Sapphire & Steel Competition: Nigel “Spleenal” Auchterlounie joins the fun

Recent news of a possible return to our screens of the spooky Sapphire & Steel prompted various comic artists to pipe up that they’d love to draw a new comic based on the show, so we’re challenging our readers to do just that. It’s just for fun and open to any style – realistic, cartoon, montage, orContinue reading Sapphire & Steel Competition: Nigel “Spleenal” Auchterlounie joins the fun

Plaything Of Sutekh Issue 4 Released

Our friends over at Andersonic, when they aren’t producing that excellent and long running Gerry Anderson fanzine, from time to time change channels from ITV to BBC1 and produce a Doctor Who zine along the same lines called Plaything Of Sutekh. Named for the excellent Tom Baker story Pyramids Of Mars and featuring both oldContinue reading Plaything Of Sutekh Issue 4 Released

Edinburgh Comic Con: A Bird’s Eye View

In April 2014, I went to a rather small, poorly attended comic show called SBA at the Students Union that is part of Edinburgh University. I was lucky and I got to spend an inordinate amount of time chatting with such luminaries as Norm Breyfogle, Ian Churchill, Declan Shalvey and other assorted guests. So whenContinue reading Edinburgh Comic Con: A Bird’s Eye View

Strontium Dog - Fan Film: Wulf Sternhammer

Matthew Simpson to star as Johnny Alpha, Kevin Horsham as Wulf in Strontium Dog Fan Film

The team behind the eagerly-anticipated not-for-profit Strontium Dog fan film have released a few photos from their costume test day, and introduce actors Matthew Simpson, who has kindly agreed to play the part of Johnny Alpha in the film, and Kevin Horsham, who will play companion Wulf Sternhammer. The film, which will be directed by StevenContinue reading Matthew Simpson to star as Johnny Alpha, Kevin Horsham as Wulf in Strontium Dog Fan Film

What’s All the Fuss About… Doctor Who?

FBS Publishing have announced a new non-fiction book about Doctor Who which has been co- authored by occasional downthetubes contributor Ian Wheeler. Ian has teamed-up with Will Hadcroft to write What’s All the Fuss About…? An Introduction to Doctor Who: An Unofficial Doctor Who Companion. Who is the Doctor, what are the Daleks and whyContinue reading What’s All the Fuss About… Doctor Who?