Hotspur Issue 856: King Cobra

Comic Creator Spotlight: The Art of Ron Smith, Part Three. The Hotspur Mark II 1970 to 1980

My first article regarding the work of Ron Smith acted as a introduction, to remind us how great this veteran artist, now retired, has been over the course of his career. The second article demonstrates how I am beginning to review Ron’s career in greater depth with a fairly complete listing of Ron’s work for The HotspurContinue reading Comic Creator Spotlight: The Art of Ron Smith, Part Three. The Hotspur Mark II 1970 to 1980

This Was Wizard

In Review: This Was The Wizard

This Was The Wizard is a book I never expected to see. It is the definitive guide to a comic that is, in my mind, part of the bedrock of the DC Thomson’s output. To give you an idea of how highly I rate this book, as a reference guide, I believe it is onContinue reading In Review: This Was The Wizard

Red Dagger Issue 4 SNIP

Graphic Novels by Any Other Name?

Jeremy Briggs has kindly provided downthetubes with a smashing feature and checklist for DC Thomson’s Red Dagger title, a 64 page compilation title little known among comics fans which featured strips from Hornet, Hotspur, Warlord and others with many issues featuring terrific covers by Ian Kennedy. • Main Feature: Graphic Novels by Any Other NameContinue reading Graphic Novels by Any Other Name?

Red Dagger Cover Montage

Red Dagger: Issue By Issue

The following check list for DC Thomson’s Red Dagger has been built up from many different sources, not all of which could be cross referenced for accuracy. If you can add any additional information, or can correct any mistakes, then get in touch via e-mail and the listing can be updated. Our thanks to JeremyContinue reading Red Dagger: Issue By Issue

Red Dagger Cover Montage

Graphic Novels by any other name

Jeremy Briggs probes the mystery of DC Thomson’s little known title Red Dagger, and wonders why the company isn’t publishing something similar today… “Graphic Novel” is a much abused term. While it really should refer to a single one off story told in comic strip form such as Art Spiegelman’s Maus, it is normally used asContinue reading Graphic Novels by any other name