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Titan Comics announces new Dan Dare title

The Dan Dare bust created by John Fowler for the character's fifitieth anniversary, now at The Atkinson. Photo: Dan Whitehead

Hot on the tail of the entirely separate Dan Dare Audio Adventures, Titan Comics has just announced a new Dan Dare comic at New York Comic Con. The creative team has not been revealed. Talking about the new title, which will launch next year, editor David Leach says Titan’s take will take the character created by Frank Hampson and the Reverend ... Read More »

Our Man In New York: New York Comic Con Day Two by Tony Esmond (Day One of the Con!)

NYCC 2016 - Marc Laming

Day Two of my New York visit, Day One of New York Comic Con. And I saw the strangest things… TV properties fight for your attention in the car park, roadway and lobby even before you reach the main halls. Ash vs The Evil Dead and South Park (now on its twentieth season) have a big presence in the outside loading ... Read More »

Titan Comics Announces Jack Campbell’s “Lost Fleet: Corsair”

Promotional art for Lost Fleet Corsair - coming in 2017 from Titan Comics

Titan Comics has announced the upcoming release of an all-new comic series based on the New York Times best selling Lost Fleet SF novels written by best-selling author Jack Campbell, pencilled by Andre Siregar, inked by Bambang Irawan and coloured by Sebastian Cheng. I’d best declare an interest right now, as alongside Doctor Who: The Third Doctor – Heralds of Destruction, this is the other ... Read More »

Something For the Weekend – Killer Dinosaurs in This Week’s New Comics in the UK (w/c 3rd October 2016)

2000AD Prog 2001

Despite all the excitement of last week’s sell-out 2000AD prog 2000, don’t be thinking the team on the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic are resting on tier laurels! Prog 2001 offers a fine mix this issue, which includes a new Judge Dredd story from Rob Williams, Trevor Hairsine, Barry Kitson, Dylan Teague, and Annie Parkhouse; and new thrill “Counterfeit Girl” by Peter ... Read More »

Midnight Missions and Pony Soldiers! New Commandos ride out

Commando 4955 - Midnight Mission

Here’s our regular intel on the latest issues of DC Thomson’s war comic Commando (Issues 4959 – 4962) – on sale from 6th October 2016 in all good newsagents and various digital platforms. By the way, our secret agents tell us that some WHSmith stores, perhaps hell bent on ensuring no-one buys comics, have taken to hiding Commando behind (or ... Read More »

Titan Comics Takes Manhattan!

Doctor Who Special NYCC16 - Cover A

This New York Comic-Con (6th – 9th October), Britain’s Titan Comics is bringing its largest-ever offering of thrilling debuts, NYCC variants and special appearances from a host of creators including Hard Case Crime founder Charles Ardai, novelist and Peepland writer Christa Faust, and comic writers Paul Cornell (The Third Doctor), Si Spurrier (The Eleventh Doctor), Fred Van Lente (Assassin’s Creed Templars), comic artists Rachael Stott (The Twelfth Doctor), Tazio Bettin and Enrica Eren Angiolini (Warhammer 40,000), and Caspar Wijngaard (Assassin’s Creed Last Descendants – ... Read More »

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Mirabilis – Year of Wonders by Dave Morris and Leo Hartas

Mirabilis - Year of Wonders - Books

Many downthetubes readers will recall  Mirabilis: Year of Wonders – a wonderful, beautifully written and realised graphic novel project by Dave Morris and Leo Hartas, which first debuted in The DFC and which Print Media Productions planned to publish as a series graphic albums. Sadly, although two volumes were printed only the first was distributed, and as far as we know just two copies of ... Read More »

By Gum! It’s Dan Dare (and Flamer Spry) at Woking’s Lightbox

By Gum! Dan Dare

As part of The Story of British Comics So Far exhibition at The Lightbox in Woking, Surrey, Peter Hampson, son of Dan Dare co-creator Frank Hampson, will be talking with Paul Gravett on Saturday 8th October 2016, straight after a day-long “Comiket” event produced in association with Comica.London. “I’ll be in conversation with Paul Gravett in an event entitled By Gum – Dan Dare,” Peter tells us. ... Read More »

Creating Comics: Steve Gregson and Matthew Simmons Go Galaxia!

Bastard Galaxia - Page 1

Lancaster-based Steve Gregson and Matthew Simmons are two 1980s kids who grew older, but didn’t grow up. With a shared love of cartoons, comics and action figures the two decided to put their heads together to write a story about their youth, but without it actually being a story about themselves. Their webcomic, Bastard Galaxia, which we highlighted here on ... Read More »

Lakes Festival “Windows Trail” Launched, Kendal comes alive with comics-inspired shop windows

Luke McGarry's "Windows Trail" art in the window of Kendal's Pizza Express

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival‘s Windows on Comic Art Trail has just launched in Kendal in the run up to the weekend-long comics event. It’s a unique art trail, displayed in business windows across the town, and provides a fabulous opportunity for the town to get behind the festival and for a wide range of artists to get involved. It also provides ... Read More »

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