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A Comics Collection for the Nation: An Interview with Peter Hansen

downthetubes is delighted to present both a video and text interview with comics collector Peter Hansen, whose extraordinary archive of British comic art, comics and comics ephemera is an incredible “Aladdin’s Cave”Continue reading A Comics Collection for the Nation: An Interview with Peter Hansen

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David Lloyd celebrates 30 Years of V for Vendetta finale at San Diego Comic-Con

David Lloyd, today the publisher of the award-winning Aces Weekly digital anthology, Has confirmed he will be of of hundreds of comic creators at San Diego Comic-Con – and celebrating the 30th anniversary of the publication of the final issue of the V For Vendetta mini series by DC Comics. Initially published in in blackContinue reading David Lloyd celebrates 30 Years of V for Vendetta finale at San Diego Comic-Con

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Sassy Smart Women of Pre-Super Hero Comics in the Spotlight at San Diego Comic-Con

Before Batman and Superman were even a glimmer in Bill Finger and Jerry Siegel’s eyes, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson created National Allied Publications, which would then go on to become DC Comics; one of the largest comic publishers in the world. Last year, Hermes Press released DC Comics Before Superman: Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson’s Pulp Comics, written by his grand-daughter, Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson. Some of that history will be in the spotlight at a panel titled “Sassy Smart Women of Pre-Super Hero Comics”at the upcoming San Diego Comic Con…Continue reading Sassy Smart Women of Pre-Super Hero Comics in the Spotlight at San Diego Comic-Con

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Creator Spotlight: Sgt. Rock by Brian Bolland re-visited, by Robotech colourist Marco Lesko

Colourist Marco Lesko, who I worked with on the recently-published Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor mini-series from Titan Comics, posted his colouring take on an iconic Sgt Rock page by Brian Bolland, first published by DC Comics in 1992. I’m a fan of Marco’s work and I thought you might like to see it here… MarcoContinue reading Creator Spotlight: Sgt. Rock by Brian Bolland re-visited, by Robotech colourist Marco Lesko

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HBO releases WATCHMEN Official Tease

US channel HBO has released its first a teaser trailer for a new series based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons seminal 12-part comic series Watchmen. Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, this drama series from executive producer Damon Lindelof embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel ofContinue reading HBO releases WATCHMEN Official Tease