Charley's War

Remembering “Charley’s War”, a comic story of the Great War

As we remember the fallen of all wars this weekend, you may be interested in finding out more about “Charley’s War”, the powerful story of the young Charley Bourne, caught up in the fervour of World War One, “the Great War”, and, subsequently, the horrors that came with it. The long-running strip was originally createdContinue reading Remembering “Charley’s War”, a comic story of the Great War

Fantastic Forces – The Longest Road

Real-life British Soldier immortalised in new comic to mark Remembrance

To mark Remembrance, and help build public awareness of the work and sacrifices of those serving in the Armed Forces over the last century, the British Forces Broadcasting Service has immortalised a real-life British solider in the pages of a comic book, as Fantastic Forces – The Longest Road, written by Ferg Handley with artContinue reading Real-life British Soldier immortalised in new comic to mark Remembrance

Part of the the cover of Black Dog – The Dreams of Paul Nash by Dave McKean

Panel Borders examines the legacy of the Great War in comics

In a couple of interviews recorded at Graphic Brighton, on this week’s Panel Borders show, Alex Fitch talks to the creators of a pair of graphic novels that illuminate the lives of two notable people affected by World War One, also known to some as the Great War. Dave McKean discusses his Black Dog –Continue reading Panel Borders examines the legacy of the Great War in comics

Doctor Who: The Official Annual 2019 SNIP

Doctor Who comics: new Panel to Panel, annual out now

Episode #105 of the Doctor Who: Panel to Panel podcast from Jeremy Bement is live, and the Doctor Who: The Official Annual 2019 is out now. Jodie Whitaker’s Thirteenth Doctor has made her debut in Doctor Who Magazine with “The Warmonger” as well as her own series from Titan Comics. Both stories so far getContinue reading Doctor Who comics: new Panel to Panel, annual out now

A montage of Dan Dare (from an advert in 208 Magazine) and the villain Perranault, from the Horlicks Spaceman's Handbook

Exclusive: Missing episode from 1950s Dan Dare radio show uncovered!

Following up on the addition of a new “guide page” to The Adventures of Dan Dare radio show, which aired on Radio Luxembourg in the 1950s, downthetubes is pleased to present one of the much-sought after episodes, reproduced with kind permission of the Dan Dare Corporation Limited. Episodes of this series are very rare and we are veryContinue reading Exclusive: Missing episode from 1950s Dan Dare radio show uncovered!