Crucible: The Quest Episode 36

Giant Monster? Check. Odds stacked against survival? Check? Let’s hope Sylvana doesn’t annoy the Chrell, hey? Oh dear…

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For those who came in late (new readers start here!): deep below the surface of Shaarn, our adventurers confront a terror of legend that has already killed… and threatens to do so again in its own quest! By John Freeman & Smuzz, lettered by Jim Campbell

Crucible is an ongoing creator-owned strip which started in STRIP: The Adventures Comics Magazine, created by myself and 2000AD artist Smuzz (perhaps best known for his work on ABC Warriors). Until recently I had a separate site for the project but I’m hoping running episodes here will raise the profile of the strip (and, please, do leave feedback!)

We’re hoping we can attract a print publisher. At this stage this first story is at the half way point and the aim is to continue it on Tapastic for now, and look at over avenues. Thanks for reading.

• There’s some background on the project here on downthetubes



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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