Is the North of England leading the way in a new type of comics event? By Ian Wheeler There are many types of events for fans of comics. The large … Continue Reading It’s Grand Up North: Two Comics Events For Your Calendar
FBS Publishing have announced a new non-fiction book about Doctor Who which has been co- authored by occasional downthetubes contributor Ian Wheeler. Ian has teamed-up with Will Hadcroft to write … Continue Reading What’s All the Fuss About… Doctor Who?
Hot on the heels of the release of the Doctor Who Appreciation Society’s free to view Celestial Toyroom 2017 Annual, they’ve just published Cosmic Masque III – 96 pages of magazine … Continue Reading New Doctor Who adventures and more in latest free Cosmic Masque digizine
Recently released by Pitch Publishing, Comic Book Hero by former comics editor Barrie Tomlinson is a joyful romp through the history of British boys comics – encompassing New Eagle, Speed, … Continue Reading Comic Book Hero Competition Winners!
Well, I’ve got egg all over my face this morning. Ever striving to bring accurate reports on the world of comics (largely, at present, British comics) and more, marking major … Continue Reading Knock me down with a kipper! downthetubes is 20 years old in… October!
By Tim Quinn and Dicky Howett Publisher: MIWK Publishing Out: Now The Book: Tim Quinn and Dicky Howett’s work will be known to comic readers everywhere, especially fans of Doctor Who – their strip … Continue Reading In Review: Drawing Breath/Argh! by Dicky Howett and Tim Quinn
We’re sorry to report the passing of Gil Page, an editorial stalwart of Amalgamated Press, Fleetway, IPC and latterly Egmont, as that company’s Managing Editor. He passed away peacefully in … Continue Reading In Memoriam: IPC Managing Editor Gil Page
The recent sad news of the passing of Gil Page, an editorial stalwart of Amalgamated Press, Fleetway, IPC and latterly as that company’s Managing Editor, resulted in many words of … Continue Reading Words From Beyond: IPC Managing Editor Gil Page – EFA Interview
By Barrie Tomlinson Publisher: Pitch Publishing Out: Now The Book: In the 1960s, 70s and 80s, children’s comics were a massive part of a young person’s life. This book tells … Continue Reading In Review: Comic Book Hero – Working with Britain’s Picture-Strip Legends
A B7 Production in association with Big Finish Distributed by Big Finish Directed By: Andrew Mark Sewell • Listen to the trailer Main Cast: Ed Stoppard (Dan Dare), Geoff McGivern (Digby), Heida … Continue Reading In Review: The Dan Dare Audio Adventures – Marooned on Mercury