Batman Day is almost here and to celebrate the Dark Knight’s 80 years as the World’s Greatest Detective, DC and Warner Bros. are lighting up the night skies by projecting the iconic Bat-Signal, as well as producing fan celebrations, in major cities around the globe, including London, on Saturday 21st September 2o19. Like fireworks onContinue reading Global Bat-Signal celebration planned for this year’s Batman Day – including London!
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
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
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
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