Fans of American TV are in a tailspin. The current writers strike means The Office, How I Met Your Mother, and even new shows like Pushing Daisies and Chuck are either out of fresh episodes or quickly running out.
Well, over on TV Squad, the team there urge loyal fans not to panic. “You don’t need to spend the “strike season” curled up in the corner of your bedroom crying through a pile of TV Guides, remembering the good old days when you didn’t already know what was going to happen this week on House.
“Television is alive and well, and even growing … just somewhere else. Want to know what happened to Jack Bauer before Season One of 24? How about Buffy and the Scooby Gang after the series finale of Buffy the Vampire Slayer? More and more shows are expanding their horizons by telling prequels, sequels and even in-between-quels in comic books, or graphic novels.”
The article details many new TV comics including 24, Battlestar Galactica, hypes IDW’s Doctor Who (although not the comic strip that has been running for years in Doctor Who Magazine), official continuations of the TV series such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and other spin offs from TV shows.
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.