In Review: The Phantom – Scarlet Sapphire

Regular readers of downthetubes will recall we reported back in March that Dublin-based independent comics publisher Lightning Strike Comics was to release a new Phantom comic, Scarlet Sapphire. Well, this stunning-looking comic gets its public launch tomorrow (Saturday 3rd June) at the Filmbase Temple Bar in Dublin – with a small Gallery Exhibition of someContinue reading In Review: The Phantom – Scarlet Sapphire

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Battle of the Somme Re-Visited in “For Valour”, a new comic by Stephen Mooney and Eoin Coveney 

An exciting comics project jointly produced by Monaghan County Museum, Armagh County Museum and Craigavon Museum Services recently saw the creation of For Valour, a comic created by Stephen Mooney and featuring interior art by Eoin Coveney that focused on the story of three lives touched by one of the worst battles of World War One. TheContinue reading Battle of the Somme Re-Visited in “For Valour”, a new comic by Stephen Mooney and Eoin Coveney 

The Phantom - Scarlet Sapphire art by Stephen Mooney

Lightning Strike Comics announces new Phantom comic, Scarlet Sapphire

Dublin-based independent comics publisher Lightning Strike Comics has announced the creative team behind their new Phantom comic, Scarlet Sapphire, and has released a smashing piece of preview art by Stephen Mooney, who is also writing the book. The new title follows the company’s publication of a special 60th anniversary Phantom tribute last year, working in partnershipContinue reading Lightning Strike Comics announces new Phantom comic, Scarlet Sapphire

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Celebrating the British Small Press: 60 Great Small Comic Press (Part Two)

When Marvel UK shrunk its original strip output in the mid-1990s, not being a 2000AD reader, comic creator and reader Andy Luke had nowhere to go. He came to find that the small press, often photocopied works, were a core part of British comics…  This is the second part of Andy’s celebration of those smallContinue reading Celebrating the British Small Press: 60 Great Small Comic Press (Part Two)

Dublin International Comic Expo 2013

Dublin International Comics Expo headlines Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo

The Dublin International Comics Expo (DICE) 2013 takes place 28th-29th September and has lined up an impressive list of both US and homegrown talent. Run by the award-winning comic shop Big Bang, the two-day event in Dundrum, Dublin will offer a mix of signings, sketches, panels, indie comics and portfolio reviews by Marvel and DC editors.Continue reading Dublin International Comics Expo headlines Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo