Our Most Read Stories in July 2016: Top Marks for Action and 2000AD!

Action Issue 37 - Cover dated 23rd October 1976
Action Issue 37 – Cover dated 23rd October 1976

Apart from the downthetubes home page, here are our Top Ten stories on the site for July 2016…

Rare “Banned” Action Comic reaches £1320 bid on eBay

We have The Guardian to thank for this spike in interest in this archive story, as we were linked to in their preview of The Ramones upcoming 40th Anniversay album release in September.

Sneak Peek: 2000AD Summer Special 2016 – Dredd, Ace Trucking, Robohunter and more! (No, not that Moore)

There’s a lot of love shared for this year’s 2000AD special – and much deserved, too. Eddie Robson’s script for “Ace Trucking Company” is a gem, and Nigel Dobbyn’s art a real treat.

Hookjaw is back – and Titan Comics has snagged him!

The return of Action‘s killer shark is much anticipated…

Charles Sahar Murray, Alan Mitchell and Alan Moore. Photo: Mitch Jenkins (Used with his kind permission)
Charles Shaar Murray, Alan Mitchell and Alan Moore. Photo: Mitch Jenkins (Used with his kind permission)

In Memoriam: Comic Creator Alan Joseph Mitchell

A tip of the hat to a true gent, who was always supportive of young talent.

Doctor Who artist Paul Hanley delivers “Steampunk Iris” (Wildthyme, that is)

Cracking art from a great illustrator

Look Familiar? Fun Doctor Who variant cover homages Fantastic Four

Titan Comics have some superhero-inspired fun with their new Who comics

A Box of Delights: London’s Cartoon Museum

Alan Russell’s smashing look at a must-visit London landmark for comic fans

Striker dropped from The Sun’s print edition, goes online only

Still-peeved Sun readers keep this archive story in the Top ten. For the latest news, check out the link below…

“Charley’s War” co-creator Pat Mills condemns World War One apologists

Top writer and 2000AD creator Pat Mills kicks some historians.

“Striker” collections in the works, bringing entire football strips to book for the first time – and “Psycops” too?

Bubbling Under: Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth Uncensored sells out in just 24 hours; and a Call For Papers: Comics Grid’s Next Special Issue will be dedicated to David Bowie

Thanks to everyone for their visits and support.

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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