Tube Surfing: Peter Milligan’s God of Tremors, Marvel Voices project

Here’s a few comic-related news items that caught our eye today, Monday 31st May 2021…

Comics become a lens on epilepsy: Comic book creator Peter Milligan has been discussing imbuing psychedelia and horror in his new AfterShock titles, Out of Body with art by Inaki Miranda, out next week (2nd June), and God of Tremors, out on 18th August with art by Piotr Kowalski, over at CBR.com.

Aftershock Comics - God of Tremors by Peter Milligan

Peter, who has epilepsy, talks extensively about he decided to write about a young man who develops it in God of Tremors, “and who finds something through which he channels his feelings, something that becomes a kind of god of epilepsy”. Events last year helped hone the story, he reveals.

Marvel Voices #1 (2021) - Preview Art
Keiron Gillen and Jen Hickman take Speed and Prodigy on a day in the life as these two young lovers share a moment and a couple slices of New York style pizza

Comic-Watch reports Marvel Comics has delivered a sneak peek to Voices: Pride 1, their first ever Queer focused comic, on sale in comic shops from 23rd June, just in time to celebrate Pride Month. This issue boasts some of the biggest LGBTQ+ creators in the business, like Leah Williams, Keiron Gillen, Olivier Coipel, Steve Orlando, Vita Ayala, Kris Anka, Javier Garron and many more, telling stories about Marvel’s ever growing cast of Queer characters. The comic will also explore the history of the LGBTQ+ movement of inclusivity in storytelling, as well as an interview with former associate editor, Chris Cooper.

CBR recently reported US publisher Legendary Comics has unveiled the first five graphic novels in its young adult line. The YA imprint consists of the previously announced Championess and Tragic, alongside The Heart Hunter. Rounding out the slate is Lupina and The Witches of Silverlake. Legendary Comics YA confirmed that it was “dedicated to telling original and character-driven stories across a wide array of genres.” Legendary Comics is online at legendary.com/comics/

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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