downthetubes has sets of the initial releases of new 2000AD jigsaws to give away!
We’ve given the downthetubes.net British and Irish Comic Shop Map a major overhaul this week, updating a lot of Comic Shop details and, sadly, removing a large number of stores that have closed but also highlighting those battling on –… Read More ›
We wish all downthetubes readers a very Happy New Year – and decade! Here’s to exciting times ahead for us all!
Merry Christmas, downthetubers! Here’s the cover for Galaxy Magazine, cover dated January 1956, featuring a four-armed Santa Claus – the work of Ed Emshwiller, an American visual artist notable for his science fiction illustrations and his pioneering experimental films. He… Read More ›
Doctor Who is 56 today, and Celestial Toyroom, the magazine of the Doctor Who Appreciation Society – and longest running Doctor Who magazine – has reached 500 issues.
The winners of our recent competition to win copies of the smashing illustrated book, The Oxford Trollomicus, created by Spike Greenwood, were “The Rockwool Troll” by Joakim Järnström (all the way from Finland!) and “Jee Bee Lee, Troll Op-Orator of Troutbeck Bridge” by… Read More ›
We’re delighted to have been selected as one the final nominations for the inaugural ComicScene Awards 2019. Thanks to everyone who submitted nominations for us in the category of “Best Comic Media” – we’re included among some fantastic great sites… Read More ›
downthetubes Art Competition: Win a copy of Spike Greenwood’s “The Oxford Trollomicus”
Wishing all our readers a very Merry Christmas! John Freeman
For over twenty-five years, Tripwire has been championing US and UK comics first in print and, since 2015, on the web. For the second Portsmouth Comic Con, taking place 4th-5th May 2019, Tripwire will be launching The Tripwire Awards, an… Read More ›
Last week, we gave downthetubes readers the chance to win one of three copies of the new Commando Presents: Ramsey’s Raiders (reviewed here), courtesy of DC Thomson. Here are the winners, chosen by the office cat (borrowed from Sparky, of course)…. Read More ›
With Christmas and New Year fast approaching, and rumours of a new comic-inspired recipe book on its way from a couple of well-known British creators, I thought downthetubes readers might be interested in my own one-off excursion into an arena… Read More ›