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Artist John Byrne to make rare convention appearance in Las Vegas this weekend

Star Trek 50 Years Cover - John Byrne

Creation Entertainment’s 15th Annual Las Vegas Star Trek Convention 2016 kicks off this week and one of the special guests in attendance will be John Byrne, a titan in his field whose contributions to comic books cannot be overstated. Not only will Byrne be making a rare appearance at this week’s Star Trek convention – so make the most the ... Read More »

Sneak Peek: David Hine and Shaky Kane’s Cowboys and Insects

Cowboys and Insects - Cover

US independent publisher (and comic shop) Floating World Comics will release a one shot of David Hine and Shaky Kane‘s Cowboys and Insects in October, available to buy from all good comic shops. In Cowboys and Insects, first published in the digital comic Aces Weekly back in 2013, Kane and Hine follow up their cult hit The Bulletproof Coffin with a haunting, paranoid ... Read More »

Exploring the Secret History of Ben Day Dots in US Comic Books

New Fun Comics #1, published in 1935.

Over on the terrific Legion of Andy web site the in part anonymous site runner has been publishing a series of articles on what might seem a pretty dry subject – the Ben-Day dots printing process, used to colour comics for many years in the US in the past. Named after illustrator and printer Benjamin Henry Day, Jr., (son of ... Read More »

Talking “Dream Gang” with Brendan McCarthy

Dream Gang Cover by Brendan McCarthy

Brendan McCarthy’s creator-owned psychedelic comics opus Dream Gang is out this week, published by Dark Horse Comics – and we caught up with this hugely talented creator for a quick chat about the project and what he’s currently working on. Collecting the story originally published in Dark Horse Presents, this re-mastered edition of Dream Gang represents Brendan at his finest – ... Read More »

Wonder Woman #3: Creator Secrets!

Wonder Woman #3 - Cover by Liam Sharp

Wonder Woman #3 is out today in comic shops from DC Comics, written by Greg Rucka, drawn by Liam Sharp and coloured by Laura Martin. Liam posted the first five unlettered  pages from the issue online, showcasing Laura Martin’s glorious colour work, and included some “behind the scenes” snippets on their creation he’s very kindly given downthetubes permission to feature… ... Read More »

Justice League, Wonder Woman Teasers Released at San Diego Comic Con

Justice League Assemble - First Look

WB premiered initial footage from Justice League Assemble – due for release 17th November 2017 – at San Diego Comic Con, and you can judge for yourselves whether or not they’ve learnt anything from Batman V Superman debacle. (Well, a debacle for some – it certainly split opinion). Centring largely on Batman as the team builder, the trailer introduces many ... Read More »

Neil Gaiman and Shane Oakley partner on “Forbidden Brides” for Dark Horse

Neil Gaiman's Forbidden Brides - Cover

Dark Horse have announced Neil Gaiman (Sandman) is returning to one of his darkly complicated short stories in Neil Gaiman’s Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Secret House of the Night of Dread Desire. That’s surely got to be one of the longest comic titles ever. Originally published as a short story in Gaiman’s collection Fragile Things, Forbidden ... Read More »

In Review: Comics Unstripped – An Exhibition of Original Comic Art

Comics Unstripped - Poster

If you happen to find yourself in Kettering over the next two months, I can thoroughly recommend spending a little time to find the Alfred East Art Gallery (part of Kettering Museum), which is hosting the free Comics Unstripped exhibition until 20th August 2016. This exhibition features work from the US and British comic scene and honours one of Kettering’s talented sons, ... Read More »

IDW announces new Star Trek anthology title, launches in September

The Star Trek Original Series cover for the new Star Trek Waypoint title from IDW, out September 2016

To celebrate 50 years of Star Trek, US publisher IDW Publishing, under license by CBS Consumer Products, will launch a new series in September which honours the legacy of the various Starfleet crews which have inhabited the Star Trek universe over the past five decades – and the first issue will feature art by British artist Mack Chater and covers byMark ... Read More »

Batman: The Killing Joke to get limited US theatrical release

Batman: The Killing Joke Teaser

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Fathom Events are working together to give Batman: The Killing Joke a special, one-night big screen release on Monday 25th July in select cinemas across the US shortly after its world premiere as part of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Adapted from the best-selling graphic novel by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland, the animated feature delves ... Read More »

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