic creators involved in bringing Transformers to the comic book page, some over the past three decades, have banded together to offer a special Transformers #100 very limited multi-signed issue, to raise funds to aid US comic author Bill Mantlo. This a very special auction of the IDW-published #100, to raise funds for the ongoing healthcare of the former writer, who ... Read More »

British Comic Shop Releases (3rd December 2014) – Marshal Law, “Brass Sun” Zenith and “Soppy” love!

  Here’s a list of comics – both US and UK releases – on sale in specialist UK comic shops today, Wednesday 3rd December 2014, courtesy of First Age Comics, Lancaster. We’ve picked out the titles published by British publishers in bold below, or titles with a British connection we’re aware of. As well as a 2000AD wrapped in a gorgeous cover ... Read More »

Sneak Peek: Titan Comics/Madefire Partnership Kicks-off With Two New Series

Mono #1 - Cover

  17th December 2014 will see the kick-off for the Titan Comics/Madefire partnership beginning in two new series: historical action/adventure Mono #1 by Liam Sharp & Ben Wolstenholme and superhero adventure Cap Stone #1 by Christina McCormack & Liam Sharp – and we have sneak peeks of both comics. Madefire (www.madefire.com) has carved a name as a digital comic publisher and creative force over the last few years. The US-based company is undertaking ... Read More »

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