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Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda’s “Monstress” wins at the British Fantasy Awards

The autumn season means it is time for the annual British Fantasy Society‘s convention and the BFS Awards. The second volume of Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda‘s rather glorious Monstress (published by Image) won the Best Comic / Graphic Novel category on Sunday at Fantasycon. This follows another major science fiction and fantasy con, Worldcon,Continue reading Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda’s “Monstress” wins at the British Fantasy Awards

Masters of Comic Book Art: Pino Dell’Orco

downthetubes contributor Colin Noble has a remarkable collection of Picture Library comics and we’ve featured his researches into just how often some classic tales – and covers have been re-used down the years. Here’s another gem, but this one by the brilliant Italian artist Pino Dell’Orco, also has some grounding in historical fact. Published backContinue reading Masters of Comic Book Art: Pino Dell’Orco

Rare early Eddie Campbell comic offered on eBay

A rare, short run, self published comic from the 1980s by Eddie Campbell is currently being offered on eBay – featuring some early work by top British indie comic talent. In 1982, Eddie Campbell – today better known as the artist on graphic novels such as Alec and From Hell – put out a photocopiedContinue reading Rare early Eddie Campbell comic offered on eBay

Doctor Who at Madame Tussauds Blackpool. Picture: Jason Lock Picture: Jason Lock

Doctor Who Blackpool Exhibition Winners

Last week, downthetubes announced ran a competition aimed primarily at North West residents to win entry to the opening of the new Madame Tussauds Blackpool Doctor Who exhibit later today. The competition, which closed at 12 noon on Wednesday 17th October, was circulated via downthetubes.net, and across various social media points. Over 2300 people readContinue reading Doctor Who Blackpool Exhibition Winners

In Review: Doctor Who – The Ghost Monument

Review by Paul Mount The Ghost Monument (or, perhaps, Doctor Who and the Ribbons of Fear) delivers a lively, adrenalized space opera yarn for Jodie Whittaker’s all-new, all-breezy turn as the Doctor, a story which is likely to find more favour with new or casual viewers than with long-time hardcore fans who might prefer somethingContinue reading In Review: Doctor Who – The Ghost Monument