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In Review: FutureQuake Issue 29

FutureQuake Issue 29 - Cover

The latest issue of FutureQuake – available online and on sale at various comics events across the UK at the publisher’s stand, see their blog for details – is another terrific anthology of stories from the cream of (mainly British) creators. Here’s what’s inside the 96-page issue – yes, 96 pages of comics goodness! – edited by Dave Evans and Richmond ... Read More »

WILD About Comics Opens Birmingham Comics Festival with a Big Bang

Wild About Comics photo by Martin Tierney, courtesy Target Media

WILD ABOUT Comics returns to the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park on Saturday 2nd April to get this year’s Birmingham Comics Festival off to a glorious start. A roaring success since it debuted last April, WILD About Comics was initially aimed at kids but has become a popular twice-yearly event for the whole family as they join in the treasure hunt for free comics ... Read More »

Freaks, Heroes and Horrors, Good Grief! A Dastardly Digital Bundle of Comics Now On Sale

The Red Mask From Mars #1 - Cover

Following up on my plug earlier today for 100% Biodegradable Issue 11, there’s a fab “Freaks, Heroes and Horrors Bundle” on offer from four ace independent publishers on the digital platform Drivethrucomics – and it’s bigger than ever this time around. Offering 13 comics at one low price of $2.50/£1.70, Redshift Press brings horror to the mix with Dark Matter and Whispering Sands, while Raw ... Read More »

Bomb Scares Anthology Out In Time for Hallowe’en, First Annual Event for Project

Bomb Scares Anthology Promo

Hallowe’ens are going to be just that little bit different from now on… Birmingham based comic book publisher Time Bomb Comics has announced the release of what will be an annually released horror anthology going under the title of Bomb Scares. The first volume is available now and weighs in at a hefty 96 pages behind an exclusive full cover ... Read More »

In Review: Tales Of WesterNoir – Book One

One of my favourite small press series over the last couple of years has been writer Dave West and artist Gary Crutchley’s WesterNoir published by Accent UK. The series follows Josiah Black who hunts supernatural creatures in the Old West and to date the series has run to four books with the fifth due this year. The new Tales Of WesterNoir ... Read More »

Anderson Covers latest Zarjaz, the 2000AD-inspired comics zine

Zarjaz 23 - Cover

  Psi Judge Anderson claims her first Zarjaz cover since the ‘Zero’ issue back in 2005 and brings Mark Harrison to the pages of the comic with its lastest release. His gorgeous work makes the comic worth the price of admission alone, but Zarjaz 23 also contains a whopping seven strips, bringing together some of the finest talents in the small press with ... Read More »

Cup of O – Small Press Reviews

Cup of O - Small Press Reviews

  Happy 2015 to all Down the Tubes readers! I’ve got a bumper crop of reviews for you – all of them are comics bought at the tail end of 2013 (this is how big my reading pile is!) at the first Lakes International and the Thought Bubble of that year.   Raygun Roads (Changeling Studios) Owen Michael Johnson/Indio   Raygun Roads is utterly ridiculous. ... Read More »

The Old West comes to Thought Bubble with “Tales Of WesterNoir”

One of our favourite small press series here on downthetubes over the last couple of years has been writer Dave West and artist Gary Crutchley’s WesterNoir. The series tells the tale Josiah Black who hunts supernatural creatures in the Old West. The series has to date run to four books with the fifth due early in 2015. When co-creators Gary and Dave ... Read More »

SciFi Serial Killers and Drunk Zombies take over 100% Biodegradable!

  Werewolf romance, undead wildebeests, murderous aliens, lonely giants, kung-fu kitchen antics… must be time for another slice of digital comic carnage in the form of 100% Biodegradable, then! Feast your eyes on a freakshow of a comic anthology wrapped in a cover from Roland Bird, featuring the likes of Neill Cameron (The Pirates Of Pangaea, Mega Robo Bros), Dave ... Read More »

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