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Happy 30th Birthday, Combat Colin!

Combat Colin - 30 Yampy Years

Huge congratulations to longtime British comics creator Lew Stringer this morning, whose much-loved clumsy combat hero Combat Colin celebrates 30 years of publication. The first Combat Colin strip appeared in print in Marvel UK’s Action Force Issue 5, published on 28th March 1987 (cover dated 4th April), and has since featured in numerous publications down the years, including MUK’s Transformers, ... Read More »

VIZ among Big Issue editor’s favourite reads

VIZ Promotional Art

Best-selling humour comic magazine VIZ is one of Big Issue editor Paul McNamee‘s favourite reads, he reveals in an opinion piece for InPublishing magazine. He’s also a fan of Private Eye, Q – and the Church Times advertiser section. Celebrating the continuing success of some print magazines despite tumbling sales for many, Paul – whose own title, The Big Issue, ... Read More »

In Review: Cosmos & Other Stories

Cosmos & Other Stories Art by Rozi Hathaway SNIP

By Rozi Hathaway Publisher: Good Comics The Book: A collection of short stories about love and longing… if you’ve ever been in a crowd, felt the ache of absence, or looked for meaning ion the constellations, then this collection will speak to you. The Review: It’s not often that a piece of art touches you in in such a profound ... Read More »

2000AD Prog 2023 On Sale Today – Jump on Board for All-New Thrills, Scarlet Traces and Deadworld Return!

2000AD Prog 2023 - Cover

The latest issue of 2000AD is on sale today in all good newsagents and comic shops, featuring a cover by Cliff Robinson and is a perfect jumping on point for new readers with an all-new story line up, which includes the return of the brilliant “Scarlet Traces” and “Deadworld”. The issue also features a “Future Shocks” created by last year’s Thought ... Read More »

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Jessica Martin’s Life Drawing – A Life Under Lights

Art by Jessica Martin 2 SNIP

Having created two comic biographical vignettes on the lives of actresses Clara Bow and Vivian Leigh, plus a full length graphic novel detailing the 1930s Hollywood life of the fictional Elsie Harris, actress, singer and comic creator Jessica Martin’s latest project is a full length graphic novel on her own life entitled Life Drawing: A Life Under Lights. Jessica describes ... Read More »

Titan Comics Lost Fleet: Corsair #1 by Jack Campbell – covers, first pages revealed

Lost Fleet #1 - Cover A by Alex Ronald

Titan Comics have revealed more details about The Lost Fleet: Corsair Issue #1 – including all the covers and interior pages from this new military SF release, which launches in June in all good comic shops. (Bias declaration – this is one of the books I’m editing for the company, and it’s proving a great title to work on). Authored ... Read More »

Battle of the Somme Re-Visited in “For Valour”, a new comic by Stephen Mooney and Eoin Coveney 

For Valour - Tommy Chambers Story - SNIP

An exciting comics project jointly produced by Monaghan County Museum, Armagh County Museum and Craigavon Museum Services recently saw the creation of For Valour, a comic created by Stephen Mooney and featuring interior art by Eoin Coveney that focused on the story of three lives touched by one of the worst battles of World War One. The project – available to download ... Read More »

Hammer Films Captain Kronos returns to comics

Titan Comics has announced the next title from its Hammer Horror line of comics – Captain Kronos, written by Dan Abnett, which has previously had just one strip outing in the past. Based on the 1974 film, Captain Kronos will be the second Hammer title following the success of Peter Milligan and Ronilson Freire’s The Mummy: Palimpsest which hit stores ... Read More »

“Marionette Unit” Script Book Released

Regular downthetubes readers will recall The Marionette Unit, a creepy, scratch the back of your eyeballs work of gothic steampunk-driven horror we reviewed positively last year. Well, now the team behind the book –  filmmakers Azhur Saleem and James Boyle – have released The Marionette Unit: Script Book – a 160-page exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the project. It includes the full script ... Read More »

New Thrills! 2000AD Prog 2022 On Sale Today!

2000AD Prog 2022

The latest issue of 2000AD is on sale today in all good newsagents and comic shops, featuring a cover by Ben Willsher and: Judge Dredd: The Grundy Bunch by Arthur Wyatt (Writer) Tom Foster (Artist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer) Mega-City One, 2139 AD. Home to over 72 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America, ... Read More »

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