Detective Comics #308 - Lion Comics 100 - Covers

When Batman got Knocked Off – and encountered British comics “The Spider” along the way!

In the first of a series of articles, publisher, comics creator and historian of Tamil comics King Viswa reveals some disturbing and bizarre instances of comics copyright theft by a Tamil comics publisher… Research and documents prove that the first ever Tamil children’s magazine was published in India way back in 1839. It was aContinue reading When Batman got Knocked Off – and encountered British comics “The Spider” along the way!

Dan Dare in India - SNIP

British Comic Heroes Abroad: Dan Dare’s first Asian Publication Recalled

We’ve covered some of the reprints the original Dan Dare experienced across the globe in the past on downthetubes and Richard Sheaf wrote a detailed guide to many of them In the Titan Dare collection, Safari in Space. But until now, I hadn’t quite appreciated quite how much exposure Dan enjoyed in Asia. We’re veryContinue reading British Comic Heroes Abroad: Dan Dare’s first Asian Publication Recalled

The Phantom 1764 - FREW Comics

In Review: The Phantom – The Crying Idol (Frew Comics – Australia)

For those who came in late, FREW is the longest running comics magazine in Australia, started in 1948 by four gentlemen whose first letters formed the brand imprint. FREW is now owned by the fantastic pair of Rene White and Glenn Ford and the Publishing Editor is the redoubtable Dudley Hogarth, who pens all the requiredContinue reading In Review: The Phantom – The Crying Idol (Frew Comics – Australia)