Regular readers of downthetubes will recall we’ve previously plugged the independent comic Gateway City created by Russell Mark Olson – and now the first four issues are to be collected into a new collection, accompanied by extra pages, new art and more. Set in 1925, in Saint Louis, Gateway City is told against the backdrop of ProhibitionContinue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: Gateway City Volume One by Russell Mark Olson
Back in the days of the British comics fandom of the 1980s, when our community was very different and far less diverse than it thankfully is today, Lew Stringer and I created Pedantic Stan, The Comics Fan – and Lew has collected all the strips into a new collection on sale this weekend at LondonContinue reading Pedantic Stan, The Comic Fan, returns in new collection from Lew Stringer, in time for London Film and Comic Con
Back in the early 1990s, just before Marvel UK went a bit crazy with multiple US titles with the word “Death” in them, artist and writer Brian Williamson and I co-created Shadow Riders, who eventually were drawn by Ross Dearsley for a four issue US format limited series published in 1993. The story centred onContinue reading Who Remembers Marvel UK’s Shadow Riders? An unpublished story revealed
The penultimate edition of the digital anthology 100% Biodegradable is out now on Comicsy and Drivethru, featuring 46 pages of sci-fi/horror for just 69p/$0.99. Editor David Hailwood will soon bow out on this great title, which has featured some terrific work by both established and new creators during its run, moving on to new projects.Continue reading Penultimate 100% Biodegradable headlines a “Funguys” epic from Ian Edginton and Alan Burrows
The Seventh Doctor and Ace – played by Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred on screen in Doctor Who in the 1980s – return to comics week, with the launch of the three-part mini series, Operation Volcano. Written by series script editor Andrew Cartmel (Rivers of London), with art by Christopher Jones (Doctor Who – HeraldsContinue reading Sneak Peek: Doctor Who’s Seventh Doctor returns to comics this week!