Gateway by Frederik Pohl

Gateway, the SF novels that inspired Marvel UK’s “Warheads”, comes to TV

The NBCUniversal-owned cable network owned Syfy has announced it is developing Frederik Pohl‘s award-winning best-seller Gateway as a series, novels that once inspired comic creator Paul Neary while he was developing Marvel UK’s Warheads back in the 1990s. First announced back in 2015, Variety broke the news this week that a show from Robert Kirkman’s SkyboundContinue reading Gateway, the SF novels that inspired Marvel UK’s “Warheads”, comes to TV

Call of Duty Black Ops III: Vengeance

Creating Nightmares: An interview with “Call of Duty” Lead Writer Craig Houston

Craig Houston is a Scottish writer, artist and musician with over 25 years experience in the video games and comic book industries, who I first worked with at Marvel UK on their Warheads comic. Craig now lives in Los Angeles with his wife Rose, where he writes full time for Treyarch’s Call of Duty series,Continue reading Creating Nightmares: An interview with “Call of Duty” Lead Writer Craig Houston

Overkill Issue One

Happy Birthday, Overkill!

Overkill was a Marvel UK anthology published during the 1990s which ran for 52 issues, deliberately designed as a Marvel equivalent to 2000AD. Initially edited by myself, it was also edited by Alan Cowsill. The magazine was part of Editorial Director Paul Neary‘s “Genesis 1992” project – the UK aspect of a new Marvel UK-gnerated pantheonContinue reading Happy Birthday, Overkill!

Revolutionary War #7 - Warheads Cover

Revolutionary Warheads!

Marvel has released a preview of Warheads #1, the penultimate episode of its eight-part Marvel UK-inspired series Revolutionary War. This issue features stunning art from Gary Erskine, the original artist on Warheads, whose designs for the characters had a huge impact on fans. Although he only drew two issues of the original series, with GeoffContinue reading Revolutionary Warheads!

The Return of the Marvel UK Heroes: An interview with Alan Cowsill

Unless you’ve been living under a stone, you’ll be aware we’ve been giving a lot of coverage to Marvel’s Revolutionary War series, featuring the return of the Marvel UK heroes first created at the instigation of the company’s Editorial Director, Paul Neary, back in 1992 here on downthetubes.net. I’ll freely admit this perhaps unusual dallianceContinue reading The Return of the Marvel UK Heroes: An interview with Alan Cowsill