Looking back at a bleak time for weekly British comics…
Merry Christmas from downthetubes!
Happy Christmas from Roy of the Rovers and gang, a classic Christmas cover from 1971
Marvel Heroes tribute, Trigan Empire pages and more, on offer in this week’s Catawiki International Original Comics Art Auction
Trigan Empire art, a page of Olac the Gladiator battling a dinosaur in the latest Catawiki weekly auction
Interdimensional Enforcers, and a classic Roy of the Rovers tale out this week from Rebellion – and many more thrills to come!
A great mix of old, new, rebooted and digital releases from Rebellion, out this week and soon!
The Rise of Roy of the Rovers charted in new Podcast with former Tiger editor Barrie Tomlinson
Check out this career spanning interview
Meet The77 Creators: Comics writer and editor Barrie Tomlinson
A quick chat with The77 strip writer Barrie Tomlinson, a much appreciated friend of downthetubes, who joined the world of comics back in 1961…
New Roy of the Rovers books delayed until October, full series check list
Rebellion has announced changes to its plans for Roy of the Rovers publishing programme
Comic Creator Spotlight: “Skid Solo” artist John Vernon
As it’s a Formula 1 weekend, downthetubes contributor Richard Sheaf is marking the event on his Boys Adventure Comics Blog with a look back at an earlier era of motor-racing with this oddity – “The Champions” – a tie-in comic with Matchbox toys sponsorship of motor racing legend, John Surtees and Team Surtees, in the early 1970s, featuring art by “Skid Solo” artist John Vernon
In Pictures: Treasury of British Comics Exhibition – Orbital Comics, London
Here’s a few snaps from the Treasury of British Comics exhibition currently on at Orbital Comics in central London. The art is being exhibited courtesy of 2000AD publisher Rebellion Publishing in a celebration of their imprint, The Treasury of British Comics. Rebellion have been lovingly… Read More ›
Roy of the Rovers new Melchester Club Crest revealed – and relegation woes revealed!
Following up on news on the new Roy of the Rovers creative team, publishers Rebellion have unveiled the brand new Melchester Rovers club crest – and a hint of dark times for the famous fictional football club. Featuring a modern,… Read More ›