The Ballad of Halo Jones Book Four - Commissioned "What Might Have Been" SNIP

2000 AD’s latest Art Stars Competition has fans wondering if “Halo Jones” will return

2000AD has challenged readers to draw one of its best known female heroines, Halo Jones, in its latest Art Stars competition – surely no easy task given Ian Gibson’s iconic look. Unsurprisingly, it got some fans wondering if 2000 AD has or is negotiating a return of the character with Alan Moore. Unfortunately, no. 2000Continue reading 2000 AD’s latest Art Stars Competition has fans wondering if “Halo Jones” will return

1977-2000AD Interview: Ian Gibson

The 1977-2000AD Creator Interviews: Artist and Writer Ian Gibson

2000AD has plenty of fans and forums and one of note is the 1977-2000AD Facebook Group created by Ben K Sy, which features a number of 2000AD creator interviews, conducted by various writers. With Ben’s permission, we’re re-presenting some of them here on downthetubes, beginning with the most recent, an interview with artist Ian Gibson,Continue reading The 1977-2000AD Creator Interviews: Artist and Writer Ian Gibson

Food for Thought - Cover by Alan Davis SNIP

Food for Thought: a classic British Charity Comic that now commands a high collector price

Back in the 1980s, before the dawn of the internet, the British comics community celebrated the form in print. It was a vibrant scene, encompassing not only zines about comics such as Arkensword, Fantasy Advertiser and Speakeasy but fiction-based titles too. Many creators like Phil Elliott, Paul Gravett, Warren Ellis, Smuzz (then known as SMS),Continue reading Food for Thought: a classic British Charity Comic that now commands a high collector price

Look Alive Issue Four - The Chronicles of Genghis Grimtoad Episode 4

“The Chronicles of Genghis Grimtoad”, with art by Angus McBride – an early version of the much-loved fantasy tale

Marvel UK fans may recall The Chronicles of Genghis Grimtoad, a wonderful fantasy strip that first ran in all 20 of the company’s short-lived STRIP, a title that initially featured a lot of creator-owned material in attempt to bring a British version of the Marvel US title EPIC Magazine to news stands here. The MarvelContinue reading “The Chronicles of Genghis Grimtoad”, with art by Angus McBride – an early version of the much-loved fantasy tale

Ballad of Halo Jones Graphic Novel 2018 - Colour SNIP

The Ballad of Halo Jones, M.A.C.H. 1 and Mazeworld – a guide to collections out in 2018 from 2000AD

A new colour version of Alan Moore and Ian Gibson’s all-time classic SF adventure The Ballad of Halo Jones leads an incredible year of graphic novel releases from 2000AD, which also includes the release of Alan Grant and Arthur Ranson‘s stunning Mazeworld. downthetubes has a full guide to announced projects. Mixing the old and the new,Continue reading The Ballad of Halo Jones, M.A.C.H. 1 and Mazeworld – a guide to collections out in 2018 from 2000AD