Thunderbirds Are Go - Series 3 Poster by Paul Shipper

Tube Surfing: new Thunderbirds are Go toy line in the works, Joy of the Rovers and Deadpool (2)!

A quick snapshot of some comics-related news from across the web… • ITV launched season three of Thunderbirds Are Go on CITV and ITV earlier this year, and the launch weekend saw really strong ratings. Steve Green, EVP Kids Content and Distribution at ITV Studios Global Entertainment has revealed there is a new toy lineContinue reading Tube Surfing: new Thunderbirds are Go toy line in the works, Joy of the Rovers and Deadpool (2)!

The Thirteenth Doctor by Rori, creator of the comic strip Tiny Pink Robots

That Was The Week Comics Was – New Scream! and Misty, Doctor Who and a Lime Street Leopard!

It’s been a busy week! Here are some items you may have missed on our site and beyond. Have a great weekend! • Sales of the Oor Wullie Bucket Calendar have raised £3000 for Archie Foundation’s Tayside Children’s Hospital Appeal, Dundee’s Evening Telegraph reports. The Bucket Trail (which we covered here on downthetubes) ran for tenContinue reading That Was The Week Comics Was – New Scream! and Misty, Doctor Who and a Lime Street Leopard!

The Marvel UK Bullpen, mid-1993. Pictured here are Andrw Currie, Andy Lanning, Bryan Hitch, Martin Griffiths and Liam Sharp. Colourist and artist Steve Whitaker was also a regular in the basement, as was Edmund Perryman, among others

Tube Surfing: Marvel UK Memories, Alan Moore, Gene Ha – and Captain Pugwash!

Here’s a quick round up of comics-related news items, recalling Marvel UK, Alan Moore‘s partnership with Gene Ha on Top 10, a look at some gorgeous Doctor Who art and more… • The brainchild of Melvyn Bragg, Opening Shot was an arts programme for Channel 4. One episode, first broadcast 10th August 1993 and foundContinue reading Tube Surfing: Marvel UK Memories, Alan Moore, Gene Ha – and Captain Pugwash!

Joe Satriani - Surfing With The Alien

Tube Surfing: Comics’ Musical Connections

  Kerrang! is known for writing about music, but some of us at the heavy metal magazine also spend an inordinate amount of time reading comics and, are, apparently “stupidly excited about the upcoming London Super Comic Convention, taking place  14th – 15th March at the Excel Centre London. In fact, they got so excited that ourContinue reading Tube Surfing: Comics’ Musical Connections

Batman: Dark Night’ Original Painting Ink & Acrylic 59x84cm. Artwork donated by Clint Langley for the BOAT auction.

Tube Surfing: David Lloyd’s Doctor Who art auctioned, Bash Street dieters and comic event news

Here’s another round up of quick news items we’ve found on our travels of social media and other sources… • A Fundraising Art Auction for the Brighton Open Air Theatre includes some terrific artwork by the likes of Clint Langley, David Lloyd – including page from his early Doctor Who strips – and Chris Riddell.Continue reading Tube Surfing: David Lloyd’s Doctor Who art auctioned, Bash Street dieters and comic event news