From today, Saturday 1st July until Saturday 5th August, The Irish Independent are re-printing some classic DC Thomson comics each Saturday, including The Beano, today, and an edition of girls comic Bunty later this month.
After 40 years they haven’t grown up, so if you haven’t either, relive the fun of another era and collect your free copies or introduce a new generation to these timeless prints!
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.