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downthetubes: Our Top All-Time Posts, June 2014

One of the great things about moving downthetubes to a “Content Managed System” last year is that we have a much better idea of what posts are the most popular… not that it’s changed what we post on the site! Just for for fun, here are the Top Five all-time favourite posts on downthetubes… • Beano gets a Top Gear ... Read More »

“Cabal” finally returns to Judge Dredd Megazine… sort of!

Judge Dredd Megazine Issue 349

  The latest issue of Judge Dredd Megazine comes crammed with its usual mix of Dredd universe-inspired thrills, including “Concrete Sky” – a ‘floppy’ reprint of “Judge Karyn” strips by myself and artist Adrian Salmon, continuing the early 1990s reprints that began last issue comprising my only foray into 2000AD-related storytelling to date. The reprint also features what was intended to ... Read More »

Bryan Talbot, Graphic Novel Man – DVD and download winners!

Bryan Talbot: Graphic Novel Man

  Digital Story Engine recently released their ace documentary “Graphic Novel Man” focusing on the career of award-winning British comic creator Bryan Talbot (you can read our review here) and gave us six copies of the DVD and six HD Digital downloads to give away. All entrants needed to do was answer three questions set by Bryan – and we have 12 lucky winners! It’s testament to ... Read More »

downthetubes Needs You!

Are you interested in writing about British comics? Are you a comics reviewer? Since changed formats last year, we’ve seen a growing audience for our coverage of British comics. Hand in hand, that we’ve also seen a massive rise in publishers (large and small) keen to promote their projects… and with the team working a variety of day jobs, we’re ... Read More »

downthetubes Forum changes

Art Competition

Some important news for users of our discussion forum. The downthetubes forum has changed location on the web to, as part of changes to the way the host, Ning, delivers its services. To upgrade the site to take advantage of these, the URL change came with the territory. Please update your bookmarks as it seems they have yet to ‘map’ ... Read More »

More XIII For British Viewers And Readers

Copyright © 2014 Sony Pictures Television. All rights reserved. With thanks to SkyTV

The bandes dessinee series XIII written by Jean Van Hamme and illustrated by William Vance began in the French weekly Spirou in 1984 and ran for nineteen albums between 1984 and 2007. In 2008 XIII was brought to the small screen in a English-language Franco-Canadian TV mini-series entitled XIII: The Conspiracy which was screened by Channel Five in 2009 and is ... Read More »

This Week’s Top Ten Posts on downthetubes

An unpublished Tony Harding rough.

Here are the Top Ten most visited posts on downthetubes this week (not counting our home page): • “Does Your Dad Draw for Roy of the Rovers?” Antony Harding pays tribute to his father, the brilliant artist Tony Harding • DieGo to publish top, award winning Italian comic character in the UK New British publisher’s latest Kickstarter project announced • In ... Read More »

Solid State Tank Girl Books Must be Won!

Thanks to those fine folk at Titan Books, we have TWO copies of their new British comic collection, Solid State Tank Girl, to give away! All you need to do to be in with a chance to win is answer the question below and tell us in no more than 15 words or more, which British comic character from the ... Read More »

Battle Classics – Competition Winners

The winners of copies of Titan Books new British comic collection, Garth Ennis Presents Battle Classics were John Hammond and Paul Eldridge. Congratulations to them both and our thanks to Titan for the prizes. You’ll be pleased to hear that Battle was many entrants’ favourite comic in our competition, with The Victor a close second. For Battle Classics, New York ... Read More »

Hal Laren wins our Dan Dare “Reboot” Competition

We know we’ve been longer announcing the winner of our Dan Dare Reboot Competition. You can view them all the entries on Flickr here. There’s a piece of news on the character we have been anxious to share with you, but right now that information still remains Top Secret! (Yes, we know we’re being a terrible tease. Sorry). After much deliberation – ... Read More »

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