Panini UK are celebrating after achieving the highest ever ABC figures for Doctor Who Magazine, which features news and features about the BBC’s top SF show, along with all-new comic strip every issue. No doubt boosted by the series 50th anniversary… Read More ›
10 Questions: Author Paul Scoones
On sale now from publishers Telos Publishing is The Comic Strip Companion: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Doctor Who in Comics: 1964 — 1979. Written by New Zealand author Paul Scoones, the book documents the early history of… Read More ›
Cartoon Museum celebrates Doctor Who in comics
London’s Cartoon Museum is to host an exhibition of Doctor Who comic art over the summer, celebrating almost 50 years of his adventures in print – and hopes it might solve a long-running mystery about the artists who first drew… Read More ›
Motton’s Memories: An Interview with one of Dan Dare’s early writers
Thanks to a chance discovery on the Internet, downthetubes is pleased to be able to present a rare interview with comics writer David Motton, whose career spanned three decades of British comics publishing, but is probably best known for his… Read More ›
New Doctor Who a "Half Witted Clown"
With new Doctor Who Matt Smith now on our screens, reaction to this latest regeneration seems to have been generally positive. But to hear a new Doctor described as a “pantomime character” or “a looney” may come as a surprize…. Read More ›
The Avengers Amended
A lot of people know that there was a US comic featuring TV’s The Avengers, which to avoid confusion with a similarly-named title and, probably, litigation from Marvel, was actually named the John Steed Emma Peel comic. Published by Gold… Read More ›
Fireball XL5 Special Edition DVD Announced
Fireball XL5 Special,Edition on its way!
Happy 50th Birthday, Mighty Moth!
(with thanks to “Ian”): The first appearance of “Mighty Moth”, the longest-running strip in Britain’s TV Comic was in Issue 384, dated week ending 14th March 1959. The strip ran every week until the title was cancelled in June 1984… Read More ›
Comic artist Bill Mevin Interviewed on “The Time Meddler” DVD
“The Perishers” and TV Comic “Doctor Who” artist Bill Mevin is one of several comics creators interviewed on a special release of the Doctor Who story The Time Meddler, released 4th February 2008 in the UK. This is the first… Read More ›