Striker Issue One - 2018 SNIP

Sneak Peek: the new Striker comic magazine, launching in high street newsagents this week

Launching on Wednesday, the Kickstarter-funded Striker comic magazine arrives in selected high street newsagents and on subscription – and downthetubes has a sneak peek for fans of the long-running newspaper football strip created by Pete Nash. The crowdfunder raised £43,719 to bring Striker, which also appears in The Sun, back into print as a regularContinue reading Sneak Peek: the new Striker comic magazine, launching in high street newsagents this week

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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Striker creator Pete Nash’s ambitious bid to relaunch weekly comic

Striker creator Pete Nash and his dedicated team have just launched a Kickstarter to launch his much-loved football strip as a weekly comic – and they’ve set an ambitious opening target of £35,000 to finance the production of the first twelve issues. Never one to shy from aiming for new heights, former Fleet Street journalistContinue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: Striker creator Pete Nash’s ambitious bid to relaunch weekly comic

Happy New Year from Score ‘n’ Roar star “Nipper”, who lives on – in Croatia! (and football comics are on the ‘keepy up’, too)

2018 has begun with a a reminder from 2000AD publisher Rebellion that Roy of the Rovers, one of the major British comic characters they now own, is returning (as we reported last September). But Roy isn’t the only football comic character enjoying new life beyond his original run. Nipper – star of the 1970s footballContinue reading Happy New Year from Score ‘n’ Roar star “Nipper”, who lives on – in Croatia! (and football comics are on the ‘keepy up’, too)

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Pete Nash, creators of Sun strip “Striker”, announces plan for a new weekly comic, new collection on sale

Pete Nash, the creator of the hugely-successful Striker comic, has outlined plans for a new comics project over on the StrikerWorld forum. Rather than editorialise his statement, here it is in full, for both potential readers (and comic creators) to mull. Regular readers of downthetubes will recall Striker has its own long-running weekly comic, whichContinue reading Pete Nash, creators of Sun strip “Striker”, announces plan for a new weekly comic, new collection on sale

Striker Volume Three – orders now open

The third Volume of Striker, the long-running football strip created by Pete Nash published by best-selling British tabloid newspaper The Sun, is now available to order. Announcing the news on Strikerworld, Pete says his team only plan to print to order, with only a few surplus copies, with delivery planned for later this month, so beContinue reading Striker Volume Three – orders now open