Storm promotional art by Don Lawrence - 1998

In the Spotlight: “Storm” by Martin Lodewijk and Don Lawrence

With Rebellion‘s welcome announcement of mass-market Trigan Empire collections, launching next year, it’s perhaps no surprise that some fans of artist Don Lawrence are also wondering if this might also pave the way for a similar release for the science fantasy Storm, a strip the British artist worked on for 22 years. Following his departureContinue reading In the Spotlight: “Storm” by Martin Lodewijk and Don Lawrence

Taschen's Stan Lee Story XXL Edition

Taschen’s “Stan Lee Story” gets unlimited XXL release

First published as a signed Collector’s Edition costing £1750 a copy, that sold out within a week, Taschen’s Stan Lee Story is now available as an unlimited XXL edition, priced a tad more modestly. An unparalleled account of the life and times of Stan Lee, written and edited with the Godfather of comics himself. HisContinue reading Taschen’s “Stan Lee Story” gets unlimited XXL release

Some of the Portsmouth Comic Con 2019 guests: Will Simpson, Liam Sharp and Roy Thomas

Portsmouth Comic Con team hint at 2020 show in the works as second event nears

It’s only six weeks until the second Portsmouth Comic Con and its two content producers, Joel Meadows and Andrew Colman, have been talking about the upcoming event, and plans for the future… downthetubes: Were you surprised by the reaction to the first show? We were hoping it would be a success but we didn’t expectContinue reading Portsmouth Comic Con team hint at 2020 show in the works as second event nears

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IDW Publishing heads to Portsmouth to celebrate 20th Anniversary

2019 marks a milestone 20th anniversary for US publisher IDW Publishing, perhaps best known for its Transformers, Star Trek, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles titles and, more recently, its creator-owned imprint Black Crown. Part of the company’s celebrations will be taking place at this year’s Portsmouth Comic Con in May. Taking place 4th – 5th May 2019, PortsmouthContinue reading IDW Publishing heads to Portsmouth to celebrate 20th Anniversary