In Memoriam: Actor David Hedison

I was very sorry to learn of the passing of David Hedison, the American actor probably best known to many for his roles in the James Bond franchise, but for me, as one of the stars of Irwin Allen’s hokey but fun SF adventure show, Voyage to the Bottom of the SeaContinue reading In Memoriam: Actor David Hedison

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Apollo 11 at 50: Whatever Happened to the Space Race?

As the Apollo 11 Command Service Module covered the quarter of a million miles back from the Moon back to the Earth, NASA had big plans for the Moon, with Apollo only being the first step. 10 years ago on downthetubes, Jeremy Briggs wrote a 40th anniversary day-by-day celebration series of articles marking the ApolloContinue reading Apollo 11 at 50: Whatever Happened to the Space Race?

Comic collector Peter Hansen. Behnd him, just some of the Fleetway bound editions assembled for internal use by the company

A Comics Collection for the Nation: An Interview with Peter Hansen

downthetubes is delighted to present both a video and text interview with comics collector Peter Hansen, whose extraordinary archive of British comic art, comics and comics ephemera is an incredible “Aladdin’s Cave”Continue reading A Comics Collection for the Nation: An Interview with Peter Hansen

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Early Death’s Head stories omnibus on its way in 2020?

With the new Death’s Head mini series by Tini Howard and Kei Zama launching later this month from Marvel in comic shops, it’s no surprise that a collection is also on its way – but so, it seems, is an “Omnibus” edition of Death’s Head adventures, scheduled for March 2020. Titled Death’s Head: Freelance PeacekeepingContinue reading Early Death’s Head stories omnibus on its way in 2020?

Comic Creator Spotlight: Roland Davies and “Come On, Steve!”

Here’s a few examples of the wonderful “Come on, Steve” strip, and a tribute to the strip’s creator, Roland Davies. Davies drew for the strip for both the Sunday Express and the Sunday Dispatch and I loved reading the stories as a kid, which appeared in annuals owned, presumably, by my Mum as a child,Continue reading Comic Creator Spotlight: Roland Davies and “Come On, Steve!”