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In Review: Do Yer Do Nudes, Sir?

Do You Do Nudes, Sir? - Cover

The Book: A rollicking tale of how a ‘Jack-the-Lad’ art student in 1960s Liverpool is taught to be a teacher by the kids who confront him. Filled with a gallery of finely observed characters, the book is a hilarious roller coaster ride through the disasters and triumphs of the author’s first year as a teacher, which amazingly led eventually to a ... Read More »

In Review: Rivers of London – Body Work #1

Rivers of London #1 - Cover SNIP

Script: Ben Aaronovitch & Andrew Cartmel Art: Lee Sullivan Colour: Luis Guerroro Letters: Rona Simpson The Book: Peter Grant has come a long way since first entering the special branch of London’s Metropolitan Police. With his hard-earned powers and a flair for the supernatural, it’s his job to investigate those shadowy crimes that involve urban vampires, weird folk in the Underground and, ... Read More »

Creators @ Glasgow Comic Con 2015 – Part 2

The fifth Glasgow Comic Con took place over the weekend of 4/5 July 2015 near the centre of Scotland’s largest city. downthetubes has already covered the convention with a preview and a review of the event and here we present the second part of our selection of the creators that were there over the weekend. Cosplay is a big part of GCC ... Read More »

Creators @ Glasgow Comic Con 2015 – Part 1

The fifth Glasgow Comic Con took place over the weekend of 4/5 July 2015 near the centre of Scotland’s largest city. Organised by Black Hearted Press, GCC has been based in the Centre For Contemporary Arts, the CCA, for the last three years which is an unusual place that appears to have originally been 2 three-storey buildings with an alley or ... Read More »

Sneak Preview: iHero – Issue 2

iHero #2 - Sample 2

Written by Luke James Halsall Art by Graeme Kennedy Letters by Rob Jones The Story: After the startling events of the first issue, we follow Sovereign and Icon as they continue to investigate the death of the creator of iHero, Jack Taylor. What mysteries will they discover and how will Icon deal with his daughter Inamorata who just wants to ... Read More »

In Review: The House of Daemon

The House of Daemon - Sample Art

Hibernia Comics‘ eagerly-anticipated collection of the New Eagle story The House of Daemon is on sale now. If you’re a fan of the company’s collection, then early ordering is strongly advised, as their print runs are quite short and this series, drawn by Jose Ortiz, is very definitely a fan favourite. The Book: In The House of Daemon, Elliot Aldrich has built a dream ... Read More »

In Review: Glasgow Comic Con 2015

Egon looking for his spores and fungus collection at Glasgow Comic Con 2015

As the tables are cleared away and the volunteers, artists, writers and local traders head off for a post-convention tipple, we look back at how Glasgow Comic Con 2015 fared… Organised by Black Hearted Press and spread over three sites, this convention has the ability to continue to grow. This year certainly saw an increase in attendees and the convention has ... Read More »

In Review: When Life Hands You Lemons, Check For Lymes

When Life Hands You Lemons, Check For Lymes - Cover

  Created by Phil Gerigscott The Story: This is not the norm. Let’s start there shall we? Listen up at the back? This is not a comic full of crashes and bangs, bows and arrows or even rock bands. This is about a guy called Phil. He has a fairly standard life, a partner who loves him and he intends ... Read More »

In Review: Purity Ring #1

Purity Ring - Cover

Author: John Farman Pencils: Rodolfo Ezequiel Inks: Cristian Sauret and Juan Hernandez Publisher: Vital Publishing Do you realise how hard it is to write a review without adding in spoilers? I’ll do my best… When most of us hear the phrase Purity Ring, we are transported to the world of Middle America where prom queen cheerleaders and athletic American Football ... Read More »

In Review: Papercuts and Inkstains Issue 2

Papercuts & Inkstains #2 - Cast Adrift

Publisher: Madius Comics Out: Now It was great to see a quick follow up on the first issue of this anthology by the people at Madius Comics. Issue 2 is a step up in quality and presents three excellent short stories in this horror/comedy anthology series. Papercuts & Inkstains mixes elements of horror, science fiction, humour and the slightly absurd, and ... Read More »

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