A group of readers of the Random House subscription-only comic The DFC are trying to raise funds to stage a ‘subscriber’ buy-out of the title and have launched a blog … Continue Reading Can DFC Readers Save Their Comic?
In October 2008, occasional downthetubes contributor Matthew Badham interviewed freelance writer Andy Diggle (who is also the ex-editor of 2000AD). An edited 2000 word version of that interview was published … Continue Reading Tharg’s Head Revisited
• Cartoon by Mal Clark
Rich Johnston and Simon Rohrmuller’s Watchmensch — a parody of a certain legendary graphic novel and recent blockbuster movie, as well as a trip through time to the beginnings of … Continue Reading ‘Watchmensch’ Ships This Week
(With thanks to Jeremy Briggs): DC Thomson’s official Commando web site has been updated again with another free to read strip and more giveaways to promote the popular digest title. … Continue Reading More Commandos Officially Available Online
(with thanks to “Ian”): The first appearance of “Mighty Moth”, the longest-running strip in Britain’s TV Comic was in Issue 384, dated week ending 14th March 1959. The strip ran … Continue Reading Happy 50th Birthday, Mighty Moth!
• Lucasfilm has published a feature on Dave Gibbons and Alan Moore’s connections to Star Wars, documenting the pair’s early Star Wars work. Alan wrote several Star Wars tales for … Continue Reading Tube Surfing: 13 March 2009
This month sees the welcome return of British indie publisher Com.X, whose success was torpedoed by a series of unfortunate events shortly after it launched in the early Noughties. Com.X … Continue Reading Cla$$war Returns
• (via Matt Badham): Space war story Insurrection is currently wowing all those Earthlets who pick up Judge Dredd: The Megazine every month – with many suggesting that it might … Continue Reading Tube Surfing: 8 March 2009
If Alan Moore is annoyed about the new Watchmen film, just wait until he sees this — although, actually, this hilarious Saturday Morning Watchmen, the creation of British animator Harry … Continue Reading Saturday Morning Watchmen!