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, Wildcats and more. You can read reviews by John Freeman here and Ian Wheeler here. We had two copies to give away, and the luckyContinue reading Comic Book Hero Competition Winners!
As I prepare to head northwards to this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival, in Kendal, I’d just like to thank all our readers for their support as we celebrate 20 years of downthetubes. We wouldn’t be here without you! My thanks also, to the amazing team of both regular and guest writers who workContinue reading 20 Years and Counting – Thank You for supporting downthetubes!
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 all about being a fan of the long-running SF TV show. Edited by Grant Bull and downthetubes very own Ian Wheeler, with layout by NickContinue reading New Doctor Who adventures and more in latest free Cosmic Masque digizine
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 events where we can between the demands of various editing day jobs and promoting comic events, it seems I’ve neglectful of one major happening –Continue reading Knock me down with a kipper! downthetubes is 20 years old in… October!
ComicScene – a dedicated magazine to comics and comic culture – relaunches tomorrow, Saturday 22nd December – and will be on sale in selected WHSmith, McColls and all good comic shops across the UK. Available from 1000 locations in the UK and Ireland, the first new issue leads with interviews with comic creators Brian MichaelContinue reading ComicScene comes to newsagents across the UK tomorrow!