Here’s an item from my archives that should interest some Marvel UK fans – Liam Sharp’s fax of our creator-owned heroine, Rourke, created for STRIP, alongside Marvel US heroes Monark Starstalker and Wolverine. I’ve written about this a little before, but the background is this. After a positive reaction to Rourke’s debut in STRIP IssueContinue reading Marvel UK Comics That Never Were: Rourke versus Wolverine, versus… Monark Starstalker?
I’m sorry to learn of the passing of legendary American comic editor and writer Len Wein, who has died shortly after hospitalisation for surgery. Among his many credits, Len was the creator of legendary DC Comics characters Swamp Thing (with artist Berni Wrightson) and the Human Target (with Carmine Infantino). For Marvel, he co-created WolverineContinue reading In Memoriam: Comics Editor and Writer Len Wein
Last year, in partnership with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, downthetubes brought you a number of interviews with creators attending the event. We’ve run a series in the run up to their eagerly anticipated 2015 event this coming weekend (16th – 18th October), concluding today with an interview with author and comics writer Antony Johnston… Antony Johnston, whoContinue reading Lakes Festival Focus 2015: An interview with Author and Comics Writer Antony Johnston
Fans of legendary comics artist Herb Trimpe, the co-creator of Captain Britain and one of the first artists to draw Wolverine, have rushed to pay tribute to him. Herb Trimpe, whose death was announced yesterday by his cousin Glen Basiley, is best known for his eight-year run on The Incredible Hulk for MarvelContinue reading In Memoriam: Herb Trimpe, co-creator of Captain Britain
Apart from landings on our home page, here’s a run down of the ten most popular posts on downthetubes over the past 30 days… • The Beano gets a Top Gear makeover thanks to guest editor Richard Hammond This has, to date, proved our most popular post ever, skewing our stats into previously unknown heights.Continue reading downthetubes Popular Posts – November 2013