First we had Fanny Craddock, next Delia Smith, then Nigella Lawson, and now we have Maw Broon! Courtesy of those nice people at Waverley Books, Maw Broon’s Cookbook is due to be released on an unsuspecting world in October, just… Read More ›
It’s Just Not The Same As When I Were A Lad…
So the new look Dandy Xtreme is in the shops and from the outside it now looks rather like all the rest of those biweekly comic magazines aimed at kids in mid to late primary school. As much as we… Read More ›
Graphic Novels by Any Other Name?
Jeremy Briggs has kindly provided downthetubes with a smashing feature and checklist for DC Thomson’s Red Dagger title, a 64 page compilation title little known among comics fans which featured strips from Hornet, Hotspur, Warlord and others with many issues… Read More ›
Red Dagger: Graphic Novels by Any Other Name
Jeremy Briggs probes the mystery of DC Thomson’s little known title Red Dagger, and wonders why the company isn’t publishing something similar today… “Graphic Novel” is a much abused term. While it really should refer to a single one off… Read More ›
For Action And Adventure
Those who still labour until the mistaken belief that Commando only covers the Second World War could do worse than checking one of the latest issues. Commando 4015 : Wolves At War concludes the “Log Of The Lairds” sequence of… Read More ›
I’m a Marvel, I’m a DC: After Hours with Superheroes
Very funny. Reminds me of those brilliant Toyfare magazine strips — do they still do those?
Sean Blair reveals Commando secrets
Commando Picture Library writer Sean Blair has just provided downthetubes with a terrific piece on his experiences writing Commando. Special thanks to Sean for taking time out to write the piece, which includes some useful tips on writing Commando. Also… Read More ›
Commando goes Space Opera with “Shuttle Down!”
For those who would like some new British space opera in the gap between issues of Spaceship Away, one of the early January batch of DC Thomson’s Commando comics is titles “Shuttle Down!” Commando Issue 3971 – one of four Commando titles released this… Read More ›