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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 »

Top 10 downthetubes Posts: 21st – 27th January 2014

Here’s a rundown of the Top Ten posts on downthetubes over the last seven days (not including the Home Page): • “White Dwarf” goes weekly, “Warhammer Visions” launches 1st February Bucking the usual trend of magazines closing or going digital only, Games Workshop has announced the launch of a new, weekly White Dwarf magazine and a new monthly title – Warhammer: ... Read More »

Dump Issue 2 Now Available From Fred Egg Comics

Dump Issue 2 Cover SNIP

Issue 2 of David Robertson’s anthology comic Dump is now available from Fred Egg Comics. David tells us, “the title Dump serves as a description of the book – a collection place for different comics I’ve done; and as the name of the main story, whose main character works in a council dump.” As well as the main “Dump” story, ... Read More »

Top 10 downthetubes Posts: 9th – 15th January 2014

Death's Head II and X-Men Mini Poster by Liam Sharp

Here’s a rundown of the Top Ten posts on downthetubes over the last seven days: • Comic Criticism: A Call for Calm – and Common Sense Liam Sharp calls for some better manners from the comics community. You may also be interested in comic writer Fiona Avery’s follow up post, “Everyone’s Not A Critic“, offering a guide to Constructive Criticism ... Read More »

Win a copy of Titan Books’ “Battle Classics”

Thanks to those fine folk at Titan Books, we have TWO copies of their new British comic collection, Garth Ennis Presents Battle Classics, to give away! All you need to do is answer the question below and tell us in no more than 15 words or more, what your favourite British comic is and why. Entries must be received by ... Read More »

downthetubes in 2013: Crunching Numbers

Happy New Year to you all and the very best to creators popping by, as they start work on their many new projects for 2014. We’re already hearing about some great new titles and strips destined for publication by British comic publishers in the coming months and, day jobs permitting, we’ll endeavour to keep you posted on as many as ... Read More »

Looking back on 2013: A Good Year for British Comics?

Here at we think it’s been a great year that’s included the 100th issue of The Phoenix and has been named one of the top comics of 2013 by TIME Magazine, and we’ve been able to enjoy a growing number of live comic events, from the as ever quite brilliant Thought Bubble to newcomers, the Lakes International Comic Art ... Read More »

Check out our Commando Comic Subscription Offer!

If you’re looking for a Christmas gift for a British comics fan, downthetubes has an EXCLUSIVE discount on a subscription to DC Thomson’s Commando comic, simply by ordering through the DC Thomson Online Shop using our special discount code. • Follow this dedicated link to DC Thomson’s Commando subscription page Some of our readers reported problems with the link recently, ... Read More »

downthetubes Popular Posts – November 2013

Richard Hammond tries to unmask the Stig.

Apart from landings on our home page, here’s a run down of the ten most popular posts on downthetubes over the past 30 days… • The Beano gets a Top Gear makeover thanks to guest editor Richard Hammond This has, to date, proved our most popular post ever, skewing our stats into previously unknown heights. The ‘halo’ effect lasted for ... Read More »

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