British comics blogger Howard Fuller passes suddenly

Former publisher Alan Class and blogger Howard Fuller, in 2015

I‘m sad to report of the passing of British comics blogger Howard Fuller, who has died unexpectedly, a regular and forthright contributor to various British comics Facebook groups.

He announced on social media yesterday he was going to casualty after feeling unwell, and friends announced his passing some hours later.

Also a fervent campaigner against anti Semitism, and a harsh critic of the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn, he has been described by a friend as “passionate and principled”. You might not have agreed with all he said, but he clearly very much cared about comics, and some of his “spotlights” on little known works were often a revelation.

Among them is a charming interview with Alan Class at Putney’s 30th Century Comics back in 2015, the now retired publisher of those black and white anthologies that many of us used to buy in the 1960s and 70s, and were published until 1989.

My sympathies to family and friends at his sudden and tragic loss.

Check out his blog at

Your memories of Howard are very welcome

Watch: a video interview with Alan Class – recorded at the same signing

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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