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Crazy Mary joins ROK Comics

Acclaimed comic Crazy Mary has joined the ranks of a growing number of independently-created comics on the mobile comics website ROK Comics, edited by downthetubes John Freeman. Crazy Mary is a cyberpunk action series about a bounty hunter, Mary, who can see a twisted supernatural universe that overlays and interacts with our own. Mary uses this ability along with her ... Read More »

Transformers Comic Signing!

To celebrate the launch of Transformers comic, a special Transformers Comic signing is taking place on Saturday 1st September at the London Film and Comic Convention. All we can tell you at this stage is attending the signing so far will be writer Simon Furman, artist Geoff Senior and editor Steve White. The Transformers Camaro (Bumblebee) as seen in the ... Read More »

Transformers UK #1 Reviewed

Ian Wheeler has reviewed Transformers #1, published by Titan Magazines, for downthetubes. Click here to read the review Read More »

The latest issues of Eagle Times (the quartely journal of the EagleSociety, dedicated to the memory of Britain’s National picture stripweekly – Eagle) is now out. 50+ A4 pages (of which 20 are in colour, including beautiful full colour Frank Hampson covers) on all things related to Eagle magazine. The lead article is on Frank Hampson’s work pre-and post-Dan Dare. ... Read More »

Graphic Novels by Any Other Name?

Red Dagger Issue 12

Jeremy Briggs has kindly provided downthetubes with a smashing feature and checklist for DC Thomson’s Red Dagger title, a 64 page compilation title little known among comics fans which featured strips from Hornet, Hotspur, Warlord and others with many issues featuring terrific covers by Ian Kennedy. • Main Feature: Graphic Novels by Any Other Name This includes an item on ... Read More »

Red Dagger: Issue By Issue

The following check list for DC Thomson’s Red Dagger has been built up from many different sources, not all of which could be cross referenced for accuracy. If you can add any additional information, or can correct any mistakes, then get in touch via e-mail and the listing can be updated. Issue 1 Title: Twisty Character: Twisty Lunnan Story Type: Contemporary ... Read More »

Graphic Novels by any other name

Red Dagger Issue 4

Jeremy Briggs probes the mystery of DC Thomson’s little known title Red Dagger, and wonders why the company isn’t publishing something similar today… “Graphic Novel” is a much abused term. While it really should refer to a single one off story told in comic strip form such as Art Spiegelman’s Maus, it is normally used as a short hand for compilations ... Read More »

Dandy – weekly no more

Over on the official DCT website there is confirmation of a recent rumour, yes the Dandy is going from being a weekly comic to a fortnightly one…. http://www.dcthomson.co.uk/subscriptions/default.asp?pageName=productDetails&productID=62 While the Dandy has been fortnightly before (during WWII) it’s a slippery slope, in peacetime, towards cancellation. While comics very occasionally go from fortnightly to weekly (Mask comic in the ’80s for ... Read More »

More fantasy films on the way

Everyone seems to be chasing the next Harry Potter, and Warner Bros., who produce the box office-busting films (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix took in an estimated $44.2 million in its first full day in the US alone) are no exception. They’ve just picked up the movie rights to Septimus Heap, a popular seven-book fantasy series by ... Read More »

Alice In USAland

Ansible 240 reports that the Dark Horse version of Bryan Talbot’s excellent Alice In Sunderland has been nominated in the Graphic Novels section of the American Quill Book Awards “the only televised literary prizes”. More details and a full listing of nominees here. For those not familiar with it, Ansible is a monthly literary science fiction and fantasy newszine available ... Read More »

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