Neil Gaiman's Forbidden Brides - Cover

Neil Gaiman and Shane Oakley partner on “Forbidden Brides” for Dark Horse

Dark Horse have announced Neil Gaiman (Sandman) is returning to one of his darkly complicated short stories in Neil Gaiman’s Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Secret House of the Night of Dread Desire. That’s surely got to be one of the longest comic titles ever. Originally published as a short story inContinue reading Neil Gaiman and Shane Oakley partner on “Forbidden Brides” for Dark Horse

Oh, Please, Please Let Shane Oakley draw Doomlord!

Many downthetubes readers will remember Doomlord, Servitor of Nox, who first appeared in a photo strip in the 1980s Eagle. But we’re betting you haven’t seen him recently, unless you lucky enough to pick up a copy of the recently-released Eagle Adventure Special from Hibernia Comics. Well, we’d just like to throw this fantastic studyContinue reading Oh, Please, Please Let Shane Oakley draw Doomlord!

Blaam! Issue One

Who Remembers Blaam!?

  Anyone who follows British comics will know that down the years it’s scattered with many great, well-received but short-lived comic projects, often published on a wing and a prayer by small independent publishers, working on them firstly because of the love of the genre; to promote new creators; and, hopefully, at the very leastContinue reading Who Remembers Blaam!?

Tube Surfing: Warren Ellis, the Bulletproof Coffin and the Galaxy’s Greatest Covers!

So, what’s happening down those tubes today… The trailer for the movie adaptation of Warren Ellis-scripted graphic novel Red (art by Cully Hamner) is online to view now. Ellis wrote some interesting notes about the adaptation back on his blog in December of 2009. Well worth a read. Still with Ellis, he’s exhorting everyone toContinue reading Tube Surfing: Warren Ellis, the Bulletproof Coffin and the Galaxy’s Greatest Covers!

TimeBomb’s "Bomb Scares" set to disturb minds!

Leicester-basd British indie TimeBomb Comics has launched Bomb Scares, their first horror anthology collection. Best described as “disturbing horror in a twisted vein” this 56 page one-shot features 10 stories by 18 talented creators from across the globe: Shane Oakley, Gary Crutchley, Richmond Clements, John Cahill, Alec Robertson, Montos, Scott Mitchell, Gordon Robertson, MC Carper,Continue reading TimeBomb’s "Bomb Scares" set to disturb minds!