The latest issue of Tripwire, the genre magazine devoted to comics, film, TV, animation and more, edited and published by Joel Meadows, comes packed full of brand new exciting features.
In this issue, available online and from select newsagents, the team celebrate Grendel’s 40th anniversary with an exclusive chat with its creator Matt Wagner (sadly, not moving forward at Netflix); and there’s a look at fantasy on TV, plus a review of Prestel Publishing’s graphic novel line.
There’s also a look at three major cultural icons that all celebrate their 60th birthdays this year: Spider-man, Thor and James Bond. The magazine also includes the eagerly-awaited Power List, detailing the Tripwire Top 50 most influential figures in the worlds of comics, film, TV and genre, and there’s a look at what’s next for Florida indie up-and-coming company Mad Cave with Mark London, and Mark Irwin and Eraklis Petzamakis bring us a brand new instalment in the fictional life of Kent Menace.
Archive features include classic interviews with illustration legend Robert McGinnis and fine artist Jeremy Mann, both making their print debut.
Tripwire started life as a print magazine back in 1992, it switched to a website in 2015. In 2020, it returned to a print publication as well as a website. Tripwire covers comics, film, TV and related subjects.
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. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 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.