A page from Philip Harbottle's comic strip adaptation of "The Adventures of Dan Dare - The Sirilium Stealers", drawn in 1952

Revealed – The Dan Dare Radio Luxembourg Comic Strips by Philip Harbottle

Regular readers of downthetubes will know we recently presented a rare “Lost Episode” from Radio Luxembourg‘s 1950s serial The Adventures of Dan Dare, with the permission of the Dan Dare Corporation. Its presentation, along with the previous discovery of other episodes, prompted writer and literary agent Philip Harbottle to kindly provide us with an episode guide for theContinue reading Revealed – The Dan Dare Radio Luxembourg Comic Strips by Philip Harbottle

The TARDIS team in Kerblam! Image: BBC/BBC Studios

In Review: Doctor Who – Kerblam!

WARNING – SPOILERS AHEAD…  Reviewed by Paul Mount UK broadcast: 6.30pm – Sunday 18th November Written by Pete McTighe Directed by Jennifer Perrott Guest starring Julie Hesmondhalgh and Lee Mack A mysterious message arrives in a package addressed to the Doctor, leading her, Graham, Yaz and Ryan to investigate the warehouse moon orbiting Kandoka, andContinue reading In Review: Doctor Who – Kerblam!

Traces of the Great War - Pretty Little Village by Mael

In Review: Traces of the Great War

Publisher: Image Comics (English Edition)/ Editions de la Gouttière (French Edition) Out: Now The Book: Traces of the Great War is a remarkable, original collection of 18 thought provoking graphic short stories bridging the past and present. Internationally-acclaimed comic book artists, graphic novelists and writers, all of them explore the continued relevance and resonance of the FirstContinue reading In Review: Traces of the Great War

Lee Sullivan and Mike Noble at Andercon 2014. Photo courtesy Lee Sullivan.

A True Inspiration: artist Lee Sullivan pays tribute to Mike Noble

Comic artist and illustrator Lee Sullivan, who worked with illustrator Mike Noble, who died last week but whose passing was announced yesterday, pays tribute to a legend…. Mike Noble was a supremely talented artist, and the most kind and gentlemanly fellow you could wish to meet. I, like so many others, came to admire his work onContinue reading A True Inspiration: artist Lee Sullivan pays tribute to Mike Noble

Lee Sullivan and Mike Noble at Andercon 2014. Photo courtesy Lee Sullivan.

In Memoriam: Look-In and TV21 artist Mike Noble

We’re sorry to report the passing of veteran artist Mike Noble, perhaps best known for his work on the British weekly comics TV Century 21 – drawing strips such as “Fireball XL5“, “Captain Scarlet” and “Star Trek” and Look-In – working on strips such as “The Famous Five“, “Follyfoot“,  “Robin of Sherwood“, “Timeslip” and many more.Continue reading In Memoriam: Look-In and TV21 artist Mike Noble