Fearless and Fantastic! - Cover SNIP

Fearless and Fantastic! exhibition continues at London’s Orbital Comics

Running until the end of March, London’s Orbital Comics is hosting an exhibition of pages from publisher DK’s latest title Fearless and Fantastic! — a who’s-who of female Marvel superhero character profiles. This collection profiles dozens of aspirational female comic-book characters, all of whom use their strength, intelligence and courage to help others. Fierce fan-favouritesContinue reading Fearless and Fantastic! exhibition continues at London’s Orbital Comics

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Latest BACK ISSUE magazine delves into comics’ Alternate Realities

Available now to order from Twomorrow Publishing: BACK ISSUE #111, the “Alternate Realities” issue, cover-featuring the 20th anniversary of Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s Marvel Earth X. Also: star-loaded looks back at Marvel’s What If?, Bronze Age DC Imaginary Stories, Elseworlds, Marvel 2099, and Peter David and George Perez’s senses-shattering Hulk: Future Imperfect. Plus, theContinue reading Latest BACK ISSUE magazine delves into comics’ Alternate Realities

Some of the Portsmouth Comic Con 2019 guests: Will Simpson, Liam Sharp and Roy Thomas

Portsmouth Comic Con team hint at 2020 show in the works as second event nears

It’s only six weeks until the second Portsmouth Comic Con and its two content producers, Joel Meadows and Andrew Colman, have been talking about the upcoming event, and plans for the future… downthetubes: Were you surprised by the reaction to the first show? We were hoping it would be a success but we didn’t expectContinue reading Portsmouth Comic Con team hint at 2020 show in the works as second event nears

"Jasmin, The Little Japanese Princess" (Nahomi) by Crisse and Bom

In the Spotlight: Marvel UK’s European Comic Reprints

Over on his Boys Adventure Comics Blog, downthetubes contributor Richard Sheaf has highlighted the inclusion of a strip from Le Lombard‘s Franco-Belgian Tintin comic magazine in a short-lived Marvel UK comic. It’s an example of European reprint by the company, better known for re-publishing Marvel superhero strips, as well as its hugely successful titles suchContinue reading In the Spotlight: Marvel UK’s European Comic Reprints