Last Solar Wind Released

The final issue of the award winning parody and homage to British adventure comics of yesteryear Solar Wind has just been released.

Winning National Comic of the Year as well as being nominated for an Eagle Award, it has also won SFX Magazine’s fanzine of the month and critical acclaim.

Now, just in time for Christmas, the Solar Wind Summer Special hits the virtual shelves of 21st Century digital newsagents with 68 Pages of frankly irresponsible levels of cosmic energy emanating from the stories, articles and nonsense within.

The Summer Special is the final issue of Solar Wind and features such favourites as Griefbringer, the dramatic end of Deathrunner, as well as the final revelations of Gingerbread Colditz, articles by downthetubes contributor Jeremy Briggs and much much more…

Editor Paul Scott will now be concentrating his creative juices on his SF title Omnivistascope and is full of priase for the the many creators who have helped and contributed to Solar Wind’s success over the last five years.

• The Summer Special is available for £3 + £1P&P from Paul Scott, 13 Kiln Crescent, Bishop Middleham, Ferryhill, County Durham, DL17 9AP or by PayPal to

• Issue 6 of Solar Wind and Issues 1 and 2 of Solar Wind spin-off Sunny for Girls are still available for just £1 (plus £1 P&P) each.

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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